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Head of IT and Security

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  • Salary:

    €60,000 - €67,500

  • Contact:

    John Montanaro

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry:

    19 Sep 00:00

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  • Consultant:

    John Montanaro

A well-established iGaming company is seeking to employ a Head of IT and Security who will be responsible for business continuity and success of IT operations across the company, As the cybersecurity specialist you will be vital to the organization’s ongoing viability and performance. Ensuring the security of the company’s information systems is a priority.


  • Manage the entire IT department, including Infrastructure, Systems, Networks, DevOps, IT Services and Cybersecurity
  • Lead and motivate the IT team through mentoring and coaching, managing workflow, performance and expectations
  • Be a focal point for the business to understand challenges and security impacts, and help the organization to understand those challenges and importance
  • Develop, update, and implement security measures and controls
  • Analyze, assess and inform management of possible security vulnerabilities
  • Plan and refine production platforms, scaling and adapting it to support growth
  • Define and manage the operating model for the 24x7 IT and Security Operations
  • Manage the production systems support and maintenance in close cooperation with business and other Technology teams whilst ensuring service availability
  • Managing CI/CD deployments on containerized based platforms within on-premise infrastructures
  • Be the ambassador of DevOps culture, open-source technologies and understands SRE driven workflows
  • Ensure the risk assessment within the IT area is up to date and carry over constant monitoring
  • Take ownership for compliance related questions and audits within IT Operations
  • Implement requirements of ISMS based on ISO 27001 standards
  • Review IT policies and maintain related manuals
  • Determine, adapt, and maintain corporate security procedures and policies
  • Define and maintain routines for asset management, access management, IT operations, incident management, and business continuity
  • Forecast IT needs and be accountable for the IT budget according to company growth
  • Perform regular internal and external IT and security audits
  • Inform management of security vulnerabilities and coordinate security measures with external contacts
  • Report on the IT and IS relevant KPIs on a regular basis


Skills and Qualifications

  • Must possess bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, business administration in information technology, or a related discipline
  • Lead and support key projects and initiatives, and effectively communicate strategies across the team, Department and Business
  • Must extensive cybersecurity implementation experience on Linux and Windows environments
  • Advanced knowledge of data-centre infrastructure, virtualization, and fault-tolerant systems
  • Knowledge of industry standards (e.g. ISO 27001, ISO 31000, PCI DSS, Cyber Essentials)
  • Experience performing and overseeing security audits and penetration tests
  • Experience with distributed architectures, SOA, microservices and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • Industry certifications considered highly desirable are:
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Global Information Assurance Certification