Operational Security Engineer (NIDP Intrusion team) BNP Paribas (#MITP)

February 5, 2024

Operational Security Engineer (NIDP Intrusion team) BNP Paribas (#MITP)


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  • ES-MD-Madrid
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BNP Paribas is an international bank with leading positions in the European market. It is present in 74 countries and employs more than 192,000 people, 146,000 of whom are in Europe. The Group holds key positions in its three main areas of activity: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail banking and financial services network is part of Retail Banking & Services), as well as Corporate & Institutional Banking, which offers services to corporate and institutional clients. The Group supports its customers (individuals, entrepreneurs, SMEs, large companies and institutions) to help them carrying out their projects by providing financing, investment, savings and insurance services.
In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is number one in retail financing in Europe.
BNP Paribas is developing its integrated retail banking model in the Mediterranean countries, Turkey, Eastern Europe and has an important network on the US West Coast. In both its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas has leading positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and a solid and growing network in the Asia-Pacific region.

The CIB IT Platform for EMEA is responsible to provide IT Services to our Clients ensuring a Digital Market evolution, in a secured and performant environment, and with a reliable quality. This function includes Global Markets Application Production, Local Territory IT Development, the Core Infrastructure environment including Datacentres, Application Production, Security, Architecture as well as elements of the Global Services organisation.

BNP Paribas IT teams are providing infrastructure, development and production support services to all applications used worldwide by all business lines. There is a great variety of technologies and infrastructures from legacy systems to cutting edge Cloud technologies.

Within BNP Paribas Group IT, the filiere Production Security is in charge of answering operationally to the challenges of cybersecurity with an end-to-end vision and consistently across the Bank.


For our Network Intrusion and Data Protection Team, we are looking for an L2 operational  Security Engineer for Intrusion Detection System, Intrusion Prevention System, Sandboxing and Secure Messaging activities.


The main activities and missions per perimeter will be:

o RUN : 
§ Analysis of security events
§ Adjustment of security profile deployed on the device
§ Create ticket to CSIRT team when suspicion of security event with impact
§ On-call duty across the team

o BUILD : 
§ Upgrade of the solution and associated tests
§ Participation on deployment of new perimeter
§ Understanding of the architecture and anticipation of the specificities of the perimeter
§ Initial finetuning of the policy
§ Follow up until all false positives are solved
§ Communications and activation of blocking mode
§ Follow-up of new security needs on IPS device (Forbidden protocols, AMP, zone filtering…)


o RUN : 
§ Analysis of retrospective security event
§ User support on suspicion of false positives
§ On-duty call across the team

o BUILD : 
§ Upgrade of the solution and associated tests
§ Support and implementation on yara rules (created by CSIRT teams)
§ Study of new functionalities


o RUN : 
§ Implementation of user certificate requested
§ Implementation of generic mailbox requested by email
§ Eventual study of customer need with a micro-project
§ LSS of the application and servers
§ On-call duty across the team


Education Level: Master Degree or equivalent

Experience Level At least 5 years


 •  English: fluent.

 •  French: valuable.

Technical Competencies:
o IPS Technology, in particular Palo alto.
• Critical mind, good analytical and synthesis skills.
• Rigor, curiosity, autonomy, involvement, availability and taste for teamwork.

• Training programs, career plans and internal mobility opportunities, national and international thanks to our presence in different countries.
• Diversity and Inclusion Committee that ensures an inclusive work environment. In recent years, several employee communities have been created to organize diversity and inclusion awareness actions (PRIDE, We Generations and MixCity).
• Corporate volunteering program (1 Million Hours 2 Help) in which employees can dedicate time out of their working hours to volunteer activities.
• Flexible compensation plan.
• Hybrid telecommuting model (50%).
• 31 vacation days

Diversity and Inclusion commitment
BNP Paribas Group in Spain is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency, which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.

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