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IBM Executive Consultant Europe, IBM X-Force IRIS (m/f/x) in Köln, Germany


Information and Data are some of the most important organizational assets in today’s businesses. As a Security Consultant, you will be a key advisor for IBM’s clients, analyzing business requirements to design and implement the best security solutions for their needs. You will apply your technical skills to find the balance between enabling and securing the client's organization with the cognitive solutions that are making IBM the fastest growing enterprise security business in the world.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The IBM X-Force Incident Response & Intelligence Services (IRIS) team is looking for an Executive Consultant to support a team of Incident Response & Intelligence Services Consultants; provide business development, delivery and market growth in Europe. The candidate must possess thought, technical, sales, and delivery leadership in the core security domains.

This position requires a passionate incident response and cyber security leader with demonstrated experience and success working with a decentralized team of security service professionals. The candidate will be accountable for leading the execution of IRIS services across Europe within the IR, Proactive Service, and Intelligence domains. In addition, the candidate will be working closely with and assist in the delivery of services as part of a centrally aligned global team. The candidate must have expert insight into industry trends, current attack techniques, cyber threat intelligence, security threats to our client base, and the people, process & technology solutions to address these threats.

The candidate must possess the technical capability to provide expert insight into next-generation incident management techniques, as well as the communication skills to articulate complex situations. Must have hands-on experience with IR operations and implementation of proactive security operations. The candidate preferably has experience leading high-profile IR scenarios and delivering client solutions at an industry leading consulting firm or company. This candidate will report to the European Leader for IBM X-Force IRIS. 50% travel, including international travel is required.


  • Working with global and local teams, help organize project approaches and teams for client delivery

  • Participate in project delivery, to varying degrees depending on project complexity and geography needs.

  • Help resolve project issues as they arise

  • Establish demonstrated client relationships in key accounts to help progress the Security Services portfolio


  • Provide practice leadership by facilitating a community of like-minded practitioners to share and exchange ideas for practice growth and improvement

  • Contribute content and advice to the offering development process

  • Help shape the emerging model of the IRIS practice in Europe


  • Help establish capability, methodologies, and skill models for the core IRIS domains

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Required Professional and Technical Expertise:

  • At least 10 years of experience in conducting incident response investigations and developing proactive security operations solutions to data security breaches

  • At least 2 years of experience in working with commercial incident response and security consulting teams or leading an incident response practice

  • At least 10 years of enterprise security operational experience

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise:

  • At least 5 years of experience in working with commercial incident response and security consulting teams or leading an incident response practice

About Business Unit

IBM is a leading provider of enterprise security solutions. Named by industry analysts as a leader in 12 security market segment categories, IBM Security is a multi-billion dollar business that is rapidly growing. In an industry focused on building walls, IBM Security is focused on creating an open, connected security ecosystem that leverages AI and cloud to help clients improve compliance, stop threats, and grow their business securely.

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