Cybersecurity Automation Engineer

MERCK spol. s r.o.

Place of work
Dvořákovo nábrežie, Old Town
Contract type
Wage (gross)
1 500 - 2 500 EUR/monthfrom 1500 EUR, depending on work experience

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

Employee perks, benefits

- Flexible working hours
- Home office possibility
- Yearly bonus, fully payed meal vouchers, gift coupons, benefit for attending various public venues
- Opportunity to start your career in growing Cyber Security field and get valuable hands on experience
- Unlimited access to a self-learning platform (Pluralsight) and external training opportunities and certifications
- Corporate laptop and mobile phone

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

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

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Personality requirements and skills

Work Experience:
• Do you have previous IT related experience but no cyber security experience? Would you like to start a career in a Cyber Security field ? Don't hesitate to apply as we are looking
for ambitious and dependable juniors we can train and help them grow
• 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

A career at Merck is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 50,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

What we offer: At Merck, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

Number of employees

50-99 employees

Company address

MERCK spol. s r.o.
Dvořákovo nábrežie 4
810 06 Bratislava
ID: 3812708  Dátum zverejnenia: 18.11.2019  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny: 1 500 - 2 500 EUR/monthfrom 1500 EUR, depending on work experience