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Head of IT & Security

Cubic Telecom

Cubic Telecom

Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The Company

Founded in 2009, Cubic Telecom has grown to become one of the leading providers of connectivity solutions and analytics services that help vehicle and IoT device manufacturers manage and grow revenue streams. Fast paced, smart, ambitious, and continually seeking new, ideas. That’s us, is it you? At Cubic you will find an environment filled with energy and collaboration, where we set out every day to improve not just the world, but ourselves and each other.

We believe in leadership that supports empowerment and responsibility, while recognising and developing leadership qualities across Our Team. Together we bring out the best in each other. So, whether you’re interested in joining us as an individual contributor, manager, senior leader – or someone who aspires to growing into a leadership role – we look for people who are results focused, empathetic, visionary, empowering, and who ‘champion’ our cultures and values.

The Role

We are seeking a Head of IT & Security who thrives on working in a fast-paced, highly flexible environment. This is a senior leadership position in the Technology organisation reporting directly to the CTO. This role will play a pivotal role in shaping our IT strategy while ensuring the security and integrity of our company's data, core network, and platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive IT and security strategy that aligns with the company's business objectives.
  • Oversee the operations of the company's IT department, including infrastructure, networking, and technical support.
  • Lead the design and execution of security protocols and disaster recovery plans.
  • Ensure the protection of digital assets and the integrity of network, platform, and data.
  • Liaise with the relevant corporate teams such as compliance and legal especially around legislation changes to ensure compliance.
  • Manage relationships with vendors and contractors including contract negotiation and risk management.
  • Direct IT projects to ensure they meet company goals for business and technology.
  • Develop and control the IT and Security department's annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Provide leadership to IT and Security staff, promoting a culture of continuous learning and innovation.

Basic Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in an IT leadership role, preferably within a software or telecoms company.
  • Deep understanding of IT infrastructure, software development processes, network operations, and cybersecurity measures.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of IT and security strategies and plans.
  • Knowledge of data management, including data backup, protection, and recovery techniques.
  • Understanding of regulations, and standards, such as GDPR, ISO 27001, TISAX, or Cloud Security Alliance audit standards and implementation of controls.
  • Experience with cloud-based systems and environments.
  • Proficiency in working with advanced network security tools.
  • Experience in managing vendor relationships and negotiating contracts.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated experience engaging and influencing senior executives.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations, and drive actions.
  • High attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Telecommunications experience, especially in network engineering and connectivity a distinct advantage.
  • Relevant professional qualifications such as CISM, CISSP, or similar will be highly regarded.
  • Familiarity with Lean\Agile methodologies and DevOps environments.
  • An understanding of AI and Machine Learning algorithms and their implications for data security.
  • Knowledge of information security forensics, handling, logging and open source or automated incident response programs
  • 25 days annual leave + 2 company days
  • Health Insurance
  • Pension Contribution
  • ESOP
  • Tax saver scheme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Sports and social activities
  • Great annual office outings (Summer BBQ, Christmas party, charity runs)
  • Bits & Bobs days (Half day every quarter to get your Bits & Bobs done)
  • Learning and Development Opportunities

Cubic Telecom is an equal opportunities employer and committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.