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(Senior) IT Security Engineer
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LU - Luxembourg
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EIB Posting

The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Corporate Services (CS) - Information Technology (IT) – IT Security Unit (SEC), at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a:


(Senior) IT Security Engineer


This is a full-time position at grade 5/6


The term of this contract will be 4 years;

Panel interviews are anticipated for beginning of September.

The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs,

with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.



As a (Senior) IT Security Engineer (internally referred to as Senior/Engineer IT Technology & Infrastructure) you will drive the activities related to IT security operational monitoring and contribute to the definition of an IT security strategic plan. You will lead IT security projects in the operational monitoring domain and control that associated policies and procedures are properly implemented.


Operating Network

You will report directly to the Head of IT Security Unit.

You will mainly collaborate with the IT Security Unit, IT internal and external staff and Internal Audit. You will also be in contact with external vendors and/or partners providing security equipment, software or security services to the EIB and with IT Security Engineers & Officers from peer institutions.



You will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the definition of the EIB’s IT Security strategy and policies for own domain with regard to the short, medium and long term, and to ensure that these meet the business strategy of the organisation and are aligned with IT trends and developments
  • Defining a set of security mechanisms and supporting standards which provide a consistent range of security capabilities
  • Driving improvements and implementing the necessary technical and/or administrative controls, procedures, IT standards, methodologies in own domain
  • Ensuring implementation and support of IT security technical and logical controls, this includes:
    • Elaborating the operational set of documentation and procedures
    • Dealing and following-up with Internal Audit on Agreed Action Points
    • Contributing to security awareness throughout the organisation
  • Providing specific advice and recommendations on IT Security “risk management” topics
  • Ensuring availability of the underlying “monitoring” tooling (SIEM) as well as consistent logging from various security and IT systems and applications



  • University degree preferably in Information Technology or related disciplines
  • At least 5 years of experience in IT Security and/or in Network and Telecommunications.

Key technical/professional knowledge and skills

  • Good knowledge of security standards such as the ISO 2700x suite or equivalent
  • Fluent in English or French and good knowledge of the other
  • Validated experience and deep knowledge in IT Security risk analysis (SIEM, log review), contingency, vulnerability assessment and remediation (patch management)
  • Advanced knowledge and interest in cyber threat landscape, malware and hacking techniques
  • Information Security related certification such as CISSP and/or CISA would be an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of English and/or French(*), with a good knowledge of the other. (Knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage).



  • Achievement Drive: Continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
  • Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
  • Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
  • Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.


(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages

We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business.  As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability (*).


Deadline for applications: 19th July 2018 


(*).  We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities.

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