Python Software Engineer – Security Join the SecOps team that keeps the innovation show safely on the road

Education level
Bachelor / Master
Job experience
4-7 years

How you make our customers happy? is changing retail to make daily life simpler for 12 million customers. A mission we take on with 45,000 partners that enrich our retail tech platform with unique propositions. Combined, we now offer 30 million articles. But while we’re happy to provide customers with plenty of window shopping opportunities, ‘shop and/or data lifters’ need to be banned. Our SecOps team of hackers, defenders and problem-solvers makes sure they are, so customers, partners and business stakeholders can shop (and sleep) safely.

The biggest challenge is ever-evolving, and innovating our retail tech platform is a core activity. As SecOps we don’t want to roadblock innovations. That is, if we don’t have to. We’re sad when we do, but optimistic that it’s rarely necessary. We also want to enable teams to take full security ownership of their products. We monitor, scan, hack and sometimes block to ensure the speeding train doesn’t go off the rails. Our customers and partners expect nothing less!

What you do as Security Engineer

In this role you will be the software engineer in our multi-disciplinary operations team. Together with colleagues from a variety of professional backgrounds you develop state-of-the-art security engineering and monitoring solutions.

At Team SecOps, we develop our own innovative vulnerability management and security monitoring solutions. To make this work in a large organization such as, we strive to automate all the things. And that is where you come in!

Our team is looking for a Python developer that really enjoys the battle with the invisible enemies at the gates. You are the one that will automate and outsmart them and protect the data of our customers, retailers and employees. Together with your security engineering and hacking colleagues in the team, you will be responsible for keeping safe and secure.

We have a lot to offer, but not dull moments; there is always something new to pick up and the security landscape is constantly changing. We also invite you to claim ownership over your way of working. Experiment with the newest tech, be autonomous and pick your favorite way to get the job done. We are enthusiastic ambassadors of the Automation Is Good mantra. After all, a good IT engineer is ‘manually lazy’ and if automation lightens the workload, that’s extra time to focus on the ‘hard stuff’ and to pioneer your backside off. And yes, we invite you to come up with good/better/downright crazy solutions instead of telling you exactly what to do and how to do it. As long as you take our standards into consideration, we’ll roll out the red carpet for your plans. Challenge yourself. And challenge colleagues. Share knowledge and insights. Tell us about plans that worked out great. And, especially, about ones that didn’t, so others won’t make the same mistake, and you won’t be ‘beamed up’ from your holiday address to solve an issue that should not have occurred to begin with. Lastly: we don’t have that ‘holier-than-thou’ mentality that’s sometimes associated with our brand of coding: business colleagues are equals and their plans are treated as such. After all, security should not hinder innovation, but rather make innovations faster and safer.

Why you can make the difference

Because you are an open-minded security software engineer who is passionate about everything tech. You obviously need the right tech stack: think of Python, cloud, big databases and at least 4 years of relevant work experience.

The role calls for a quick learner who almost instinctively navigates our landscape, that consists of various technologies, such as Linux, Kubernetes, Azure (Sentinel), Google Cloud Platform, python, java, bash, PowerShell, active directory, LDAP, proxies, load balancers and firewalls. Is that list a bit too extensive? No problem. If you master some and want to master the others, we will gladly help you on your way. What we do consider pivotal, however, is the right mindset. The SecOps team is comprised of people who walk the talk, love feedback, and subscribe to the ‘team successes trump personal wins’ philosophy. Lone rangers get the black hat treatment. 😉

3 reasons why this is (not) for you

  • - You are always right No, if you are close-minded – you’re one of the best at your job, so the opinions of others are just so much white noise
  • - Never ask for help No, if you treat problems like eggs that need to be hatched: you sit on them ad infinitum and never ask anyone for help
  • - Works on my machine No, if you shy away from the ‘You build it, you run it, you love it, you hack it, you create anew’ approach to software development
  • + You know your stuff Your favorite programming language is Python and you are comfortable working in a cloud environment using technologies such as Kubernetes and Docker.
  • + Work together Yes, if you always keep colleagues in the loop and are willing and able to help them out, no matter what professional or personal challenges they face
  • + Proud of what you do Yes, if you live and breathe ownership: you stand behind your solutions

This is where you’ll work

At the premier online retail tech platform in the Netherlands and Belgium. A platform where 12 million customers can choose from over 30 million articles. A platform that helps roughly 45,000 commercial partners run their businesses. And a platform that will never be ‘finished’, because has been reinventing retail since 1999 and we always will be. If there’s a better way to do something, we’re working on it! Together with our customers, partners, and over 2,300 colleagues., de winkel van ons allemaal (the store of us all). This is the story we work on every day. It is our belief, that this will grow even stronger when many different people add their uniqueness to our story. We invite you to share your story with us. Because when you bring different people together, the most beautiful things will arise.

It is our responsibility to enable an environment that unleashes the power of diversity.

Perks of having a blue heart

  • On and off

    At we understand like no other that you have to take care of yourself first, then your environment and then In that order. Therefore, everyone at receives 29 days of vacation.
  • The culture and the office

    Our colleagues work hard to make the daily lives of our customers easier and more fun. But of course, we do this in an inspiring and creative environment!
  • Relocation wants to ensure that you make the best possible transition. We offer relocation assistance to the Netherlands from the moment you have the job.

Your application process

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Patrick Sengers, Recruiter

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