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Cyber Security Architect for Usable Security

Full time | Permanent | Essen 


innogy SE is colorful, flexible, full of energy and creative ideas. We work towards creating a sustainable energy system for new generations to live in a world worth living in. As innogy we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive corporate culture that welcomes all people. We are convinced that differences enrich our company. These include among others differences in background, gender, life- and working style, talents, capabilities and constraints. Now all we need is you and your #PIONIERGEIST– because new ideas can set new wheels in motion.


As a dynamic and experienced Cyber Security Architect for Usable Security, you ensure the usability of security in products and solution designs as part of our Cyber Security Architecture & Solutions team. In a goal-oriented, creative, and passionate way, you help us to drive the integration of cyber security into the IT change processes of innogy. Together with our team, you select and build fit-for-purpose security solutions, and support the build capability of product and project teams to be agile and usable secure by design for the future.


We offer the following tasks: 

  • Create and manage the cyber security architecture with an emphasis on ensuring that functionality and interfaces of security controls and mechanisms are understandable and usable for the relevant user groups (consumers, administrators, developers)
  • Develop, research, and manage security-usability heuristics, patterns, and methods for application in the secure design and implementation of innogy’s products and solutions
  • Guide and consult business projects in the solution design development to ensure end-to-end, built-in usable security for the complete solution lifecycle
  • Support technical implementations with in-depth technical expertise and experience
  • Contribute as an active member to the cyber security and architecture communities towards our common goal of building fit-for-purpose solutions for innogy and our customers


What you as Cyber Security Architect for Usable Security ideally bring to the role: 

  • MSc or PhD degree , or equivalent practical experience, in IT Security, Computer Science or related field, with focus on Usable Security
  • 5+ years working experience in usability engineering and user-centered design of security solutions, including design and evaluation of user studies
  • Proven knowledge of secure systems design, security architectures, and trust models
  • Distinct understanding of current cyber security threats and IT security technologies
  • Familiarity with cloud and mobile technologies, IoT, software development, API design
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in both English and German, ability to influence without authority
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration skills, in particular in contributing to global and multi-functional teams


You can expect more than just an income: 

innogy offers individual development opportunities, an open communication culture and a modern work environment. This includes mobile work, flexi-time as well as:

  • Versatile challenges with great responsibility in a constantly evolving field
  • Opportunity to shape the future of innogy’s IT as part of an international, dynamic, and passionate team
  • Structured training to develop your specific skills and interests
  • Excellent networking within the economy and industry


Please find our additional benefits here.


Do you have questions?

For further information please contact Katrin Nordhaus, Tel. 0201 12-45091. Or are you already convinced that this is the next step in your career? If so, please register and apply online before 13/09/2019 as Cyber Security Architect for Usable Security (ID 19194).

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