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Job Description

As a Head of Product Security and reporting directly to the Global CISO, you will play a critical role in leading our Product Security Pillar and driving the implementation of a secure product lifecycle within Adevinta. This position requires strong technical expertise in application security and leadership and managerial capabilities to oversee a team of engineering managers and security staff.

The role is open in all our Technical Hubs: Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Berlin (plus Milan).

What you’ll do

  • Lead the Product Security Pillar: Oversee and provide strategic direction to the Product Security Pillar, ensuring alignment with organisational goals and security best practices.

  • Team Management: Directly manage a team of three managers and indirectly oversee a team of more than 10 security staff, fostering a collaborative and high-performing environment. Provide guidance and mentorship to enhance team members' skills and expertise.

  • Collaboration and Stakeholder Management: Collaborate closely with product engineering and platform teams, to drive security initiatives and ensure alignment with business goals. 

What the Product Pillar includes

  • Application and Platform Architecture: Collaborate with product development teams to embed security into the application and platform layer.

  • CI/CD Security Integration: Drive the integration of security practices within the CI/CD processes. 

  • Bug Bounty Program: Manage and enhance the bug bounty program, overseeing the triage and remediation process for identified vulnerabilities.

  • Vulnerability Management Support: Support product teams in vulnerability management processes, including analysis, prioritisation, and remediation. 

  • Training and Awareness: Develop and deliver comprehensive training programs for developers and product owners.

Who you are

  • You have a Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field.

  • You have 7+ years of experience in developing and managing cyber security programs, budgets and resource allocation.

  • You have proven experience in product security, secure software development, or related roles.

  • You have strong leadership and managerial skills, with experience in managing teams and driving results.

  • You have in-depth knowledge of application and platform architecture, secure coding practices, and cloud security (in AWS).

  • You have experience in integrating security practices within CI/CD processes.

  • You have excellent communication in English (spoken and written) and great interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.

  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a proactive approach to identifying and mitigating security risks.

  • You have up-to-date knowledge of industry standards, regulations, and emerging trends in application security.

Please submit your CV in English.


Life at Adevinta comes with its perks! Our Adevintans enjoy the following benefits:

  • An attractive Base Salary.
  • Participation in our Short Term Incentive plan (annual bonus).
  • An excellent Equity program. This role plays a key part to the success of the organisation and therefore you will receive a piece of Adevinta every 6 months.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program with a match from Adevinta.
  • Work From Anywhere: Enjoy up to 20 days a year of working from anywhere! Maybe not from the moon - well why not! just make sure you have internet connection!
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Program for you and your family, because we care.
  • Win together, lose together is one of our key behaviours. At Adevinta you will find a collaborative environment with an opportunity to explore your potential and grow.

On top of these, we also provide a range of locally relevant benefits. Wanna know more? Apply and ask our recruiters!

Company Description

We're Adevinta, a global leader in digital marketplaces. Our household name brands, including Marktplaats in the Netherlands, mobile.de in Germany and leboncoin in France, reach hundreds of millions of people every month.

We're all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they're looking for in their local communities – whether it's a car, an apartment, a sofa or a new job. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.

Our brands are supported by global Tech Hubs in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. Their goal is to develop common global products and innovation platforms which all of our brands can use. This means using cutting edge technology to create highly scalable, customisable and secure products and components that free up development time and leverage our access to global data.

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

If you feel like you don’t meet all of the requirements for this role but are interested, please consider applying anyway. Research suggests that women and individuals from underrepresented groups may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We strongly encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply and look forward to speaking with you.


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