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Security Engineer at Greenpeace

Greenpeace Greenpeace Development/Engineering Full-time
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Permanent role* / full time*
*offered on a 12 month contract basis initially, with possibility of extension / move to permanent contract, subject to local labor laws.


Location: The successful candidate may be based in a country where one of the independent National/Regional Greenpeace organisations (NRO’s) is located. See the locations here. [Please note that we are currently unable to host new staff in a number of NRO’s at this present time, due to various restrictions. We are unable to support hosting in the US or the UK at this time, in addition to some other NRO locations. The recruitment team may reach out to you to provide an update as necessary, depending on your location]. We offer competitive NGO level salary and benefits, the specifics of which depend on location where the successful candidates will be based. We aim to share this information with candidates before reaching the offer stage.

Greenpeace International (GPI) is looking for a Security Engineer to bring up-to-the-minute technical security expertise and credibility to the organization-wide technology and data solutions that underpin our ability to achieve change. 


Responsible for designing and maintaining our cybersecurity, you’ll define the technical implementation of policies and best practices, as well as identifying and mitigating security issues, vulnerabilities and misconfigurations by applying your in-depth knowledge of operating systems, infrastructure, and cloud providers. You’ll be working with the operations, development, and other teams to design, maintain and improve the organisation’s technical security posture – and will have a lead role in communicating our technical solutions across internal teams.


In this role you will:

  • Mentor internal teams/individuals on security best practices by developing training and guidance materials.

  • Provide subject matter expertise on architecture, authentication and system security to domain experts across departments and units.

  • Proactively identify and reduce security risks, perform vulnerability management, and be a subject matter expert for mitigation approaches.

  • Perform a range of systems and network security-related activities including proactive monitoring, reactive support and documentation of security incidents, ensuring configuration management standards.

  • Ensure security assessments and forensic cyber security investigations are carried out when needed.

  • Incorporate current security trends, advisories, publications and academic research into our practices.

  • Assess security tools and solutions, integrating them as needed.

  • Develop, maintain and perform operational procedures and protocols, and ensure operational tasks are performed reliably and consistently to reduce the risk of security threats and breaches.

  • Triage and handle/escalate security issues independently.

  • Author technical security documents.

  • Take on a wide variety of security operations tasks as required.

For further details about the role, please see the full job description HERE.

What we’re looking for:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience.

  • Technical credibility, with experience and expertise in Security Operations.

  • Relevant experience in DevSecOps, forensics, and incident management.

  • Ability to translate policies and  procedures into technical auditable implementations.

  • Passion for growth and learning in IT security matters.

  • Ability to communicate clearly on technical issues with technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Experience in an Agile environment.

  • Ability to work effectively in a remote-only and culturally diverse team.

  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, plus preferably one other language.

  • Support and belief in Greenpeace core aims and values.


What you can expect:


You’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of the wide range of learning and development opportunities available to our staff. Staff can also access our wellness initiatives, such as yoga and meditation and also have the opportunity to join our global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion staff communities.


Please visit the careers site here, to learn more about working for Greenpeace.


Our values:

Greenpeace is a global campaigning network. It comprises 26 independent national/regional organisations, and a coordinating organisation, Greenpeace International. Greenpeace uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.


At Greenpeace, we get up everyday to:

  • Solve the climate crisis and protect biodiversity in all its forms

  • prevent pollution and abuse of the earth’s ocean, land, air and fresh water

  • end all nuclear threats

  • promote peace, global disarmament and non-violence

  • We believe in courageous nonviolent personal responsibility and action, independence from corporate influence, no permanent friends or foes and promoting solutions.

  • We believe in distributed leadership, consent-based decision making among flexible teams, fostering career growth and learning opportunities, work-life balance and maintaining the well-being of every employee.

  • We believe in advancing the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization.


To Apply


If you share our vision, please click ‘apply for this job’ below, to begin your application.


To apply for this role, we require you to answer a selection of key criteria and upload your CV (in English) via our online application form.


Addressing the key criteria is an important part of your application. We will be looking for evidence that demonstrates your skills and experience in these areas. Use examples where possible, to draw attention to experience, knowledge, achievements and skills gained in past employment or voluntary/leisure activities, provided they are relevant to the post.


It’s advisable to prepare your responses to the key criteria before starting your online application, as you are unable to save and return to it at a later date.


If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email us at Please note that all applications have to be filled out via the website and can’t be submitted via this email.


Greenpeace International is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We recognise and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organisation and we thrive in an environment that encourages respect and trust. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and would like to invite you especially to apply!

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 12th March 2023, 23:59 CET

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