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Lead Security Architect

Do you want a leading role in protecting Telenor employees and assets from advanced cyber security threats?

Telenor Global Shared Services ASFull-timeNorway, Bærum , Viken

Lead Security Architect

Do you want a leading role in protecting Telenor employees and assets from advanced cyber security threats? Telenor Global Shared Services AS (GSS) is looking for a Lead Security Architect

GSS is an internal IT service provider in Telenor. We deliver enterprise IT services to all Telenor business units worldwide. Being a frontrunner in cloud adoption and automation creates a lot of opportunities but also expectations. To meet our customers? needs and support their continued digital transformation, protecting them from advanced cyber security threats is paramount. We are looking for a Lead Security Architect that will be a strong contributor to our cyber security defense capabilities. Are you the one to take on this important role?

As Lead Security Architect in GSS you will have a key role in protecting Telenor?s employees and assets against crime, espionage, and sabotage from criminals, private- and state-sponsored advanced threat actors and intelligence agencies. You will work closely with other architects, security experts, DevSecOps teams, SOC/CERT, and our customers to build and continually update our strong cyber security defenses. If you want to work in a true global company and fight advanced cyber security threats this is the place to be!

We work with exciting technologies and services. We are a true cloud native company with our services spanning from SaaS applications to software hosted in AWS and Azure. In the scope of cloud services, you will find ERP platforms, AWS/Azure/Google infrastructure, Microsoft 365, end-user computing, integration and automation platforms, micro services, and several other applications. If you are thrilled by working with emerging technologies, we got it!  

GSS has a flat organization and as Lead Security Architect you will be reporting to VP Architecture and Business Development who are part of the GSS management team.

We are open to both those who are fresh out of university and seasoned experts. Most important is that you have a strong security mindset and a real passion for cyber security and technology. You learn fast and take on new security and technology challenges and solutions with a can-do attitude.

What will you be working with?               

Here is a brief overview of some of the responsibilities:

  • Contribute in projects and line activities with security advisory and hands-on technical design to mitigate risk and ensure a strong defendable architecture.

  • Technical security design and advisory on application, infrastructure and supporting technologies

  • Collaborate closely with our DevSecOps teams on relevant technical security matters

  • Together with the other architects continuously update our defendable architecture design and principles

  • Technical security approvals for new initiatives being presented in the architecture board

  • Conduct security assessments and design and advise on mitigations

  • Identify technical vulnerabilities and propose solutions

  • Collaborate and work closely with the broader global security community in Telenor

Great professional development is part of this role, and if you recognize yourself in any of the following competency areas, you could become our Lead Security Architect:

  • A relevant degree in information technology, computer science, cyber security, or a related field; relevant experience may compensate for lack of formal education

  • Years of experience within IT and security architecture; a relevant degree within the cyber security domain or relevant technologies combined with the right mindset and ability to learn fast may compensate for lack of experience

  • IT system development and application security

  • DevSecOps, agile methodologies and CD/CI pipeline with tooling

  • Network and infrastructure development and design in public cloud

  • End-User computing

  • Microservices and container platforms

  • SaaS applications

  • Security testing

  • Security monitoring and analytics

  • Vendor management with focus on security

  • Fluent in English written and spoken

To succeed in the role and to thrive we believe you have the following strengths:

  • Build trust with colleagues and stakeholders

  • Good at networking and building strong relations

  • Collaborative, sharing knowledge and experiences

  • Can adapt to new challenges and are a fast learner

  • You get things done

Why should you be part of our company?

In this position you will get to work with interesting people, technologies, and challenges in an international working environment - with international career opportunities. You will have broad opportunities for learning and impact. In addition, GSS offers:

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Excellent opportunities for personal development and professional growth, including dedicated time to develop and learn through our ?40-hour challenge? 

  • Subsidized lunch, access to company cabins, sports and interest associations, employee share program 

  • Vacation during Christmas and Easter in addition to the regular 5 weeks? vacation 

  • Mobile phone and broadband connection

  • Office location in beautiful surroundings by the sea

  • In Telenor we are practicing a flexible way of work that is adjusted to each employee?s needs. A good balance of days at the office and home-office.

Good to know:

  • Application deadline: 27.03.2022.

  • The location of the role is Fornebu (Norway), some travel is expected.

  • We conduct background checks on the relevant candidates through Semac AS (

  • For questions about the position, please contact hiring manager Tom Daffinrud,, +47 913 05 975

Telenor Global Shared Services AS delivers business critical IT services and support to the Telenor Group worldwide. We are located in Oslo, Norway and in Islamabad, Pakistan. Our agenda is about cloud enablement, digitalization, automation, and touch-free operation, delivered by a team of 130 highly skilled employees.