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Head of DevOps and Config Management

United Kingdom

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City/Region United Kingdom Job ID 085910 Category Technology Operations Contract type Permanent Full Time Applications Close 25 Jul 2024 (11.55pm BST)

Business Unit / Team: Technology Operations & Cyber Security
Salary range: £ Competitive + red-hot benefits

Get out of your comfort zone. Live a life more Virgin.

Our Team
The overarching ambition for our COO remains – leverage the power of technology to deliver superb products and services for our customers. Cybersecurity Engineering plays a critical in that pursuit, we are building a security platform for the future that protects our customer and colleague data from cyber threats.

We are curious about new technologies, ways of working, and threat-based solutions and understand that we need to support our business strategy with creative, efficient and scalable solutions.

What you’ll be doing
• Ensuring that security requirements are identified, and comprehensive solutions are designed to address them, considering factors such as confidentiality, integrity, and availability of assets
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as IT, operations, and compliance, to understand their security needs and align solutions with business objectives
• Provide leadership and guidance to the cyber business consultancy team in delivering security advisory services to clients
• Set strategic direction and objectives for the consultancy team, aligning them with the organization's overall security strategy
• Oversee the implementation of security solutions, ensuring effective deployment and integration with existing systems
• Develop and oversee the execution of project plans, coordinating resources and monitoring progress to ensure timely delivery of security solutions
• Ensuring the team conducts rigorous testing, monitoring and continuous improvement initiatives to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of security solutions
• Ensuring the team conducts thorough risk assessments and vulnerability assessments to identify potential weaknesses and recommend enhancements to security solutions

We need you to have
• Significant experience in designing, implementing, and managing security solutions within a complex organisational environment
• Proven track record in leading and delivering successful security solution projects from initiation to completion
• In-depth knowledge of security solution development methodologies and best practices
• Comprehensive understanding of security architectures, frameworks, and technologies
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills in the context of security solution design and implementation
• Experience in managing vendor relationships and evaluating third-party security solutions

It’s a bonus if you have but not essential
• Familiarity with a variety of information technologies, tools, and methodologies from mainframe through to serverless.
• Proven ability to stay updated on emerging security trends, threats, and best practices.
• Familiarity with risk management principles and methodologies.

Red Hot Rewards
• Generous holidays - 38.5 days annual leave (including bank holidays and prorated if part-time) plus the option to buy more
• Up to five extra paid well-being days per year
• 20 weeks paid, gender-neutral family leave (52 weeks in total) for expectant parents and those looking to adopt
• Market-leading pension
• Free private medical cover, income protection and life assurance
• Flexible benefits include Cycle to Work, wellness and health assessments, and critical illness
• Ability to work anywhere in the UK (where the role allows)

And there's no waiting around, you'll enjoy these benefits from day one.

Feeling insatiably curious about this role? Apply as soon as you can. If we’re lucky to receive a lot of interest, we may close the advert early and would hate you to miss out.

We're all about helping you Live a Life More Virgin, so happy to talk flexible working with you.

Say hello to Virgin Money
We’re making great strides towards achieving our ambition of becoming the UK’s best digital bank. As a full-service digital bank with a heritage stretching back over 180 years, we`re a workforce to be reckoned with. We're putting the full power of our experience behind disruptive ideas that reinvent the role a bank plays in people's lives. We strive to create positive experiences for our millions of customers and our purpose, ‘Making You Happier About Money’, underpins everything we do. We believe in doing banking differently, innovating and working together to make a real difference. Join us and Live a Life More Virgin that empowers you with choice and flexibility in how you work.

Be yourself at Virgin Money
Our purpose is to make people happier about money, this means seeing and feeling the world as our customers do by creating a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our customers and communities. We’re committed to creating an inclusive culture where colleagues feel safe and inspired to contribute, speak up and be heard.

As a Disability Confident Leader, we're committed to removing any obstacles to inclusion. If you need any reasonable adjustments or support making your application, contact our Talent Acquisition team

Now the legal bit
Living A Life More Virgin allows our colleagues to be based anywhere in the UK (if the role allows it), but we'll need you to confirm you have the right to work in the UK.

If you're successful in securing a role with us, there are some checks you need to complete before starting. These include credit and criminal record checks and three years' worth of satisfactory references. If the role is part of the Senior Manager Regime and Certification Regime, it requires enhanced pre-employment checks – we'll ask for six years of regulatory references, and once in the role, you'll be subject to periodic employment checks.

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