Security Analyst (Portugal) at Coalition | Powderkeg

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Customer Security

About Us

Founded in 2017, Coalition is on a mission to solve cyber risk and create a safer digital economy where everyone can thrive. Digital risk is now a part of every business and it’s no longer solely the domain of technical teams. That’s why we combined comprehensive insurance with proactive cybersecurity tools to help organizations stay resilient to digital risks like cyber attacks, funds transfer fraud and much more.

Our team works collaboratively across North America and Europe to prevent security failures and provide both technical and financial help when incidents do occur. Today, Coalition is the world’s largest commercial insurtech serving over 130,000 customers including many small businesses that rely on Coalition to help them chart a path forward in the new digital world.

As of September 2021, Coalition has raised $520 million from leading global technology investors as well as highly-regarded institutional investors including: Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Valor Ventures, Durable Capital, T. Rowe Price Advisors, and Whale Rock Capital, valuing the company at more than $3.5 billion.

Coalition has experienced tremendous growth by helping organizations of all sizes solve real-world problems and by remaining true to our founding values of character, humility, responsibility, authenticity and diversity. That’s why we are proud to be named one of Inc’s Best Places to Work in 2021.

About the role

The Coalition Security team is comprised of bright minds across many cybersecurity domains, with expertise in Red Teaming, Threat Intelligence, Cyber Risk Management and Defensive Security Controls. In the Security Engineering role, your mandate is to protect our customers from loss. As a part of this mandate, you might find yourself analyzing data breaches and claims events, conducting client security gap analysis, assisting with penetration testing / red-team assessments. You will work across our client base on topics ranging from security architecture and cloud security, to data protection and compliance.

You will also have an opportunity to work with our product team to codify security best practices into our underwriting algorithms, rating models and risk management apps.


  • Review and analyze the security posture of insureds or potential insureds quickly and efficiently
  • Evaluate customer security programs, technologies, controls, and business environments; recommend and develop enhancements
  • Triage security incidents and claims, understand the root cause, and develop detection tradecraft from threat intelligence
  • Build security automation tooling to rapidly integrate optimizations into our underwriting system
  • Assist with developing Information Security Plans and Policies, including those for Incident Response, customized to customer requirements and risk profile
  • Provide recommendations on solutions to help customers manage information security risk
  • Track emerging security practices and contribute to building internal processes, and our various products
  • Stay abreast of the current regulatory environment, industry trends and related implications

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of security analysis or penetration testing experience
  • Demonstrated expert understanding of the life cycle of network threats, attack vectors, and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques, and procedures
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP Protocols, network analysis and network/security applications, including log and network traffic capture analysis
  • Experience with Nmap, Nessus, Nexpose, Qualys, Burp, Kali, Metasploit, Meterpreter or other offensive tools
  • Knowledge of industry standard frameworks – NIST, ISO, HIPAA, PCI
  • Self-motivated with an entrepreneurial spirit and comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Aptitude to learn technical concepts/terms and ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Engineering or equivalent work experience

Bonus Points

  • Securing cloud based platforms (Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, etc.) - experience with system hardening procedures for Windows, Linux and Unix is helpful.
  • Knowledge or experience with EnCase, FTK, SIFT, Volatility, Splunk, Graylog, ELK/Logstash, WireShark, Zeek, or other open source forensic/log analysis/network analysis tool
  • Knowledge of programming and scripting for development of security tools and industry frameworks is helpful
  • SCADA / Control systems network experience a plus

Why Coalition?

Coalition's culture is one that strongly values humility, authenticity, and diversity. We want to work with people of different backgrounds and different paths in life, and we trust our team members to take responsibility, share ownership and work for one another. We are always looking for collaborative, inquisitive and dedicated individuals to join our team.

Coalition Engineering

Our culture is one of character, humility, responsibility, purpose, authenticity, and no a-holes. We are growing rapidly and that growth is enabled by strong teamwork, communication, and mentorship. We want people who are passionate about becoming experts in both the business and the technologies that support it. Our core platform is written mostly in Python with some services in Java and Go. We prefer to use the right tool for the job and make pragmatic decisions about how to scale and de-couple systems as we continue to grow. We’re looking for someone who can navigate a cloud environment (AWS) with many moving pieces and systems to help the team understand how they fit into the broader puzzle.

**Recent press releases: **

[Coalition Closes $205 Million Series E, Valuing the Cyber Insurance Provider At More Than $3.5 Billion]( funding-and-over-3-5-billion-valuation/)

Coalition is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Security Analyst (Portugal)
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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