Security Architect

Entity:  Daikin Europe HQ
Job Category:  Research and Development

Zwijnaarde, BE

Job Requisition ID:  830

Daikin Europe NV (DENV) is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Limited, a Japanese outstanding company and worldwide the biggest developer, producer and supplier of HVAC-R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) solutions, including heating pumps and cooling technology.

DENV is Daikin’s sales, R&D, and production headquarters for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. The headquarter has Belgian offices in Brussels, Ghent and Ostend, as well as 8 production plants, 24 sales subsidiaries and offices and a whole network of independent distributors and dealers across the EMEA region.

Daikin Europe is hiring an Security Architect for its EMEA Development Centre (EDC), located in Ghent, Belgium.


About EDC


The EMEA Electrics and Controls department, located at Tech Lane Ghent Science Park, is one of the fastest growing departments withing the EMEA Development Centre of Daikin.


The Department is responsible for development and improvement of controls: room controls, unit controls, App and cloud controls.


Part of our work involves:

  • Embedded software development
  • Hardware development
  • Cloud and App development


Throughout the development steps we combine “in house” development and strategic cooperation with external partners to enhance our products, keeping them amongst the best in the industry. All Daikin departments have a close collaboration to ensure high quality products for the Daikin EMEA market.



Your role


As a Security Architect you are part of an architecture team and advising on the security implementation of our IoT developments. You have a thorough understanding of complex IT systems and you stay up to date with the the best security practices and the latest security standards and systems.


After an introduction to the company, and more specifically the EDC organization and our current IT architecture, your main challenges will be:

  • Review security requirements and assess the security posture to identify gaps or improvements
  • Define and improve the security features of the architectural landscape, taking into account Daikin Europe business priorities
  • Participate in projects and business initiatives as the security subject matter expert on an architect level
  • Review business processes from security perspective and identify threats, risks, and solutions accordingly
  • Perform R&D in the field of IT security, including the IT security trending topics, including cloud security and IoT
  • Support the development and implementation of security and compliance legislation, such a ETSI EN 303 645


We will expect that you follow-up the latest IT technologies, with a focus on IT architecture and security.



Your qualifications:


  • You have a Master’s in Informatics or equal through working experience.
  • You have relevant experience in a similar role in the IT security area.
  • You have experience within a product development environment, preferrable IoT related (embedded development, Cloud,…).
  • You have the skill to pro-actively follow up your projects and provide the necessary reporting to management.
  • You are able to work under pressure and have situational awareness.
  • You have good working knowledge of current IT risks and experience in implementing security solutions.
  • You have the decisiveness to select information security practices, technologies and policies what requires confidence in your knowledge and assessments of organizational needs.
  • You are a strong team player, good communicator and you strive for consensus between the stakeholders in the project
  • You have an innovative mindset.
  • You have fluent communication and reporting skills (oral and written) in English.


Our offer


This challenging position offers you growth opportunities at the European headquarters of global leading company. We offer a permanent contract for an indefinite period. From the start you can count on thorough training and intensive support. Your competitive salary is supplemented with an attractive package of fringe benefits.


Hybrid: You will have the possibility to work from home 2 days per week.


Location: Tech Lane Ghent Science Park

Good climate starts with people 
Our employees are the beating heart of our company. At Daikin, you get to work in a positive environment backed by trust, creativity and continuous improvement. Together, we create our top-quality solutions by empowering talented teams. You will get plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. We are deeply committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace culture that reflects the communities we serve. Good climate starts with people.