Head of Cyber Defence Centre, Group IT, Gdynia/Gdańsk
Do you have solid and strong management capabilities and experience from IT or IT security in different positions? Do you like to drive large change initiatives within a high priority and focus area? Then join this exciting opportunity within Nordea’s Technology Information Security Office and support us in implementing the Cyber Security Strategy.
Our cyber strategy underlines our focus to strengthen IT security in networks, applications and protecting our data as one of the most important challenges the bank is facing. We are building the future digital bank to be the bank where the personal and digital relationship makes Nordea a safe and trusted partner. This requires us to be a frontrunner in information and cyber security and cyber defence solutions across the IT landscape and in all technology layers. This includes strengthening our ability to identify business risks, anticipate threats, assess vulnerabilities in real-time, to respond and act quickly, build our capabilities for continued services and to restore mission-critical functions with minimal disturbance to our customers. You have now a chance to be part of our journey!
The Nordea Cyber Defence Centre (CDC) is a core cyber defence unit. The scope of the Nordea CDC covers all traffic in and out (applications, data, network, fraud, external partners, etc.) and thereby making the CDC a single-point of entry for Nordea cyber security threats and incidents. The CDC will be built to fully monitor and analyse events and threats on applications, workstations, servers and network and to perform advanced analytics. The CDC will be built and improved in a stepwise approach during 2017-19.
The position we offer
As Head of Cyber Defence Centre you will lead a unit of approximately 20-30 employees and managers across the Nordics and Poland and to take on a central role in building and further develop our Cyber Defence Centre team.
You are expected to use your professional experience from IT and IT Security to break down the strategy into short and mid-term targets and plans for your team and your direct reports. You communicate clearly and effectively to the unit about strategy and the strategic and tactical plans.
You are responsible for orchestrating and driving the establishment of the new organisation. To drive performance within your area of responsibility with a high degree of proactivity (tools, processes and culture) measured by high availability, resiliency and high cost efficiency.
To succeed in this journey you need to build the capabilities of the unit on the existing people, processes and tools while firmly and inspirationally leading to another level of performance and to successfully attracting new talent needed. You need to partner with other units across IT in the bank and being able to operate fluidly in highly complex, matrix organizations.
You design and implement operational plans and set targets for the unit as well as for each employee. You ensure that your direct reports understand how their targets and plans are linked to the strategy and you will also keep your organisation well informed.
It is important that you have the ability to translate Cyber defence topics into business language and vice versa. As such, you have a pragmatic approach to problem solving as well as analytical skills and strong communication and stakeholder management skills.
The qualifications you need
You have documented and long experience from IT or IT Security in various different leadership positions and maybe as well as experience from application and software development projects and programs.
You have proven solid leadership and change leadership experience from similar areas. You have superior people management skills and knowledge of value based leadership and cross-border leadership experience.
You have an excellent business orientation and are able to challenge your surroundings with focus on achieving efficiency and professional security levels at the core of cyber defence activities.
To summarise we expect that you have:
- Leadership experience with proven track record in building and developing teams
- Experience in leading IT Security in a complex IT environment
- Strong ability to perform even under high pressure
- Proven track record from leading and building change and restructuring initiatives
- Documented ability to work and lead cross-border with different cultures
- Documented results in driving improvements in cyber security
- Strong communication skills as a leader
- Strong strategic and analytic skills
combined with an ability to proactively translate strategic direction
into concrete actions and plans
- Ability to identify risks and drive compliance
As we are a truly international organisation, we expect you to be able to speak and write English at a superior level.
You will be working out of one of our offices in the Nordics capitals in Sweden, Denmark, Norway or Finland or in Tri-city in Poland. Ability to travel is expected.
You will report to the Technology Information Security Officer (TISO).
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