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Security Specialist

Location: Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 771

External Description:

As a Security Specialist you will be responsible for providing policies and guidance to ensure the software developed by teams you have responsibility for is Secure by Design. You will champion security and coach development teams in how to develop secure software. 

Duties and responsibilities

Role Specific Responsibilities

  • Leadership of Working Groups to define technical policies and guidelines relating to security particularly relating to software development
  • Ensure standards are aligned with any business accreditation needs
    • ISO 27001
    • Cyber Essentials
    • GDPR Related Security Controls
  • Hands-on involvement with the implementation of secure technical architectures e.g. Authentication and Authorisation solutions
  • Creating and developing Reference Security Architecture Blueprints and Standards 
  • Coaching of technical DevOps product teams to ensure technical security standards and architectures are well understood and best practice is followed
  • Champion technical product security implementation within the company to ensure Product Owners and other non-technical stakeholders understand the benefits and risks
  • Technical security risk assessment of existing and future products
  • Security auditing of software developed by the company and its partners
    • Black-box penetration testing 
    • White-box code reviews, static analysis
  • Investigation of security related events and incidents
  • Technical liaison with third-parties on security related discussions
    • Customers
    • Regulators and compliance auditors
    • Assisting Technical Sales with responses to RFP/RFI questions related to software product security
  • Automation of security testing
    • Tests within the software delivery pipeline
    • Continuous monitoring
  • Report to senior technical managers about security risks


  • In depth understanding of security best practice and standards:
    • Security by Design
    • ISO 27001 & Cyber Essentials
    • OWASP Top 10
    • Encryption
  • In depth understanding of authentication and authorisation technologies:
    • OpenID Connect
    • SAML
    • OAuth
    • AWS Cognito
    • AWS IAM
    • Active Directory
  • Experienced in:
    • Penetration Testing and use of Burp Suite
    • AWS cloud infrastructure & security
  • Good communication skills
    • Technical and non-Technical staff
    • Senior Management and external Customers


  • CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP or AWS certifications would be advantageous

Company Profile:

About Us

Genius Sports is a global leader in digital sports content, technology and integrity services. Our technology is used in over 150 countries worldwide, empowering sports to capture, manage and distribute their live data and video, driving their digital transformation and enhancing their relationships with fans.

Headquartered in London, we are the trusted partner to over 500 sports organisations globally, including many of the world’s largest leagues and federations such as the NBA, Premier League, FIBA, NCAA and PGA TOUR.

Genius Sports is more than a technology provider. We build long-term partnerships with sports at all levels, helping them to control and maximise the value of their content while providing technical expertise and round-the-clock support.

Medellin, Antioquia CO

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