Physical Security Technology Specialist (Germany)

Berlin, Germany
29 Jul 2021
11 Aug 2021
Shopify is the world's fastest-growing commerce platform and we have no plans to slow down. This requires the fast and effective deployment of flexible safety and security technologies and integrations into many unique systems.

We are looking for someone to help build and maintain safety and security systems to enhance our ability to deter, detect, delay, and deny physical security threats and incidents. You will focus on ensuring our global safety and security technologies and integrations are the best they can be by positively impacting the experience of all Shopifolk wherever they work. The team is responsible for the development, deployment, maintenance, and support of our safety and security technology including electronic security systems, server hardware/software, communication, and intelligence platforms, as well as unique system integrations.

In this role you will:
  • Implement, maintain, audit, and improve electronic security technology including our security systems, servers, software, and systems integration, as well as our communication and intelligence platforms.
  • Support the administration and documentation of our electronic security technology, as well as providing training and support.
  • Interact with third-party companies and vendors with regards to electronic security technology projects, service, and maintenance
  • Quality control of electronic security systems installations
  • Support with local security standards and physical security industry knowledge
  • Manage and prioritize many large safety and security projects
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop and implement electronic security technology programs and projects
  • Advance our safety and security technology to ensure industry standards and best practices
  • Be relied upon as subject matter experts within Shopify


You'll need to have:
  • Fluency (written and oral) in English and German
  • In-depth experience in a security role, which includes some combination of the management of electronic security technology, project management, and providing security systems support in a large scale environment
  • Experience with Windows and Linux-based server and computer systems
  • Experience with server and computer administration
  • Understanding of electronic security network infrastructure and architecture
  • Strong experience with enterprise security systems, communications, and intelligence platforms
  • Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment with limited instruction
  • Strong communication skills and relentless attention to detail
  • An analytical mind that can solve complex issues while remaining data-informed
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to travel internationally and domestically 25% of the time
  • Ability to be on-call as a part of a security on-call rotation and to work occasional nights and weekends as needed

It would be nice if you had:
  • CPP/PSP or other relevant industry certifications
  • Tyco security products, including Kantech, Exacqvision, and DSC NEO
  • Experience with cloud-based access control systems
  • Hands-on security systems installation, service, and maintenance
  • Experience with security systems troubleshooting

Please answer the following questions as a PDF or you can add them to the "message to the hiring manager" box.
Tell us about a time you solved a complex physical security technology problem and how you solved it?

At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our 2019 Sustainability Report to learn more about Shopify's commitments.

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