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Head Of Technical Security

  • £85000.00 - £85000.00
  • Birmingham, Permanent
  • Date posted: 16th June 2021

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At Infinite Talent we currently have an exciting new permanent job opportunity. We are looking for a Head Of Technical Security to come and join a nationally recognised Organisation based in Birmingham.

The role will be 1-2 days on site and 3-4 days remote.

The salary will be up to £85,000 + £4,200 car allowance + annual bonus based on target achievements.

The Role:

· Provide Technical security leadership within the Security Tower, including the Security Operations Centre.

  • Develop and maintain a target security architecture for corporate IT systems, and maintain oversight of all IT projects and change initiatives, advising the Director Security of any divergence from the target.
  • Responsible for providing assurance, management and control of operational security on behalf of the Director of Security.
  • Security review and analysis of proposed changes to operational services, and guidance on likely impact, mitigations, alternative strategies, etc.
  • Identifying and reporting systemic weaknesses in control effectiveness.
  • Engagement with external audit and assurance providers, including IT Security Health Check suppliers, scoping test plans and helping stakeholders interpret the results of the tests and audits, as well as supporting the implementation of any remedial actions, where required.
  • Working with the Director of Security, development of a technical security strategy / roadmap for the Security Tower, working with technical and business stakeholders to ensure adoption and consistent application.
  • Mentoring and training / awareness for other members of the Security Tower.
  • Input / control of the Information Security Risk Register ensuring that all known risks are appropriately assessed
  • Providing direct line management for a team of Security Analysts and Security Specialists.
  • Direct responsibility for the Vulnerability Management Service and to help coordinate the remediate in order to help maintain CES + certification.
  • Production and management of the Security KPI’s including driving improvements of the KPI’s
  • Help to drive the Security Operations Performance and ensure that the monitoring and detection is appropriate.

The ideal candidate should have a broad Information Security knowledge, with a deep and current technical understanding of security relating to applications, infrastructure and cloud services. Excellent communications skills (written and oral) are essential, as is detailed knowledge and practical experience of security-enforcing technologies (firewalls, SIEM tools, Identity and Access Management, etc.).

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) qualifications would be advantageous; however, proven practical experience working with technical and architectural security are more important than specific qualifications.

Strong Operational Experience, with demonstrable experience in leading technical / operational security functions or programmes.

Experience in Managing a Team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a very established company that is experiencing growth at the moment!

If you would like to know more about this opportunity and you have the skills and experience needed, then please send your CV directly for consideration!

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