Security Engineer - Information Security at Klarna
Who we are
Klarna is one of Europe's fastest growing and most exciting financial technologies (FinTech) company valued at over $2.5bn and we’re growing by 40% a year. Here at Klarna we are striving to become the world’s favourite way to buy. It is a bold objective, but we are well on course to achieving it.
Klarna is already operating in 18 markets and we plan to keep expanding. We serve 60 million consumers, work with 70 000 merchants and process more than a million transactions a day. We have some pretty heavy-weight investors including Visa, Sequoia Capital, Permira and Anders Povlsen.
Unicorns are rare - and we are one of them! Unicorns are tech startups valued at over 1$Bn. Moreover, Klarna is listed 8th on CNBC most ‘disruptive companies in the world’ list for 2016, alongside Uber, AirBnB and coming above companies like Snapchat and Spotify - we are really starting to change the global world of payments.
What you will do
Engineering is rapidly growing and we are looking for new talent to join our Information Security team. Our team services the entire Klarna group working out of Stockholm (HQ), Linden and Columbus OH. You will either work in Berlin or in Stockholm.
With a banking license and operating in the financial industry in several regions, Klarna is naturally highly regulated. Regardless, we strive to build the smoothest experience. Keeping our customers information safe and ensuring their privacy is essential to Klarna, hence our highest commitment to Information Security.
The InfoSec team implements and follows up on our internal control framework and mapping to multiple regulatory spaces BUT we try to work in a smart way. We are trying to do away with most of the drudgery around Information Security control governance.
A company in the cloud with a lot of developers, we try to build in security as code, allowing us to enforce security by default.
You will be creating our Standards for security, spreading awareness & measuring the effectiveness, and providing assurance. For new solutions, services, and partners, you will assess the risks and do the necessary due diligence and review to ensure it is all up to par.
Our InfoSec team finds new ways to drive awareness. Placing ourselves in our colleagues shoes and mindset, we try to understand how we can best influence them. That’s why we have a communication specialist amongst us and utilize many freelance artists to make our messages stick.
Who you are
You have worked with Information Security for at least 5 years. You have experience dealing with engineers, product developers, management and users.
You have been an auditor or worked frequently with auditors.
You both know the individual requirements in the frameworks and understand the underlying principles for their reason to exist and the risks they try to solve.
In your heart, you know there is a better way of doing things. Challenge the old dogmas of slow tedious information security work with miles of documentation and do away with the tick-the-box philosophy of security.
Still, you are grounded and understand that security has to be explained, and that others need assurance that information is secure the same as we require the assurance from our partners and service providers.
You love to try a new approach, think big, but are equally heavy into details. Setting out small and quickly try out your idea because you really want to see the results now not in years that can grow into something big.
If you feel the description fits you, come help us redefine InfoSec.
We offer you an international working environment filled with smart and ambitious colleagues. We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those from all different backgrounds and experiences. Your role will make a difference, and you will be a player in a team that has a strong impact on the business result. As an employee at one of Europe’s fastest growing companies, you will play an important role in taking Klarna to the next level.