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Security Officer

This role will offer a talented security professional the opportunity to drive our company towards a security assertive organization where the security subject will be part of our everyday decisions and a vital component of the services we offer. The Security Function will be part of the design and the buildup of world class payments solutions and is expected to add a sustainable value to the business. This role will be responsible for deploying strong policies and procedures, to facilitate the IT function into the delivery of a safe and easy to maintain solution and for the evolution  of the culture of the company.

Responsibilities

(This role will report to the CEO of the Company) 

We are looking for a hero with strong, deep and proven experience in the security function of a financial institution, as we would like to offer a long term engagement and career path. This person will have to:

  • Define, implement and guarantee the quality of adequate policies, rules and norms for ICT security, in accordance with the legislation and best standards;
  • Be responsible for authoring a solid cyber security policy that covers all areas of the business including all IT systems - infrastructure, network, cloud services and software, and enables business development and resilience;
  • Assist all units in the organization with risks/ threats appraisal and the decision making process, subject to all IT security-related aspects; 
  • Create the business continuity and crisis management strategy of the organization, based on the standards of the regulator and facilitate the Director IT with the implementation;
  • Analyze the security gaps and weaknesses in the Organization and provide solutions to possible incidents without causing further interruptions of the operational activities;
  • Provide the necessary calculations and manage the spending in relation with planned investments in cyber security.
  • Prepare and present to the CEO and the Stakeholders various analyses, reports, researches, proposals and other relevant documents; 
  • Proactively monitor the IT security activities and introduce measures to prevent and mitigate possible misdeeds and gaps in the area; 
  • Coordinate all  IT security projects from the planning stage to the execution up to the best security standards;
  • Be part and drive the system;
  • Organize the communication and coordination with governmental institutions, IT security providers and clients to guarantee an effective coordination to ensure the security of the operations;
  • Prepare analysis and forecasts, and implements measures to ensure the security of the company;
  • Organize urgent investigations based on alerts and or suspicions;
  • Analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies, information and systems to achieve final technology/business solution;
  • Organize, perform and control regular trainings and knowledge transfers to the entire organization;
  • Be responsible for the physical security of the assets and talent of the organization.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree with focus on Business Administration, IT or related area or equivalent professional experience;
  • Proven track record in a security position;
  • Experience in the DevOps field is a big plus;
  • Experience in the deployment of highly resilient, scalable and high-available systems is a strong advantage;
  • Good technical understanding of web applications and APIs;
  • Strong technical understanding of system administration, network topology and infrastructure;
  • Experience with securing cloud systems is a must;
  • Understanding and managing the software lifecycle is a must;
  • Strong experience in the financial industry including proven experience in payments via digital wallets is a significant advantage;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written & oral) and stakeholder management with an ability to translate business needs to a technical team;
  • Results driven, with the ability to work toward goals in the face of adversity, obstacles;
  • Ability to adapt and readily integrate changes into work processes with good outcomes;
  • Great intellectual agility and attention to detail;
  • Open to feedback, able to deal with ambiguity and work on multiple concurrent activities;
  • Excellent planning, problem solving, organization, analytical and issue resolution skills;
  • Confident in working within a complex and evolving environment, to drive delivery of solutions;
  • Effective communication skills, proven ability to proactively deal with management ideas and recommendations for optimizing business operations;
  • Demonstrable ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to resolve scheduling and other conflicts in order to meet all deadlines;
  • Ability to embrace change and ambiguity in an ecosystem that is rapidly evolving;

We offer

  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses in the range between 0.5 and 3 monthly  net salaries, given the degree of the achievement of the objectives;
  • Hybrid model of work with a cozy office in Sofia, Bulgaria;
  • Additional social benefits (additional health and social insurance, MultiSport card);
  • Opportunity to join a new Payment Institution business and grow with it;
  • Additional trainings and certifications;
  • Networking opportunities / team building events;
  • Coaching and mentorship program;
  • Individual career plan;
  • Unlimited opportunities to grow and develop, sky is the limit!
  • Young and diverse team of passionate and self-motivated professionals worth being around;
  • Friendly company culture.

If you’re a “big picture” thinker with a strategic mindset who would like to define the future of payment  services, who wants to work for a fast-growing FinTech company and grow with it, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

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