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Security Lead

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    Cyber Security

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  • Contact:

    Michael Aspinall

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  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 1437

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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​​Our Client

Rutherford is working with a global digital technology company who are rapidly expanding their digital security function. Having already hired several key stakeholders within the function they’re now on the search for a hands-on technical Security Lead to work with DevOps, engineering and product teams to secure their products and platforms. You will be an integral part of the security team and act as a bridge between security and other teams.

This senior role will be a key hire for them and be responsible for penetration tests, secure code reviews, design review/ threat modelling and work on security automation projects as well as having a key input to security awareness across the organisation.

You will be working with a team of great engineers, developers, and product owners on several topics, it’s imperative you can show experience in managing/leading a security team as well as outstanding stakeholder management skills. Familiarity with Secure Development Lifecycle practices and Agile development with Continuous Delivery / Integration combined with the experience of cloud security will also help.

This strategic role will offer the successful candidate a chance to play a big part in shaping the future of an FTSE100 firm.

Main Duties

Key responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading and training Developers and Security Engineers,

  • Security example that brings new knowledge to the teams

  • Carry out project management of simultaneous running projects and present new projects

  • Support the delivery of the chapter roadmap

  • Demonstrate strong judgement in arranging security efforts to mitigate the appropriate risks

  • Strong communication to clearly translate security objectives to teams

  • Ability to manage several security services: Security Requirements, Threat Modelling, Design Reviews, Secure Code Review, Penetration Tests, Security Trainings​

The ideal candidate will hold a BSc. in Computer Science or previous job experience with Security Engineering or penetration testing experience, with experience in mobile testing and APIs.

The candidate will have strong experience with OWASP testing Guide / Open-Source Security Testing Methodology Manual. Experience with cryptography, X509 certificates, signatures, securing TLS/SSL parameters, and certificate pinning. Demonstrate technical ability in Java EE, Node.js, Scala, iOS, Android OS, and web services with good experience in cloud security.

Salary: circa £120,000

​For more information about this position, please get in touch with Michael Aspinall.
Phone: 020 3778 1437
ReferenceCode: 11651

​About Rutherford
Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.