Senior Security Operations Engineer



Oslo, Norway
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
About Cognite
Embark on a transformative journey with Cognite, a global SaaS forerunner in leveraging data to unravel complex business challenges through our cutting-edge Cognite Data Fusion (CDF) platform. We were awarded the 2022 Technology Innovation Leader for Global Digital Industrial Platforms. In the realm of industrial digitalization, we stand at the forefront, reshaping the future of Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Energy sectors. As part of the esteemed Aker family, Cognite brings forth a legacy of innovation and excellence. Excitingly, we are set to extend our footprint to the vibrant landscapes of India, which opens the door for you to be part of the expansion from the beginning. Join us in this venture where data meets ingenuity, and together, we forge the path to a smarter, more connected industrial future.
Our teams are working on building the next-generation industrial data platform and applications across many different industries, such as Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, and Power & Utility. This includes enabling all types of workflows, including analytics, to assist in making better decisions. We are a good mix of engineers, products, and design. What we have in common is that we care deeply about the user experience and create products that users really want to use.
Our work environment is not just exciting and dynamic, but also intensely collaborative and supportive. You will work with the best domain and industry experts: designers, product managers, software developers, ML engineers, AI engineers and business leaders. We support one another, ask good questions, and give each other constructive feedback. Our goal is to leverage our diverse set of strengths and backgrounds to build innovative products, to think outside the ordinary, and grind through and nurture a great.
Learn more about Cognite here
Our values
Impact: Cogniters strive to make an impact in all that they do. We are result-oriented, always asking ourselves.
Ownership: Cogniters embrace a culture of ownership. We go beyond our comfort zones to contribute to the greater good, fostering inclusivity and sharing responsibilities for challenges and success.
Relentless: Cogniters are relentless in their pursuit of innovation. We are determined and deliverable (never ruthless or reckless), facing challenges head-on and viewing setbacks as opportunities for growth.
About the role and the team
The Security Operations team’s mission: “Through detection, enable teams and individuals to respond and recover. With analysis, improve the organization's ability to identify and protect”.
In the context of NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) the Cognite Security Operations core activities reside in Detect and Protect. However, in order to ensure velocity and continuous improvement we have to avoid having a “throw-over-the-fence” culture - this is deeply embedded in Cognite’s culture and reflected in our values. Orchestration and automation are key to achieving the above. The Security Operations team should always seek to offload work to software and machines. We should avoid doing the same thing twice in all our work.
You will have the opportunity to shape and influence how we work as a team and as an organization, e.g. by presenting your proposals in an architecture forum, receiving feedback from product managers, developers, engineers and architects.
As a team we support the development of junior staff members to gain greater perspective on IT and OT security, and customer expectations and usage patterns.

Role and responsibilities

  • As a Senior Security Operations Engineer in Cognite Security Operations, you are at the center of security events. To achieve our mission, we are integrated in the business. This applies to the input the team receives and how the output is delivered. We base and prioritize our work on business needs, and in return, we provide actionable insights and, where possible, concrete actions.
  • Organizational preparedness
  • Threat and vulnerability discovery: Continuous work to improve Cognite’s risk posture by proactively hunting for threats (internal and external) and detecting vulnerabilities across all environments.
  • Threat modeling: Facilitate and/or be a subject-matter expert in threat modeling, where teams identify threats and corresponding mitigations.
  • Culture and awareness: Contribute to Cognite’s security culture and awareness program by identifying areas of improvement using operational insight and actively participating in the development and delivery of training.
  • Real-time posture
  • Security Operations Rotation: The team has a shield rotation, in which the team members act as the initial point of contact for signals we receive.
  • Triage signals (events, alerts, and requests): If possible, respond initially and escalate to applicable individuals/teams when required.
  • Security Response Lead (SRL): SRL is a situational role that all team members can assume as part of Congite’s incident process. Contributions to the response and recovery include (but is not limited to) threat hunting, log investigations, configuration changes and reporting.
  • Drive improvements
  • Analyze: Perform queries and analyze results across a large amount of data from a wide range of sources. Correlate information and events to produce insights that enable the organization to identify risks and make protective measures to mitigate them.
  • Develop: Integrate new and improve existing data sources to ensure high quality and value input. Produce high-quality output by writing, testing, and deploying software-powered logic to enrich analysis and alerting and drive innovation in orchestration and automation.

Who you are

  • We are keen to find a candidate with relevant experience on technologies we use. We seek a candidate with demonstrated grit and an interest in technology that drives you to learn, adopt and improve how we work.
  • Practices, methodologies and frameworks
  • Threat modelling (STRIDE etc.)
  • Secure CI/CD in cloud environments
  • Infrastructure as a Code (IaC)
  • Software Development Lifecycle( SDLC)
  • Git and GitOps
  • Security orchestration (SIEM, XDR, SOAR)0
  • Security compliance (ISO 27001 and SOC2)
  • Security Framework (NIST CSF)
  • Security architecture model; Zero trust
  • Vulnerability management (assessment and pen.testing)
  • Technologies
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Google Workspace
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft 365
  • AWS
  • Lacework
  • GitHub
  • Kubernetes
  • Jamf Pro
  • Jamf Protect
  • Microsoft Intune
  • Microsoft Defender
  • Jenkins
  • Spinnaker
  • Terraform
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac
A snapshot of our many perks and benefits as a Cogniter
* Competitive salary and benefits include a pension plan, insurance, parental benefits, and more.
* Join an organization of 70 different nationalities 🌐 with Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) in focus 🤝
* A highly modern and fun working environment with sublime culture across the organization, follow us on Instagram @cognitedata 📷 to know more
* Flat structure with direct access to decision-makers, with minimal amount of bureaucracy
* Opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best people on some of the most ambitious projects found anywhere, across industries
* Join our HUB 🗣️ to be part of the conversation directly with Cogniters and our partners.
* Gain perks like a paid mobile telephone subscription and broadband connection.
* Get access to extended private health services with Aker Care.
* Hungry? We’ve got your back. A subsidized lunch at the canteen is delivered by our chefs who specialise in options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarian, salads and hot soups every day
* Stay fueled between meals with snacks and drinks on the house.
* Our own Cognite exclusive coffee bar ☕ with the friendliest baristas is here to brew coffee for coffee lovers, tea for tea lovers, smoothie for smoothie lovers, and the baristas creative concoctions when the mood strikes.
* We take your mental- and physical health seriously by having a broad health offering and a free membership to our fully-staffed gym on-site.
* A pet lover? Get the chance to meet Spot 🐶!
Why choose Cognite? 🏆 🚀
Join us in making a real and lasting impact in one of the most exciting and fastest-growing new software companies in the world. We have repeatedly demonstrated that digital transformation, when anchored on strong DataOps, drives business value and sustainabilityfor clients and allows front-line workers, as well as domain experts, to make better decisions every single day. We were recognized as one of CNBC's top global enterprise technology startups powering digital transformation! And just recently, Frost & Sullivan named Cognite a Technology Innovation Leader! 🥇 Most recently Cognite Data Fusion® Achieved Industry First DNV Compliance for Digital Twins 🥇
Apply today!
If you're excited about the opportunity to work at Cognite and make a difference in the tech industry, we encourage you to apply today! We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and identities to join our team. Please do not hesitate to contact our Talent Acquisition team with any questions -
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