IT Security Wizard


We ask

  • 5 - 10 years
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Collaborative skills

We offer

  • € 4.526 - € 6.463 pm
  • Excellent employment conditions
  • In charge of personal development


  • Building a future proof bank
  • A diverse and inclusive culture
  • Extensive internal career opportunities

IT Security Wizard

At a glance

Digital bank robbers are getting smarter and smarter. Can you keep our data behind bars?

The need for information security is growing in a fast pace, especially within the banking sector where there is much to be gained for attackers. For this reason we are constantly looking for smarter ways to make digital banking as safe as possible. This is a key capability because there is a lot at stake. 
Do you have good sense for the organisation’s prime needs in guaranteeing the safety of the bank and customer data? Tell us your story, we are curious. If you are good we promise to make you even better!

Your job

You play a crucial role in all digital innovations that the bank wants to implement, from mobile banking to becoming a customer with a selfie, to Apple Watch technology and paying with your smartphone. You contribute to the safety of the bank by securing each step as much as possible. You brainstorm, advise and work together with our talented development teams to secure information security at the start of our banking products. Briefly: a constant co-creation and security by design!

ABN Amro’s IT organisation is your biggest client and the cooperation with our international business is one of your key drivers. In addition, you will meet and sit with start-ups. It is important to scale the business and customer interests against possible risks. If information security is at stake, you will have to turn customers away and quickly come up with creative and smart alternatives. 

There is a range of external parties you will work with: Infosys, TCS and Capgemini for software development; IBM and KPN for IT infrastructure; Salesforce and Amazon & Microsoft for cloud computing; and IceMobile and The Mobile Company for mobile apps. You will also receive professional training and visit events which will sometimes take place abroad. Who knows, you might work with our outsourcing partners in the morning on complex security issues and fly to an Amazon conference in the afternoon.

Working environment

Technology and Engineering (T&E) is part of Corporate Information Security Office (CISO). The CISO department consists of approx. 300 employees and works on the entire information security of the bank. The T&E division is a multinational team carrying over 40 male and female employees with ages ranging from 23 to 53. In terms of hierarchy, there is little to be noticed as we work together in completing our tasks. Moreover, we are socially involved and committed to the ABN AMRO Foundation. For instance, we contribute to giving Christmas presents to the less fortunate and we engage in charity walk.

Working at ABN AMRO means: getting even better in what you do. We understand customers, translate their ambitions into common success and earn trust. We want our customers to understand our products. This means that we sometimes turn customers away if the risk of a product is great for them. Customer interest is also: providing a clear product range and communicating clearly. Banking is our profession, the world is our challenge.

Your profile

A security specialist with the overview of a generalist and therefore an effective consultant & engineer. 
You are well acquainted with network and application security,  as well as both technical and organisational areas. You continuously search for fresh ideas and gain more professional knowledge in order to enlarge your technical capabilities, as well as improving your soft skills. Furthermore, you have a sharp analytical eye and do not easily get stressed. In fact, you perform well under pressure.  

You are bold, do not simply take things at face value and dare to ask questions. You are able to entice managers, colleagues and customers with your ideas. This means you can easily convince people and transpose technical jargons into understandable language effortlessly. Sometimes you will only be given five minutes to substantiate your advice & solution. This should be enough to make your statement.

Please check your profile if you believe to be a good fit in the team:

  • A degree in Information Science or relevant studies
  • Information Security (IS) professional qualifications such as CISSP, CCSP, CEH, CISA, CISM and CCSK
  • Proven knowledge of security processes, technologies and architectures such as Security configurations, patch management, access control, cryptography, communication protocol, Windows and Linux
  • Development life-cycle and platform security knowledge, e.g. secure SDLC, Development pipeline security, Threat modelling, Container security and security code review
  • Security assessment and requirements management in a DevOps way of working is a plus
  • Cloud security with special focus on the Azure public cloud
  • Working experience of seven years in IT, with at least five years in Information Security
  • Experience with IS documentation, -report writing, reviewing and consulting
  • Knowledge of IS risk management (frameworks) such as NIST, CIS, ISO27K, SANS, CCM
  • Stakeholder management skills, especially in a multi-cultural and international environment
  • Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing in English, Dutch being a big plus

You should also be familiar with: 

  • Application security & security coding (OWASP)
  • Vulnerability management
  • Risk assessments, general knowledge about penetration testing 
  • Proven security processes, technologies and architectures such as Hardening, patch management, access control, cryptography, communication protocol, Windows and Linux
  • Agile way of working & DevOps
  • Network and Voice knowledge & security e.g.: Firewalls, Proxies, DNS, sub-netting, emerging technologies such as SDN, VoIP

We are offering

The chance to become even better in the security sector within a large organization. Does IT make your heart skip a beat? Then perhaps the bank (CISO department in particular) is the place of work where you never stop learning. During the first three months, a buddy will guide you, after which you can count on a lot of responsibility. But there is always room to brainstorm with colleagues and (senior) managers. You are allowed to make mistakes as long as you learn from them and if you are able to handle it, we will boost the complexity of your assignments in no time. That is entirely up to you.

Our office in Amstelveen is your home base; from there you will be the road to help or advise clients. We are also open to The New Way of Working. As a result of this you get to decide at which locations or time you start working.

ABN AMRO gives great importance to personal development and therefore offers a lot of training and career opportunities. In addition, you will receive a competitive salary and an attractive package of employee benefits. With this, you can determine your own conditions for a large part.


Respond to this online vacancy if interested. For more information please contact Pave Sazdov, Head of CISO Center of Expertise Security - CIO. We would like to meet you!

Equal opportunities for all

The success of our organisation depends on the quality of our people and the ideas that they have. Truly surprising insights and innovative solutions for our clients result from an interplay of cultures, knowledge and experience. Diversity is therefore extremely important to our organisation. To ensure that everyone at ABN AMRO can develop their talents, we encourage an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel engaged and appreciated.

Disclaimer external recruitment agencies

External recruitment agencies need to have a signed agreement with ABN AMRO BANK N.V., executed by a Talent Acquisition Specialist, when submitting a resume to a vacancy. In addition, a recruitment agency can only submit a resume when invited by a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join the search for a right candidate. All unsolicited resumes sent to us will be considered property of ABN AMRO BANK N.V. In this case, ABN AMRO will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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