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Information Security Specialist

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania - Explore location IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

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You’re inspired to create magical, digital experiences. You understand greatness requires thinking differently. An inclusive and accepting work environment is important to you.

The scale of IKEA’s digital transformation will be one of your biggest challenges.  Inspired to be a part of this journey?  Join our team of innovators and explorers who don’t know the word ‘impossible.’


As a Information Security Specialist, you will be responsible for implementation of wide range of controls across the organization to mitigate current and emerging risks. You will: improve policies; refine processes; document new standards; write SOPs (standard Operating Procedures; manage access management process; facilitate incident management; enforce data retention rules, review new and existing systems and processes from information security perspective.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
• Support the implementation of the Group Information Security strategy and common Group Digital goals in your country
• Be the country Subject Matter Expert by providing expert knowledge in IT security to your organization, to securely protect and safeguard all information assets
• Educate and support stakeholders in the Security by Design process
• Support the Information Security and Data Privacy incident management process with your expertise
• Maintain a focus on 3rd party management including supporting with pre-assessments, needed requirements in contracts and continuous measurement activities
• Keep updated on current and emerging trends, threats, tools and methodologies to maintain your knowledge and applicability to the organization
• Use the Risk Management Process to support the organization to understand, identify and mitigate Information and IT Security risks, based on Business risks, Information risks and our steering documents

• BS in Computer science or Info Science, or software development experience (preferred)
• 5 years' experience working with Security by Design, demonstrating an expert working knowledge of which security controls can mitigate certain risks (especially web/mobile solutions/applications)
• Any coding experience within; C#, SQL relation models, Java, Node.js or any JavaScript frameworks such as Angular, React, Bootstrap
• Exposure to NoSQL (MongoDB, etc.), AWS, and MEAN Stack are all nice to haves
• Have worked with Risk Control Self-Assessment, Privacy by Design Assessment, IT Audit/Data Privacy experience or similar
• Expert knowledge in industry standards, such as OWASP( Proffered), good to have: ISO27001, NIST, etc.
• Previous background working within the area of Information Security and preferably also Information Technology
• Proven ability to support stakeholders to understand the value of and to implement and continuously measure the effectiveness of security controls
• Knowledge in the risk management process, ability to perform risk assessments and to advise on needed IT mitigating controls


We will improve risk and control framework, work with internal experts and partner with third party vendors to implement cutting edge technology across IKEA footprint in US. Together as a team we will review all exciting projects that IKEA teams are working on, conduct Privacy By Design Assessments, Information Security Reviews, Hackathons, Business Impact Assessment, Third party risk management process to assure compliance with internal rules and best industry practices.

We’re the ones who make it possible for people to have a smarter life at home and a hassle-free and rewarding shopping experience. Together we work to find new digital solutions for every business need to help make IKEA a great and efficient place to work. We like to think of ourselves as innovative and modern, and we believe that nothing would actually work without us.

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