Cyber Security Engineering and Platform Operations Principal Manager

Greater London
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:07 Jun, 2018


Cyber Security Engineering and Platform Operations Principal Manager


Location: Brentford, London


About the Opportunity


In the Vodafone Group Cyber Defence team, we are passionate about improving our global cyber defence capability. We are part of the Group Technology Security (GTS) team and a global security community. We set strategy and develop & deliver plans that are creating our future cyber security capability. Our aspiration is to be a recognised leader in delivery of operational security to Vodafone Group and all 26 Operating Companies to protect our customers.


Our Cyber Defence function is focused on preventing; detecting; and responding to cyber threats. We have a full spectrum of capabilities such as; threat intelligence, security monitoring, incident response and forensics.  Cyber Security Engineering and Platform Operations is a crucial part of our team.


What you will do:


You will provide inspirational leadership to both your team and the global Vodafone security community.   You will be a key member of the Cyber Defence Leadership Team, responsible for:


  • Technical and operational leadership of the Security Engineering and Platform Operations team.


  • Operation of the security platforms (such as DLP, IDPS, Anti-malware, endpoint protection) across their full lifecycle. Including: optimising platform performance; enhancing configurations to meet emerging cyber threats; and managing change proactively.


  • Successfully collaborating across the Vodafone operational environment to manage security platform lifecycles and to create future roadmaps.


  • Identifying and remediating security platforms technical and operational risks.


  • Supporting critical incident response plans and post incident improvements plans.


  • Recognising continuous improvement opportunities and empowering others to deliver them.


  • Creating and maintaining positive technical relationships with external agencies, partners and vendors.


About you:


You will:


  • have experience of leading engineering or platform teams, ideally within a cyber-security platform environment, and in an onshore/offshore model.



  • have the ability to engage and encourage your team to co-create and deliver the strategy.


  • be able to communicate complex technical scenarios/information across a diverse group of partners simply.


  • be curious and be able to support the teams continuous improvement journey.


Desirable technical / professional experience:


  • Experience of security platforms such as Detection/Prevention System (IDS/IPS), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Web Content Filtering, Anti-virus, etc.


  • Information security or advanced networking certifications e.g CISSP, CISM, CCIE, JNCIE, etc


  • Knowledge of Cyber Attack methods



About Vodafone Group


We empower our consumer and enterprise customers to be confidently and securely connected. Our unique capabilities create the best voice and data to our customers and continue our advancement in the Internet of Things (IOT), BIG Data, Cybersecurity, Cloud & Hosting, TV and Video. We�re heading to an exciting future � fancy being part of our Vodafone Gigabit growth?



What�s in it for you?


We are committed to developing the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We respect, value and celebrate our people�s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. 


We�ll help you be the best you can be, with dedicated support and mentoring, plenty of opportunity to develop and progress � plus a solid dedication to work-life balance. It all means you�ll have everything you need to advance your career, and achieve your full potential.


You will be joining a team who have 5 core values � Security with PACE.  We operate with pace, we are passionate about security, we are authentic in how we work, we are curious and we prize security expertise.


As well as a generous basic salary, annual company bonus, you also have 28 day�s holiday, company pension scheme, Life Insurance, product discounts and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional and fun environment.


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