Cyber Security Consultant

Job Title: Cyber Security Consultant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Salary: Negotiable
Job list.duration: 3-6 months
REF: GB004_1539359478
Contact Name: Gareth Batchelor
Contact Email:
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

The Senior Security Consultant will provide delivery leadership and pre-sales support within the Cyber Defence consultancy team primarily aligned to clients in the DACH region.

The role includes the following responsibilities.


  • Provide the lead in major delivery projects acting as a security design authority and team lead, ensuring that solutions remain in scope and are aligned to agreed business requirements, appropriate delivery methodologies are followed and that effective governance is applied;
  • Delivery of smaller stand-alone projects as required;
  • Provide support and guidance to consultants working on other PSS projects;
  • Provide peer reviews of HLD, LLD and other project documentation as required;
  • Work with internal and external stake holders to understand business requirements and prepare appropriate technical solution designs at both high and low levels.


  • Work with the sales teams to help define end-client business requirements and associated security services solutions;
  • Support the definition, scope and estimation of PSS security services;
  • Attend client meetings where applicable.
  • Support the preparation of RFP responses and SOWs in areas that relate directly to PSS security services;
  • Support and actively participate in the business development of the practice by identifying additional business opportunities within the current client base;

Practice development

  • Make a contribution to the on-going development of PSS security services to ensure that they reflect current industry best practice and trends and remain aligned to customer requirements and expectations;
  • Act as a mentor to less experienced members of the PSS team;
  • Support the practice lead in local management activities;


  • Maintain day to day records of project work to allow accurate billing and reporting of consultancy time;
  • Maintain effective network of business contacts and their partner community;
  • Maintain and grow their own knowledge to ensure this maintains fully relevant to the security services practice and its clients;
  • Have strong presentation and written/verbal communications skills at multiple levels of an organization;
  • Have security consulting, design and delivery experience.

As a Security Consultant you will bring:

  • Technical expertise with very strong skills in at least 3 or 4 of the technologies below (please note preferred technologies):
    • Network FWs particularly NGFW including Palo Alto and Fortinet.
    • Infrastructure firewalls: Cisco ASA, Check Point & Juniper.
    • Security Devices: Bluecoat Proxy (preferred), F5 ASM, Zscaler, Cisco IronPort;
    • IDP/IPS: FirePower/Sourcefire IPS/IDS (preferred), McAfee;
    • Vulnerability Scanners: Skybox, Nessus, Nikto, Qualys;
    • APT: FireEye, Palo Alto WildFire; Bluecoat Solara
    • Identity & Access Management: Cisco ISE;
  • Experience with building, maintaining, reviewing all configurations/settings/policies on chosen technologies;
  • Experience of multi-vendor, managed outsourcing environments;
  • Experience working with operational environments following ITIL frameworks;
  • Good general knowledge and expertise of networking (TCP/IP, routing, switching, WAN, LAN, …);
  • Excellent documentation skills;
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills (technical and non-technical);
  • Ability to review processes and procedures - and improve them;
  • Experience participating in network & system security projects to provide:
    • Business requirements analysis and support for Solutions Architects;
    • Production of detailed infrastructure designs including physical and virtual aspects of security components.
  • Migration of complex legacy infrastructures to new managed security services platforms;

It is likely that you will have gained some of the following professional qualifications:

  • CISSP or equivalent;
  • CISM;
  • GIAC;
  • Vendor specific engineering certifications (e.g. Palo Alto CNSE, Cisco CCNA Security, … ).