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IS Incident Response – Vulnerability Management – Senior Technical Specialist

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Work type: Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Location: England - Newcastle, Scotland - Glasgow City Centre, Remote - work from anywhere within the UK
Categories: Technology, Information Security

Business Unit: Security Operations - IT Operations, D&I
Salary: up to circa £52,000

We’re at our best when we have something to drive us forward, a belief that underlines who we are and what we do. Our Purpose. We want to make people happier about money – and that idea starts with every single one of us here at Virgin Money. Feeling Insatiably Curious about your next adventure? You might have just found it.

Making people happier about money requires us to be bold, brave and brilliant! It starts with us – the people who make the day-to-day operation anything but ordinary. We want our infrastructure and core services to be fit for purpose, continuously developed and to ensure our IT Solutions and Technology platform is best in class. We’ve got a great new opportunity to deliver these promises - fancy joining us?

What we’re looking for:

We’re looking for a Senior Technical Specialist to join our busy team in Incident Response within Security Operations, to lead our Vulnerability Management area as we continue to embed and optimise this within Virgin Money. It’s a great opportunity to enhance your analytical, communication, technical and leadership skills as well as the opportunity to meet new people across the business and really make a difference to our customers and colleagues.

What’s in it for you? RED HOT Rewards of course

  • 38.5 days annual leave for all colleagues (including bank holidays and pro rata if part-time)​
  • Five extra paid well-being days per year​
  • A 35 hour working week
  • 20 weeks paid, gender neutral family leave (52 weeks in total) for expectant parents and those looking to adopt
  • Market leading Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Flexible benefits including Cycle to Work, Wellness & Health Assessments and Critical Illness
  • A digital-first colleague experience
  • Ability to work anywhere in the UK​ (where the role allows)

And the great news is, all these benefits are available to colleagues from day one!

Tell me more…

Information security risks are a key threat to the Group‘s overall standing, reputation and performance, as evidenced by recent impacts of sophisticated attacks on a number of high-profile companies and financial institutions. As the Group seeks to grow its profile in an increasingly competitive digital arena, the IT Security Operations capability must adapt the strategy to be responsive to these challenges.

This critical role will contribute to the development, maintenance and overall delivery of IT Security Operations services for the Bank, reporting to the IT Security Operations, Incident Response, DLP and Vulnerability Management Manager. The role is part of a team which protects the bank 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

You'll be part of the team who contribute to the day to day running of the Security Operations Centre team. You'll have responsibility for operation of the Bank’s Vulnerability Management, Pen Testing and SDLC security controls, giving strategic input and supporting the team as a point of escalation, and providing specialist security expertise for vulnerabilities which threaten Virgin Money by leading the appropriate incident response.

To be successful you’ll bring experience in…

  • Communicating with technical and Business stakeholders across the organisation to ensure the Security Operations requirements are articulated and understood
  • Influencing the right outcomes for the organisation to reduce risk, increase quality and reduce manual effort
  • Taking the lead to drive forward an improvements programme for our internal security controls to improve efficiencies and reduce risk
  • Providing advice on appropriate Security Operations controls across a number of technical disciplines
  • Working closely with security technology vendors to identify risks, control improvements and perform remediation
  • IT and Information Security best practice
  • Team working and the ability to be self-directed on task completion
  • Demonstrating a professional ‘can do' attitude and high levels of motivation
  • Working under pressure, managing multiple priorities in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment
  • Project Delivery

We’d love you to have…

  • Knowledge and understanding of Vulnerability Management solutions, with the ability to operate as an SME and provide support to develop existing team members
  • Self-driven qualities and able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to influence and drive change in a collaborative way
  • Proven ability to make sound pragmatic decisions and judgements under tight timelines
  • The ability to engage senior management and stakeholders to influence decisions to improve security across the company
  • Experience of risk assessments within a large Corporate environment
  • Willingness to expand and progress knowledge and experience within the IS environment
  • Experience with advanced analytical and problem-solving techniques
  • Industry related security qualification (e.g. CISSP, CISM) or equivalent practical security experience
  • Proven experience in managing improvements programmes to reduce risk, increase quality and reduce manual effort and delivering control improvements across multiple technical disciplines
  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure

We really need you to have the skills and experience listed in the ‘To be successful' section above, but the rest is just our wish list, so please don’t let that put you off applying, we’d love to hear from you!

Inclusion at Virgin Money

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do here at Virgin Money. It’s good for you, it’s good for us and it’s amazing for our customers. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on your diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to be the best we can possibly be. Got any questions about this or need some support with your application? We’d love to hear from you so get in touch with our careers team at

Now the legal bit…

Living A Life More Virgin allows our colleagues to be based anywhere in the UK (if the role allows it) but we will need to you to confirm you have the Right to Work in the UK.

If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing 3 years' worth of satisfactory references.

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