Information Security Specialist

Are you looking for a new opportunity in the field of security and compliance 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? Do you enjoy coordinating network and application-level maintenance work, participating in security audits, and incident response activities together with your team? 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 2300 brilliant minds focuses on creating impact through science-based innovation. Get to know us further by exploring VTT's tech & infra.

We are now looking for a Information Security Specialist to join our Security and cyber security team.

As an Information Security Specialist, you will participate in ensuring the security and compliance of our classified environments and systems. This position serves as an excellent entry point for a career in security, offering hands-on experience and professional development opportunities. Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing network and application-level maintenance tasks, as well as performing essential maintenance at the workstation level.
  • Actively monitoring classified networks and participating in security audits and incident response efforts.
  • Enhancing security measures through involvement in the development, servicing, and procurement of security systems and components.
  • Supervise subcontractors and manage their workforce.

In addition, you will: 

  • Report on the security status and performance of VTT's environments, with a particular focus on classified systems.
  • Collaborate with other security specialists and teams across the organisation to maintain a robust security posture.
  • Occasional travel to VTT's premises in Tampere and Oulu, as required by the demands of the job.

Who we are looking for:

  • You have at least a bachelor's degree in, for example, information and communication technology, security and risk management, or a related field.  
  • You have a basic understanding of security and information security, and preferably experience in security and network/workstation maintenance. 
  • You are fluent in Finnish and English and have excellent communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills. 
  • Experience of at least one of the following: security best practices, tools, or frameworks such as ISO27001, NIST or Katakri 2020.   

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 solutions for 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 professional skills. Read more about our strategy, the path of exponential hope, and our organisational culture as the builder of the world's most meaningful place to work.
  • An inspiring community. 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 witness and influence the future of science and technology as it happens. 
  • Career and learning opportunities. As a scientific expert organisation, we emphasise learning and development and support our people in reaching their full potential. People stay at VTT for more than ten 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 excellent 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 annually (after one year of work), we offer exercise and culture benefits, hobby clubs, and voluntary well-being services such as meditation and cognitive ergonomics training.

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 23 June 2024. We will process applications as they come in and fill the position as soon as we find the right candidate. A security clearance will be conducted during the recruitment process.

Interested and want to know more?

For further information, please contact Head of Security, Tero Reponen, +358 40 552 9258 on Thursday 13.6. at 9-12, or Tuesday 18.6. at 9-10. 

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 80 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.

Location: Otaniemi, Espoo

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