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Lead Operational Cyber Security Officer (1.0 fte)

Lead Operational Cyber Security Officer (1.0 fte)

Non academic staff (supporting staff)
Information Management and Services
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Job description

Are you an IT professional who wants to rise above yourself, in your profession and as a person? Do you want to be challenged every day? At the TU/e, scientists and students continuously create the unthinkable. The strength of our IT landscape provides an important key to their success and, hence, so do you. These creative minds expect you to offer them a solution for tomorrow that doesn’t exist today. Together we are building the IT facilities that this epicenter of science and technology demands. The Information Management and Services department is responsible for the full range of IT services of our university.

We are looking for an organizational sensitive lead operational security officer who is able to apply cyber security in all ICT domains, for example applications (including cloud-based applications), management systems, databases, networks, servers, websites, etc. Our new colleague is therefore a generic specialist in the area of cyber security rather than within one specific domain. Beside hands on for all security tasks to keep the university safe, you are also responsible to lead the Operational Security Team (OST) which consists of 4 experienced operational security officers. You will also be responsible to help increasing the security awareness of the ICT department, penetration testing, vulnerability scanning and establishing security recommendations and measures. 

Are you an enthusiastic and analytical security officer with a proven track record in leading an operational team/ projects? Do you thrive in a research environment and possess good interpersonal skills? Who can quickly adapt to new technologies and can pass this on to other team members? Then we are looking for you, please read on!

Your tasks will consist of:

  • Leading the team and security projects;
  • Identifying threats, anticipating and contributing to the mitigation or prevention of threats;
  • Following developments in this regard and identifying their significance for the university;
  • Establishing policy with reference to technical security and helping to make the choices this policy dictates when it comes to implementation;
  • Development and implementation of security related processes and procedures;
  • Enforcement of the implemented security processes and measures;
  • Compiling security reports, among others for senior management; 

Job requirements

  • Minimum education requirement is a Bachelor degree;
  • Proven track record in leading teams and projects in the cyber security domain;
  • Subject matter expert and thought leader in regard of cyber security;
  • CISM, CISSP, SSCP or similar certified;
  • Knowledge and experience with industry standards and frameworks e.g. ISO27001, NIST, CIS;
  • Experience with both agile way of working as well as traditional project management;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluent in Dutch and English;
  • Eager to learn new things and getting things done mindset;
  • Willing to perform operational tasks and participate in periodical standby services (7x24);
  • Applicants must hold all appropriate permits to work in the EU.

Conditions of employment

  • An environment where you are encouraged to develop yourself in the field of IT innovation in education;
  • Working at an inspiring campus where we work for the benefit of humanity and where you have plenty of room for personal development and growth;
  • We offer a market conform salary depending on your education and relevant work experience;
  • We offer a one year contract, with prospect of permanent position;
  • An attractive package of fringe benefits, including excellent work facilities, extra holiday allowance 8% in May, end-of-year bonus of 8.3% in December and 41 holidays per year.

Information and application


For questions about the position feel free to contact: Elly van den Eertwegh (recruiter): e.a.m.v.d.eertwegh[at] or 040 - 247 8041.


Interested candidates are encouraged to apply using the ‘apply now’-button. The closing date of the vacancy is October 24, 2021.

Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.