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Head of IT Security (m/f) | Hamburg



A day in this job
  • Monitoring of the information security field and the changing threat landscape information security trends internal and external;
  • Ensuring compliance with the global security policy, standards, procedures, and guidelines to prevent the unauthorized use, release, modification, or destruction of data across multiple platforms and environments;
  • Implementing improvements in technical security tools related to detection/prevention/reaction of intrusion, malware, data loss, remote access, authentication, access control, audit logs, secure software scanning, web application scanning, disaster recovery preparedness, business continuity assurance, vulnerability management, and risk reporting;
  • Setting the information security strategic direction for all technology platforms and business units;
  • Ensure the development, testing and implementation of appropriate security plans, products and control techniques;
  • Ensure the policy is implemented appropriately in all aspects of IT systems/infrastructure as well as non-automated methods and procedures.  
Desired skills and experience
  • 3-5+ years of experience in Information Security, technology solutions, compliance, and regulation;
  • Experience in operating and adopting SIEM, IDS/IPS, network and application firewalls, vulnerability scanners and technical security solutions in general;
  • Expertise in IT development, integration, delivery, and maintenance experience in a global environment;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence in the security team's concern for customers;
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills;
  • Experience leading complex technical projects from conception through deployment and maintenance, typically obtained in 3-5+ years;
  • Knowledge of risk assessment procedures, policy formation, role-based authorization methodologies, authentication technologies, and security attacks;
  • Financial institution knowledge and team management experience is strongly desired;
  • Recognized security qualifications such as CISSP is a plus;
  • Cyber security, including strategy creation and management of highly secure finance environments experience a plus.
What is in it for you?
  • You will be joining a multifunctional and multidisciplinary team in one of the fastest growing Fintech organizations;
  • You will learn about built-in-house state-of-the-art methods and technologies and you will significantly improve your skills;
  • 28 days of paid leave, so long as you promise to come back!;
  • You will work in an awesome office in the heart of Hamburg with the best views from the city and plenty of things to do nearby.

At Kreditech, we like to constantly challenge the status quo and improve our ways of working. We are a data driven company who are enthusiastic about agile methodology. Diversity is in our DNA and we strongly believe that having different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds will lead to the best environment for our employees and better products to our customers. If this sounds like the kind of company you’d like to work with, please apply here!