Utrecht, Netherlands

Educational Level:


Security officer

What you do

You are responsible for the implementation and execution of risk-based security management. You ensure the customer has a grip on Security, you do this for multiple clients simultaneously. 

As a Security Officer you ensure that the client’s security management is safeguarded in a continuous cycle. You understand their biggest risks and create a security management plan to mitigate these. You do this with a holistic approach to security, so you know when the client needs technical or behavioral measures besides their business-related measures. You closely work together with our Bytes and Behaviour teams and are the sparringpartner for the management of the client. The client can focus on her core business, because you guide her towards the right security management actions. You report to our Manager Security and Privacy Office. 

The team

As a Security Officer you are certainly not alone, but you work together with a team of experts so that you can continue to develop your professional knowledge. There are various roles within the Security and Privacy office. The first line of support is provided by the Office. They focus on the continuous operation of the client regarding incidents and questions. The second line acts on a more tactical level and support the Security Officer in preparing and executing security management tasks. The Security Officer is also the primary contact person and strategic partner for the customer. You report to the Manager of the Security and Privacy Office.   

You enjoy 

  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients and colleagues 
  • Connecting teams and disciplines 
  • Making security fun and easy for management and the operational teams
  • Working from abstract towards concrete solutions  
  • Starting a structural change at the client’s organization 
  • Keep your security knowledge up to date


What we expect from you

  • Knowledge of management systems, such as ISO27001
  • Knowledge of business processes
  • An independent and well-structured way of working
  • Networking skills
  • CISSP/CISM/CISA/CCSP/CIPP-E/CIPM or related certifications are an advantage, but not necessary 
  • Master the Dutch and English language
  • But most important, passion for security

What you can expect from us

  • New Macbook, iPhone and mobility scheme to support flexible working
  • 25 vacation days
  • Good retirement arrangement
  • Company wide courses and individual training opportunities to further develop yourself
  • 200+ passionated colleagues to work with and learn from
  • Fun company events and parties, check our working at page here for an overview

Application process


After you applied, Emilie will give you a call to discuss what you are looking for in your next step.

1st interview

We are curious who you are and would like to tell you more about Northwave and this role. This meeting will be with Emilie and the manager.

2nd interview

We go further in depth and you will meet colleagues from the team. Hopefully you want to visit our office!

Job offer

The moment to say “I do!” Hopefully you are as enthusiastic as we are and come aboard as a new Northwaver!

Join us!

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