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Qualcomm Cyber Security Engineer (Security Architecture) - Cork, Ireland in Cork, Ireland


QT Technologies Ireland Limited

Job Area:

Information Technology Group, Information Technology Group > Cyber Security Engineering

General Summary:

About the Role

Qualcomm offers flexible work options tailored to our employee’s needs. These include a combination of work from home and working in our brand new, state of the art office in Penrose Dock, Cork.

Well-being and life balance are fundamental to Qualcomm as an employer. We recognise and understand that employees have missed spending quality time with loved ones and extended family.

As such, Cork Qualcomm policy allows our employees to blend short-term remote working with annual leave.

The Information Security & Risk Management (ISRM) organization is looking for a strong team player with significant industry experience in cyber security architecture. As a member of ISRM’s Security Architecture Team you will help protect Qualcomm from compromises such as data breaches, hacking attempts, targeted and insider threats, and other forms of cyberattacks.

Your primary responsibilities will be:

Designing, analyzing, and validating architectural solutions and implementations, creating secure architectural patterns for both enterprise and cloud environments, and helping to find and highlight opportunities for broad or systemic improvements. You will be a security evangelist, driving company-wide environment hardening initiatives and representing the information security group throughout Qualcomm.

We are a collaborative team…

that is always learning, sharing, and researching. You will work with specialists and generalists across information security domains regularly, with a focus on cross-training with our red and blue teams. You must have broad expertise in Information Security or related fields, strong technical writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to learn and grow in a rapidly evolving environment.

While we are looking for people…

who have all of the skillsets outlined in this posting, we also recognize that this is very rare. So, if you can learn these things, and you have a desire to dig into areas you haven’t explored yet, this is the position for you.


  • Partner with IT and business units to conduct security assessments, address findings, and validate adherence to security guidance

  • Evangelize security within Qualcomm and drive company-wide environment hardening initiatives

  • Provide security recommendations on existing and new application, system, and network architectures

  • Establish alternative security measures to allow for business continuity while protecting the company's assets

  • Develop and advice on best practices around cloud platforms

  • Track data security findings to closure in a timely manner by partnering with business units, communicating solutions, and verifying remediation

  • Perform risk analysis for corporate functional & technical areas and 3rd party providers relevant to data security

  • Act as a mentor and provide guidance and technical leadership to other staff members

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Support other ISRM activities, goals, and objectives as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in IT, Cyber Security, or related area.

  • 3+ year experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Java, etc.

  • 4+ years experience in software and/or application testing (e.g., creating test cases and prototype environments, QA, software or application testing).

  • 2+ years leadership role in projects/programs.

Preferred Qualifications The ideal candidate

  • 7+ years of cybersecurity-relevant work experience with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.

  • 2+ years of experience developing and/or assessing IT architectural designs

  • 5+ years of experience cyber security experience in the following areas:

  • Networking

  • Web applications

  • Cryptography fundamentals

  • OS Hardening

  • IAM Principles / Authentication and Authorization

  • Basic scripting and automating capabilities

  • Common operating systems and business application platforms including an understanding of their enterprise architecture and integration patterns

  • Hands-on experience with major cloud environments (AWS, Azure, etc.)

  • Familiarity with security frameworks such as OWASP, NIST CSF, etc.

  • Ability to understand and collaborate on technical concepts related to software architecture, data and reporting, and user experience.

Education Requirements Required: Bachelors of Science in: Computer Engineering, or Computer Science, or Applied Mathematics, or Information Technology; or equivalent experience

Preferred: Masters of Science in Computer Engineering, or Computer Science, or Applied Mathematics, or Information Technology

Where you will be working

Cork has a proud reputation as Ireland's second largest economic engine and is now one of the Top 20 location choices in Europe with 39,000 people being employed by over 170 overseas companies.

There's a growing diversity in the region with people from many nationalities relocating to Cork, relishing the opportunity to work and live in a location that offers an excellent quality of life.

A gateway to Europe, Cork airport provides access to almost 50 international destinations including transatlantic air routes.

Equal Opportunities

We are an Equal Opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any protected classification.

What's on Offer

Apart from working in an open, relaxed and collaborative space, you will enjoy:

  • Salary, stock and performance related bonus

  • Maternity/Paternity Leave

  • Employee stock purchase scheme

  • Matching pension scheme

  • Education Assistance

  • Relocation and immigration support (if needed)

  • Life, Medical, Income and Travel Insurance

  • Subsidised memberships for physical and mental well-being

  • Bicycle purchase scheme

  • Employee run clubs, including, running, football, chess, badminton + many more

  • Work from country of origin for up to 12 weeks per year

*References to a particular number of years experience are for indicative purposes only. Applications from candidates with equivalent experience will be considered, provided that the candidate can demonstrate an ability to fulfill the principal duties of the role and possesses the required competencies.

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