Security engineer

Syndis 11. Jan 2021 Fullt starf

Syndis is a leading and growing information security company helping organizations defend themselves by providing bespoke services and innovative security solutions in the global market. Our clients are both Icelandic and international organisations that span tech companies, financial institutions, multinationals, the entertainment industry, gaming companies, national critical infrastructure and government. Our approaches to helping clients solve their security challenges are based on a deep understanding of real world attacks: we take an attack-based perspective in our research and development, which we in turn use to develop novel technologies and methodologies to meet our clients’ needs. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.


We’re looking for enthusiastic and capable people to work across a range of areas in a fast paced and close-knit team located in Reykjavík, Iceland. Syndis’ engineering team consists of individuals with a wide range of backgrounds who perform application assessments, penetration tests and attack simulations on systems and organizations around the world as well as developing new service offerings. This means that day-to-day our engineers are reviewing applications, attacking and surveying networks, and performing full-scale attacks on the organizations of our clients in an effort to raise their level of security and monitoring clients security.


You are eligible to live and work in Iceland You are capable of writing and speaking English on a professional level
Speaking Icelandic is a plus but by no means a requirement
You have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or demonstrable experience in the areas we are looking for You have an uncontainable enthusiasm for ‘hacking all of the things’
You are excited about the idea of working on different things each day and of jumping in to help teammates solve problems spanning a range of disciplines
You relish the idea of using security first principles to work out what needs to be done even if you’ve never worked on a particular type of problem before
You want to help our clients stay ahead of the curve when it comes to their security
You like the idea of making the world a safer place


Syndis is looking for people with experience in any of the following fields and technologies. None of these are requirements but are definitely a plus.
Web application development.
Hyperscaler environments (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.)
DevOps technologies (Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Ansible, etc.)
Windows domain administration (Active Directory, Exchange, Office365, etc.)
General programming experience.
Any language is fine but C#, NodeJS, React Native and mobile native languages are a big plus.
General networking knowledge.
Experience with opsec/infosec is definitely a plus.


Be in the forefront of the security industry in Iceland and getting the opportunity to work with some of the biggest companies in the world.
Being able to research and develop tools related to security.
The opportunity to work on a range of different security engagements and consultancy.
Creativity is at the heart of Syndis’ ideology and all engineers are encouraged to explore personal interests in security during work hours.

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Does the role look like it was written just for you? Perfect, we would love to hear from you! Please send us a CV and a short writeup of why you would be interested in working at Syndis to and we’ll be in touch. We will of course keep all information about you confidential.