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eSIM Security Architect (f/m/x)

Posting Country:  Germany
Date Posted: 
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?

Our team:

SIM Products is responsible for the definition, integration and life cycle of SIM Cards and Subscription management solution (e.g. eSIM) and related services. These include SIMs for Consumer and Internet of Things, eSIM for wearables (smart watches), IoT and smart phones, connectivity of cars and trains (e.g. for maintenance and internet access) and new technologies such as 5G, Mobile Private Networks and Integrated SIMs.
Enabled by the new eSIM technology every customer touch point will be digitalized including the way in which Vodafone provisions customers, the SIM chip hardware solutions, interfaces and player in the markets.  By deploying consumer and IoT subscription management, (eSIM) ecosystems in all markets to further accelerate our customer experience we change the way we do business and ensure that Vodafone is playing a crucial role as a technology company.

Security is key for our successful deployment of products, to ensure customers privacy and to control the access to our network and services. Therefore we drive within Vodafone and in international standards organisation the development of security concepts and certification schemes to protect our systems and data for illegitimate access.

Role description

You are responsible for the security assessment, risk management and development of SIM technologies and related products (Key Management, eSIM, integrated SIM, 5G, Mobile Private Networks…) and will be driving the relevant adaption across different Vodafone markets and services enablers. The Security architect is accountable for vulnerability assessments of (e)SIM, SIM centric services and SIM periphery and the definition of the subsequent measures.
The Security Architect analyses and defines the integration of VF Services into VF markets and infrastructure and performs risk assessments .The role owns the SIM security interface to markets, the definition of markets guidelines, Service functional requirements and validation for VF markets and customers worldwide.
A strong international background is required as the role includes working with international stakeholders and leaders across the Vodafone markets and Group organisation worldwide. This includes supplier management and stakeholder management.
The position requires leadership presence and ability to build and manage relationships across markets and suppliers. The role owner will be a confident presenter with the ability to communicate at management levels and can break down complex items and communicate to senior leaders.

With us you will:

• Analyse product requirements and commercial strategies, provide security technology solutions and design choices to support commercial propositions and roadmap.
•  E2E security ownership of the SIM solution and accountable to drive adoption and integration across markets through local IT leadership (Product Architecture)
• Lead and supervise technical and risk assessments and external development teams.
• Work closely with related people across the organisation to define and influence the security strategy for new technologies and business segments  e.g.: 5G, IoT, integrated SIMs
• Perform vulnerability assessment of (e)SIM, SIM centric services, SIM periphery  and SIM Hardware
• Ensure security compliance of the new integrated services within VF and by driving international security schemes within standardisation bodies.

Apply if you have:

• Excellent communication and argumentation skills to both, management and technical people
• SIM & telecommunication security experience
• Strong analytic and problems solving skills
• Experience in supplier management
• Experience in large scaled integration and validation projects and problem management
Must have technical / professional qualifications:
• Higher education degree in IT Security/Engineering or related field
• Distinct know-how in cryptography and security architecture
• Security Risk Management know-how
• Profound Knowledge (Abstraction layer down to physical layer) of relevant standards in ETSI, 3GPP and GSMA
• Fluent in written and spoken English (acc. to telc C2)


Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.