Senior Manager, IT Security

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What Messagebird is looking for in applicants

Transform the communications world! Location? You decide!

We’re proud (and excited!) to be transforming the global communications landscape through our Omnichannel Platform-as-a-Service (OPaaS). 

Our Birds choose where they work from in the region we’re hiring in — this could be from one of our MessageBird hubs (Amsterdam, Singapore or Bogota) or remotely so long as it’s within a complementary timezone.... Want to work from a rural retreat? Sure, no problem! How about a bustling city getaway for a few weeks? Go ahead!

We understand that “life happens” and give you the freedom to choose the best environment for you to “get s**t done”. We expand our flock without geographical restrictions. This allows us to attract and assemble an industry leading team from a huge variety of backgrounds & cultures,  making us more nimble, creative, and efficient!

MessageBird is scaling globally and we are seeking a Senior Manager, IT Security to build a world-class vulnerability and patching program for the cloud. The Senior Manager, IT Security is truly an opportunity to build a SecOps organization from the ground up. Partnering with leadership, the Senior Manager, IT Security will set the vision and build a new SecOps team, implement the hottest and newest tools, and align mission-critical cloud security operations to our overall growth strategy.

The Senior Manager, IT Security has the ability for upward mobility and would be a highly influential leader within our organization. 

Core Focus Areas:

  • Current state assessment while being hands-on (Q1-Q2): Conduct a current state assessment with vulnerability and patching maturity, compliance, skillset gaps for SecOps team hiring, toolset review, and strategic projects
  • Shape a new SecOps culture: Set the tone for how SecOps will operate in a large, growing organization. While providing the highest level of information security, you and your team will rally a diverse organization behind a culture that promotes a unified front of people, processes, and technology
  • Mentorship: We are a people-first organization driven by relationships. Hiring and promoting growth and development from within your team is a priority. Cross-functional mentorship and thought leadership to drive SecOps value into core areas of our business

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of commensurate success building a cloud (AWS) SecOps organization AND preferred information security certification, including Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 
  • Success with implementing new security technologies, including threat intelligence platforms, network security, intrusion detection, and digital forensics, NGFWs
  • Strong background and knowledge of OWASP, COBIT, SAN
  • Strong problem solving and prioritization abilities




What You’ll Gain

  • Work from anywhere
  • Generous stock options for all Birds
  • WFH set-up budget
  • State-of-the-art work gear
  • Learn from hundreds of the best minds in the business
  • Collaborate with diverse colleagues from over 55 countries (and counting)


Life at MessageBird:

We work fast, grow fast, build fast and focus on impact. We’re go-getters, industry leaders and roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen kind of people. 

Ready To Fly?

Our cloud communications solutions make it possible for over 25,000 businesses to instantly connect with billions of devices worldwide, allowing them to speak with their customers in the same ways they talk to their friends.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, we operate across 10 international hubs and we’re proud to be a “Work Anywhere” company. Our unique and united culture is rooted in our team: a diverse flock of over 700 Birds who represent 55 nationalities and counting. We’re smart, fast, and hungry. Our potential for growth is limitless. You can learn more about our story and life as a Bird via #messagebird.

MessageBird is committed to fostering a fair and equal environment based on trust and mutual respect. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is paramount to our success and we are committed to building a team that represents a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

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