IT Security Specialist

Open Society Foundations
  • Location
    Berlin, Germany
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 27

Position description

IT Security Specialist. Berlin. Posting Date: 08/26/2019. Deadline: 09/30/2019

Purpose of Position: Provide daily oversight of IT Security Systems and Conduct Security Operations for the OSI offices in the EU region. Based in Berlin, Germany. Reporting to the Global Head of IT Security in New York. Some regular travel across the EU region and occasional travel to the US is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. OSI may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.

  • Administer and manage IT Security infrastructure for the OSI and EU Regional offices;
  • Enforce and maintain security policies and controls and systems monitoring based on direction from the Global Head of Security;
  • Perform Regular System Health Monitoring, Upgrades and Maintenance
  • Manage real time threat detention technologies to identify and quarantine threats
  • Monitor Endpoint Security Alerts and take corrective action or escalate to IR
  • Function as a part of the Incident Response team as needed to facilitate triage and containment of affected endpoints
  • Perform Regular System Audits and Coordinate Corrective actions to security posture.
  • Manage real time threat detention technologies to identify and quarantine threats
  • Setup, Configure and Administer Host Based Firewalls
  • Assists in the creation, implementation, and/or management of security solutions and policies.

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and three to five years of relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Degree in Computers, Technology or related field;
  • 3-5 Years of Experience in Information Security or IT OPS management and systems administration with at least 2 years specific to IT security;
  • Security certifications such as CISSP or specialty vendor product certification desirable.

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated in-depth technical expertise and extensive hands on experience with Carbon Black Prevention(Bit9) and Carbon Black Defense product suites; administration and troubleshooting
  • Excellent analytical, end to end troubleshooting and networking skills
  • Experience with Windows Active Directory/ Group Policy based security and day-to-day administration of windows endpoint firewalls;
  • Experience working with endpoint security EDR and Application Whitelisting tools such as Bit-9 Parity Suite; Experience with rootkit, spyware and malware removal a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Desktop and Server OS's; familiarity with Mac environment a plus.
  • Working knowledge of FireEye HX endpoint suite administration and maintenance is a plus.
  • Experience with IOC handling, extraction and analysis and removal of malware a plus
  • Expertise with Microsoft Outlook and Office Suite security policies a plus
  • Experience with Palo Alto Firewalls, URL filters and VPNs administration and troubleshooting a plus
  • Excellent analytical, end to end troubleshooting and networking skills
  • Exercise good listening skills and communicates clearly and effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds;
  • Work as a team member and independently, high level of self-motivation; good organizational skills;
  • Proven ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment; to troubleshoot and follow projects through to completion, consistently on schedule, without loss of attention to detail and budget;
  • Customer service orientation-responsiveness, accuracy, timeliness, professionalism, and consistency.

Program Specific Requirements:

  • Solid knowledge of information security principles and practices;
  • Solid understanding and hands on expertise with all layers of networking
  • Understanding of software and security architectures and advanced security protocols and standards;

Competitive rates of pay apply.

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.

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