Cloud Security Expert (w/m/d)

20 Jan 2022
21 Jan 2022
How you do your work / how you have impact:

As a Product Security/Cloud Security Expert at Zalando, working embedded in the Infrastructure and Platform units, you will be a crucial link between infrastructure engineering teams and Information Security.

Within the unit you will play a critical role, introducing and promoting AWS Security best practices to support the Cloud Infrastructure teams to design for Security, Privacy and Compliance. Establishing centralised governance as well as preventative, detective, and reactive measures which put the right guardrails in place to ensure we offer a secure and compliant baseline to all of Zalando's engineering teams.

You have strong stakeholder management and communication skills, you have experience in implementing NIST or ISO 27K on the infrastructure level, and can formulate these requirements clearly.

You come with hands-on experience of configuring AWS and its many security related services and can take ownership of infrastructure engineering tasks.

Our central developer infrastructure spans across areas such as Machine Learning, Identity and Access Management, Cloud Services and Developer Tooling, and you will have interaction with all these units as part of your daily work.


  • Enabling infrastructure teams to take responsibility for security, privacy, and compliance aspects of their products and services
  • Advising and guiding management on addressing security, privacy, and compliance risks
  • Challenging technical solutions in a constructive and collaborative manner
  • Fostering a culture of security and privacy by design inside the business units
  • Collaborating with the compliance, security, legal and data governance teams, as well as delivery teams, to improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes

  • Strong communication skills, you know how to explain the complex nature of security and privacy risks
  • Solution driven and pragmatic mindset - you find practical solutions which work for your stakeholders
  • Proven background in IT security, within modern cloud based architecture and development environments
  • Proven background in configuring and managing AWS infrastructure.
  • Strong knowledge in kubernetes and how security is implemented within
  • Knowledge of database environments
  • Working knowledge of applying NIST or ISO 27K at the infrastructure level
  • Great relationship building skills, you build trust and understanding between all levels of a business unit and the central security and compliance teams
  • IT Security certifications (e.g. CISSP, CCSP, AWS Certified Security) are a plus
  • 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 23 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 45 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.

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