Senior Information Security Position - Blockchain - Start-up

  • GBP120000 - GBP150000 per annum + Performance Bonus & Bens
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Cititec
  • 16 Apr 18 2018-04-16

My client is building a commodities platform underpinned by Blockchain technology that will improve efficiency, drive industry standardisation and ultimately cause disruption in the commodities markets. They are a uniquely placed start up.

My client is building a commodities platform underpinned by Blockchain technology that will improve efficiency, drive industry standardisation and ultimately cause disruption in the commodities markets. They are a uniquely placed start up.

Overview

The Information security officr will be ultimately responsible for all aspects of security of the platform. Including policy, software and hardware. They will work closely with the architect, CTO and development partner to design and implement the security features required in the platform to support regulatory compliance which can include but would not be limited to, data privacy, information risk management, cyber security, identity and access, security architecture and regulatory compliance for all security and data needs.

The role will be somewhat hands-on, working day to day ensuring the integrity of the platform and its data, as well as strategic - informing on architectural choices and creating an audit and risk assessment framework.

Key Skills and experience

Required:

  • Understanding of the current information and data security legislation
  • Hands on knowledge and experience of IT related security hardware, products and solutions
  • Ability to protect the intellectual property of the organisation at all times
  • Computer science, engineering or related degree
  • An Innovative mind-set, keeping ahead of technology evolution
  • Strong Communication and project management skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the latest IT thinking and threat modelling methods together with a creative drive
  • Developing and implementing business continuity plans to ensure service is continuous when a change programme is introduced or a security breach occurs or in the event that the disaster recovery plan needs to be triggered
  • A proven record of dealing with complex projects and meeting conflicting demands
  • Demonstrable skills Running security audits and risk assessments
  • Monitoring security vulnerabilities and hacking threats in network and host systems
  • Tracking latest IT security innovations and keeping abreast of latest cyber security technologies

Desired:

  • ISO background, ISACA or similar
  • Infrastructure architecture
  • Financial services or Commodities background
  • Experience of working in a multi-party environment
  • Understanding of Blockchain, DLT, architecture, and associated security issues.
  • Experience in Audit
  • A security qualification such as CISSP/CISM/CISA/CISMP.
  • Emerging or present leadership qualities
  • Understand and have knowledge of ISO27001