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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to join our passionate team in Stockholm.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

The CISO will set the technical direction of Northvolt's information security program and help build the world’s most secure factories and connected products. The CISO has strong security architecture knowledge, as well as leadership skills to drive change and build a culture of security.

As leader of the unit you will have the opportunity to build a world class team which is capable to scale Northvolt’s operations in Sweden and beyond. The CISO will be responsible for building and managing a world class information security team covering red team, internal consulting, infosec engineering, and physical security functions.

The scope of this position spans the organization’s security solutions including software applications, infrastructure (on-prem, cloud, and factory), data management, data integration, physical office/factory security, and external vendor solutions.

This is a unique opportunity to create something new in a flexible fast-paced startup environment. This role will report directly to the Chief Digital Officer and falls within Northvolt's Digitalization group.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Regularly report to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Digital Officer on information security risks, incidents, and compliance with relevant regulations
  • Collaborate with IT, DevOps, and Software Engineering to develop and drive a technical security roadmap which addresses key security priorities

  • Develop Northvolt’s infosec strategy, including defining resource plan for, recruiting, and managing a world class infosec organization

  • Establish and maintain technical security standards, processes, solutions and technical controls that align with security policies and address key security concerns

  • Lead technical architecture discussions within infrastructure and application level security programs across Northvolt

  • Be responsible for information and physical security operations including monitoring, investigations, incident response

  • Hold a central role in actively promoting a culture of information security throughout the IT organization as well as across Northvolt

  • Assist in the development and knowledge transfer to software engineering and IT team members, as well as other teams at Northvolt
  • Oversee the installation, configuration, and monitoring of new information security technologies
  • Oversee regular technical risk assessments/audits of systems and infrastructure

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary. Planned starting date is asap.

Work with great people

Josephine Korijn
Investment Manager
"We move at a fast pace and decisions are made in a deliberate, thoughtful, and bold manner."
Mohamed Farah
R&D Electrode Manager
"At Northvolt there is no right or wrong. Everyone brings something to the table."
Maria Åstrand
Director Raw Materials
"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of starting up a new industry segment."
Erin Mathews
Industrialisation Manager
"I love being a part of such a bold effort to tackle the energy problem."

Skills & Requirements


  • Masters in Information Security, Computer Science, or equivalent degree or experience (such as published research or open source leadership)
  • 8+ years of directly applicable work experience in information security; additional experience in software engineering and devops/SRE preferred
  • ​Experience designing and implementing secure architecture and reference architectures; from business requirements gathering to technology rollout oversight, including capacity management, definition of scoring methodologies for technology selection, integration of multiple tools and reporting functionalities, technical documentation.
  • Strong management, recruiting, and leadership skills
  • Experience with cloud and edge/IOT infrastructure, especially with respect to energy and industrial information technology
  • ​We use golang and python, so familiarity and experience in these languages is preferred
  • ​Experience with cyber security frameworks and regulatory requirements, such as NIST, PCI, ISO 27001, GDPR, HIPAA compliance
  • ​Ability to approach security architecture collaboratively and from the perspective of risk management and to avoid purely academic thinking about security
  • Demonstrated ability to influence decision makers at all levels of a large organization
  • ​Ability to build and leverage close and collaborative working relationships with peers
  • ​Must leverage a strong security architecture knowledge to drive change, build a culture of security, and support the evolution of the organization

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent verbal/written communication, collaboration, analytical and presentation skills to lead in a fast paced and flexible startup environment driven by passion and team work
  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Have plenty of grit, a can-do attitude, an entrepreneurial spirit, a great eye for quality, a sense of humor and a curious mind
  • Thrive working within tight deadlines and excellent at time management
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor
  • Is friendly, passionate and purpose driven

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

About the company

Northvolt was founded in 2016 with the mission to build the world’s greenest battery cell, with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy. Northvolt’s team of experts is building the next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, it will be Europe’s largest battery cell factory and produce 32 GWh worth of capacity annually.

The future needs high-quality, green batteries. And it needs lots of them.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a busy, fast moving environment, dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. We are staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We are also preparing for upcoming positions at the main factory, Northvolt Ett, in Skellefteå.

We want to work with experienced battery experts as well as talented and purpose driven people from all kinds of disciplines to make this happen. Those of us already on board share a bold streak and a passion for our mission. We are prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!

Landon Mossburg | Hiring Manager

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