Job title: Head of IT Security.

Location: Birmingham, Halesowen (+ in-house relocation assistance available).

Salary: £65,000 ? £70,000 (neg) + bonus + comprehensive benefits (inc private pension + private healthcare, flexible working hours + free on-site gym, free daily on-site breakfast + lunch and much more).

Keywords: Head of IT, Head of IT Security, IT Security Manager, IT Infrastructure, IT Security, Network Engineer, Server, Windows, Database, Linux, VMWare, Active Directory, 1st Line, 2nd Line, IT Support, Engineer, Microsoft Exchange, Birmingham.

Head of IT Security with full IT security specrum (software, servers, infrastructure, networks, password vaults, development dedicated servers, internal proxies), PCI-DSS, ISO27001 and CISSP/CISM/ISO27001 Lead Implementer accreditation is highly sought by a multiple award winning games studio based in Birmingham who are the UK?s largest privately owned mobile e-gaming studio! We currently have just over 300+ employees here at our Birmingham HQ and we offer some of the UK?s best career progression opportunities, the opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art games studio environment with our services offered across multiple platforms (web, mobile, tablet) with over 2mn+ customers here in the UK alone!

In this position, you will cover a large scope of work across the full IT security spectrum shaping and driving effective cyber, information security and compliance whilst ensuring both a business and user focused service. You will lead our internal team of network and infrastructure engineers and shape our IT strategy for security network and IT support across a business with over 300 users at our Birmingham HQ. You will manage 3rd parties involved in IT Security, senior stakeholders and take responsibility for improving, managing and monitoring the security control environment and lessen overall risk to the business. This will extend to areas such as various tools like Password Vaults, Development Dedicated Servers (Linux Debian), and Internal Proxies (Nginx, HAProxy).

You will also perform daily operational ?eyes on glass? real time monitoring and analysis of security related events from a wide range of sources such as monitoring tools, network and host based IDS (Intrusion Detection Systems), Firewall Logs, system logs, mainframes, midrange, applications and databases! In addition, you will work closely with our Information Security Manager on PCI-DSS requirements, conduct vulnerability/penetration tests on internal systems and also our Compliance team to schedule, monitor and coordinate security audits (ISO27001).

We currently have a team of 8 engineers (IT Support and Network Engineers) in this team who support and develop our IT infrastructure, security systems and monitor vulnerability information as well as IT Support on a daily basis. You will ensure that the server and network infrastructure is supported and developed in order to meet the needs of a rapidly growing technology business and to ensure our service is continuously available for the needs of our 2mn+ customers. You will monitor the servers and data network, and respond to any alerts and quickly spot any abnormal behaviour. You will manage backups and recovery, performing regular scheduled tests and monitor resource usage and plan for any future capacity needs.

Key skills we?re looking for?

Excellent IT Security knowledge across full IT security specrum with ability to balance business commercial objectives with information security.

Excellent knowledge of server and network infrastructure (inc. VoIP, Firewalls etc).

PCI-DSS, ISO27001 and other security framework experience.

CISSP/CISM/ISO27001 Lead Implementer or similar.

Bonus points for?

Understanding of OWASP Top Ten vulnerabilities.

Therefore, if you are a highly skilled and experienced Head of IT Security with excellent IT Support, Security, Networking and Infrastructure expertise and you would like to join a multiple award winning eGaming studio who have been accredited as one of the ?Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain?, been recognised by the BBC as a top technology employer and have a 1 star accreditation as a ?Top Company to Work For? then send in your CV today for review

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