IT Security Analyst (f/m/d)

The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is operated by ETH Zürich and is located in Lugano, in the south of Switzerland. CSCS develops and provides the key supercomputing capabilities required to solve important problems to science and/or society. CSCS’s resources are open to academia, and are available as well to users from industry and the business sector.

Project background

IT security aspects are becoming essential for the centre in the context of convergence of cloud and High-Performance Computing (HPC).

Job description

As a Security Analyst, you will ensure that our networks, systems, data and users are safe from constantly emerging threats. You work in close collaboration with the Security Officer developing and running the technical strategy to proactively address cyber security requirements. You are responsible for monitoring security information, identifying threats, and implementing intrusion detection capabilities.

Your main tasks and responsibilities will be the design and development of infrastructure to protect CSCS assets. You will perform technical reviews and assessments as in-depth analysis of log files, systems, and network traffic. To keep pace with the growth of the centre you will create automated processes to support and to optimize the workflows.

Your profile

You are expected to have a degree in Computer Science or Information Technology with a specialization in IT security or equivalent professional experience. As an ideal candidate, you possess a combination of a cross disciplinary background in software development, risk management and application or network security.

Beside your motivation to accept new challenges and to work independently in a problem-solving way within a vibrant environment, you are characterised by good communication skills. The ideal candidate is a team player and feels comfortable working in an international environment. Excellent command of written and spoken English (official working language) is a must. Knowledge of Italian, German and/or French is considered an advantage.

The position is permanent (with an initial probation period of three months). Starting date is as soon as possible. You will benefit from a competitive salary based on experience and performance.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas and certificates of employment. Please address your application to Ms Stephanie Frequente, CSCS Human Resources, via Trevano 131, 6900 Lugano. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about CSCS please visit our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Michele De Lorenzi by email (no applications).

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