Senior Security Specialist, PSIRT

Posted date: Feb 5, 2021

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Company: Ericsson

Security Specialist, PSIRT

Location: Plano, TX


Ericsson Inc. does not sponsor US work authorization for this job position including H-1B, O-1, L-1 and TN.  Ericsson also does not hire F-1’s working on EAD for this position.


As the tech firm that created the mobile world, and with more than 54,000 patents to our name, we’ve made it our business to make a mark. When joining our team at Ericsson you are empowered to learn, lead and perform at your best, shaping the future of technology. This is a place where you're welcomed as your own perfectly unique self, and celebrated for the skills, talent, and perspective you bring to the team. Are you in?


Come, and be where it begins.


Our Exciting Opportunity:

Ericsson Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is a global player and single point-of-contact in Security for Ericsson products. PSIRT’s responsibilities include e.g. security incident investigations, digital forensics, vulnerability management and coordination for whole Ericsson product portfolio. PSIRT is part of Ericsson Network Security (ENS), in the CTO office. Ericsson PSIRT is visible internally and externally and is part of global communities like FIRST. Ericsson PSIRT offers you a unique opportunity and a perfect place to light up your career in security.


We are looking for a Security Specialist to join in our growing Ericsson PSIRT (Products Security Incident Response Team).


As a Security Specialist at PSIRT you will be joining a true world-class team of hardworking security enthusiasts, working together with incidents and vulnerabilities on a global scale. Speaking of the scale, if you are interested in leaving your mark on the world, making it a better place, this might just be the right job for you. Everything we make – from cellular radio networks to cloud systems and IoT platforms – serve billions of people and connected devices.


As a PSIRT specialist you will have a vital role ensuring and further improving the security of the solutions we create. Your guidance will be delivered to the developers and your reports will be read by senior management. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to international security community incl. FIRST, TI/TF-CSIRT, etc.


In this Role you will:

  • Require a firm understanding of the best product security and vulnerability management practices
  • Investigate, support and/or lead product security related incidents and vulnerability coordination
  • Be PSIRT’s global representative in your time-zone to advise other Ericsson organizations on product security related issues
  • Be willing to contribute and improve the existing end-to-end product security processes from development to customer integrations
  • Act as PSIRT’s liaison and communicate at all levels with Ericsson’s diverse & global stakeholders ranging from technical contacts to higher management


To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in computer science, cyber security, information security telecommunications or related technical area, or equivalent practical experience
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in Product Security
  • Knowledge and experience with incident response and vulnerability management/disclosures
  • Communicate and work well within a team but also is a self-starter and can work independently
  • Innovative, problem solver and service minded


You might also have:

  • Understanding of software development according to secure coding practices
  • Security certifications in CompTIA Security +, OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Active involvement and contribution in global security community e.g. FIRST, TI/TF-CSIRT



What´s in it for you?

Here at Ericsson, our culture is built on over a century of courageous decisions. With us, you will no longer be dreaming of what the future holds – you will be redefining it. You won’t develop for the status quo but will build what replaces it. Joining us is a way to move your career in any direction you want; with hundreds of career opportunities in locations all over the world, in a place where co-creation and collaboration are embedded into the walls. You will find yourself in a speak-up environment where empathy and humanness serve as cornerstones for how we work, and where work-life balance is a priority. Welcome to an inclusive, global company where your opportunity to make an impact is endless.


What happens once you apply?

To prepare yourself for next steps, please explore here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/careers/job-opportunities/hiring-process




Do you believe that an organization fostering an environment of cooperation and collaboration to execute with speed creates better business value? Do you value a culture of humanness, where fact based decisions are important and our people are encouraged to speak up? Do you believe that diverse, inclusive teams drive performance and innovation? At Ericsson, we do. 


DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Therefore employees assigned may be required to perform additional job tasks required by the manager.

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