Information Security Officer

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated
We are Aiven—a managed cloud services startup launched in 2016. We run and manage open source databases such as PostgreSQL and Apache Kafka in all major clouds including AWS, Google Cloud and Azure. Backed by Europe's leading investors, our services are used daily by hundreds of customers across the globe with more joining every single day.

We are looking for a hands-on security expert with a genuine passion for information security. You have a wide understanding of the security domain, from secure coding practices up to the security certification processes and standards. You have prior software development experience and are fluent to code security controls yourself. 

Customers rely on us to keep their data safe, and security is something we take very seriously at Aiven. Security is built in everything we do, from the system architecture to internal processes. Aiven holds an ISO 27001:2013 certificate, and is currently pursuing SOC 2 attestation. 

What you have:

  • Comprehensive understanding of information security  
  • Experience with defining security policies, processes and controls.
  • Risk management experience
  • Prior development experience, preferably with Python
  • Excellent Linux and computer network skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

What we value:

  • Prior experience with ISO 27001, SOC 2 or similar
  • Experience in giving security training
  • Experience working with open source databases, and especially with Kafka, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, InfluxDB, Grafana, Redis, Elasticsearch.

What we can offer:

  • A dynamic startup environment with a rapidly growing, international business
  • Highly experienced colleagues
  • Possibility for stock options on top of the monthly salary for permanent employees

You will be part of a highly-skilled, tight-knit team of just over 30 people, making your contribution essential to what is becoming a great success story.

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Working at

Aiven is a cloud technology startup launched in 2016.  We run and manage open source database and backend messaging systems for our business customers around the world.  We take the pain away from running databases and allow our customers to focus on building their own products without having to worry about database management. We’re looking for new developers and marketing specialists to join our team in central Helsinki.

Read more about Aiven

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