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Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 20, 2019.

An opportunity has arisen to work with the Chief Information Security Officer in defining, obtaining senior approval for, and maintaining a strategic direction for the information security programme in line with the University's overall risk approach for cyber security.

The role is based in University Information Services, with responsibilities across the collegiate University. You will interact directly with senior University committees, heads of Schools and heads of Departments. The University is a complex, distributed organisation; success will depend on an exceptionally high level of personal integrity combined with professional expertise, and a positive, pragmatic and collaborative approach to delivery.

You will communicate information and cyber security risks to senior colleagues within the University, and to external stakeholder. You will be asked to define and justify risk responses in alignment with the University's priorities, culture and ways of working. You will oversee and govern information security projects as well as the production and delivery of relevant management information.

You will take a leading role in the management and development of staff in UIS, with a focus on delivering and continuously improving the following security services:

  • Identity and access management
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Assurance and accreditation
  • Security monitoring and log management
  • Security incident management
  • Threat intelligence and threat hunting
  • Vulnerability management
  • Analysis and forensics
  • Managed security technologies
  • Security and penetration testing

You will need to have a good understanding of operational and technical complexity and the ability to identify risks and propose appropriate risk mitigation approaches as well as excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Experience of defining and implementing information security solutions in a complex enterprise environment is essential.

Cambridge is a world leading university and this is an exciting new challenge. A competitive benefits package, the practical advantages of a purpose-built working environment in West Cambridge with good transport links, schools and a range of housing, is a combination that is hard to beat. We look forward to hearing from you.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Vijay Samtani (vkhs1@cam.ac.uk)

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact UIS admin office, adminoffice@uis.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference VC20611 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Head of Development and Operations

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 17, 2019.

The University Information Services department provides University-wide IT services for the University of Cambridge, to enable the success of the collegiate University in fulfilling its mission of excellence in research and education.

The UIS has several engineering teams that develop and operate a wide range of internally developed IT services and commercial products. We are looking for a Head of DevOps to lead those teams and bring a strong engineering practice to the organisation that can foster an environment of continuous improvement and innovation.

The Head of DevOps will lead by example, inspire, mentor, and coach engineers to deliver high quality products and services at pace, and to be flexible and adaptable to new challenges. The Head of DevOps will also set the vision and drive our engineering and technology strategy.

The role holder will lead UIS development and operations, and their activities will include:

  • Build high performing agile teams with a DevOps culture.
  • Ensure that the organisation has the right technical skills, experience and practices by attracting, selecting, cultivating, and growing inside the organisation the talent that UIS requires.
  • Represent engineering in senior leadership and lead technical accountability for all aspects of engineering.
  • Own the development of engineering practices and standards, being a hands-on expert, raising the bar for the quality and pace of delivery.
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement, innovation and experimentation, reducing technical debt.
  • Drive engineering initiatives and technical strategy to ensure that UIS has the capability to build and deliver quality products.
  • Communicate across functions and, engage with and inspire a wide range of stakeholders, at all levels of seniority.
  • Be continuously up to date on DevOps and engineering best practices, implementing those that are fit for the organisation.

A successful applicant should have:

  • Technical credibility with deep and broad knowledge of current and emerging technologies that affect the business.
  • Demonstrable experience and expertise in building products using modern technologies, tools, practices and processes: cloud-native architectures, modern software stacks, API design, CI, CD, automated testing, cloud-based platforms, agile, DevOps.
  • Experience developing engineers and passion for building successful teams that can adaptable to technologies and processes changing and evolving.
  • Strong background in driving technical projects from idea to end product with a focus on outcomes.
  • Experience working in Agile and DevOps.
  • Hands-on experience in cloud computing.
  • Strong problem solving skills, striving for simplicity in solutions for hard challenging problems.
  • Enthusiastic communicator with ability to communicate effectively at various levels
  • Computer science education or equivalent experience.

Cambridge is a world leading university and this is an exciting new challenge. Coupled with a competitive benefits package, the practical advantages of working in a purpose built working environment in West Cambridge with good transport links, schools and a range of housing, is a combination that is hard to beat. We look forward to hearing from you.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact UIS Admin Office, adminoffice@uis.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference VC20368 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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