Metro-Straße 1, Düsseldorf

  1. Full Time
  2. IT Security / Network Administration
  3. Düsseldorf

Detection and Response Engineer (m/f/d)

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Company Description

As a leading international food wholesaler, we at METRO are specialized in catering to the needs of hotels, restaurants, caterers (HoReCa), independent merchants (Traders), and more. With approximately 15 million customers worldwide, our unique multichannel mix offers the flexibility of purchasing goods in-store or via our digitally connected Food Service Distribution (FSD) delivery. In addition, we are continuously expanding our international online marketplace, METRO MARKETS, to meet the needs of our professional customers. We furthermore take pride in our commitment to sustainability which is considered in all our actions and being listed in various sustainability indices and rankings for years is proof for our dedication (e. g. MSCI, CDP, Dow Jones Sustainability Index). With our business operations spanning 32 countries, over 90,000 employees worldwide and generating sales of around €30 billion in the fiscal year 2022/23, we are determined to continue our journey to growth.

At METRO, we have set ourselves ambitious goals with our “sCore” growth strategy which is closely accompanied by our Fundamentals. These shared values provide us with rules of conduct that are binding for everyone at METRO, in all countries and companies. Our commitment to wholesale is at the forefront of our mission, and we are constantly striving to improve. With our ONE METRO spirit, everyone stands together, bringing curiosity, determination, courage, drive, commitment, and trust. Find out more about METRO at careers.metroag.de.

Job Description

Join us in developing and strengthening an entire department and transforming cybersecurity capabilities on a global scale. If you're committed to making a real impact in the field of Cyber Security, you can #ShapeTheM with us.

Besides an interesting professional environment, we offer you a culture that wants you to thrive and allows to learn from each other:

  • We try together, we stumble together, we get up together and shape our future. Be part of our transformation, build cross-functional capabilities and discover new ways of excelling in the Cyber Security field.
  • We create impact in the world of food and offer comfort for our customers worldwide. To achieve this, we build capabilities to be the cyber-resilient omni-channel wholesaler.
  • We invite you to take on responsibility, make our company your company and create a business together that remains true to its roots but always seeks new solutions.
  • Together, we CARRY the M, we GROW the M, we INSPIRE the M, we SHAPE the M.

The purpose of a role is:

...to oversee and drive the development, maintenance, and strategic direction of Detection and Response capabilities within the METRO AG. The role serves as a central role responsible for defining the Cyber Defense Center (CDC) engineering capabilities, prioritizing features, gathering requirements, and ensuring that CDC align with business objectives and related compliance and information security requirements.

You will be part of a team that is responsible to establish METRO AG wide Detection and Response capabilities to safeguard METRO AG´s assets and to ensure timely detection and response to cyber security threats and incidents.

Your tasks:

  • Evaluate and design cyberdefense capabilities and target architecture to ensure they align with the best practices and security standards, as well as fit in overall METRO AG architecture and Cyber Security strategy.
  • Collaborate with Security Architecture team and other stakeholders, to develop and maintain the advanced threat detection and mechanisms to protect METRO AG’s assets effectively.
  • Oversee the scope, coverage and performance of the METRO AG CDC tools and technologies, including SIEM, SOAR, identities, network and endpoint detection and response capabilities to protect the METRO AG assets.
  • Collaborate and provide business and technical expertise to MSSP Engineers to optimize the MSSP service delivery scope, coverage, and quality.
  • Develop and implement automation workflows to enhance METRO AG’s CDC efficiency and response times.
  • Mentor Detection and Response team and facilitate knowledge sharing to improve the overall expertise of the Detection and Response team.


  • Educational Background: A degree related to cybersecurity or a relevant field is required.

  • Experience: A minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience in cyber security and threat detection is essential.

  • Advanced Threat Detection Expertise: Demonstrated deep knowledge of advanced threat detection mechanisms and the ability to stay up-to-date with evolving threat landscapes. This includes a thorough understanding of emerging threats, attack vectors, and countermeasures.

  • SOC Tools and Technologies: Proficiency in utilizing Security Operations Center (SOC) tools and technologies, including SIEM (Security Information and Event Management), SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response), identities management, network detection, and endpoint detection. Familiarity with tools such as Splunk, Chronicle, Securonix, Trellix, and Sentinel One is essential.

  • MSSP Collaboration: Familiarity with Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) standards and practices, including the ability to collaborate effectively with MSSP engineers. This collaboration should involve aligning strategies and ensuring the integration of MSSP services with in-house security operations.

  • Automation Proficiency: Proven experience in implementing automation workflows within the context of cybersecurity. This includes streamlining and optimizing security processes, enhancing incident response, and leveraging automation for improved threat detection and mitigation.

Additional Information

  • We offer to be part of a fast-growing international team that has significant scaling ambitions across multiple markets.
  • Work-Life Balance: Trusted working hours, 30 days of vacation and home office options
  • Further training: A comprehensive further training offer over an own training team as well as an own annual training budget
  • Well-being: Health programs, a free fitness studio on our campus and regular employee events
  • Comfort: Very good public transport connections and free parking spaces including charging facilities for e-mobility. A canteens with a varied selection of meals and discounts in our stores and at many partner companies

Please note that all job opportunities at METRO AG require that you live in/move to Germany and can be in office in Düsseldorf at least 2 times per week. We don't offer 100% remote opportunities.

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  4. Düsseldorf

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