Lead Product Security (w/m/d)

29 Jul 2021
24 Dec 2021
As Product Security Team Lead, you will be managing a team of experienced Security consultants who drive proactive security and privacy investments across multiple Zalando business units. You will ensure the delivery of Zalando's most critical and impactful cybersecurity improvements, with a broad impact on our customer, employee, and partner IT security. Product Security oversees a large portfolio of initiatives that contribute to the security and privacy of our 42+ million active customers and drive fundamental changes in the company to enable a secure and compliant execution of our ambitious growth plans.
Using your excellent leadership skills, you bring in and involve the right people to make things happen in your assigned business units. You build up long-lasting relationships with key stakeholders and think beyond silos. You naturally tailor your communication to your audience, irrespective of their position in the organization. You can be convincing when you need to be but you also know when to listen.
  • Lead a team of experienced security consultants and subject matter experts, who are responsible for supporting Zalando's security and privacy challenges.
  • Focus on enabling a healthy, well-performing team of independent and highly motivated individuals, who are enabled to make decisions for the betterment of the company and our customers.
  • Ensure capacity of resources and support / guide the management team in the approval and prioritization of new initiatives in alignment with the overarching Product Security strategy.
  • Find pragmatic risk-based solutions in collaboration with management stakeholders and ensure the continuous improvement of our security posture while meeting the demands of our customer and our business.
  • Experienced leader with know-how to enable, motivate and coach senior experts. You understand the importance of building a healthy and high performing team of diverse individuals. You draw upon your past immersion of working in an agile and iterative environment, focusing on delivering projects effectively with efficient reporting to boost cross-functional teams and projects
  • Proven track record working in a complex tech environment as a leader. You speak the language of business as well as engineering and understand the process of moving from the first ideation to eventual go-live and handover
  • Highly motivated team player, and an expert in managing conflicts and priorities with both teams and stakeholders. You take responsibility for your tasks, and work in an independent and structured manner
  • Innovator by heart and keep fresh by looking for new ways to do things. You are able to put new tools and concepts into practice in a diverse, living and ever-growing organization and regularly reflect on your own work and share feedback in a constructive way
  • Ideally experience with cloud-native environments, such as AWS (or similar), Kubernetes orchestration, microservice architecture
  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.
Zalando is Europe's leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands and partners across 20 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 42 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.