Government Security Officer, Finland

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The SAP Government Security unit is looking for a Government Security Officer to support the Finnish Government Security portfolio, as well as manage government security requirements and activities to comply with SAP policies and various government contract security programs. The candidate will seek opportunities to build and improve internal operations nationally and will be directly responsible for the daily execution of specific security processes. The candidate will also have a role in collaborating with the Government Security team globally.   


Core responsibilities include:

•    Help design and maintain government security requirements for all SAP entities in Finland
•    Support the fulfillment of government security and regulatory requirements in government, public sector, and highly regulated industries across consulting, sales, pre-sales, and other market unit teams
•    Manage Finnish government security relationships to ensure full alignment with the regulation and internal SAP compliance policies
•    Manage and process SAP security clearances throughout their lifecycle including initiation, application, authorization, maintenance, retirement, and archiving activities
•    Assist with the coordination, preparation and submission of documents related to visits and subcontracting activities
•    Maintain internal reporting and ensure employees receive mandatory security briefings
•    Support the EMEA Government Security team and participate in global alignment activities 
•    Help design and maintain training and awareness programs
•    Maximize your potential, grow your professional network, continuously learn, and build a unique understanding of software delivery models in government and regulated industry



You are a self-starting, resilient, goal-oriented individual eager to learn and contribute to a broader team. You embody a positive can-do attitude, are team-oriented, open-minded, always curious, and have a passion for solving problems. You like to work on meaningful projects and are energized by working across diverse teams. You are interested in learning about security and compliance in a global company that is enabling some of the most security-conscious organizations in the world.  


• Bachelor's degree as a minimum (or comparable certification/in-firm training/experience) in Information Technology, Cyber Security, Information Systems, Computer Science, Security, Business, Public Policy, International Affairs, Government Relations, or related discipline/academic program.
• 8 years + experience with dealing with government relations, international affairs, government security and/or cybersecurity type roles
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments
• Display a high degree of integrity, discretion and professionalism when exposed to sensitive information
• Confident written and oral communication skills, including presenting to groups of people
• Working knowledge and understanding of government security processes
• Self-starter and comfortable initiating and building government relationships
• Former government employee is a plus
• Able to both work within a team and as an individual contributor
• Eligible for a Finnish security clearance


-Fluent in Finnish and English (verbal and written)
-Other languages considered an asset


The SAP Government Security unit is part of the SAP CEO Board Area and has a mandate to ensure strict fulfillment of regulatory obligations in the context of various contract security programs world-wide. The global SAP Government Security team focuses on security obligations and risks associated with federal, provincial, municipal, and highly regulated industry customers with special security requirements. 

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Requisition ID: 390216  | Work Area: Administration  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

Requisition ID:  390216
Posted Date:  May 23, 2024
Work Area:  Administration
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Espoo, FI, 02150

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