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Director of IT and Security – ISO 27001


£100,000 - £120,000 Per Annum


IT/Technical,Mobile Commerce,Payment Gateway,Transaction Processing

Permanent | Full Time



Not specified

Director of IT and Security – ISO 27001


Our client is in the fintech space supplying  3.2 billion global consumers with a unique payment service. 


If you are looking for a new challenge in an exciting, innovative and international working environment, this is  the ideal company for you. 


They are currently hiring a Director of Security and IT and if you are a hands-on team player with a get up and go attitude then this is the role for you…


Director of IT and Security responsibilities 

·         Oversee IT and Security operations and supervise systems 

·         Prepare, manage, and track against the department's annual budget 

·         Provide direction, guidance, and training to staff 

·         Security responsibilities for team 

o    Implement and maintain security policies and procedures 

o    Lead ISO certification and ensure continued ISO compliance 

o    Timely completion of security questionnaires for commercial engagements 

o    Track and manage delivery of security requirements driven by partners 

o    Keep an eye on security vulnerabilities and threats 

o    Develop strategies to handle security incidents 

o    Lead security investigations and recommended courses of action 

o    Participate in deployment of security technologies and program enhancements 

o    Ensure policies, procedures and protocols are being executed 

o    Provide leadership, training and guidance to staff members 

o    Implement education programs on user awareness and security compliance 

o    Prepare technical reports for executive management 

o    Connect organizational requirements with security goals 

·         IT responsibilities for team 

o    Resolve daily IT user issues in a timely manner to keep staff productive  

o    Develop strategy as it relates to the organization's IT infrastructure (computer and information systems, security, communication systems) 

o    Consult senior-level stakeholders across the entire organization to identify business and technology needs to optimize the use of information technology 

o    Create processes and standards for selection, implementation, and support of systems 

o    Ensure IT compliance with ISO policies and industry security norms 

o    Optimize IT operations to realize efficiencies to minimize cost of support 

·         Travel as necessary to London office and possibly other global offices 


Requirements for Director of IT and Security ƒ


·         Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field 

·         8+ years of experience leading IT and Security operations, supervising technology teams, overseeing large IT projects, and managing ISO certification 

·         3+ years demonstratable project management experience with at least one of: ISO 27001, SOC2 or GDPR compliance frameworks. 

·         Over 15 years of experience in IT or Security overall 

·         Excellent understanding of computer systems, security, network and systems administration, and telecommunications systems 

·         Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with teams across the entire organization 

·         Able to negotiate software/SaaS vendor contracts and manage vendor relationships 

·         Strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills  

·         Excellent project management, organizational, clerical, communication and people skills. 

·         Experience with supporting software development processes and engineering staff 

·         Individually contribute to help resolve user support issues as necessary 

·         Experience with Office 365, Macs, Windows, and AWS is a real plus 

·         Ideally has experience managing outsourced IT staff