Deputy CISO

Deputy CISO - Office of the CISO - Group and Bank


The Deputy CISO for N26 GmbH helps lead the CISO office supported by the 1st Line Security Teams. This Deputy CISO is a member of the leadership team and serves a key role in creating a culture where security is a value proposition.


We’re looking for someone who is engaging, imaginative, and collaborative to work with our leaders and teams to ensure N26 delivers a best in class Information Security program. 

You will report to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and interact with other senior leaders, members of the board of directors, and other stakeholders as necessary. Collaborate with technical staff and understand governance, risk mitigation, and technical controls. Establish and implement highly effective policies, firm protocols, and security frameworks and promote appropriate collaboration among 1st and 2nd Line and Information Security (IS) stakeholders, teams, and structure while growing, managing, and overseeing the N26 Group. Work with the CISO and Chief Risk Officer in determining acceptable levels of risk for the company and oversee incident response. Work with outside partners or consultants as required to meet independent security audit needs; manage outside security partners, stakeholders, vendors, and solutions providers working on security implementations. 


Description of Tasks


  • Establish annual and long-range security and compliance goals, define security strategies, metrics, reporting mechanisms and program services; and create maturity models and a roadmap for continual program improvements.
  • Lead the development and implementation of effective and reasonable policies and practices to secure protected and sensitive data and ensure information security and compliance with relevant legislation and legal interpretation.
  • Work with auditors as appropriate to keep audit focus in scope, maintain excellent relationships with audit entities and provide a consistent perspective that continually puts the organization in its best light.
  • Provide guidance, evaluation and advocacy on audit responses.
  • Work with leadership and relevant responsible departments to build cohesive security and compliance programs for the agency to effectively address state and federal statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Translate regulatory requirements to the current generation of technology stacks
  • Report to the Group CISO
  • Prepares presentations and reporting for senior-management that appropriately communicates data-driven results to executives and other key stakeholders


What you need to be successful:


  • Degree in information security, computer science, information systems management or related field 
  • At least 8 - 10  years' experience in information security or related field within regulated financial institutions
  • Experience with interfacing with senior executives at the business leader level and communicating complex cybersecurity concepts in business-relevant ways
  • Experience with information disaster recovery planning and testing, auditing, risk analysis, business system resumption planning, and contingency planning
  • Deep expertise in security, privacy, IT audit and compliance, security standards, guidelines, and principles within large and highly distributed organizations
  • Brilliant knowledge of regulatory requirements in relation to information security (e.g. BAIT, MaRisk, GDPR, etc.)
  • Experience in identifying security solutions that meet predefined regulatory/compliance requirements.
  • Industry specific certifications like CISSP, CISM, CISA, CCSP are considered as a plus
  • Good Knowledge of IT security frameworks (NIST, ISO 27000 series, PCI DSS, C5, COBIT etc.)


  • Possess a very good understanding of modern Cloud Based, Microservice and DevOps architectures
  • Ability to maintain awareness of cybersecurity industry trends, evaluate solutions and techniques, and remain aware of new and emerging threats
  • Ability to work with full confidentiality and a high level of personal integrity
  • Good communication and presentation skills with excellent command of German and  English languages


  • Actively help yourself (and others) be successful
  • Continuously learn and challenge the status quo
  • Think globally, act locally
  • Strong bias for action
  • Give and receive open, direct and timely feedback

What’s in it for you:

  • Accelerate your career growth by joining Germany’s #1 Top Startup Employer, named by LinkedIn two years running 🚀
  • Health & Life insurance, Personal development budget, Spanish language classes, fitness memberships, childcare services, N26 You, and your choice of a Mac or Windows laptop
  • 24 vacation days per year, with an additional day for each year of service - up to 28 days
  • A high degree of collaboration and autonomy while working with a group of diverse peersgetting things done attitude, and access to cutting edge technologies
  • Rotating selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks, complimentary lunch on Wednesdays, plus pizza, wine and beer on Fridays
  • A relocation package with visa support for those who need it

Who we are

N26 has reimagined banking for today’s digital world. Technology and design empower everything we do and it’s how we are building the global banking platform the world loves to use.

We've eliminated physical branches, paperwork, and hidden fees for an elegant digital experience and supreme savings. Giving people the power to live and bank their way is what gets us out of bed in the morning and inspires the work that we do. 

N26 has international offices in Berlin, Barcelona, New York and Vienna.

Sound good? Apply now for this position.

N26 is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.