giffgaff - Lead Sysadmin

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giffgaff - Lead Sysadmin



Closing date:
3rd September 2017

Job Description

giffgaff is a little different to your `normal` telecoms company. It`s a mobile business owned by Telefonica, but is run by its members. Sounds interesting? It is.
We want people to love what they do and love what giffgaff is all about. It`s important to feel that way, especially in this energetic and competitive market. Us folk at giffgaff are a spirited and disruptive bunch, not every now and then, but every day, yes, even on Monday mornings. Each and every person, who comes and works at giffgaff must believe that we are a David amongst Goliaths in Mobile-land. And much like David, we are successfully making a positive change. This is a chance to work for one of the most sought after UK companies highly regarded for its community model and ability to do things differently.

About the team

This is a chance to work for one of the most sought after UK companies highly regarded for its innovative online collaborative model and recognised numerous times including uSwitch Which? and Mobile Industry awards.

Your role

The role requires someone who has hands-on experience in delivering a security service and can demonstrate they have held responsibility and accountability for all associated security day to day activities on an account/customer they are working for. The candidate will ideally have previous experience performing a CISO role within a government / secure environment & ideally hold at least one of the following Security qualifications; CISMP, CISM or CISSP.


-Responsible for ensuring that all account contractual security requirements are delivered, managing relationships with shareholders and Product Owners at CISO & executive levels
-Provide & plan strategic direction for the delivery of security, demonstrate significant experience in managing complex security programmes
-Proactively promote and identify security services which enhance the customer service and drive growth, able to translate complex security information into layman`s` terms for those that are not conversant with security knowledge and services
-Work closely with our security operations centre and drive through service improvements for our customers and business
-Holistic responsibility for all aspects of security, including technical, operational, procedural, physical, personnel security

Demonstrable Experience

-Understanding of IP networking and Network security (Firewalls, proxies, DNS, IDS/IPS, switching/routing, encryption, etc)
-Understanding of operating system internals, especially for Unix-based systems
-Excellent analytical and cyber security skills
-A strong background in deployment automation and configuration management (Ansible/Ansible Tower/Puppet/Salt)
-Knowledge and experience with PowerShell / Bash and scripting languages.
In return for your efforts, you`ll be rewarded in typical Telefonica style:

A competitive salary and benefits that you get to choose, including our cycle to work scheme, carbon offsetting, flexible working and childcare vouchers. Great news if you`ve got little ones or other family commitments, or if you want to be more green. And of course you can expect support, recognition and the chance to progress with us.

Telefonica`s commitment to a great work-life balance allows us to consider flexible approaches to working. Like to know more? Feel free to raise it.

Joining Telefonica means opening up a world of freedom, support and possibility. A fascinating world where you`ll be able to think bigger, be bolder and try new things. And where there are endless opportunities to develop your career.

There`s so much to discover. Your adventure starts here.

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