Cyber Security Engineer (DDoS Mitigation) - NaWas

Who are we?

At the National Management Organization for Internet Providers (NBIP), we work together with our participants to realize a safer internet. As a center of expertise for DDoS Mitigation, Lawful Interception and Threat Intelligence Analysis, we provide support services to internet, hosting and cloud providers in the Netherlands and Europe. Read more.

We provide our services from our Operations Center where we use the latest high-quality technology to ensure the continuity of our participants.

We have plenty of ideas and ambitions for innovative projects. We need you to realize and implement those ambitions and ideas!

Who or what is the NaWas?

The NaWas, Nationale Wasstraat, offers internet (service) providers such as hosting and cloud parties unique protection against DDoS attacks. These types of attacks are a growing problem for the digital infrastructure. Participants of the NBIP work together to keep the costs of DDoS mitigation low and the availability and knowledge on this subject high. The NaWas has an excellent reputation and, together with other well-known commercial parties, is seen as a leading solution to mitigate DDoS attacks both in the Netherlands and abroad. Do you want to be part of the team that makes this all possible? Then read on and apply now.

What will you be doing?

  • Proactively and reactively taking steps to mitigate Layer 4-7 security attacks or threats against NaWas participants.
  • Analysing large amounts of network traffic for attack detection.
  • Interacting with NaWas participants under attack via phone, email and/or ticketing systems.
  • Proactive and real-time guidance of participants on network configuration and security protocols.
  • Documenting actions in incident management systems, knowledge base or ticketing systems.
  • Building a position as a trusted security advisor, both internally and externally.
  • Assisting NaWas participants with onboarding and provisioning.
  • Collaborating with DDoS suppliers on product management and development.
  • Ensuring that documented processes and procedures are accurate and up to date.

What do you bring?

You have a passion for data security, you like solving problems and sharing knowledge with others. You perform well under pressure and are constantly looking for opportunities to further develop both yourself and your team.

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent professional and intellectual ability
  • You have knowledge of web applications, Unix/Linux/Windows
  • You have at least 2 years of experience in data security
  • Experience in supporting corporate clients in production environments.
  • Able to quickly become familiar with new technologies.
  • You can convey technical information to clients who have varying levels of technical knowledge and skills.
  • You can perform log analyses.
  • You have the ability to develop creative and efficient solutions for complex problems
  • You have expert technical knowledge and experience in troubleshooting TCP/IP networks
  • You can communicate technical and operational details in fluent English (written and oral)
  • You have excellent problem-solving skills, including analytical thinking and an eye for detail.
  • You have experience and knowledge of global routing and network technologies (BGP, ASN routing)

What does a working day at NBIP look like?

A day at NBIP is challenging and varied. Together with our experienced team of engineers and analysts, you work to protect our participants against attacks and threats. You are responsible for managing the security systems of NaWas participants, ensuring real-time protection, and maintaining detection.

In addition to solving security issues, you have the opportunity to develop tools, attend training courses and contribute to improving our organisation and spreading security knowledge. You research new attacks and defence methods and support NaWas participants across Europe.

What do we have to offer?

As part of our Operations team, you work together with colleagues to serve the public interest by making internet traffic safer and strive for the best possible service.

Our team comprises more than just the people at our office. The NBIP and its services are widely supported by the internet service provider and hosting community. We are in close contact with our participants and regularly organise committees of technical people who like to exchange knowledge with us. As an employee of NBIP, you become part of a loyal and strong community that likes to help each other and deems sharing knowledge important.

  • Competitive salary.
  • A commute allowance and/or public transportation card.
  • Excellent study and development opportunities.
  • A unique opportunity to work in the technical field for a special and socially very important sector.
  • A laptop.
  • The possibility of hybrid working, with an office in Houten.
  • Lots of responsibility and independence within your position.
  • Fun, driven and professional colleagues in a close-knit team.


  • A VOG statement will be requested for the person in this position.
  • Because of the nature of this position it is necessary to sign an extensive Confidentiality Statement before starting work.