Senior IT Security Manager

Information Technology
Information Technology

We have a new fantastic opportunity for a Senior IT Security Manager with our global IT client. We anticipate that this will be a hybrid role as the successful candidate will have people management responsibilities. If successful, you will mentor and lead a global team. You will be a key contributor to security assessments including controls assessments, vulnerability assessments, compliance assessments, and related initiatives. You will critically evaluate all proof of concepts and new technologies to ensure they can be secured in the cloud. You and your team will also be key in developing security tests including control checks, vulnerability assessments, ensuring ISO compliance and driving related initiatives. These positions will be Hybrid, primarily remote in Ireland.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Work with leading edge security technology platforms
  • Define and implement security architecture and solutions for security operations.
  • Define SECOPS for next generation application platform
  • Provide management and general direction for the integration of security strategy and architecture with business and IT strategy
  • Work with selected resource owners to identify company IT assets that require security controls and determine appropriate security policies for identified resources
  • Assess effectiveness of security programs within primary area of responsibility
  • Plan and implement new or updated information security hardware or software and analyze its impact on the applicable environment
  • Conduct technical risk assessments, such as vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, risk reviews for new applications, and third-party risk assessments
  • Lead team of engineers to ensure timely and accurate performance of all team activities
  • Responsible for analyzing/validating the requirements, defining the access rules, scripting the changes, and providing troubleshooting support related to any access issues
  • Assist with reviewing existing tools, applications, and processes to help strengthen and optimize current capabilities, as well as identifying any gaps or technical solutions to further enhance the team’s effectiveness
  • Compliance and governance: help achieve compliance, identify compliance initiatives, and author and promote appropriate security policies

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of IT security experience
  • 2+ years of management experience
  •  BS Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent experience required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Understanding and coding automated Security Operation procedures
  • Some development experience (scripting/advanced logic language)
  • Licensing/certification required (at least one of the following): CISSP, CISM, SANS, GIAC (or related), ethical hacking/penetration tester certification, and/or security risk assessment certification

 Technical Skills:

  •  Advanced knowledge of security environments
  •  Advanced knowledge of security strategy and architecture integration
  •  Ability to assess security policy effectiveness
  • Advanced knowledge of information security hardware/software
  • Strong understanding of compliance and governance initiatives
  • Analysis of security event for anomalous activity
  • Identification of emerging security threats
  • Vulnerability assessment, threat analysis, and reporting
  • Promotion of security policies and implementation of security programs
  • Monitoring of security systems for threats
  • Advanced knowledge of security environments
  • Strong skills in setting, communicating, implementing, and achieving business objectives and goals through the direct management of others
  • Advanced knowledge of security architecture definition and development
  • Advanced knowledge of Security concepts related to routing, DNS, VPN, authentication, Denial of Services and DDOS mitigation technologies/tools and proxy services
  • Expert knowledge in practices and methods of security architecture, enterprise architecture and IT strategy
  • Advanced knowledge of firewall, intrusion prevention and detection tools, and other security tools and technologies

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Gillian Nicholson.(090) 6450665



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Gillian Nicholson
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