Head of IT & Security

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Key figures:

+2,5M unique visitors per month
+1M of social media followers
+4 500 clients in France and Czech Republic
Series B Funding

Job Description

In order to support the growth of the company, we are looking for a Head of IT & Security in order to reach our certification objectives and to instil and maintain a culture of security and compliance within the whole company. Going further on security and compliance is one of our priorities to answer all our clients needs, and especially the bigger ones.

You will report directly to the CTO and you will manage your own team composed of IT Managers (a Senior IT in place, an intern coming soon) and Security Engineers (to be hired). You will work closely with Legal & Tech teams, as well as all other departments (Business, Marketing, Content, Ops, HR, etc.).

Here’s a snapshot of your future responsibilities:

  • Define and track the successful execution of the IT strategy in line with WTTJ objectives
  • Build our security strategy and roadmap with the help of the Security Comittee (CTO, IT, SRE, QA, Legal, HR)
  • Lead our ISO 27001 certification strategy and actions, with a mid-term goal to be certified in 2023
  • Own the risk assessment and associated mitigation plans
  • Own the IT & Security budget
  • Manage the IT & Security team careers, development plans, priorities and capacity. Lead the hiring and onboarding processes for people joining your team.
  • Formalize security dashboards and report on KPIs
  • Lead security incident and crisis management actions
  • Manage security relationships with our third parties and customers
  • Implement internal security audits and manage external audits including our bug bounty program
  • Support tech teams in identifying and correcting technical vulnerabilities
  • Ensure the security, availability and integrity of all internal applications, networks and assets used by all employees & contractors in the organization
  • Guarantee a relevant technological watch regarding threats and security
  • Drive a security-aware culture within the company and raise awareness among all departments

Preferred Experience

At Welcome to the Jungle, we are all coming from (really) different backgrounds, that’s our main strength!

Our Head of IT & Security would be someone with:

  • A minimum experience of 10 years (including at least 5 years in IT and security, at least 5 years managing a team)
  • A successful experience obtaining an international certification (ISO 27001, SOC2 or equivalent certifications)
  • Proven ability to influence teams across an organization to achieve a common objective
  • Results-driven, resilient, resourceful, excellent communicator, inspiring trust and fellowship
  • Excellent communication skills, both in French and English

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75002)
  • Experience: > 10 years
  • Possible full remote