Information Security Officer

  • finleap connect
  • Berlin, Germany
  • 25/05/2023
Full time Fintech Forex Information Security IT - Software Development IT - Systems Engineering

Job Description

finleap connect is the leading independent Open Banking platform provider in Europe! It enables companies across a multitude of industries to provide the next generation of financial services by understanding how customers transact and interact. We offer a full range of leading fintech solutions to financial institutions. We cater to clients requirements, from stand-alone microproducts to all-in-one solutions. We ensure that all levels of digital maturity are covered by our services.

finleap connect addresses the fragmented open banking landscape with a “full-stack” platform. It enables partners to access financial transactions, enrich the transactions with data & analytics tools, and ultimately deliver seamless digitized financial services to customers. finleap connect has the unique ability to tap into category leaders founded in the finleap ecosystem, including Solarisbank, ELEMENT and Elinvar, driving additional value to partners. The company is a regulated payment institution under the Payment Services Supervision Act (Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz – ZAG)

Challenge yourself and join us in our purpose to empower everyone to have access to fair and transparent financial services!

About the position:

Department: G&R

Team: Information Security

Locations: Berlin/Hamburg

Remote status: Hybrid

Number of positions: 1

Due to the nature of this position responsibilities, the position follows a hybrid working schedule with semi-regular in-person events and meetings onsite. If you are not currently close to one of our offices, we’re happy to support your relocation. We have two offices, both located in Germany; one in the beautiful harbor city of Hamburg (Germany) and the second in the German capital Berlin (HQ). We come together in Berlin minimum twice a year to celebrate our successes together.

Your role and goals:

We are looking for an ambitious Information Security Manager who is willing to own Information Security and Business Continuity Management as Information Security Officer at finleap connect. You will be working directly with our CFO and our Governance & Risk team, implementing policies and procedures, identifying and assessing risks and working with teams and management across the company to improve Security and Business Continuity. The role offers a very broad impact, with visibility throughout the organization and a significant opportunity to take ownership.

You will evolve our Security & Business resilience to deliver great customer value on platforms that are reliable, secure and compliant. Our cross-functional teams are all about working with autonomy, collaboration and sharing knowledge! As an Information Security Officer at finleap connect, you will be encouraged to embrace and get to know more about the business and the innovations in the field of technology and the fintech scenario.

As a Information Security Officer you will lead Information Security & Business Continuity Management:

  • Primary contact person for all related questions or requests from both colleagues and externals i.e. customers, auditors, and the Supervisory Authority etc.
  • Identify and drive achievement of strategic goals for InfoSec/BCM
  • Instruct process owners on appropriate 1st level controls to minimize risks
  • Conduct 2nd Level controls or testing to minimize or monitor risks
  • Define, maintain & update codes, strategies, policies and procedures
  • Advise Chief Finance Officer and Management on risks & control matters including regular reporting
  • Lead training and awareness for all staff
  • Lead incident management
  • Complete the annual Risk Assessment regarding InfoSec/BCM matters
  • Cooperate with and support the 3rd Line of Defence to complete annual audits
  • Review of customer and vendor contract security clauses and requirements
  • Collaborate with Data Privacy Officer in protection of personal data
  • Support the strategic planning of solutions for the company and its customers, researching and reviewing recognised best practice and upcoming changes to technology.

What does success look like in this role?

  • At least 3-5 years experience working with IT or Information Security
  • Organized and structured in your work, outputs and communication
  • Bias for action and pragmatic solutions
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and ability to work collaboratively with them
  • Ability to coordinate and handle tasks with an eye for prioritization
  • Ability to communicate issues at both technical and management level, adapting message to target group
  • Fluent in German and English language skill, both verbal and written, is a must.

What you bring to the team?

  • Experience in fintechs, financial services industry or Open Banking players
  • Knowledge of information security requirements & standards like ISO 27001, SOC, NIST, ZAIT
  • Experience of Agile, DevOps and cloud technologies
  • IT compliance or IT audit education or experience
  • CISSP, CSSP, CISM, or other Information Security risk certifications
  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related field
  • Experience of IT security products or services.

Why finleap connect?

  • Work with a true open banking pioneer and witness the journey/revolution from open banking to open finance and beyond. Work with colleagues with years of experience in the industry and a true passion and vision for the future of open banking.
  • Healthy work-life balance: Time is precious. Make it count. We enable all our employees to organize their living and working hours flexibly, making it possible to combine personal life with work life!
  • We are ever-evolving and so are you. We have business goals (OKRs) but also personal development goals. Our formalized bi-annual feedback process, regular Engagement checks and personal development budget are available to make sure that we grow together and find everyone's perfect spot at the table.
  • You will become part of a cross-functional environment where you will be empowered through ownership and collaboration;
  • A relocation package and/or visa support for those who need it
  • While we offer you the opportunity to work out of ANY of our offices with all its amenities, we have a distributed working style, with semi-regular in-person events and meetings. Productive at home? So are we.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At finleap connect we value diverse perspectives and experience. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles!

Want to know more? Learn from two of our connectors, Mara and Batu, why they decided to apply!

Come be a part of our international team of connectors from over 35 different nationalities (english as a working language)!

finleap connect is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.