Engineering Manager - Productivity Security

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 5000+ 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 optimize for quality, flow, fast feedback, focusing 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.

Our engineers make some of the most significant decisions for the company and we are looking for bold, open and curious developers. As a Klarnaut, you’ll be inspired to contribute to the growth of Europe’s most highly valued fintech and your work will reach millions of users.

Want to be part of the change? We're hiring an Engineering Manager to lead our new Productivity Security problem space in our Productivity and Platforms domain.

Our Productivity and Platforms (PNP) domain ensures that Klarnauts can be productive everyday in Klarna - and be happy about it. They have to have fun while working, and we do our parts to ensure they will. Awesome devices and awesome tools that people love to work with every day, smoooth access provisioning to what they need - we have quite an ambition on how an awesome work environment needs to look like.

However - what would awesome be without quality?  It is not *just* about convenience - quality is equally important. Security and compliance by design is what we have in our DNA, and what we need to bring into every solution we provide. 

Our PNP Security team members are the guardians of quality in our galaxy. They operate solutions delivering on the big quality topics, like data loss prevention or Private Key Infrastructure, and they support Klarna teams to adopt those solutions and adhere to set standards within their realm. Balancing quality and convenience in this is what they do on a daily basis.

Working in the PNP security team means to be working in a continuously evolving business environment, where new challenges and demands are coming constantly. We have to keep up and change with them. Joining PNP Security therefore is for people with great minds and brilliant ideas, that are not afraid of constant change. 


What you'll get to do

  • Be close with your customers and stakeholders - make sure to understand their needs.
  • Set the vision and mission for the team, and define the teams product and value-contribution from it
  • Staff the team with the right competence and capacity
  • With the team design and create convenient but hard-to-break applications and services, and successfully launch them for your customers.
  • Maintain a workable balance between security risk and business enablement.
  • Ensure a continuous delivery for the team.
  • Be a mentor for your team members and develop them to become subject matter experts for productivity security.

Some of the technologies you'll get to work with

  • Cloud
  • DLP solutions
  • Privileged access management technologies
  • Public key infrastructure solutions 
  • Security architectural principles
  • Device hardening and security configuration

To succeed in this role, we think you should have

  • A passion for people management
  • Already gathered experience as a leader 
  • A love for security and compliance: you understand the requirements, you can work out what “good” looks like, and you are able to move us there
  • The customer at heart: things can not just be secure, they also need to be a great user experience.
  • Creative problem solving: work with the information provided to solve problems in meaningful ways
  • The ability to come to the point: simplify at every opportunity, be able to explain it to non technicians and to break down complex things into small easy to understand pieces.
  • Ability to work with matrices to measure success and identify areas for improvement
  • Highly detail orientated to ensure quality results  
  • Strong experience within the IT-Security realm
  • Strong experience within the IT-Operations realm
What we can offer you

Culture - You'll have an opportunity to work with people from 90+ different countries in our English speaking offices in Stockholm/Berlin city centre.

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 recognize that life is about more than work, we also offer benefits for gym memberships, marathons, and all sorts of activities that promote physical health. We also have generous parental leave (for men and women).


We know diverse teams are strong teams, so we welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our teams include women, men, mothers, fathers, the self-taught, the college-educated, and people from all over the world.

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.

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.