Senior Security Specialist
  • Continuous improvement & training
  • Role with impact
  • Largest robot producer
  • Maassluis
  • 32-40 hours
  • HBO of WO opleiding
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What is your role?

In Lely’s Product Development department about 500 engineers are developing smart solutions that that help automate dairy farms. We develop a wide range of products such as milking and feeding robots, automated guided vehicles, and farm management software.

With software development, both on the embedded as application side, comes cyber security. We are constantly working on the cybersecurity robustness of our software by supporting our teams and engineers with peer-programming, threat modelling, tooling, coaching, and training.

Job profile

We are looking for a Senior Security Specialist (Application SME) to strengthen our Product Security team. The ideal candidate is a hands-on subject matter expert on secure (embedded) application development with a good understanding of software vulnerabilities, their mitigation and a passion for training and coaching. Together with the Product Security team, the Senior Security Specialist ensures the continued growth of the product (development) security maturity.

More in detail, the job responsibilities are:

  • Providing developers with guidance and education in secure design- and development practices and standards, to help proactively prevent vulnerabilities in Lely software.
  • Conducting threat modeling exercises with engineering teams to identify vulnerabilities in product designs.
  • Providing security subject matter expertise to engineering teams and developers during research, design, and development of Lely software.
  • Enabling early feedback for developers (shift left) in detection and prevention of security findings in the software development process through process improvement and the automation of security scans in the development pipeline.
  • Supporting and coaching teams in verifying, prioritizing and mitigating vulnerabilities.
  • Partnering with engineering teams to identify and solve complex security challenges.
  • Hands on driving the execution of vulnerability management and SBOM monitoring.
  • Participating, promoting, and playing an active role in the Lely security community.
  • Understanding global events and trends to influence key technical decisions and ensure the security of Lely products.

About you

As Senior Security Specialist you fulfill an essential role in helping Lely Product Development to create and maintain software securely throughout the software development lifecycle.

You have deep knowledge of security protocols and tooling throughout the software development lifecycle as well as profound and recent experience in secure software development practices. Furthermore, you have a good understanding of application security basics, prior experience in threat modelling and secure code review in C++/Python/C# and you are experienced with SAST and DAST. As a person you are eager to learn new skills and grow, able to work both independently and within a team. Your communications skills are excellent, being able to understand and explain the context of found vulnerabilities to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

What is your experience?

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3+ years as a security analyst/consultant/DevSecOps engineer, experienced with product security controls and processes like secure SDLC, security champions, threat modelling, risk assessments and bug bounty. Familiar with OWASP top 10 and CWE top 25 standards and certification in OSCP/OSCE/OSWE is preferred.
  • Proven track record in training and coaching engineering teams, participation in capture the flag (CTF) competitions or events is preferred.
  • Experienced in conducting threat modelling exercises and partnering with engineering teams to identify and solve complex security issues.
  • Experienced in finding vulnerabilities in interpreted languages (C#, C++, Python).
  • Experience with applications deployed using docker, kubernetes, and public cloud (Azure).
  • Excellent level of English (verbal and written). Additionally good level of Dutch is preferred.
  • Experience with secure boot and related cryptographic applications for platform security, principles and use of cryptographic primitives and protocols is preferred.
  • Direct experience in the overlap between software and hardware security, and firmware/software technologies is preferred.

What do we offer you?

To address the food demand and challenge for 2050, it is crucial to handle people, animals, and the environment responsibly. For us, this means being a reliable long-term partner for our customers and passing on the world to the next generation through sustainable product development. You can contribute to realizing this dream.

What can you expect in your role as a Senior Security Specialist?

  • Working in an international work environment within one of the most innovative organizations in the Netherlands and also the largest robot producer in Europe. 
  • Excellent employment conditions, including up to 8 weeks of vacation and a salary of up to €5800,- with room for growth within the scale. 
  • Opportunities for growth where you are in charge of your own development. 
  • Space and freedom to innovate, bring in new ideas, and undertake initiatives. We not only offer this, but we also genuinely expect it. It's up to you to come up with ideas and implement them. 
  • A team with enthusiastic, helpful colleagues, collaborating with product development, procurement, and other stakeholders. 
  • Our Lely Academy offers various training programs, such as personality training or more job-relevant training. If you want to develop yourself but it's not in the curriculum, you discuss it with your manager. 
  • The #FitatLely program with our own Lely Gym. A volleyball court, basketball court, football table, and ping pong table where you can challenge your colleagues or take a break from work. 
  • Lease-a-Bike scheme to lease a new bike affordably. 
  • Additionally, enjoy the services and wide range of coffee and tea from our personal barista at the Lely Campus, who makes the tastiest cappuccinos from fresh milk, directly from our own farmer from the Lely Orbiter, for example. 
  • A healthy work-life balance with a hybrid policy where you are 60% on Campus. This is flexible and can be arranged in consultation with your manager. Prefer more time on our modern Campus? You are always welcome (between 06:00 a.m. and 08:00 p.m.).
  • Moreover, we love to celebrate. Whether it's an anniversary or our Christmas party, at Lely, we know how to celebrate! For a feel of the atmosphere, check out this video:

If you want to know more about working at Lely or about the vacancy, please contact me or respond via the button.

Recruitment & selection agency, consultancy, and/or staffing agency? We appreciate the interest, but we recruit all our candidates directly. We understand that as intermediaries, you want to present candidates for our great positions and contribute to our ambitions, but this is not how we have set up our recruitment process. This means that all unsolicited profiles offered on Lely vacancies will be treated as direct applications.

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About Lely

At Lely, we believe in achieving a sustainable, profitable and agreeable future for dairy farmers by combining robotisation, engineering and farming expertise.

It all started with a dream cherished by two brothers in Maassluis 75 years ago, and ever since, we have worked to become innovative market leaders in automated systems for dairy farmers across the globe. With a team of 2,400 professional specialists, we work constantly to bring about revolutionary solutions for the agro industry. We are based at our Maassluis Campus, a building which features the highest sustainability performance possible, not just in the Netherlands, but on a global scale. Our overall objective: making dairy farming interesting, also for the coming generations.