VP Technical Security Officer (Digital Security)

Ukraine, Romania

We are looking for VP Technical Security Officer (Digital Security) to join our network of more than 5,500 consultants in 22 countries. Numerous new and ongoing projects ranging from enterprise content solutions, mobile apps, and data services to experience-driven enterprise e-commerce, user experience, and marketing. Global opportunities to work with different industry verticals: retail & luxury, financial, healthcare, travel & hospitality, automotive, media & entertainment.

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As the VP Technical Security Officer (Digital Security) your primary responsibility is to ensure the safety, integrity, and confidentiality of our digital delivery assets, data, and overall digital delivery infrastructure. You will play a crucial role in safeguarding our business from cyber threats and ensuring compliance with relevant data protection regulations. This is a complex multi-facing role encompassing three critical areas of focus within our digital enterprise business. You will be responsible for driving management alignment, leading security integration efforts, and spearheading a comprehensive security training and security skill enhancement program. Your expertise and leadership will be instrumental in ensuring the highest level of security for our clients and operations.

We are a complex organisation, with offices globally delivering services to a diverse range of clients. We design, build and support many technologies for these clients which makes us a unique challenge in defining our ideal state, as it is often influenced by our clients standards, requirements and tech stacks.

The ideal candidate's skills include:

/ Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, or related field; advanced degree preferred
/ Proven experience in senior leadership roles related to digital security, with a track record of successfully driving security initiatives in complex environments
/ Strong technical background and expertise in various security domains, such as network security, application security, cloud security, and data protection
/ Ideally have experience of working in a consulting or services based organisation, where the focus is on delivering solutions for external clients, across a diverse range of technologies, including some of our strategic partners, I.e. Adobe, Sitecore, Oltimizely, Salesforce, Contentstack, Commercetools, front-end, back-end, and microservices. We are not a product company and so have a very broad range of technologies we support for our clients
/ Active contributor to OWASP and OpenSSF initiatives, demonstrating a commitment to continuous learning and industry best practices
/ Excellent written and verbal English communication, presentation and influencing skills, capable of engaging stakeholders at all levels of the organization, globally, regionally, and locally
/ Ability and proven experience to develop and deliver effective technical security training programs for delivery teams for all phases of the SDLC
/ Experience in analyzing security incidents, responding to cyber threats, and implementing remediation actions
/ Demonstrated ability to build and lead diverse distributed teams, promoting a collaborative and inclusive work environment
/ Strong knowledge of relevant cybersecurity regulations, standards, and frameworks (especially in ISO 27001/27002, GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA) and experience with security governance and compliance programs
/ Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM, PCI ISA, CHFI or CISA are a plus
/ Proficiency in conducting ethical hacking, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments to identify and mitigate security risks would be a plus
/ Upper-Intermediate English level
/ Accountability, strong communication, collaboration, and time-management skills
/ Strong desire to learn more about business every day

The Role

You will be at the forefront of driving a robust security culture across our business, protecting our assets, clients, and reputation from potential threats. Your leadership, technical expertise, and training knowledge and experience will be crucial in ensuring that security remains a top priority across all aspects of our delivery organization. You will:

/ Act as a subject matter expert on digital security matters, providing guidance and support to the executive leadership team
/ Lead a cross-functional team of technical specialists from various technologies and regions to collaborate on defining and implementing unified security standards and best practices
/ Drive the Security by Design approach, integrating security considerations seamlessly into the engineering and development projects
/ Collaborate with Sales and Client Delivery managers to articulate the significance of security to clients and ensure they align with the required security standards for their projects
/ Work closely with the Marketing and Communication teams to effectively communicate security initiatives and their benefits to internal and external stakeholders
/ Establish comprehensive security training and skill development programs that fosters a security-conscious culture throughout the organization
/ Contribute to the design and implementation of secure IT development infrastructure, networks, and applications making sure security best practices are applied
/ Conduct security assessments, risk assessments, and penetration tests to evaluate the effectiveness of security controls and identify potential weaknesses, recommend remedy actions
/ Ensure compliance with relevant cybersecurity regulations, standards, and industry best practices. ยท Contribute tothe CSIRT team in the creation of detailed reports of security incidents, their impact, and the actions taken for future reference and compliance
/ Proactively seek ways to enhance the organization's security posture through the implementation of new technologies, methodologies, and security best practices


    Mental and physical health:

    / Medical insurance
    / Sports reimbursement budget
    / Home office support
    / A number of free psychological and legal consultations
    / Maternity & paternity leave support

      Personal and professional development:

      / Internal workshops & learning initiatives
      / English language classes compensation
      / Professional certifications reimbursement
      / Participation in professional local & global communities
      / Growth Framework to manage expectations and define the steps to move towards the selected career
      / Mentoring program with the ability to become a mentor or a mentee to grow to a higher position

        Valtech Ukraine has a system of progressive benefit packages in place โ€“ the longer you stay with the company โ€“ the more benefits you get.

        For us, at Valtech our main priority has always been people. Valtech has created One Fund to support Ukrainian colleagues who have found their lives turned upside down in these tough times.

        You can not only become a part of constant evolution but can lead the change. The more we grow โ€“ the more opportunities there are to take responsibility, implement your creative ideas, be the innovator and driver rather than the task executor.

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