Senior SOC Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

The Role

At Personio we are on the amazing journey of becoming the leading HR Platform in Europe!

The real story for us begins by impacting people on a global scale every day. By simplifying and automating thousands of processes across human resource management, payroll and recruiting, we are impacting more than 400.000 people. 

Security is a first-class priority in Personio and we are looking for an experienced Security Engineer to join our Product & Engineering organization on the mission to implement best-in-class security automation practices. Personio processes highly sensitive data for thousands of customers and security is the first class citizen in all processes. Our security team is expanding to serve the needs of our customers and our internal engineering teams. You will partner with the engineering teams in a consulting facility throughout the Software Development Life Cycle to ensure that Personio infrastructure and applications are designed and built securely. You will identify potential vulnerabilities and enable developers to understand and remediate such identified vulnerabilities. 

What you need to succeed
  • BS in Computer Science, Information Security, or equivalent professional experience.

  • More than three years of experience in areas of penetration testing and application security.

  • Understanding of security vulnerabilities, threat modelling,  attacker exploit techniques, and methods for remediation.

  • Understanding of best practices in security engineering, including secure development.

  • Excellent written and spoken English skills (C1/C2 on CEFR scale) with the ability to adapt messaging to executive, technical, and non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to drive multiple technically complex security reviews together while remaining effective at providing security guidance to stakeholders.

  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy.

  • Able to perform targeted code reviews of key components in the scope of a penetration test

  • Strong knowledge of the assessment tooling space, including the implementation of custom exploits into your own scripts.

  • Experience conducting security assessments against applications hosted in a containerized and scalable cloud environment (AWS preferred)

  • Preferred experience: 5+ years in penetration testing or red teaming.

  • Preferred experience: 5+ years reviewing and mitigating web application risks as defined by OWASP Top 10/SANS 25.

  • Foundational knowledge of GDPR

  • Preferred experience: Relevant industry certifications from Offensive Security and similar

Your Learnings
  • Representing the Security Tribe in Personio and developing a deep technical understanding of Personio infrastructure, services and architectures 

  • Leverage your knowledge to conduct penetration tests, threat modelling and code reviews on web applications and relevant supporting services and tools. 

  • Develop an internal penetration testing process including relevant scoping, tooling, methodologies, and reporting

  • Consult with engineers on their designs to ensure the appropriate security considerations are present

  • Identify and develop both general and targeted application security training in response to patterns discovered during penetration tests and vulnerability disclosures.

  • Integrate relevant security incident response discoveries into your testing and training scoping.

  • Mentored engineering team members on the application of security best practices during the conceptualization and implementation of new Personio features.

  • Interpret 3rd party security tools, penetration testing results, and vulnerability disclosures. Communicate to stakeholders providing advice on vulnerability remediation and risk mitigation.

  • Create relevant documentation and metrics for your stakeholders and business leaders and deliver these in a clear, concise manner.

  • Research and maintain proficiency in attacker Tools, Techniques, Procedures and other security topics.

  • Coordinate and conduct recurring 3rd party penetration tests with reputable suppliers in order to provide transparency to customers.

Why Personio
Aside from our people, culture, and mission, there are a variety of additional benefits that help make Personio a great place to work! Work with us and receive:

  • A competitive compensation package that includes salary, benefits, and pre-IPO equity
  • 28 days of paid vacation, plus another additional day after 2 and 4 years (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • 2 Impact Days you can use to have an impact on the environment and society –  one for an individual project of your choice and one for a company-wide initiative! #SocialResponsibility
  • Find your best way to work with our office-led, remote-friendly PersonioFlex! We offer a roughly 50% remote, 50% in-office working framework to suit your needs
  • Annual personal development budget of €1,500 for conferences, courses, books, career coach, etc.
  • Regular company and team events like Oktoberfest, ski trips, Christmas parties, and more! (COVID permitting)
  • High-impact working environment with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
  • Generous family leave, child support, mental health support, and sabbatical opportunities with PersonioCares
  • Save money with corporate discounts across brands like Adidas, LG, Bosch, Apple, and more
  • Choose between green mobility options, including a bike lease covered by Personio
  • A monthly tax-free stipend of €162 to help cover food and public transportation expenses (Cobee)
  • Private health insurance (company level plan): Access to Sanitas plan at a reduced employee cost (€43 for employees, spouse, or children)
  • Access multiple fitness studios and sports facilities across Spain for €30 per month with a subsidized Gympass membership
  • Free English and Spanish language classes
About us
We’re using technology to revolutionize the way HR operates, transforming the way millions of people experience work every day. In June 2022 we raised a second Series E funding of $200 million, allowing us to turbocharge this change and making Personio the fastest-growing and most valuable HR technology company in Europe.

With over 6,000 customers and a team of 1,500 in seven offices across Europe, now is the perfect time to join! We’re hiring talented, impact-driven individuals who want to be more than just another employee. Will you be one of them? 

Personio is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to building an integrative culture where everyone feels welcomed and supported. We #EmbraceUniqueness and understand that our diverse, values-driven culture makes us stronger. As we continue to scale, we focus on enabling our employees to grow both personally and professionally.

We are proud to have an inclusive workplace environment that will foster your development no matter your gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, education level, or race.

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