Senior IT Security Risk Development Specialist

Job description

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced IT Security Consultant to join one of the MENA region’s largest and most prestigious financial institutions in their Doha, Qatar headquarters.


The successful candidate will assist the Head of IT Security Risk Development in the design and implementation of relevant security policies to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of any information created, acquired or maintained by the organisation.


    • Enforce the group-wide IT Security Operations strategy in line with business strategies and objectives of the group
    • Responsible for the oversight and coordination of the banks Information Security Governance, Risk and Compliance program
    • Establish security policies, standards, and controls to assure compliance with applicable regulatory and legal requirements as well as global standards eg. ISO 27001 & PCI DSS
    • Enhance information risk and control framework as well as technology risk management methods and processes
    • Promote & enhance the enterprise IS Security awareness program
    • Maintain expertise on security trends through research and development in order to mitigate potential security exposures
    • Provide analytical support to key stakeholders regarding GRC metrics, reporting and special projects
    • Oversee the planning and execution of the various information security programs for the whole group
    • Create KPIs for performance monitoring and quality measurement purposes for the IT Security Development personnel and monitor achievement on a periodic basis
    • Ensure risk identification, analysis and mitigation activities are integrated into the information security life cycle
    • Maintain an understanding of all pertinent regulations as well as best practices pertaining to information security including ISACA guidelines, COBIT principles etc
    • Review standards for changes in legislation and accreditation that affect information security from multiple sources including NIST, Pay Card Industries, ISO 27001, 22301 and 31000

Requirements and Qualifications:

    • Extensive experience working in a major bank with IT Security controls
    • Experience in the development and implementation of security policies, strategies and standards
    • Must have an expert understanding of information security issues and best practices
    • Ability to communicate information security-related concepts to a broad spectrum of both technical and non-technical staff
    • Professional certification such as CISSP, CISM, CISA is mandatory
    • Deep understanding of system architectures, networks and evolving technology
    • Excellent written and oral English communication skills essential, Arabic would be a distinct advantage
    • Bachelor’s degree minimum in Computer Science or related field


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