Head of R&D

Head of R&D


Leading and coaching highly professional and skilled employees in an innovative environment.

Cryptera have nearly 40 years of experience from developing and manufacturing secure payment solutions to the financial industry. While the objective is to continue and further develop the payment portfolio the company is in the midst of an exciting and thrilling transition period – going from a traditional hardware/ software enterprise to explore and develop the vast possibilities within IoT Security. On behalf of Cryptera we are now searching for a new Head of R&D.

Cryptera´s R&D department is divided in the embedded software team (where the development-processes/- tools are characterized by:  Agile development, scrum/sprints, the practice of Continuous Integration controlled by Jenkins and the usage of Git and Python) a Java team developing the Secure Provisioning System and a hardware team which designs the hardware for Cryptera´s own products.

All teams are filled with team members who are passionate about their work and who love to write code while having fun, in a creative and informal environment where there is room to try out new technologies and concepts.  And this department with a total of 12 employees and one manager for the HW team will be “yours” for you to engage with and grow as a player-coach.

You’re still, to some extent, a developer on the team and strongly believe that a technical leader is more effective if you are involved in the team’s day-to-day activities.

You can act as an architect for the team. Drive the technical vision based on business goals and make a vision that is known and shared by everybody on the team.

You can coach the team by facilitating discussions instead of owning them. Actively listen and give actionable feedback. If any doubt set the priorities and the direction to focus.

You will be a part of Cryptera´s management-group and will report to the company´s CEO.

Your background:

  • Preferably you hold a Master within computer science, information technology, electrical engineering or IT Security and Cryptography (Cryptology) and have some years of experience from a similar environment as described above.
  • You have at least 5 years’ experience in leading Teams and individuals from a similar role and – environment.
  • You do have some experience in project-management
  • You are close to and familiar with the latest and updated development-tools and have experience from modern software-development.
  • A profound interest in security

You have experiences with:

 Technologies: Cloud computing (AWS/Azure)/XML/JSON/REST/HTTP/Apache Tomcat/Linux/Java

  • System development: Enterprise architecture/ Micro Services/ Web services
  • Agile Methodologies: Scrum/Safe/CI/CD/DevOps – Process and tool stack
  • Preferably: Cryptography/PKI/ Industrial cyber security and IoT (security) standards e.g. IEC 62443

Your personality and working style:

You enter a company “Where we live and breathe security” which values the following personal traits:

  • Clear cut Team player with an outspoken hands-on attitude
  • Analytically thinking
  • Structured and process oriented
  • Innovative, but with an eye for customer needs
  • Trustworthy, proactive and take responsibility

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Can you see yourself leading a professional, multi discipline development team with a high technical level who likes to share experiences with and learn from each other?
  • Can you see yourself developing software for embedded devices, where security is paramount?
  • Can you see your future in a leading technology-driven company with the setting to create tomorrow’s sharpest secure software and hardware solutions?

Interacting with others in positive way comes natural for you and being part of a team is vital for you knowing that being part of a great Team creates great results. So as a coach and team player you are open and curious having the appetite to develop business and help others in an otherwise busy everyday life. You are inspirational, committed and motivated by success and continuous innovation. You are verbally proficient in Danish and English.

You will be part of a company where people

  • are engaged and work closely together across all disciplines
  • believe in knowledge sharing and continued learning
  • believe in a healthy work-life balance, a trademark of the Danish culture
  • cherish an informal and open culture where customers are in focus
  • socialize together, with clubs for lovers of sports, and other activities

The recruitment process is carried out in collaboration with the consulting company Compass Human Resources Group. If you want to learn more about this position before submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact Director Niels Lorenzen or Consultant Patrick Veirum on tel.: +45 70 20 12 75. Please submit your application and CV in English as soon as possible, if you are interested. Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis. Please note that all enquiries will be handled with confidentiality and that we will reply to the email address from which you send your CV.

Cryptera is a Danish, privately owned, Security & Payment technology company, being experts in the field of encryption, certification and secure provisioning – and has been so for more than 35 years. Cryptera is the obvious go-to-partner in making the implementation of electronic payment solutions easier for international as well as national clients. Cryptera offers a full Security Platform including hardware, software and services to protect sensitive information, using cryptographic methods and secure processes. The company has approximately 45 employees all based on its HQ in Glostrup outside Copenhagen. Cryptera has a turnover of a substantial doubledigit figure in million DKK.  

Learn more on www.cryptera.com.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Reference: 2306.214
Workplace: Copenhagen
Company: Cryptera