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Manager- Technology, Risk and Security Solutions

Abu Dhabi   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Candidate MUST have extensive experience in IT Risk and Security
  • Candidate MUST be currently at Managerial level

About Our Client

My client is a semi-government investment organization based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Job Description

The role of The Manager- Technology and Risk will include but not be limited to the following:


  • Interface with project teams, complete security requirements for initiatives and explore options to resolve security challenges with highly simple solutions
  • Ensure projects are developed that fully adopt the companys security infrastructure
  • Develop and improve policies/standards to better protect the companys information
  • Partner with infrastructure to build and maintain security specifications for core infrastructure and products.
  • Raise awareness with developers and infrastructure managers on best practices for securing components and applications
  • Engage with business users to enhance their understanding of IS Policy and IS Risks
  • Work with ITD and other departments to share knowledge and understanding of IS Policies and ensure prudent compliance.

IT Representation

  • Work with Infrastructure to build security specifications detailing how to secure infrastructure to tandards.
  • Work with Security Operations to on-board applications to core security infrastructure
  • Work with Application Management on secure coding principles, integrating applications with core infrastructure and to address emerging security concerns.
  • Work with Application Management and vendors on the acquisition of applications to ensure that the core security controls are in place and that the applications are implemented in a manner that aligns with the security architecture.
  • Understand the core security processes and controls and work towards embedding them into the overall IT framework.
  • Identify assets and manage technology risks and ensure proactive compliance with IS Policies and Standards.
  • Manage projects to implement new security initiatives.

The Successful Applicant

For the role of The Manager- Technology Risk and Security, my client is looking for candidates with the following:

  • Bachelors' Degree is required
  • CISSP or equivalent
  • PMP, RMP desired
  • Minimum of 5-10 years' experience working within a security organization of a financial institution or other highly regulated company.
  • Development experience or knowledge of common programming languages (nice-to-have)
  • Excellent Microsoft Office and communication skills
  • Experience of working on projects to innovate the security function
  • Exposure to some of the core security technologies in use (i.e. PassLogic, Active Directory, Arcsight)
  • Strong communication skills including preparation and deliver of presentations, report writing/analytics, negotiation skills, conflict management.
  • Result orientated, self-starter, ability to work with minimal guidance
  • Ability to challenge the norm, and look for innovative solutions to problems.

What's on Offer

Excellent Package with Benefits.