Information Security Officer

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then we've changed the banking industry forever. And now we're creating the world's smoothest shopping experience. We serve over 90 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 250,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world's leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 17 different markets, hosted by 4000+ employees from 100+ nationalities.

Engineering at Klarna is an inspired, customer focused community, dedicated to crafting solutions that redefine our industry. Working in small, highly collaborative Agile teams, you and your team will have a clear mission and ownership of an important outcome that supports Klarna and our customers. At Klarna we optimise for quality, flow, fast feedback, focussing on end-to-end ownership, continuous improvement, testing, monitoring and experimentation. We aim for teams that are inclusive, helpful, and have a strong sense of ownership for the things they build.

At Klarna we strive to deliver market leading, secure, high-quality, and compliant products that everyone loves developing, and customers love using. With a banking license and operating in the financial industry in several regions, Klarna is naturally highly regulated. Regardless, we strive to build the smooothest experience possible, for both our customers and employees.

We are looking for a number of Information Security Officers who will work within the business as experts and responsible points of contact for security matters within their domain.

What you'll get to do

  • Work with highly collaborative agile teams.
  • Lead and perform risk identification and risk assessments.
  • Lead disaster recovery tests and improvement work.
  • Help with classifications and identifying / gathering of security requirements.
  • Manage improvement of engineering metrics.
  • Coordinate with control functions and auditors and oversee completion of mitigations.
  • Provide support for 3rd party vendor or outsourcing management.
  • Review incidents and support in retrospectives and root cause analyses.

You should have

  • 7+ years of experience working in security in a broad scope - you know a little bit about everything.
  • Experience in agile and rapidly changing environment - you should be able to navigate ambiguity and a high rate of change.
  • A solid understanding of Risk management frameworks.
  • Knowledge of governance standards such as ISO, ITIL or ISAE.
  • Strong communication skills - you communicate clearly and can adapt your style to different target audiences.
  • Solid engineering background.
  • Working proficiency in English.

You may also have

  • Hands-on experience implementing/maintaining an ISMS.
  • Experience building controls in a 100% Cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Experience leading risk workshops.
  • Experience building and assessing secure architecture, working within the SSDLC.
  • Experience in the finance industry.

  • Read more about this role in our blog post here.

What we can offer you

  • Culture - You'll have an opportunity to work with talented people from 100+ different countries in our brand new English speaking offices in Berlin.
  • Learning - We have a learning and development focused environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing, training, and regular internal technical talks.
  • Compensation - You’ll receive an attractive salary, pension, and insurance plans, plus we offer all of our employees an opportunity to invest in a RSU program and own a stake of the company. You’ll also receive 30 days annual leave and since we recognise that life is about more than work, we also offer benefits for gym memberships and discounted lunch through Smunch. We also support our working parents, so you don’t have to choose between work and family. 
  • Relocation - We can offer relocation support to Berlin.
How to apply: Please send us your CV or Linkedin profile in English.


Klarna is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates. Please refrain from including your picture and age with your application.