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IT Security Lead

Function: Technology
Location: Remote
Job Type: Permanent/Full time

May 03, 2024

Company Overview:

Uqudo is a leading SaaS provider specialising in digital onboarding and KYC (Know Your Customer) solutions. We offer a dynamic and innovative environment where technology meets convenience, serving clients with secure and reliable digital processes.

Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced IT Security Lead to oversee and enhance the security features of our SaaS solutions and internal processes. The successful candidate will be instrumental in managing the overall security architecture, ensuring compliance with SOC2, ISO 27001 standards, and safeguarding all components of our system including SDKs, portals, and cloud infrastructure.


  • Develop, implement, and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security and IT risk management program to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information owned, controlled, or processed by the organisation.
  • Manage the organisation’s security architectures, network and information security, data protection, and compliance programs.
  • Lead the process to achieve and maintain SOC2 and ISO 27001 certifications.
  • Ensure security best practices are followed throughout software development life cycles (SDLC).
  • Conduct and coordinate regular security audits, vulnerability assessments, and risk assessments.
  • Oversee security awareness programs and educational efforts to ensure staff awareness and compliance with security policies and procedures.
  • Manage incident response planning and the investigation of security breaches, and assist with disciplinary and legal matters associated with such breaches as necessary.
  • Work closely with IT, operations, and development teams to assess potential internal and external threats to the security.
  • Serve as the expert advisor to senior management on all information security strategies and issues.
  • Define and report on information security metrics and performance to senior management.


  • Proven experience as an IT Security Lead, IT Security Manager, or similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of information security standards (e.g., ISO 27001/27002, SOC2), risk management principles, and industry best practices.
  • Experience in building and maintaining security systems.
  • Detailed technical knowledge of database and operating system security.
  • Hands-on experience in cloud security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, etc.
  • Experience with network security and networking technologies and with system, security, and network monitoring tools.
  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols.
  • Familiarity with web related technologies and of network/web related protocols.
  • Hands-on experience with secure coding and conducting code reviews.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure.

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