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Head of Network Security Operations, Gdynia

Workplace: Gdynia
Do you have solid and strong management capabilities and experience from IT or IT security in different positions? Do you like to drive change initiatives with high priority and focus cross country borders? 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 position we offer

As Head of Network Security Operations you will lead a unit of approximately 20 people across the Nordics and Poland and take on a central role in further build and  develop our Network  security operations team. The team is working on a 24/7 schedule.  
You will ensure that your team cooperates and perform at the highest possible level, and it is important that you can operate on different levels of the organisation and handle any tactical and operational issues effectively. You communicate clearly and effectively to the unit about strategy and the strategic and tactical plans.  
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 risk and Information Security 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 solid leadership experience, preferably from a similar area or a team with a similar size. You have superior people management skills, and knowledge of value based leadership and cross-border experience is also advantages.  
You have an excellent technical skills and business orientation and are able to challenge your surroundings with focus on achieving efficiency and professional security levels at the core of network and firewall security. .    
To summarise we expect that you have: 
•           Leadership experience with proven track record of team development  
•           Experience in leading IT Security in a complex IT environment  
•           Strong ability to perform even under high pressure  
•           Documented ability to work and lead cross-border with different cultures  
•           Ability to drive improvements in network and cyber security  
•           Experience from the network security area like network design, firewalls and change requests  
•           Strong communication skills as a leader  
•           IT Operations experience  
•           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 or Finland, Norway or in Tri-city in Poland. Ability to travel is expected.    
You will report to the Head of Infrastructure Security.      

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