Security Engineer

  • IT
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Security Engineer

Job description

Amsterdam - as a Security Engineer you will lead our efforts to passionately protect our clients, business and employees and will be a key member of the Online Services Technology Teams.

What are you going to do?

DPG Media is the biggest media house of The Netherlands, Belgium and even Denmark. On a daily basis, our content impacts millions of readers, viewers and listeners. It contains newspapers like De Volkskrant, Trouw, Parool and Algemeen Dagblad, music stations like Q Music and television channels like VTM. But it also has a digital arm called DPG On-line Services that guides visitors to the right product for them with genuine advice and inspiration. Famous digital brands that are part of On-line Services are:

  • Independer, the comparison website that helps you find the right insurance, loan, energy contract or telco product for you. Active in the Netherlands and Belgium

  • Autotrack, Autowereld en Gaspedaal, car classifieds that help you find the right car for you in a worry-free way

  • Nationale Vacaturebank and Intermediair, job classifieds that help you to find the right new job for you

  • Mijn Energie, Mijn Telco, Spaargids, Wikipower and Livios, leading comparison websites in Belgium

Our challenge for you

As a Security Engineer at DPG Online Services, you will lead our efforts to passionately protect our clients, business and employees and will be a key member of the Online Services Technology Teams.

What this means for you:

  • You have a clear view: You have a good view on where each of the BUs stands security wise, what it would take to further improve security and are able to translate that into a clear and joint security roadmap with clear actions for each of the BUs, the central DPG Security and IT teams and yourself;

  • You pull-up your sleeves and help solve issues: You interpret reports coming in through bug bounty programs and the Bot Manager attack reports, you assist in an ISO 27001 risk mitigation process, you convey the importance of security throughout the company, you help automate the security process in the SDLC and audit and help improve the architecture;

  • You are the driving force of the delivery: You generate enthusiasm and commitment around the roadmap and help keep track of the progress on the roadmap together with the security leads of each of the BUs and the central DPG security team and are the driving force of the delivery on it. In this you are also a clear advocate of the importance of security throughout the company and the go to person for security related questions;

  • You are a full member of the Online Services Technology Teams: You're not afraid to assist with less technical issues either, such as strategy development, keeping track of progress of the Online Services IT roadmap, rolling up your sleeves to push topics forward that are moving too slow, assisting in preparing decisions on replacements of systems and components, proofreading technical measures in contracts, etc.

We offer
We are convinced that we offer a dynamic and challenging environment in which you can fully develop together with your colleagues. In addition, terms of employment are an important factor in choosing a new job. That is why we would like to explain what you can expect from us:

  • Salary related to your experience;

  • Every year you receive 8% holiday allowance and next to this 4% personal budget. In this budget you can, among other things, buy extra vacation days or buy a bicycle with a tax benefit;

  • At the end of the year you can declare the costs of your sports subscription;
  • A 36-hour working week with a day off once every two weeks;
  • Do you want to develop yourself? We have over 350 training opportunities in our own academy. We also pay for your training that isn't in our academy;
  • Does a physical newspaper or magazine on your doormat make you happy? We offer you a subscription of your choice;
  • You will be based in the vibrant technology capital of Europe: Amsterdam and will spend a part of your time with the operations and CISO office in Antwerpen (Belgium) and your colleagues at the BUs in Luik, Antwerpen and Hilversum;
  • There is also knowledge sharing from our tech colleagues.

Even more reasons to work at DPG Media
At DPG Media, we work for more than 90 strong news brands, magazines, television shows, radio stations, and online services such as Qmusic,, Tweakers, Libelle, and VTM. Although we look like a media group, we are really a tech company. We get digital transformation done.

We offer a high-performing tech workplace where we treasure freedom, from how you find solutions to choosing your path. Feel free to be an entrepreneur, an apprentice, a team player, and, of course, to be you. We welcome everyone to apply, whatever your background may be. A great bunch of smart colleagues awaits you and are eager for you to join the team, whether that be a project team, a pub quiz team, or a sports team.

Learn what we have to offer you or get to know our tech company! And while you’re at it, you can find us on LinkedIn and Twitter too.

Job requirements

Who you are

  • Passionate and experienced Security professional that wants to make a difference for our customers (protect their data and platform);

  • Full of energy to make a difference, a friendly and analytical ‘pitbull’ that does not stop until he delivers;

  • Strong knowledge of Web Application Firewall, Bot Manager, Page Integrity Manager, DNS Security, Domain security;

  • Good knowledge of how to secure Front-end applications and Paygates;

  • Not frowning when hearing the term 'OWASP' (known for their "Top 10" and their best practices);

  • Knowledge of web security best practices (TLS, security headers, ...) and microservices architecture (REST APIs, ...)';

  • Basic understanding of Java and JavaScript (development experience is a big plus);

  • Basic knowledge of security in AWS.

As the largest media company in the Netherlands, we are open to all talents in our society. We call on candidates with a diverse background - in the broadest sense of the word - to apply for this position. It’s the differences between colleagues that lead to surprising insights and innovative solutions. And that, in turn, fits very well with us as an organization. We are curious about you, your qualities, and your experience.

Will you be our new colleague? Then apply now!

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