(IT) Security Officer

Job description

As a Fintech company, you can imagine how focused we are on the security of our organisation. To make sure we can meet up with our own high demands, we would need a strong sparring partner that can advise the technology department on how to effectively and efficiently mitigate our security risks sufficiently.


Safened wants to offer this position to the most tech-savvy young professional with a great understanding of (IT)Security, but an even bigger urge to develop fast within this role by receiving a professional training on the job. Making sure that you will make a huge step in your knowledge level and at the same time, in your career.



You will be a consultant and sparring partner to the business while expanding and upgrading your knowledge on the best way to do this since you are provided with the training to do so. Looking at your day to day, this is what you can expect:

  • You will manage and continuously improve the security risk and control framework;
  • You will ensure that the security risk and control framework is incorporated into Safened’s policies and procedures;
  • You will monitor the adherence of the Technology department to the security risk and control framework,
  • You will independently perform security test & reviews in order to ensure Safened’s systems are hardened sufficiently and,
  • You will be responsible for security event monitoring and the follow-up on security incidents



This is a highly interesting opportunity to develop yourself from a young professional into a senior specialist. That is why our ideal new team member is capable and motivated to thrive in a fast-paced agile start-up environment. This means you work in a pro-active and result-driven why without losing your eye for detail and accuracy. On top of that, this is what we find to be most important to do a great job when it comes to this role:

  • Background in security: +-3 years of working experience (in an IT/Risk auditor or security position).
  • Master degree or equivalent in Business (law) other related fields and strong affinity with IT. 
  • Willing to develop yourself further with professional training as Security Officer.
  • Language skills: English and one other language (Dutch is a plus, but not necessary). Your overall communication is very clear, making you a great stakeholder to support the rest of the business.
  • You have a proven track record of aiming for the highest achievement, always looking for ways to improve and develop yourself.
  • You want to be a part of an organization where your growth and ours, develop equally.


  • A chance to work at a fast-growing Fintech startup.
  • A crucial role in a highly motivated, international and
  • Flat structures and open communication.
  • High degree of collaboration and autonomy.
  • Newly designed office along the Amsterdam canals.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Secondary benefits (e.g. , pension, travel expenses, etc.).


Safened is a fast-growing tech-driven startup company, driven by a vision to turn financial risk and regulatory challenges into simple and secure solutions. Simple as we reduce complexity and offer easy to integrate solutions to financial institutions and platform businesses. Secure by enabling companies and individuals by using the world's most stable asset classes while protecting our partners against fraud, risk and identity theft. Technology empowers everything we do. Our core products focus on deposit and customer onboarding solutions, serviced via our proprietary technology platform. We offer deposit solutions through wealth managers and broker-dealers to cash-rich clients. Onboarding services for the verification of companies and individuals, through direct channels and our platform partners (e.g., travel companies, online marketplaces, etc.  Safened offers its products globally, and we service our customers from 4 offices in London, New York Amsterdam and Barcelona. As a Payments Institution, Safened is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our internal culture is characterized by our flat structure and direct communication with the emphasis on results and collaboration.