IT Security Engineer

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Are you a curious and passionate security engineer? Would you like to work in a creative and nerdy environment at a successful games company? Keep reading and learn how you can be part of a fun and hardworking team in a thrilling environment. 

About the role

We are looking for a talented IT security engineer to join our small and dedicated IT team, currently consisting of five IT support technicians, an applications manager, a systems engineer, project manager and our Head of IT. As our first dedicated security engineer you will have a chance to shape the security landscape at Paradox and be involved in everything from strategic work to detailed, hands-on tasks. The goal for this role is to ensure that Paradox IT systems are protected from intrusions, malicious attacks and security vulnerabilities. Together with our application manager and systems engineer you will be responsible for the security of our systems. You will also be responsible for taking initiatives to elevate the knowledge of our staff and make improvements to our processes as well as be a permanent member of our security council. The role may also include leading internal security-related projects together with other departments based on their requests and established needs. In addition, you will collaborate with our NOC/SOC to understand the current threat levels and together find ways to stay at the forefront of proactive security. 


  • Monitor networks, applications and devices for security issues. 
  • Investigate security breaches and other cyber security incidents.
  • Install security measures and operate software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and data encryption programs.
  • Identify, document and mitigate security breaches.
  • Stay current on IT security trends and news.
  • Develop company-wide best practices for IT security.
  • Undertake and follow up on penetration testing.
  • Help employees understand and adopt information security mindset.
  • Research security enhancements and make recommendations.
  • Stay up-to-date on information technology trends and security standards.
  • Keep relevant security policies up-to-date to prevent existing attack vectors.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent acquired knowledge.
  • Experience in information security or related fields.
  • Experience with computer network penetration testing and techniques.
  • Understanding of firewalls, SIEM, antivirus, and IDS/IPS concepts and products.
  • Ability to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities.
  • Experience within physical security is meritable.

As a person, you are inquisitive and able to grasp complex threat risks. You are pragmatic, goal-oriented and service-minded. You like helping people and are able to work well both in teams as well as independently. You are thorough and enjoy creating structure from chaos. Furthermore, you are able to take initiatives and take a proactive approach to ensuring our IT delivery is safe, smooth and efficient.

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If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you’d be  a great addition to our team.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Stockholm, Sweden

Magnus Ladulåsgatan 4
118 66 Stockholm Directions View page

Working at Paradox

So what’s in it for you? We keep it simple and have divided this into four areas: work, social, development, and compensation. This is a brief summary of our perks and what it means to work at Paradox. If you want to know more - get in touch!

  • Work

    Small teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to us

    You are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams

    Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)

  • Social

    Company-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beverages

    Yearly company parties

    Ping-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board games

    Spoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch

  • Development

    Leadership courses available for all employees

    We continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesCom

    Lunch n´ Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between “Doing business in China” to “Surviving the zombie apocalypse”

  • Compensation

    Competitive monthly salary and salary revision once per year

    Participation in our company wide profit share program

    5+1 weeks of paid vacation per year

    For international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight)

Our Culture

In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox:






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