Security Officer

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Security Officer


We are looking for a highly skilled, self-motivated security officer who finds joy in securing our network, our data and our services.

Your work at MessageBird

Based on a risk management approach you will define our information security and privacy strategy and apply and teach this to all the teams at MessageBird. You take the lead in retrieving several information security management certificates (ISO/IEC) and assess compliance of those.

You’ll keep our multi-datacenter infrastructure secure by assessing our hosting environment, offices infrastructure, training our developers and benchmarking our platform by periodically performed pen- and capacity tests.

Together with our engineering team you’ll work on moving our platform from a private cloud-hosted environment to a (multi vendor) public cloud environment, to be able to offer our services in a more scalable way to customers all over the world, while keeping an eye on all the defined security and privacy aspects.

You will be key person in communication about our security and privacy; internally and to our customers and vendors. And you will make sure our company is even more security- and privacy-aware than we already are.

Key responsibilities

  • Defining and assessing our information security strategy
  • Keeping our platform and office infrastructure secure
  • Advising and training our developers and engineers
  • Keeping all Birds security-aware
  • Taking the lead in retrieving information security certificates (ISO/IEC)


  • Preferably 5+ years of security engineering experience
  • Knowledge about information security management certificates
  • Knowledge or interest in setting up a secure environment in the cloud (Google Cloud and AWS)
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills with a drive to take initiative
  • Understanding of crypto algorithms and common flaws in usage
  • Software development experience is a plus

What we offer

  • A competitive, above average salary
  • You’ll work at our Amsterdam office with a MacBook Pro, listen to music with Bose noise canceling headphones, and sit on a Herman Miller ergonomic chair (or stand at one of our standing desks)
  • An international, multidisciplinary team with specialists in all forms that’s eager to get shit done
  • Friday beers, occasional dinners, happy hours, off-sites