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Penetration tester/Senior IT Security Officer at Special Requirements Security Services (SRSS)

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Website Vattenfall

Company Description

Vattenfall is one of Europe’s largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat. Our main markets are Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the UK. The Vattenfall Group has approximately 20,000 employees. We have been electrifying industries, powering homes and transforming life through innovation for more than 100 years. We now want to make fossil free living possible within one generation and we are driving the transition to a sustainable energy system.

Job Description

Do you want to participate in the operation and development of a Security Team, working to secure assets and information with high security standards? Do you have a deep knowledge on IT Security technology, operations and the implementation of regulatory requirements? We are now looking for experienced and solid professionals with a dedicated interest and a critical eye for IT-security which want to work with both proactive as well as operational tasks.

The job is organized in a team of experts which provide services for high security environments – Special Requirements Security Services (SRSS). In performing its operational tasks, the team delivers monitoring & detection, incident management, investigations, forensics, performing vulnerability scans and threat hunt activities. Side by side with its operational work the team also deliver risk analysis, IT-security architecture and advice.

As a penetration tester of the team, you will perform penetration testing and evaluation of network security architecture, applications, operating systems and API: s. You will also participate in the organization and coordination of penetration tests and red teaming activities, from start to the delivery of reports and documentation. As a member of the team, you will also contribute to threat modelling sessions, incident management, threat hunt activities, and cooperate with stakeholders as an IT security expert.

The role provides great opportunities for you to test and explore new tools, technologies and develop your competence to strengthen the overall capacity of the team.


Required competence, experience and personal skills

  • University degree or equivalent knowledge achieved by experience in IT-security, software testing or audit
  • +5 years of relevant experience in IT security
  • Proficient in spoken and written English, Swedish is beneficial
  • Certifications, for example OSCP, SANS 660, GIAC advanced penetration tester
  • Enjoy challenges, interest to keep develop your tools and methods of penetration testing and IT-security, curious and meticulous
  • A proven ability to communicate with technical experts, customers and other stakeholders

We also like to see

  • Deep knowledge of Windows Active Directory vulnerabilities and their exploitation
  • Experience of Windows operating system, security tools and functionality
  • Experience of security for OT environments

Additional Information

Our Offer

A challenging and independent job in an informal, dynamic working environment. You can play a part in shaping the future of a company where the only constant is change. Besides being a challenging and inspiring place to work, we value a great work atmosphere! Everyone is really committed and we want to be the best in what we do. We offer good remuneration, attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional growth. You get the opportunity to create your own career within the company.

At Vattenfall, we are convinced that striving for diversity helps building a more profitable efficient and attractive company. Therefore we seek a harmonious balance of employees in terms of gender, age, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We believe in work life balance and the flexibility to work from home. Click here for further information.

Locations: Solna, Gothenburg, Forsmark or Ringhals

We welcome your application, including CV and cover letter no later than January 27, 2024. Applications may be handled continuously throughout the application period.

For more information about the position you are welcome to contact hiring manager Victoria Ekstedt, [email protected]. For more information about the recruitment process please contact Peter Blixter, +46 72-237 32 02.

Trade Union representatives in Sweden via Vattenfall´s switchboard +46 8 739 50 00 Silvija Vatkovic (Akademikerna), Inger Strandberg (Unionen), Christer Gustafsson (Ledarna), Lennart Bengtsson (SEKO).

Since Vattenfall is part of the Swedish critical infrastructure many of our positions are security classed. This position is security classed and the final candidates will be subject to a security vetting process, according to the Swedish legislation

We look forward to receiving your application!

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