Cybersecurity Engineer

  • FIFA
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • 06 Feb, 2024
Full time Computer Science Digital Engineer Safeguarding Technology

Job Description

At FIFA26, our vision is to unite the world through the greatest, most innovative, and inclusive sporting event of all time. The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament will feature 48 teams and be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico and the USA. This new format will redefine excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement among fans and players across North America and all over the world. Now is your time to become a game changer and join the workforce that will plan and deliver this extraordinary and unforgettable experience. 

Reporting organisationally to the Director Event Technology, the Cybersecurity Engineer will be a key member of the FIFA26 Technology team, and work in close collaboration with the wider FIFA Cybersecurity and Technology team in Zurich and other key individuals responsible for design, build and implement security infrastructure within the FIFA FWC26 environment, aimed at protecting FIFA’s information & systems. 

Key Responsibilities

The main responsibilities and oversights of the Cybersecurity Engineer for the FIFA World Cup 26™ include:

  • Protect FIFA’s information & systems, while enabling the organization to take risk-based decisions.
  • Design, build, test and implement security infrastructure within the FIFA FWC26 environment. 
  • Support the operation and implementation of the FIFA FWC26 office security infrastructure Collaborate with the relevant technical stakeholders to gather requirements and align them to the overarching Cybersecurity principles.
  • Execute the Cybersecurity program across the FWC26 infrastructure. Support FIFA Technical stakeholders to ensure the temporary event infrastructure complies with Cybersecurity standards and FIFA guidelines.
  • Identify and assess information security risks for the infrastructure, the FWC26 and FIFA.        
  • Perform spot-checks and provide control effectiveness metrics.
  • Actively participate to investigations on Cybersecurity incidents in collaboration with FIFA Cybersecurity and the MSSP. 
  • Provide security architecture expertise and consulting/advisory to support Technology infrastructure and products in designing and implementing secure solutions. 
  • Execute technical incident response on applications and infrastructure (incl. endpoints, networks and servers). 
  • Provide vulnerability and secure configuration scanning for the local infrastructure and applications.
  • Monitor access to all systems and maintain access control profiles on computer network and systems. 

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

ACCOUNTABILITY: Demonstrate commitment to responsibilities and objectively analyze one’s behavior, while assuming consequences of one’s own actions and/or decisions and learning from one’s mistakes.

DECISION MAKING: Ability to identify and swiftly make decisions in critical situations, take initiative and calculated risks, explore alternative solutions, and respond promptly to unforeseen circumstances.

INCLUSIVITY: Achieve shared organizational objectives by sharing information with colleagues across all levels and divisions, tangibly influencing others, and maintaining a network of support contacts.

INITIATIVE:  Capacity to do things on one’s own initiative and to influence the course of events, assume responsibilities, and achieve objectives with a minimum of supervision and control.

INNOVATION: Capacity to break new ground, look for unconventional solutions, and produce fresh ideas.

LEADERSHIP: Ability to lead one’s contacts/colleagues/partners, encourage teamwork, and delegate authority / decision-making power, as needed, to produce the expected results and make efficient use of the team’s skills and talents.

VISION: Ability to perceive the organization's global environmental impact, anticipate decision consequences, grasp organizational missions, and formulate strategic plans.

About FWC2026

The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.