Information Security Manager

 Are you looking for a new opportunity in the field of digital security and risk management in an organisation that strongly supports professional growth? Would you like to use your expertise to drive a sustainable future while working in an inspiring community at the cutting edge of science and technology?  VTT might be just the place for you.

VTT is one of the leading applied research organisations in Europe. What unites us are curiosity, a passion for learning and a purpose: to solve the biggest challenges of our time and turn them into sustainable growth and well-being. Our cross-disciplinary community of over 2000 brilliant minds is focused on creating impact through science-based innovation. Get to know us further by exploring VTT’s research infra at VTT World

We are now looking for dedicated and development-oriented Information Security Manager to join our team! 

In this position, you will have an essential role in the implementation and development of new practices and solutions to support comprehensive protection of people, information and other assets within the cyber environment

Our team is an integral part of VTT’s risk management. We work in close co-operation with our ICT function as well as our business teams, evaluating and mitigating risks within physical and digital worlds. With us you have a first class seat on most important fields of science and technology.

Your responsibilities as Information Security Manager:

  • comprehensive responsibility on planning, development, monitoring and operational management of information security and data protection including implementation and integration of information security framework on VTT’s business areas together with colleagues and partners 
  • development of principles of information security and support to the organization on implementing those principles through awareness building and training 
  • development and maintenance of information security systems and services such as SIEM and SOC 
  • supporting VTT’s security risk management and producing relevant situational awareness information and reports 
  • organizing and supporting data protection and cyber incidents and crisis management duties 
  • communication of current cyber threats and solutions producing relevant situational awareness information and reports 
  • Additionally, you will have opportunities to work in different types of cybersecurity related development projects.  

Who we are looking for:

  • At least five years of experience in similar or more demanding role and responsibilities and evidence of independent responsibilities within IT and information security 
  • good knowledge of data protection 
  • experience in securing cloud services from cyber threats 
  • management, compliance and good understanding of information security for the business 
  • Experience in managing services and suppliers 
  • Suitable university or applied sciences degree 
  • Fluent Finnish and good English skills. The main working language is Finnish.   
  • Strong IT-skills 
  • Experience or knowledge of ISO 27001 standard is a strong asset. 

As a person, we hope that you are:

As a person, you are target oriented and self-imposed. We are looking for a person, who is well organized, enjoys versatile tasks and can adapt to a changing work environment. You also have a service mindset and good collaboration and communication skills. 

With VTT, you’ll enjoy:

  • Work with a strong purpose. At VTT, you’ll get to use your professional expertise to help solve the greatest challenges of our time through science and innovation. Our research agenda is dedicated to creating solving systemic and technological challenges, such as reaching carbon neutrality and creating superior digital systems. At VTT, you’ll get to do your part in driving this meaningful change through your own professional skills. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.  
  • An inspiring community. We offer you a unique opportunity to be part of innovative and forward-looking working environment and professional security team. VTT houses all the cutting-edge fields of innovation from quantum technology to synthetic biology under one roof. As a professional at VTT, you’ll get to witness and influence the future of science and technology as it happens. 
  • Career and learning opportunities. As a scientific expert organisation, we put a lot of emphasis on learning and development, and support our people in reaching their full potential. People tend to stay at VTT for more than 10 years, as we offer opportunities to develop and grow into new responsibilities. If you’re curious, ambitious and willing to learn, VTT is the place to take your career to the next level.
  • Support for your well-being. Our people are our main asset, so we take good care of them. We aim to nurture great team spirit and leadership and offer versatile well-being services to enable a good work–life balance. On top of 6 weeks of paid holidays we offer exercise and culture benefits, hobby clubs, and voluntary well-being services such as meditation programmes and trainings on cognitive ergonomics.

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!

Please send your CV and application with your salary request via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 26 September 2021. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.  

Interested and want to know more?

For further information, please contact Head of Security Tero Reponen,, 040 5529258 on 13.9.2021 between 9.00 – 11.00 or 14.9.2021 between 13.00 – 16.00.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Employment type: Full-time, Permanent


VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.

Location: Tekniikantie 21, Espoo


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