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Operational Security Officer (1.0 FTE)

Operational Security Officer (1.0 FTE)

Non academic staff (supporting staff)
Irène Curie Fellowship
Library and Information Services
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Job description

Are you a Security 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 the IT landscape is their key to success and, hence, so are you. These creative minds expect you to offer them a solution for tomorrow that doesn’t exist today. Together we are building the high performance backbone that this epicenter of science and technology demands.

Information security is a high-priority topic at Eindhoven University of Technology. Our research (and other) data is as open as possible, and is protected where it needs to be confidential. The accountability lies with the management of the university, and each individual (student or staff) has their own role to play. Our Operational Security Team (OST) has advisory, mitigating and auditing responsibilities. And this team also translates our security guidelines to tactical and operational activities, and is responsible for analyses and emergency response.

The Operational Security Officer we are looking for is able to apply information security in all ICT domains - for example in applications (including cloud-based applications), management systems, databases, networks, servers, websites, etc. Our new colleague is therefore a generic, but senior, specialist in the area of information security (people, process & technology) rather than within one specific domain.

Job requirements

Who are you?

  • Minimum education requirement is a Bachelor degree and familiarity with ISO27001, with the Agile work methodolgy and with AVG/GDPR/CloudAct;
  • You identify threats in good time and anticipating and contributing to the mitigation or prevention of threats and therefore make the ICT department more security aware;
  • Hands on security, which includes building, monitoring, implementing, evaluating security measures and advising on policy and best practices. Drawing up the security section in the Project Start Architectures;
  • Formulating and maintaining security processes and procedures and compile security reports for management;
  • Penetration testing and vulnerability scanning;
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies, in the field of security and pass on this knowledge;
  • Excellent analytical skills and someone who thrives in a research environment;
  • CISM, CISSP or SSCP certification is a pre.
  • You are a team player, who likes to collaborate with colleagues;
  • Ethical hacker experience is considered an advantage;
  • Strong written and oral communication in English. And Dutch is a plus.

Conditions of employment

An exciting position within an international yet personal university. You are right in the middle of the students, on a green campus within walking distance of the central station. We also offer you:

  • A monthly salary of minimum € 2.960,- to maximum € 5.439,- for full-time employment, depending on your knowledge and experience (salary scale 10 or 11 collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities).
  • In addition to vacation pay, also a structural end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (one extra month).
  • A favorable arrangement for more holidays or a sabbatical.
  • A selection model for additional fringe benefits.
  • Working hours in consultation for an optimal work-life balance.
  • Scope for your talent with advancement prospects and excellent development opportunities  such as mentoring, workshops and coaching.
  • Partially paid parental leave and reimbursement for commuting expenses, working from home and the internet.
  • A generous employer contribution to the favorable ABP pension plan.
  • Upon starting, we initially offer a one-year contract, with the prospect of indefinite employment thereafter.

Here you can discover even more information about our conditions of employment. Build on your career at TU/e!

Information and application

Information and application

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to have more information about the function, please contact Joost de Jong via j.j.m.d.jong[at]

For other questions about conditions of employment contact internal Recruiter Bas den Bakker via b.a.d.bakker[at] or via tel. 06-512 06 44.

We look forward to receiving your application. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply using the ‘apply now’-button.

Screening of candidates starts as soon as applications are received and continues until the vacancy is filled. If applicable, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates in case of equal suitability.