Chief Information Security Officer

Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Varjo

Varjo makes the most advanced augmented, virtual and mixed reality headsets for professionals. Welcome to the immersive workplace.

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Varjo is a Finnish mixed and virtual reality technology company. We are known for mixed reality that looks and feels just as real as the real world. Founded in 2016, Varjo is doing business in more than 40 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Helsinki and Washington D.C. And the immersive computing revolution has only just begun. 

Our team designs and develops hardware, software and services that are now a symbol of the highest quality across the industry. Varjo’s VR and XR solutions are already being used to train astronauts, design vehicles, and many more professional use cases across the world’s leading companies. 

We serve 25% of the Fortune 500 companies and a number of key governmental institutions, representing industries such as automotive, aerospace and defense. Security is core to our value proposition and competitive advantage. To cater for the needs of our security-conscious customers, we offer special Secure variants of our industry-leading XR devices, which we manufacture in our Finland-based secure facilities. We are committed to continuous improvement of security in our operations and supply chain. 

Our multicultural team consists of talents from all around the world, and our daily working language is English. We believe in the power of diversity – where different experiences, backgrounds, and ideas drive innovation and results.  

Job description  

Varjo is looking for a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to drive the next wave of improvements in our security practices, operating model and culture.  

As the CISO, you drive continuous improvement of security across the company, run our comprehensive security program and own our security governance. In your role, you are responsible for the company-wide regular risk assessments and implementing the remedies in collaboration with the different functions. You take an all-hazards approach and address threats both digital and physical. 

The role is based in Helsinki, Finland, with an opportunity to work in hybrid mode. You will report to Varjo’s Chief Operating Officer. 

Join us on a transformative journey where you will shape our approach to security as the first full-time security lead in our central team. 

 

What you’ll be doing 

  • Proactively identify and evaluate security risks in our daily operations, and assess our existing security measures and policies 
  • Drive enterprise-wide security improvements jointly with our IT team and other stakeholders, including third party partners 
  • Work together with our Product and Engineering teams to improve the security of our products and services 
  • Define our incident management process and run our cross-functional incident response team and activities 
  • Manage implementation of potential security certifications, e.g., NIST 800:171, and ensure compliance with security-related regulations, e.g., NIS 2 
  • Coordinate responses to security related customer enquiries and represent Varjo in selected customer interactions 
  • Foster a security-aware culture and implement trainings and communications for our personnel 

 

Our expectations 

  • Passion for security with at least 5 years of experience from a senior security consulting role, security leadership or similar role 
  • Experience and understanding of cybersecurity threats and remedies on technical level (e.g., technical security consulting, R&D related to security, white-hat hacking) 
  • Experience of security governance development, risk assessments and certification processes 
  • Readiness to take a hands-on approach to driving the security program and improvements with individual contributions 
  • Ability to work effectively with and collaborate across functions and senior leadership, as well as Varjo’s customers and partners 

 

Next steps 

By joining us, you’ll get: 

  • Opportunity to take part in creating the new state-of-the-art in virtual and mixed reality experiences. 
  • Unique position to shape the security culture and way of working at Varjo as our first full time security lead. 
  • A low-hierarchy culture with minimal bureaucracy and maximum opportunity for you to take charge of your work. 
  • Flexible working conditions, competitive salary, and great benefits 
  • The possibility to select the tools and methods you want to use to do your job effectively. 
  • An international working environment with tons of opportunities to learn and grow with the company. 

 

Ready to jump into the exciting world of VR/XR? Apply now. Please include your CV and a link to your LinkedIn profile. 

Even if your profile is not a perfect match but you want to learn and grow, we’d love to hear from you.  

This position will be filled as soon as the suitable candidate is found. 

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Tags: C CISO Compliance Governance Incident response NIST R&D Risk assessment

Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Flex hours

Region: Europe
Country: Finland
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