Information Security Officer - Trading and Technology Firm


Job description

Ready for the next step in your career in the field of Risk management within a fast-paced, dynamic, and international trading company? We’re the place to be if you are interested in understanding the inner workings and the technology of financial markets, and in directly contributing to the growth of an advanced Risk framework. If the thought of direct impact, early responsibility, entrepreneurship, and fast career progression in a truly meritocratic environment excites you, then you will enjoy being part of our team!

What You’ll Do

For our Amsterdam office, we are currently looking to expand our Operational Risk Management team with an Information Security Officer. As Information Security Officer, you will play a fundamental role in continuously growing, improving, and embedding information security in the organization. Led by the Chief Information Security Officer, you will ensure that the Group information security policy is implemented, that risks are timely identified, assessed, and treated, and that controls function as they should. Your role will be hands-on as you will also advise on security risks of new initiatives (e.g. third party applications), work on the local implementation of additional group projects, conduct security training and awareness, and collate relevant metrics. You will be empowered to contribute directly, deliver your best work, and shape your role as you develop further, because we don’t want to hire you just to tell you what to do, but so you can also tell us what should be done.

In a nutshell, your key tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate, support, and challenge the local implementation of the Group information security policy, guidance, and projects;
  • Ensure and track compliance and assurance across all departments (tech and non-tech);
  • Produce and collate local and group KRIs;
  • Advise on information security aspects and risks of new initiatives;
  • Facilitate identification, assessment, monitoring and reporting of information security risks;
  • Conduct training and awareness activities;
  • Promote information security across the office;
  • Provide regular reports to CISO, Local Management, and the Group on the status of information security and on local developments;
  • Coordinate responses to local audits, questionnaires, and other internal and external requests;
  • Contribute to our global vision on information security, policies and controls;
  • Keep track of relevant regulatory developments, worldwide and industry trends.


What You’ll Need

  • An analytical and investigative mind with a passion for information security;
  • A pro-active, hands-on and results-driven attitude;
  • An academic degree;
  • Up to approx. 7 years of experience in a similar role;
  • Strong stakeholder-management skills;
  • Solid interpersonal and communicative skills in English, written and orally;
  • A strong information security network;
  • Knowledge of (operational) risk management is preferred.

Company description

Who we are

Optiver is a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. From our offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Sydney, Shanghai, Taipei and London we provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: from listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs and bonds to foreign exchange. What really sets Optiver apart from other companies is its openness, honesty and our colleagues. People have very strong opinions, but they are also open to listen and to change their mind if the facts presented by others have more value.

What you’ll get

You get the chance to further your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries, in a stimulating and fun work environment, where you are seriously rewarded for your performance. We offer a very competitive base salary, combined with a performance-related bonus.
Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as 25 paid vacation days, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. As we need our people to be on top of their game, we also invest a lot in them through training like inhouse trading courses as part of a broad variety of training options, also for personal development.






Matthijs Lemaire

Information Security Officer - Trading and Technology Firm
Match criteria
Gewenst aantal uren
  • 36 - 40 uur
  • Risk Management
  • Security
  • WO
  • Fin Tech