Head of IT & InfoSec

Remote - London, England, United Kingdom

Full Time Executive-level / Director
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Dext makes accountants and the businesses you advise more productive, profitable and powerful with better data and insights.
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Who we are, what we do & why we do it

We are a leading fintech SaaS product. Our suite of tools makes accountants more productive, profitable and powerful. In doing so we give them back the most precious commodity, time, which they can then use to add greater value to their clients.

Accountants and bookkeepers are the backbone of every successful business. For more than a decade we’ve empowered our partners with innovative technology solutions to make businesses better. Dext allows them to meet the challenges they face today, tomorrow and in the future.

At Dext, we rely on our IT systems to power the solutions that help consumers around the world and we need to ensure the security of our Data. We’re seeking an experienced IT manager that has InfoSec experience who can join us on this journey, using their technological skills to make us more efficient and safe.

The role (what you’ll do)

- Analyse department needs, identify vulnerabilities, and boost productivity, efficiency and accuracy to inform business decisions across multiple geographies.

- Oversee and manage delivery of ISO audit

- Maturing the internal Security Structure, mitigating risks within it

- Ensure network components meet needs and work together seamlessly, using the full range of capabilities, and stay informed about new features and competitive solutions

- Prepare cost benefits analysis reports when upgrades are necessary, continuously analysing vendors to ensure they offer the best possible service and value for company needs

- Train employees on both software and hardware, troubleshoot, and provide technical support when needed

- Have an immediate impact on the day-to-day efficiency of our IT operations and helpdesk, and an ongoing impact on our overall growth.

- Develop and execute disaster procedures, and maintain data backups


About you (what we are looking for):

- Bachelor’s degree in technology or computer science

- 5+ years experience in IT management

- Information security qualification: CISSP, CISM or CISA

- Significant experience in an information security role in a complex organization

- Experience with operating systems (incl. Windows, Mac, G-suite, Slack, Zoom, Office 365), current equipment and technologies, enterprise backup and recovery procedures, and system performance monitoring

- Expertise with implementing, configuring, and testing solutions

These are our ideal requirements, but we hire on potential, not just on experience, and we know that some people are less likely to apply for a role if they don’t meet 100% of the criteria. At Dext we are committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive and empowering culture, so please apply if you meet the majority of these competencies.

You can read more about our Diversity & Inclusion commitments here.

What you will be a part of:

We are a highly ambitious, innovative, market-leading FinTech. We are a global, well-funded business but have the dexterity and pace of a scale-up. We are uncompromising in our desire to achieve our best, day-in day-out, and we have three clear values which guide everything we do:

Be Brave - Everyone in the company has a voice to challenge ideas and the status quo.

Be Exceptional - We set high standards for ourselves. We aim to be exceptional at what we do.

Be Together - We are one team. There is no such thing as individual success without team success.


- Competitive salary

- Flexible working

- 25 days off plus bank holidays volunteering days, summer hours and a day off the week of your birthday

- Employer-paid private medical insurance and health cash plan (Medicash - reloadable shopping cards, cinema ticket discounts, online discount and more!)

- Access to the Learnably platform where you can spend your annual L&D allowance - https://www.learnerbly.com/

- Regular social events

- Gym discount: as an employee of Dext UK, you will have access to all ClassPass memberships at a discounted rate - https://classpass.com/search

- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity

- Income protection

- Mental health support through Help@Hand

Job regions: Remote/Anywhere Europe
Job country: United Kingdom
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