IT and Data Security Officer

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IT and Data Security Officer

  • Reference J13768
  • Remuneration Up to £75k
  • Role/TypePermanent/Full Time
  • LocationLondon
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A FinTech payments and e-wallet provider with global reach is looking for a suitably qualified individual, used to working in a regulated financial services environment, to join their London based European operation.  

This is a key role in looking after our IT estate and client data locally in the UK as well as contributing to a developing global IT and Data Security strategy.

Job Description


IT and Data Security Specialist to oversee and implement our UK regulated entity’s Information Security strategy and coordinate local IT systems functionality.

The IT Data and Security Specialist will be the primary point of contact for the organisations IT interactions with the Financial Conduct Authority. 

The candidate will conduct audits to ensure IT systems are effectively managed, address potential issues proactively and ensure compliance with required standards is met 

Someone familiar with training staff involved in data processing and data protection regarding new developments and compliance requirements. 

The organisation has a global reach, is growing rapidly due to their success and new product launches, and is undergoing a transition to regulation in defined markets. 

The ideal candidate will work within a matrix environment and also support the Group IT function with: 

  • Serving as the point of contact between the company and relevant data protection and supervisory authorities
  • Assist in the monitoring of performance and providing advice on the impact of data protection efforts
  • Assist in maintaining comprehensive records of all data processing activities conducted by the company, including the purpose of all processing activities, which must be made public on request.
  • Interfacing with data subjects to inform them about how their data is being used, their rights to have their personal data erased, and what measures the company has put in place to protect their personal information. 

The Successful Applicant will possess:

  • Operational IT Security – proven ability to work in regulated financial services environments
  • ISO27001 knowledge and implementation experience
  • Knowledge of IT security and infrastructure is necessary. This would include knowledge of network security, infrastructure, malware protection, firewalls, endpoint encryption, mobile device management (MDM), SIEM, intrusion threat detection/protection (IPS/IDS), running penetration tests and networking.
  • Good technical Knowledge of Cloud Solutions and Server Technologies.
  • Incident Management & Incident Response.
  • Security awareness - Driving security awareness across the organisation including, producing and delivering security training material and security awareness.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills. Communicate, evangelise and promote Information Security at all levels (both technical and non-technical stakeholders)


  • IT and Data Security experience in a payments and cards environment.
  • Cloud & Digital - Experience of working in an organisation transitioning from on premise infrastructure (data centres) to cloud, during a consolidation and integration phase.
  • GDPR implementation experience

What's On Offer


The role is based in London and reporting directly into the Managing Director with matrix reporting responsibilities to the IT Operations and Security Manager. 


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