Information Security Operations Team Lead

Information Security London, United Kingdom



Job Specification – Information Security Operations Team Lead



This is a rare opportunity for a motivated, meticulous, and technically-minded person to join the Information Security Engineering team of a financial research institution. The role involves working with sophisticated systems security technologies, and ensuring that policies and procedures are observed to maintain and improve the security posture of the company.

The Company

The company is a well-established financial research and support company located in central London.  Working with the company is rewarding, challenging, and intellectually stimulating. The working environment is positive and informal: there is no dress code, and people are judged on the quality of their work rather than rigid adherence to fixed hours.  The company truly believe that it is quality that counts.

Information Security is vital to the business due to the nature of the intellectual property that the company generates on its clients’ behalf. Therefore information security is fully backed up by top level management and understood to be important by everyone in the company.

The Role

We are looking to recruit a team lead for the IT Security Operations team, a highly-skilled and enthusiastic team within the Security Implementation Group. The organisation has a very robust approach to security, aims to guarantee the protection of Intellectual Property and is responsible for the day to day management of the extensive security infrastructure in place.

Leading a team of 8 and reporting to the Information Security Engineering & Operations Manager, you will:

  • Maintain security operations in line with the firm’s security policy, standards and industry best practices.
  • Proactively monitor, assess and continuously improve the security posture of the firm by identifying gaps, making recommendations and taking remedial actions.
  • Prepare management information, compliance and service reports.
  • Proactively manage threats detection, vulnerability management and coordinate remedial activities.
  • Coordinate team rota’s, on call shifts and facilitate weekly team meetings.
  • Improvements to support processes are identified and implemented quickly and effectively.

The Individual

This role requires candidates with drive, energy and a passion for Information Security technologies with attention to detail and a desire to analyse situations rather than just follow instructions blindly.  Candidates applying for this role should have the following:

  • Team lead experience within information security operation, preferably within the financial sector.
  • Technical aptitude and knowledge of the principals of information security operations and services.
  • Strong analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Strong experience identifying, tracking and delivering process improvements.
  • Collaborative, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management and engagement skills.
  • Ability to operate calmly under pressure.
  • Degree educated, Computer Science or Security preferred.
  • CISM, CISSP beneficial.


Salary and compensation package will depend on experience and the skills the candidate has to offer but will be in line with expectations at a top-flight financial institution.