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SVP Information Security

Berlin · Engineering

Would you like to transform one of the world’s fastest-growing financial services companies into a global thought-leader in security? Can you strike a balance between speed of innovation and security by expanding and leading a team with the right mindset, skillset and toolset?

We’re looking for a SVP Information Security to help us build the strategic and operational direction and vision of SumUp’s Global Information Security Programme. Working collaboratively with multiple groups and departments around the globe, you’ll be decisive in building a shared ownership of information security across the organisation.

What you’ll do

  • Conduct continuous information security culture assessments, and create a global information security roadmap

  • Build and execute a global information security strategy that is aligned with the business

  • Hire, coach and lead a global team of security professionals, identify their strengths and weaknesses and help them to be experts in their respective fields

  • Build the information security capabilities within the global organisation, evaluating, implementing and disseminating IT security tools and procedures and ensuring that everyone approaches their work with a real information security mindset 

  • Guide structural definitions in security architecture and security of software development, and also implement best practices in data security and cybersecurity

  • Ensure that we have a world class information security function in place by overseeing these areas: security operations, incident response and crisis management, cyber intelligence, data loss and fraud prevention, security architecture (in a cloud environment), identity and access management, programme management, investigations and forensics, governance, compliance to security standards

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You have previous experience leading information security across multiple locations and in a decentralised organization.

  • You have experience working in globally distributed software engineering and cloud environments, and companies with high volumes of data.

  • You have experience structuring and bringing information security areas to the next level.

  • You’re adept at building teams, with exceptional leadership and coaching skills.

  • You’re skilled at engaging, managing and influencing a global, culturally diverse group of stakeholders.

  • You’re emotionally intelligent, and able to navigate and manage risks in a complex and changing environment.

  • You’re a team player, have a strong collaborative mindset, and take a hands-on approach.

  • You have outstanding communication skills, with fluent verbal and written English.

Experience in Financial Services companies and Certifications like CISA, CISM, CISSP, CIPT, CRISC, or CRM are desired. MBA or Executive education is a plus.

Why you should join SumUp

  • You’ll have the opportunity to turn information security into an innovation driver of the world’s most impactful financial services company.

  • You’ll have a unique chance to establish a Global Information Security function in a complex environment.

  • You’ll have full buy-in from the leadership to execute an information security roadmap. 

  • You’ll be based in the heart of Berlin - one of Europe’s leading tech hubs and most vibrant cities.

  • You'll work with inspiring, open-minded colleagues from over 60 countries.

  • We offer relocation support for you, your family and even your pets!