Security Architect (m/f) for George

Job description

Banking has a name. And we create it. For more than 3 million customers across Europe, George stands for a digital banking experience that combines design, technology and openness. Born and raised in the George Labs of Erste Group and the Digital Banking division of Erste Group IT International, we are designers and developers, analysts and engineers, product owners and product managers, architects, writers, coaches, testers and, well, a few bankers. We are agile & awesome, creative & brave, playful & serious. And we are looking for like-minded people to join us.

You are the Sherlock Holmes of the digital network, thinking like a hacker, a hunter of bugs and problems to solve. As a Security Architect, you are a tech specialist and software leader, driving implementation of the security strategy, able to set and alter the course of the security journey. Planning, researching and designing a robust security architecture for George will be your key focus, while responding immediately to security-related incidents and providing thorough post-event analyses. As Security Architect you will have lots of cooperation and engagement within the security organization, being the interface towards the Erste Group and local security departments.


What you’ll bring with you


  • Proven technical expertise of automated tools for detecting security vulnerabilities (static and dynamic application security testing)
  • A relevant Bachelors Degree together with a pocket-full of JAVA, API, and Microservices expertise
  • Experience documenting security design patterns and best practices for secure coding
  • Understanding of basic cryptography, code books and authentication encryption.
  • Ability to explain the difference between threats and risks, and modelling threat classification frameworks
  • Some prior banking experience would be welcomed
  • A natural confidence with your communication and team skills, while being fluent in English


You will impress us by


  • Embracing the opportunity to consult with the other architects on building secure, multi-tenant solutions on application, system and network levels
  • Having a know-how of the leading cloud technologies and secure cloud infrastructure
  • Being able to elaborate on security documentation (ISGAD)
  • Voicing your strong opinions about the right way to build systems
  • Being personable, approachable, and empathetic, while able to coach our developers during development
  • Having the nature to stand the heat, noise and criticism without losing your smile


Why you will like us


  • Because you will be joining a dynamic team ready to make some serious impact
  • We provide all the hardware & software you need to work efficiently (e.g. Laptop, mobile device, licenses...)
  • We care for your personal well-being and career development while actively supporting your educational needs
  • We communicate and collaborate with a variety of tools including Slack, Confluence and JIRA
  • We encourage regular conference visits and multiple chances to shine with George.
  • We feed you with coffee, sweets and fruits and provide table soccer and tennis to train the stuff away


A competitive and performance-related salary dependent on your professional and personal qualifications is granted - the minimum wage for this position in accordance with the respective collective agreement is EUR 41.706,-- gross per year.


The way we are

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer without regard to age, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. We live diversity!


If you’ve got this far

It seems we have your interest. If you think you are a good fit for this position, please get in touch with us, we’d love to catch up.