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Senior IT Security Analyst

full-time LQID London

Security in Banking has come a long way. Most historians agree the first bank robbery in the United States occurred when associates of Jesse and Frank James robbed the Clay County Savings Association in Missouri in 1866. By the 1900’s robberies started to include getaway cars and by the 1920’s alarms were being installed. By the 1950’s Banks had started using camera’s as a deterrent.

The internet has revolutionised Banking and consequently heralded a new era in crime. Cybercrime. In 1988 Robert Morris wrote a small program to see how big the internet was, known as the first denial-of-service-attack this innocent worm triggered an internet meltdown and highlighted the need for better security in computers.

The main threat to Banks was shifting from physical to digital. In 1994 Vladimir Levin reinforced this by taking 10 million dollars from Citibank via their computer and phone system.

Suffice to say building a contemporary bank requires very security conscious digital savvy people with a desire to become part of what is set to be quite a historic time in the evolution of modern banking.

That’s where we come in, LQID is a brand-new bank, yes, a bank, not an app or a faceless cash machine, but a real bank, which will have a real presence on the high street combining digital and human touch points and interactions.

Historic? Yes. Challenging? Certainly. Fun? We think so.

If you would like to be part of this historic process and currently work in a Business Analyst role within retail banking why not drop in an application?

The Work

Working for a start-up bank you’ll be responsible for the banks current and future IT security considerations. You’ll need to be adept in many areas including, cloud-based systems, offshore partners, complex projects and information security management frameworks.

Previous Financial services experience would be great but we are open. An opportunity to progress quickly to “head of” for the right person. It’s anticipated that you will have the pre-requisite certifications to progress to a leadership role. AWS, CISA or similar.

The challenge

Your role will certainly evolve through the development phases. As an example, what’s needed;

To build the bank?

Change the bank?

Launch the bank?

Run the bank?

These four phases will offer the successful candidate a varied and challenging role, something they can be truly proud to have been a part of.

28 days holiday

Salary guide 60/70k

Matching pension contributions

Private Medical Insurance

Life Insurance

Income protection

Collaborative office in Hammersmith

On site gym

Some important stuff

In order to meet our regulatory obligations as a financial services company, we will need to process background checks for all new employees. This will include Criminal and Credit checks. If you have any concerns or questions, please talk to the recruitment team on application. LQID recognises that no two people are alike and offer equal opportunities to all regardless of gender, age, disability, race or sexual orientation.

published: Sept. 3, 2019

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