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Head of Security Architecture

  • Competitive
  • Berlin, Germany
Our organisation is seeking an experienced Head of Security Architecture based in Berlin. This key position is responsible for developing strategic security architecture frameworks, ensuring the protection of digital assets, and maintaining compliance with all relevant security standards and regulations. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of information security practices, excellent leadership abilities, and the skill to navigate complex security challenges in a dynamic environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a security architecture roadmap that aligns with the company’s objectives and compliance requirements, including GDPR and BSI IT-Grundschutz.
  • Lead the design, implementation, and maintenance of effective security systems and controls.
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders to integrate security considerations into business processes and product development lifecycles.
  • Conduct security assessments, audits, and lead the remediation of identified security risks.
  • Keep abreast of the latest security threats, technologies, and trends to continuously enhance the organisation's security posture.
Qualifications:

  • Certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or similar.
  • At least 8 years of experience in information security, including 3 years in a leadership role focused on security architecture.
  • In-depth knowledge of security frameworks and standards such as ISO 27001, NIST, BSI IT-Grundschutz, and experience with regulatory compliance and risk management.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to work effectively across different cultures and time zones.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of engaging with both technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Fluency in English and German is highly desirable.
Leonid Group Corporate Governance is a talent acquisition consultancy that specialises in the placement of Legal, Ethics & Trade Compliance, Data Privacy & Cyber Security, Risk, Audit, and Human Rights & Sustainability professionals on an international scale across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. These teams are global, with teams worldwide, and our network reflects this. We work with multinational corporations to help structure their departments with the best people, from the Global Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel to the Compliance Analyst and Trade Compliance Specialist.

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