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IT Security Team Lead (m/f/d)

VTB Bank (Europe) SE is a European bank with an international customer focus and is headquartered in Frankfurt. The bank was established in 2017 following the merger of VTB Bank (Austria) AG, VTB Bank (Deutschland) AG and VTB Bank (France) SA – combining 45 years of European-Russian specialist banking experience. We now consider ourselves to be the leading European bank in this segment. VTB Bank (Europe) SE offers a wide range of products that support our clients’ day-to-day activities and business needs. These include a full range of commercial banking and investment banking products.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Leading local IT Security team responsible for cyber-risk management in VTBE:

    • Ensuring alignment to Global IT Security Strategy and processes whilst acting as local decision taker for local VTBE technical security matters. Engage with the Global function where requirements result in contradictions with global approach and risk appetite

    • Managing IT Security analysts

    • Distributing tasks, managing completion given multiple priorities

    • Ensuring local team projects delivery and operational excellence

    • Delivering a positive perception of IT Security function by adhering to Business oriented approach

    • Managing local IT Security Risk reporting

    • Contributing to annual IT Security Strategy updates and budgeting exercises

    • Contributing to annual Operational Risk RCSA from IT Security perspective by reporting major technical security risks and developing action plan

  • Acting as first point of contact for all technical security matters:

    • Providing technical security advisory to IT and Business users

    • Be a local representative for SEA and SOC in local IT team, providing them administrative support and assisting in escalations

    • Contributing to the annual budgeting process for all existing and planned security initiatives in VTBE

    • Taking local responsibility for the process of IT Security KRI reporting to OCC and remediation of failed KRIs

    • Leading and providing IT assistance with audit response

    • Supporting regulatory requests and formal interactions in VTBE from financial regulators

    • Interacting with VTB Group audit and external auditors on IT Security related matters

    • Working alongside with ISO, Internal Audit and Risk functions

  • Delivering as a member of the Global IT Security team:

    • Contributing to Global ITS&A initiatives

    • Performing security risk assessments

    • Providing BAU IT Security control in IT change management procedures and BAU IT Security approvals

    • Maintaining and updating SMF (Security Management Framework)

    • Attending IT Security risk Management Meetings and Operational Excellence Meetings

    • Maintaining IT Security Risk register

    • Performing annual Outsourcing vendor security reviews and attestations (e.g. SWIFT)


  • At least 5 years of experience in the Banking / large enterprise in similar role
  • Information Security certifications equivalent to at least CISSP
  • Degree in Information Security, IT, Computing or other technical discipline
  • Agile-team management skills
  • General knowledge and working experience in all IT areas
  • Ability to handle separate tasks simultaneously
  • Willingness to travel, mainly within western Europe and Russia
  • Experience of IT governance, process and controls is beneficial
  • Solid experience and understanding of IT systems, components and architecture principles that affect security
  • Advanced knowledge of current security Infrastructure platforms, current internal and external network threats, essential understanding of security in cloud services
  • Good presentation, leadership and communication skills
  • Good communication, team leadership and a collaborative approach to solving problems
  • Technically minded with a creative approach to finding commons win-win solutions which do not undermine the risk tolerance mandate
  • Business spoken and written English are mandatory
  • German and Russian are advantageous

We Offer

  • Attractive remuneration package with company pension scheme
  • „Job ticket“ (ticket for public transportation), “VWL” (capital-forming benefit), restaurant cheques and recreation allowance
  • International orientation through the global network of the VTB Group
  • Individual further training measures and certifications
  • Western European Headquarters
  • Light-flooded, modern workplaces in a central location in Frankfurt with very good transport connections
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