SC2023-003103 Cyber Security Data Engineer (SIEM) AOM (NS) - THU 12 Oct

Mons, Wallonia, Belgium

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Deadline Date: Thursday 12 October 2023

Requirement: Cyber Security Data Engineer (SIEM) AOM

Location: Mons, BE

Full time on-site: Yes

Time On-Site: 100%

Total Scope of the request (hours): 180

Required Start Date: 20 November 2023

End Contract Date: 31 December 2023

Required Security Clearance: NATO SECRET

Duties and Role:

  • Act as one of the engineers and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for SIEM and LogA services within the Cyber Security Data team.
  • As the SME, provide advice and technical assistance to other stakeholders, maintain technical expertise, awareness, and developments in related new technologies, and provide technical contributions to any projects related to the data security systems
  • Be responsible for management and further development of the data security systems.
  • Following ITIL standards, provide support to Operations and Service Delivery management covering all stages of the data security systems lifecycle (e.g. Service Design, Transition, Operations, Change Management and Continual Service Improvement).
  • Ensure that data security systems are installed, configured, and operating correctly and in line with dependencies with others systems or applications required.
  • Ensure that all system components are continuously monitored and take appropriate technical and non-technical actions for solving detected issues.
  • Ensure that data security systems operate within any KPI's, as defined in Service Level Agreements with NCSC customers.
  • Support integration with external tools and any associated activities.
  • Proactively identify and propose system improvements to ensure an up-to-date and stable environment. Justify business needs, prepare documentation and implementation plan for the Change Management Board. Implement the approved changes following co-ordination with other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with service delivery managers, end users and other stakeholders in support of related services; communicate with other NATO entities as well as industry partners where required.
  • Develop and maintain documentation guidelines, standard operating procedures, system and service design documents and other relevant documentation that support management of the data security systems.
  • Create technical and/or executive level reports as required; organise and deliver presentations and briefings for various audience up to NATO executive level.

Expected outcomes:

Under the direction of the STMS Section Head, Data Lead Engineer or delegated authority, the incumbent shall deliver the following:


  • Work in close collaboration with the SIEM – Monitoring and Detection Service Delivery manager (SDM) and the Data Lead Engineer on assigned tasks and upcoming deliverables
  • Report on system status, results of the health checks and details on any issues identified.
  • In case of any issues, preparation of a resolution plan and any applicable mitigations. The initial plan has to be prepared within 1 working day.
  • Manage the ticket queue related to the tools under incumbent's responsibility. The incumbent will respond to all Critical within the same day. High tickets require a response the next day the latest. All other tickets shall be updated at least once a week.


A brief summary of current situation with ongoing tickets. It shall include:any critical as well as system affecting high tickets, any identified issues, already present or expected in the future.

Performance Standards:

  • Timely delivery of the reports and briefs.
  • The section head, SDM and/or team lead will regularly assess quality of the deliverables.
  • The reports shall contain key elements such as date and time of system checks, expected outcome, observed situation.
  • In case of reported issues provide details on 5W: who (is affected), what (happened), when (day/time), where (which systems), why (any supporting details, potential hypothesis).


Skill, Knowledge & Experience:

  • The candidate must have a currently active NATO SECRET security clearance
  • Essential to have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science combined with a minimum of 2 years' experience in Cyber Security related post as a Security Engineer or similar position, or a Secondary education and completed advanced vocational education (leading to a professional qualification or professional accreditation) with 5 years post-related experience.


  • At least 1 year of extensive practical experience as Splunk engineer in large enterprise environment (administration, deployment, installation, configuration and maintenance).
  • Demonstrable experience of analysing and interpreting system, security and application logs in order to diagnose faults and spot abnormal behaviours.
  • Linux system and application administration and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrable ability to work autonomously and proactively, to understand the chain of command and to follow internal processes.
  • Good communication abilities, both written and verbal, with the ability to clearly and successfully articulate complex issues to a variety of audiences and teams.


  • Practical skills in writing Bash, Python or Ansible scripts to support repetitive tasks automation.
  • Extensive practical experience (as system administrator) with Splunk Enterprise security, SOAR and UBA
  • Experience with GIT
  • Hands-on experience with Ansible as an automation technology
  • Industry leading certification in the area of Cyber Security such as CISSP, CISM, MCSE/S, CISA, GSNA, SANS GIAC and CFCE.

* Salary range is an estimate based on our InfoSec / Cybersecurity Salary Index 💰

Tags: Ansible Automation Bash CFCE CISA CISM CISSP Clearance Computer Science GIAC GSNA ITIL Linux Monitoring NATO Python SANS Security Clearance SIEM SOAR Splunk

Perks/benefits: Startup environment

Region: Europe
Country: Belgium
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