Head of IT Security (m/f/d)

Über uns

A healthier life is a happier life.

Vivy’s mission is to empower users in taking charge of their own health and medical narrative. With our holistic (universal) approach, our Mobile Application transforms users from being passive patients to proactive individuals to take charge of their own health. Adhering to the highest standards of data protection and encrypted technology, Vivy is the one place for users to consolidate with medical professionals, medical documents and health data at their fingertips.

As one of the first technical startups in the healthcare industry, our team is determined on creating real value that benefits our users lives by personalising user centric features. Based in the heart of Berlin as an international team we are always looking for charismatic and ambitious professionals who are ready to rattle the healthcare system.

Are you ready to join the revolution?

Your Role

Vivy is looking for a Head of IT Security to join our team in Berlin. The candidate for this job position will be responsible for information technology security across the company.

For this role, you will report directly to our CTO and work closely with the whole management team. You will be responsible for developing and executing information security and risk management strategy to protect the product, our highly sensitive data and the existing intellectual property.  

You should not only have a background in ensuring compliance with the security standards, procedures, and guidelines to prevent the unauthorized use, release, modification, or destruction of data across multiple platforms and environments, but also be able to think like a threat actor or attacker to prevent possible incidents from happening.


Your Role: 

  • Lead and coordinate the information security process
  • Support the management in the preparation of the information security guidelines
  • Creation of the IT security concept, incident prevention, and other concepts and system security policies, as well as to enact further information security policies and regulations

  • Create the implementation plan for the security policies and initiate and verify their implementation
  • Report to the management level and the ISMS team on the status quo of information security
  • Coordinate security-related projects and to ensure the flow of information between IT, project and IT system security officers

  • Investigate security-related incidents

  • Initiate and control awareness-raising and training on information security

Your Profile

  • Background in (business) computer science, IT security or a comparable qualification, ideally, with a focus on IT security

  • 4+ years of experience in IT Security and ISMS 

  • Familiarity with current  key emerging technologies, tools and methodologies in the IT security industry 

  • Experience of threat reporting and assessing vulnerabilities

  • Highly analytical mindset with the ability to solve problems fast and adapt to ever-changing needs

  • Experience of working in a regulated industry with exposure to highly sensitive data

  • Knowledge of the German data regulatory system would be a plus

  • Fluency in English and German

Our offer

  • High degree of autonomy and crucial role in a highly motivated and talented team

  • Be part of an international, ambitious and successful team

  • High level of responsibility

  • A technology-focused and permanently changing and adapting environment

  • An opportunity to shape the face of a product that may enhance the life of millions of people  

  • A challenging job in an exciting startup

  • Flat hierarchies, as well as short and open channels of communication

  • Fresh fruits and snacks everyday at the office

  • All the equipment you need like a brand-new Mac or Windows Laptop, screens, etc.