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Lead Infrastructure Security Engineer


About the opportunity

Are you a driven, passionate expert in cloud infrastructure and corporate IT security field, ready to take the reins and tackle the challenges identifying and mitigating security threats? We're on the lookout for an Infrastructure Security Technical Lead who is eager to make a lasting impact. Collaborate closely with our Platform Engineering, Data Engineering, and Corporate IT teams to safeguard our customers and our organization.

At the heart of our mission is the Infrastructure Security team, committed to detecting, mitigating and preventing security threats within our cloud infrastructure and corporate IT systems. We're dedicated to providing efficient and effective services that empower our N26 tech teams to excel.

In this role, you will:

As a Tech Lead Engineer, you'll be at the helm, steering our Cloud Infrastructure and Corporate IT Security teams with a hands-on leadership approach. You won't just lead; you'll set the pace, exemplifying how to drive solutions from inception to fruition across the tech and security segments. Your leadership will be the guiding roadmap, inspiring all to follow your lead and achieve excellence.

Strategic Leadership

  • Roadmap Ownership: You take the helm in steering the Cloud Infrastructure and Corporate IT team's technical roadmap, ensuring alignment with team, stakeholder and the Security Segment.

  • Innovative Initiatives: As the driving force behind our tech domain, you own, define, and lead complex initiatives, solutions, and frameworks. Your proactive stance in identifying and mitigating security threats elevates our security maturity across the board.

  • Compliance: It's on your shoulders to ensure a comprehensive, up-to-date team documentation and expertly handle compliance requests with the team that come our way.

Technical Expertise and Guidance

  • Technical Mentorship: You provide unwavering support to team members, guiding them through technical challenges, key decisions, and complex security issues. Your mentorship helps them grow and excel.

  • Continuous Learning: Staying on the cutting edge of security trends is your commitment. You keep the team informed about the latest security developments, keeping us ahead of the curve.

  • Prioritization for Impact: Your knack for prioritizing tasks ensures that our focus remains on the most critical objectives, propelling us toward success.

  • Process Enhancement: Striving for excellence is in your DNA. You consistently identify opportunities for process improvement, tool optimization, and team dynamics enhancement.

Security Assurance and Response

  • Quality Assurance: Upholding quality standards for our tooling and security assessments is your priority, with a focus on defining and implementing quality assurance processes.
  • Rapid Problem-Solving: Urgent issues don't faze you. You're ready to tackle security and interpersonal challenges head-on, ensuring swift resolution.
  • Threat Mitigation: Your impact on our security posture extends far and wide. You take the lead in conducting security assessments, collaborating with stakeholders to define mitigation strategies, and identifying and addressing security training requirements. 
  • Stakeholder Support: Providing exceptional service to our main stakeholders is your commitment, ensuring their security needs are met promptly.
  • Incident Leadership: In times of security incidents, you're at the forefront. As part of our voluntary security incident response on-call rotation, you lead the way in managing and resolving security incidents.

What you need to be successful:

Leadership & Communication Expertise

  • Leadership Prowess: Strong leadership skills are at your core. You know how to ignite the team's passion, lead by example, and communicate a clear vision and goals.

  • Problem-Solving: Identifying issues and presenting effective solutions is your forte, ensuring the project stays on course.

  • Decision-Making Authority: Critical decisions are in your hands, whether they're technical choices, prioritization, or trade-offs. You make informed decisions backed by data and analysis.

  • Outcome-Driven Expert: Your focus on delivering exceptional outcomes, with a strong emphasis on quality, sets you apart. You skillfully manage timelines, resources, and budgets in collaboration with our Product Manager and Engineering Manager to ensure initiative success.

  • Mentor and Coach: As a Tech Lead, you play the vital role of mentor and coach to junior team members, guiding their growth and skill development.

  • Conflict Resolution Maestro: You handle team conflicts with finesse, addressing and resolving issues promptly.

  • Effective Communicator: Your communication skills, both written and spoken, are exceptional, enabling you to convey complex ideas with clarity and precision.

  • Adaptability Champion: Adapting to change is second nature to you. In the ever-evolving tech landscape, you stay current with trends and readily embrace new tools and methodologies.

  • Community Contributor: Your contributions extend beyond the workplace, including open-source tools, research papers, captivating conference talks, and other impactful contributions to the broader security community.

  • Growth-Driven: Your growth mindset fuels continuous learning, propelling the team toward greater heights.

Technical Expertise

  • Profound Mastery: Your expertise shines in securing AWS cloud infrastructure, CI/CD pipelines, containerized environments, Linux systems, endpoint devices, email security, DLP, Identity and Access Management, and corporate critical applications.

  • Automation Virtuosity: Proficient in wielding CI/CD pipelines (e.g., Terraform) to orchestrate automated security testing and drive change management initiatives.

  • Security Authority: Your knowledge encompasses the intricacies of common security frameworks and tactics, including STRIDE, MITRE ATT&CK®, NIST, and OWASP, positioning you as a formidable security authority.

  • Tools Virtuoso: Proven experience in deploying and tailoring security tools, from vulnerability scanners and static analyzers to web application firewalls, IDS/IPS, and endpoint security monitoring, to effectively combat threats and minimize risk.

  • Scripting Mastery: Your scripting skills in Python, Bash, or GO empower you to streamline processes and fortify security measures.

  • Ethical Hacking Prowess: Demonstrating expertise in ethical hacking and penetration test methodologies, you ensure comprehensive security assessments.

  • Agile Mastery: Your solid grasp of agile methodologies and project management facilitates agile development and seamless delivery.

  • Collaborative Dynamo: A track record of harmonious collaboration across diverse teams and segments, ensuring successful accomplishment of intricate objectives.

Education & Work Experience

  • A minimum of two years of experience leading security teams in a Tech Lead position or similar, with a proven track record.
  • Educational Excellence: You hold either a Master's degree in cybersecurity or a related field or a Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field, enriched by advanced security certifications.

What’s in it for you:

  • Accelerate your career growth by joining one of Europe’s most talked about disruptors 🚀.
  • Employee benefits that range from a competitive personal development budget, work from home budget, discounts to fitness & wellness memberships, language apps and public transportation. 
  • As an N26 employee you will have access to a Premium subscription on your personal N26 bank account. As well as subscriptions for friends and family members.    
  • Vacation days vary depending on your location of work. Additional day of annual leave for each year of service.  
  • A high degree of autonomy and access to cutting edge technologies - all while working with a friendly team of peers of diverse nationalities, life experiences and family statuses. 
  • A relocation package with visa support for those who need it.

Who we are

N26 has reimagined banking for today’s digital world. Technology and design empower everything we do and it’s how we are building the global banking platform the world loves to use.

We've eliminated physical branches, paperwork, and hidden fees for an elegant digital experience and supreme savings. Giving people the power to live and bank their way is what gets us out of bed in the morning and inspires the work that we do. 

Founded in 2013, N26 now has more than 8 million customers in 24 markets. We are headquartered in Berlin with offices in multiple cities across Europe, including Vienna and Barcelona, and a 1,500-strong team of more than 80 nationalities.

Sounds good? Apply now for this position.

N26 is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.