Junior Cybersecurity Automation Engineer

MERCK spol. s r.o.

Place of work
Dvořákovo nábrežie 4, Bratislava
Contract type

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Key Accountabilities:
• The Merck Security Operations Center (SOC) element covering the European time zone (follow-the-sun) is located in Bratislava, Slovakia. The key accountabilities for this position include:
• Administration of orchestration platforms utilized for cybersecurity detection and response activities
• Design automated actions to accelerate the validation, containment, and remediation of security incidents
• Create, maintain and manage a library of response use cases to common information security threats
• Perform updates of existing playbooks based on changes in the threat landscape or Merck security controls.
• Performing root cause analysis on outages and recommend actions to prevent recurrence
• Assist with training application and infrastructure teams not familiar with automation platforms
• Provide verbal and written reporting on platform coverage, health and possible improvement areas
• Support cyber defense exercises to help improve detection and response capabilities

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
University student
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Personality requirements and skills

Work Experience:
• Prior experience in a Security Operations Center (SOC) detecting and responding to security incidents preferred
• Prior experience with scripting in one of the following scripting languages: javascript, Python, Perl or various shell scripting mandatory
• Prior experience creating automation tools, automating web based services preferred
• Experience in field of IT mandator
Job-Specific Cometencies & Skills:
• English language competency
• Knowledge of IT and Cyber Security concepts
• Knowledge of ITSM tools (ie ServiceNow) and various security technologies (firewall, endpoint protection, IDS, etc.)
• Windows and Linux server administration skills, including command line tools
• Knowledge of Security Automation and Orchestration Platforms (i.e. Splunk, Demisto, ServiceNow SecOps)
• Strong analytical skills and ability to think strategically
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Highly developed interpersonal and teamwork skills


Brief description of the company

Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees in 66 countries work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions.

Your possibilities to develop in our growing company are just as manifold as our product portfolio. We offer a modern and international working environment to unleash your innovative potential in diverse teams, and take responsibility for our employees, products, the environment and society.

Number of employees

50-99 employees

Company address

MERCK spol. s r.o.
Dvořákovo nábrežie 4
810 06 Bratislava
ID: 3261324   Dátum zverejnenia: 5.12.2017