Information Technology

Head of IT Security (m/f/d) - Delos Cloud

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SAP has founded the Delos Cloud GmbH to deliver a vendor and solution-neutral sovereign cloud and accelerate the digital transformation of public services in Germany. Catering to the need for digitization in the public sector, the new company will act as a trusted partner providing an open sovereign cloud platform. With Sovereignty and Security at its heart, the cloud infrastructure offering is designed to meet the strict and unique national requirements set out by the German Government’s multi-cloud strategy. This is a great opportunity to become part of one of the most exciting start-ups in the German IT industry. Do you want to join our mission to establish the first sovereign cloud platform for the public sector in Germany? Then roll up your sleeves and apply today.


What you'll do

As a Head of IT Security of our newly founded company, you will manage a team of experts within the security organization and oversee daily operations. You will be responsible for establishing and executing the security program to ensure that technology, applications, and supporting infrastructure are adequately protected. You will collaborate with cross functional leaders within the organization to efficiently increase resiliency and attain security goals, including:


  • lead a team of Cyber Defense and IT Security & Compliance Specialists
  • drive tactical and strategic components of security operations
  • establish IT security audit and compliance procedures relevant to Information Security Standards and other regulations, e.g. data privacy laws.
  • collaborate with representatives of federal administration and SAP internal units to enforce existing/ new compliance requirements, policy exceptions and to drive audit processes
  • ensure documentation of tools, processes, workflows, and incident operations; leverage lessons learned to enhance operations
  • ensure adherence to compliance by planning, implementing, and socializing policies, procedures, and standards to govern the protection of corporate infrastructure and applications.
  • develop and present  IT and Security risk reports to leadership, including quantification of risks to draw an informed decision 
  • consult with business and technical leadership to ensure that data, processes, and technology are designed for cyber security, data protection and compliance


What you bring


Profile & Required skills

  • IT Principles, Data Security and Risk Management
  • IT Security Management standards (BSI Grundschutz)  
  • Security Certifications like CISSP, CISA, CISM, GCFA, GCIH, GCIA, GNFA, GREM, GCCC, or Security+ are an asset
  • Strong quality focus and result-driven
  • Knowledge of MITRE ATT&CK and Cyber Kill Chain methods and frameworks
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Lead and engage talents
  • Fluent German and English language skills both written and oral
  • Executive presence, excellent communication and presentation skills in English and German
  • EU citizenship
  • Readiness to work in the to-be-founded SAP subsidiary
  • Readiness for a German government security clearance

Work experience

  • 10-13 years’ experience working as part of security team
  • 6-7 years of experience managing a security team
  • Experience with cyber, incident response and digital forensics, security engineering, security operations, computer network operations, information operations, information warfare, or topical cyber
  • Experience in operations, managing a team and coordination of contracted 3rd party resources
  • Experience in incident management and risk analysis


The position can be filled as part time position.


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Requisition ID: 347259  | Work Area: Information Technology  | Expected Travel: 0 - 30%  | Career Status: Management  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  347259
Posted Date:  Jul 29, 2022
Work Area:  Information Technology
Career Status:  Management
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 30%

Walldorf, DE, 69190

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