Business Unit Director Detect

Founded in 2005, Computest has quickly grown to become the preferred partner for over 300 companies that require strategic and operational expertise in cyber security. Based on our strong technical background we have expanded our services to support our customers’ executive teams in building long-term strategies adapted to the risks, their crown jewels and revenue streams are facing, thereby building pertinent, actionable and future proof security roadmaps.

We love to say, “THE MORE COMPLEX IT GETS, THE MORE EXCITED WE ARE” and that is what defines us. Our passion is to help our customers solve complex security challenges, whether those require advanced technical knowledge or strategic and tactical expertise. We take it on and help you keeping your operations safe from disruption and business running.

We don't like to boast, but we could if we wanted to! For example, about how our hackers managed to penetrate Volkswagen’s infotainment system and about our many brilliant and industry-leading clients large and small. Or about how we found a vulnerability in Zoom and so won a competition and made the international news.

About the Business Units

In a nutshell Computest Security operates on the full scale of Security services which in our case comprise 4 Business Units: Prevent, Detect, Response and Governance. This job post will focus on the Business Unit Detect. The team of the Detection Business Unit is set to consist of project managers, delivery managers, security engineers and architects, and analysts which deliver all necessary capabilities and expertise to the management and operational teams of our customers and help guide to handle security anomalies and prevent incidents from happening.

Computest has recently initiated its Security Operations Center (SOC) as part of the Business Unit Detect, equipped with specialized staff and already serving a growing number of clients. Computest intends to grow its customer base swiftly and therefore requires to adopt the capabilities of the SOC accordingly. The SOC adheres to contemporary market trends and developments, in terms of technology and capabilities.

What can you expect from your role?

As a Business Unit Director Detect it is important for you to be able to coach and manage the SOC team but also to be able to support the delivery team in advising customer during complex cases.

Ideally, you have experience in management and enhancement of Detection and Response services, build commercial programs to promote of these, as well as the capability to continuously staff the team with the right people, skills and knowledge.

You will therefore collaborate with other departments, such as, but not limited to, sales marketing, and products, as well as the management team.

Next to above responsibilities, we expect you to (have):

  • Hold full responsibility for the development of the team, technology, client base and services of Computests’ Detection and Response solutions.
  • A strong and relevant technical background and overall subject matter driven profile, accompanied with general business acumen and proven client delivery skills.
  • SOC experience is a prerequisite, being able to translate tech and threat developments in daily SOC operations, being fully mindful of our customers possible business impact as well. In addition, analytics, threat hunting, anomaly triage and incident response are key features to the candidates’ experience.
  • Experience working and communicating with different stakeholders (C-Level, management, and operations) and influence their decisions and execution.
  • A start and scale up mindset to help drive the success and performance of our Detection and Response solutions for our customer base (his role will not entail a business-as-usual situation)
  • People management skills. You will be building and growing your team of technical specialists.
  • Thrive in a culture with a no-nonsense mentality.
  • An excellent command of Dutch and English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Be cheerful, ambitious, enterprising and opportunistic – a person who seizes opportunities and thinks in terms of challenges rather than problems.

We expect all 'Computesters’ to be committed to the business, to be loyal, to work with passion and to be technically well-grounded. Last but not least, we love gregarious people. Computest considers happiness and growth of its people as key differentiator and therefore we look for leaders, not bosses.

What can you expect from us?

If you’re working with us, you’re important to us. We offer great working conditions and special benefits such as a laptop and phone which you can utilize for personal use, internet subscription compensation and a fancy car of your choice. We value personal growth and development of expertise and would like to see you excel in what you like, therefore we also offer room for such.

We don't like wearing suits or endless meetings, we like efficiency, fun and we don't hide ourselves away in our offices. We strive to ensure that everyone at Computest enjoys working with only great clients. We really do our best to create a pleasant working atmosphere by means of all kinds of fun activities such as monthly drinks, dinners and a winter sports holiday, plus a games room, an open-door policy, a coffee corner and a fantastic lunch offering.

Learning and development

As we mentioned before, Computest is very ambitious; our future plans include massive growth and the possibilities are endless. We don't think in terms of problems but in terms of challenges and solutions. We therefore believe it is important that you continue to develop as a person; after all, the market is changing rapidly and we want to remain the reliable, opinionated specialists. In order to stimulate personal growth and development, we will draw up an individual development plan with you and together we will put it into practice through a range of courses and events and with the help of technically very skilled, helpful and forward-looking colleagues.

Knowledge sharing is also something Computest prizes highly, which is why we lay on special sessions and meetings to share what we have learned. We also consider your knowledge to be crucial and therefore very important.

Now what?

Has reading this vacancy fired your enthusiasm and would you like to apply? Send your letter of motivation and CV to the Computest Recruitment Team at recruitment@computest.nl or complete the form below and we’ll contact you as soon as possible! Of course you can also call us first on 088 - 733 13 37.
Since confidentiality is very important for this role and for Computest, obtaining a certificate of good conduct (VOG) and checking references is a standard part of our application process.

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