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Information Security Architect - Group Digital, INGKA Group

Malmö, Skåne County Engineering & Technology Full Time

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As a person you are passionate about technology and innovation and about the mitigation of security risks. You get energized by working both independently and interdependently within the digital network and cross functions. In addition, you enjoy to keep learning and to forget the obsolete while working agile and being open to the change. You share and live the IKEA culture and values. In this role you have proven advanced training in information technology, computer science or equivalent. We believe you have a minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in information security. You have demonstrable experience in security architecture, solutions delivery, principles and emerging technologies. Moreover, you have demonstrable experience in implementing business policies to support best practice in information security. You possess delivery experience of open source and/or cloud-based solutions. You have knowledge in the following areas: · intermediate knowledge of security solutions, tools, methodologies and techniques · extensive knowledge of how to define and implement strategies for security- and compliance monitoring and risk mitigation · experience in designing and implementing security solutions, including continuous monitoring and improvements to solutions · experience in development and design of security best practices and implementation of security principles across organisations, to meet business goals and customer and regulatory requirements · experience in how to model threats & risks as well as the controls necessary to mitigate them, on both the organisational and the technical level · knowledge of security implications associated with virtualization and cloud based computing and the impact of those technologies on an organizations security You have a problem-solving attitude and ability to come up with innovative ways of working. As a person you have the ability to capture, interpret and translate information security policies and regulations into terms of architecture and design requirement. Moreover, you possess an attention to detail and perform work with care and accuracy. What motivates you is the ability to meet quality standards and produce quality work products and you enjoy to collaborate with others, incl. virtual, to achieve goals.


Main aim of this role is to drive security in the architecture of application-, system- and infrastructure development, to ensure the security of the IKEA’s company assets. To establish information security architecture policies and standards as well as to communicate the information security architecture practices in the organization. You will: · be responsible for the establishment of information security architecture policies, standards and guidelines to ensure that systems are designed and built in a manner that minimizes security risk while ensuring business needs are met · align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy · identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements · identify and communicate current and emerging information security threats · design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge · provide information security architecture expertise in the development of applications and systems, including knowledge on the current threat environment · develop, implement and communicate the information security architecture policies, standards, practices and guidelines within the organization · set up and ensure execution of a continuous information security monitoring plan, while coordinating technology specific remediation activities as part of continuous monitoring · identify and document architectural and other security risks, associated with the existing and developed architecture, and mitigate controls where necessary · resolve incidents, requests and activities and perform defect and root cause analysis with the objective to continuously improve information security · work closely together with technical architects to produce design specifications according to information security policies, while fulfilling business needs · practice consistency in processes, toolsets and architecture, focused on information security, across all architect chapters · work across initiatives within INGKA Group, steering solutions towards the correct architecture In this role you will report to the Technology Architecture Manager.


We set the digital agenda to keep IKEA leading in an uncertain and fast moving environment. We drive the development, provision and operation of our digital products and services through the use of new and existing technology and agile delivery methods to deliver at pace. At the same time, we provide a home for digital skills to both develop and extend the technical, people and business skills needed to ensure continuous development and growth of our digital capability.


If you have questions regarding the role, please reach out to Johan Valdemarsson at . If you have questions regarding the recruitment process or other practicalities, please get in touch with Hamid Alamin at FYI: This recruitment is being handled in a new recruitment system where you as a candidate now have your own recruitment page. You can now track the status of your application and edit attachments even after submitting your application. Please note that the candidate information we may have saved in the previous recruitment system is not connected to the new platform. You will be asked to update your profile with new information. As you might know, in Sweden it’s common to take a few weeks of holiday during July, most people take over three weeks in a row; at IKEA we are no different. We believe in a healthy work-life balance and encourage our co-workers to take time to relax, recharge, and unwind. Because of this great benefit we might take a bit longer to get back to you, we will return in early August and you should hear from us soon after. We look forward to learning more about you!