IBM Managing Security Consultants in LONDON, United Kingdom

Job Description

IBM Security is looking for experienced Security Specialists for a number of Managing Security Consultant roles to lead and drive a variety of engagements for some of our most important Clients. This is an opportunity to work at the front line of cyber security delivering value to leading organisations with the support of one of the world’s leading technology and security organisations.

As a experienced member of our security business, you will work in our advisory practice helping our Clients understand their security challenges and then specify, plan and execute projects to improve their security posture. The role calls for a proven record in the cyber security industry with experience in security technology, processes or operations. Specialised knowledge of specific sectors would be of interest.

These engagements will encompass the full end to end cycle, from initial client engagement, through assessments and road-mapping, to longer term engagement in an advisory capacity. Working for IBM you’ll be dealing with end-to-end security, with an incredibly varied portfolio that aims to provide and deliver a holistic approach for Security Services .

This promises a fast-paced environment with innovative thinking right at its heart, with a broad range of industries and challenges on offer. IBM Security Services has a global security team of professionals, and we’re expanding our services to meet the increase in demand we are seeing across all sectors of industry. It also has some world leading capability and services from the IBM Institute for Advanced Security and the X-Force team to leading products and services. IBM Security Services works alongside IBM Security Systems who have a portfolio of industry leading security software products across many areas, including QRadar and IBM Security Identity and Access Management.

Candidates will be able to apply a consulting approach to clients concerns and issues and will use knowledge gained from previous roles, experiences and engagements, IBM's intellectual capital, knowledge of the market/industry, and own research to address clients’ security challenges.

Projects are based across the UK, often on client premises, so the ability and willingness to travel is an essential requirement. Flexible Working. All permanent IBM employees have the opportunity to apply to work flexibly under the IBM Flexible Working Policy. Any flexibility is subject to prior management approval in line with business needs.

Role Accountabilities:

  • Lead a team, both locally and remotely, on large and long-term engagements, delegating tasks and managing team personal and professional requirements.

  • Run all aspects of a large program including resource management, financial planning and project planning.

  • Build, manage and drive client relationships, becoming a long-term trusted advisor for all security matters.

  • Lead contract negotiations, program financial management and drive best solution for both client and IBM at all times.

  • Lead professionally as a senior team member within IBM security, setting an example and providing support to more junior team members.

  • Drive innovation and improvement to our existing contracts and offerings to ensure that we are continuously improving.

  • Understanding of wider context of client / contract within both IBM security and the wider business. Will work with other business lines to provide cross-functional solutions.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Extensive experience in consultancy engagements focused around the security industry, such as risk assessments, compliance audits and strategy advisory;

  • Demonstrable expertise in client industry (E.g. public sector, financial services, energy and utilities) with focus on industry specific best practice, threats and regulations;

  • One or more cyber/information security qualification (CISSP, CISM, CCSP or Equivalent);

Travel Requirement:

  • Up to 50% - 75%

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise:

  • Strong understanding and experience applying of one or more security industry frameworks (E.g. ISO27001, NIST);

  • Understanding and experience working with security legislation and regulatory frameworks (E.g. DPA, PCI-DSS, GDPR, NIS);

  • Proven track record of successfully leading large client engagements; and

  • Very strong written, oral and presentation skills.

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.