Security Operations Analyst L2 - Pen Tester

Job Description

Date: May 21, 2019

Job Summary:

We are now looking for a 2nd Level Security Operations professional for our Managed Security team. This position includes penetration testing, security event analysis, threat assessment, and security incident response strategy and coordinating cybersecurity-related investigations and incident response in partnership with the respective stakeholders within Ericsson and / or customer organization and / or 3rd Party Providers.  This position will also be support vulnerability management, user access management, anti-malware/anti-virus tools, HID, DLP and data encryption as required. The professional will work alongside a highly skilled, diverse team, making sure that the information assets, that we are responsible to protect, are secured.


  • Use automated and manual tools to perform formal penetration tests across various points within the networks and systems. Inclusive of web applications, client/server applications, APIs, databases and network devices (i.e., routers/switches, firewalls, load balancers, etc.)
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, conducting meetings to discuss penetration test techniques as well as identified vulnerabilities, findings, and making recommendations to improve the cyber security posture
  • Provide detailed and executive reports with the results and options for mitigation
  • Analyze security incidents identified by the monitoring team and prepare strategy for security incident response
  • Take ownership of the security incident and work together with operational and technical specialists from other teams, where necessary, for immediate response and manage them to resolution
  • Support SIEM tools, integrating logs into the tool, creating & modifying rules, investigating and resolving alerts, automating tasks
  • Perform Vulnerability Management, including but not limited to:  supporting scan tools, executing vulnerability scans, performing analysis, recommending / tracking mitigations
  • Perform periodic reporting

Key Qualifications:

General competencies:

  • 4 to 7 years experience with at least 4 years of experience in IT and 2 years in Security
  • 2+ years in a hands-on technical penetration tester role
  • The ability to work constructively under pressure
  • Flexibility and ability to work both in a team as well as individually
  • Knowledge sharing and collaboration skills
  • Customer oriented, Service minded
  • Deliver results and meet customer expectations
  • Excellent communication skills


Technical competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of information security
  • Demonstrated understanding of OWASP
  • Proficient in at least two of the following scripting languages: Python, Bash, Ruby, PowerShell
  • Strong knowledge of both Linux-based and MS Windows-based system platforms with a strong technical understanding and aptitude for analytical problem-solving
  • Strong understanding of enterprise, network, system and application level security issues
  • Strong understanding of enterprise computing environments, distributed applications, and a strong understanding of TCP/IP networks also with available security controls (technical & process controls) for respective layers
  • Strong understanding of the system hardening processes, tools, guidelines and benchmarks
  • Fundamental understanding of encryption technologies
  • Working knowledge of SIEM tools, scanning tools, and PAM tools


Academics and Certifications

  • Education:  Academic degree
  • CEH, OSCP, CISSP, Security + , CCNA Security, ITIL certification is an advantage

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