Enterprise Architect - Cyber ​​Security (m/f/d)

  • TenneT
  • Bayreuth, Germany
  • 09/05/2024
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Job Description

TenneT is growing fast to realize its strategic ambitions. We play a leading role in driving the energy transition. We are looking for a passionate Enterprise Architect - Cyber ​​Security (m/f/d) at our location Bayreuth who will contribute to this. That might be you?

Your contribution to TenneT

You work together with BTO's IT Architects, Security team and CISO to evolve on and continuously improve Cyber ​​Security architecture standards and overall architecture landscape. We need integrated architecture combined with end-to-end process focus to improve the solid foundation of Processes, Data, Applications and Information Technology. You are the contact person for senior leadership regarding all Cyber ​​Security related topics and required decisions. We are looking for someone that:
  • Takes ownership of the cyber security domain, the process and products
  • Shows courage and stands for his/her vision, gets people on board by steering from their beliefs,
  • Actively connects with all stakeholders, he/she collaborates with business, external suppliers, IT architects, and all relevant stakeholders to ensure a shared architectural vision. He/she is especially strong in organizing and mobilizing the organization to achieve that joint vision
Besides this, you:
  • Actively contribute to the development, assessment, and realization of the Enterprise Architecture and the Enterprise Architecture Governance
  • Establish principles, governance and guidance for maturing our cyber security capability
  • Develop and implement the enterprise-wide cyber security architecture and framework, aligned with industry best practices and regulatory requirements
  • Develop the roadmap, and outline how this target architecture is realized
  • Set expectations for quality, consistency, and delivery, ensuring that those standards are met and improved over time
  • Monitor implementation of key cyber security related projects, and ensure proper escalation and reporting to senior management stakeholders
  • Proactively identify, analyze, review, and evaluate ideas, projects, and opportunities on cyber security topics
  • Foster a culture of security awareness and education among employees, promoting best practices and proactive threat detection and response

Your profile and background

  • 10+ years of experience in a similar role, preferably you have done this before. Having business (TSO/Utilities/Infra asset) understanding is a big plus
  • Strong experience in leadership roles, focusing on architectural solutions for strategic importance. You negotiate support for difficult decisions, anticipate problems, and ensure that credibility and trust are uncompromised
  • Strong experience with industry standards and best practices in information security and risk management (including cyber security)
  • In depth knowledge on IT infrastructure, software development, software architecture, and cyber security in general
  • Ability to motivate stakeholders to fit Cyber ​​Security architecture into the company's strategy. You do this by inspiration rather than through direct authority
  • Capable to functionally guide the IT Architects in the domain

Our recruiting process

Our offer

We are family friendly and flexible
Health - your basis
Modern working environment
Attractive remuneration and social benefits
Personal development

This will be our challenge

BTO will drive security of supply, energy transition, organizational and financial health through digital, data and analytics. BTO will secure solid foundations through seamless end-user services (UX), industry-leading cybersecurity setup and resilient data centers and cloud infrastructure. BTO will have consistent business/BTO alignment, strategic partnerships with vendors and clear standards on architecture, vendor & portfolio management and security. BTO will unlock value of data and digital by building all the necessary enablers (including data platform, data governance processes, capabilities) and embedding innovation initiatives into business roadmaps.

additional information

  • Desired start date: as of 08/01/2024
  • The weekly working time is 37 hours
  • The position is unlimited
  • Job interviews for this position will be (partly) in English


89000€ - 113000€
TenneT is a leading European grid operator. We are committed to providing a secure and reliable supply of electricity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, while helping to drive the energy transition in our pursuit of a brighter energy future – more sustainable, reliable and affordable than ever before. In our role as the first cross-border Transmission System Operator (TSO) we design, build, maintain and operate over 25,000 kilometers of high-voltage electricity grid in the Netherlands and large parts of Germany, and facilitate the European energy market through our 17 interconnectors to neighboring countries. We are one of the largest investors in national and international onshore and offshore electricity grids, with a turnover of EUR 9.2 billion and a total asset value of EUR 45 billion. Every day our 8,300 employees take ownership, show courage and make and maintain connections to ensure that the supply and demand of electricity is balanced for over 43 million people.
TenneT is an equal opportunity employer for ALL and is fully committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for recruitment, promotion and employment regardless of their ethnic origin, skin color, religion or belief, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual identity, marital/family status.
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We are family friendly and flexible