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Lead Engineer / Engineer, Cybersec SOC Ops, Ops Systems Sustainment Centre

Agency: Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX)
Job no.: 551164
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore

Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX)

HTX is the world’s first Science and Technology agency that integrates a diverse range of scientific and engineering capabilities to innovate and deliver transformative and operationally-ready solutions for homeland security. As a statutory board of the Ministry of Home Affairs and integral to the Home Team, HTX works at the forefront of science and technology to empower Singapore’s frontline of security. Our shared mission is to amplify, augment and accelerate the Home Team’s advantage and secure Singapore as the safest place on planet earth.

The job holder will investigate into cyber security events / incidents within MHA networks. He/she will perform roles in areas of intelligence, cyber threat management and trend analysis.



Incident Response

  • Take charge of incidents or suspected incidents assigned by the Ops cluster and work towards establishing the confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA Triangle) of information systems and data in MHA.
  • Take lead in responding to incidents / threats in co-ordination with Home Team Department Security Incident Response Officers (SIROs).
  • Collaborate with other cyber incident response agencies such as National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Government IT Security Incident Response (GITSIR) & Cyber-Watch Centre (CWC) so that there is proper coordination in reporting to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with other IR members to review and update Security Incident Response Plan (SIRP) and response framework in MHA.


Intelligence and Threat Management

  • Develop assets protection and threat risk scoring program, charter, roadmap, and develop a governance programme for MHA.
  • Compile and maintain a Repository of cyber threat intelligence relevant to MHA Infocomm Technology environment
  • Fusion of locally derived and externally sourced cyber threat intelligence into signatures, techniques, and analytics intended to detect and track the Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).
  • Active participation in cyber intelligence threat-sharing groups.


Trend Analysis

  • Conduct long-term analysis of event feeds, collected malware, and incident data for evidence of malicious or anomalous activity.
  • Look out for open-ended, unstructured threats currently not on the radar that might have potential impact/threat to MHA. 
  • Maintain an up-to-date ICT assets and the baseline of system / network behaviour across MHA.


Job requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or IT equivalent education and experience, preferably with advanced technical credentials.
  • Preferably at least 3 years’ work experience in cyber-security and threat Intelligence related area preferably in large mission critical environment (e.g. Critical infrastructure systems), with 2 years in team management.
  • Preferably at least 2 years’ working experience in Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) or cyber incident response management.
  • Certifications in CISSP, GCIH or GSEC are preferred.
  • Government Home Team Ops knowledge and good understanding of their systems & networks are preferred.
  • Strong experience analysing raw log files (i.e. firewall, IDS, PCAP, system logs), perform data correlation, security testing and penetration testing.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and configuring networking devices, application platform, databases, Windows and UNIX system administration.
  • Strong effective communications skills.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • A team player with the ability to work autonomously.


All new appointees will be appointed on a two-year contract in the first instance.

We wish to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified within 30 days upon closing of the advertisement.

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