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Technical Leader - Security
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Recruiter: Telefonica
Listed on: 29th January
Location: Slough/Northampton
Salary/Rate: £90000 - £95000
Salary Notes: Competetive
Type: Permanent
Reference: 12008
Contact Name: Telefonica

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O2 is the commercial brand of Telefonica UK Limited, a leading digital communications company owned by Telefonica S.A. With over 25 million customer across the UK, O2 is one of the world`s most innovative companies putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We are more than just a network. We open up the endless possibilities of technology, connecting our customers to the things that they love and exploring new ways to open up the world for them.

We are always on the lookout for great talent. Just like our customers, we offer our employees more. From a choice of benefits, rewards, training and ongoing career development there are many reasons to join O2.

About the Team:

The Fraud & Technical Security team delivers a diverse range of security services. Expertise spans the disciplines of operational leadership, victim support, fraud management, information security, customer privacy, supplier governance & network security. The operating model blends direct support for customers and a portfolio approach to business change and security design, evenly balanced against our strategy of Customer Led Mobile First.

Your Role:

We`re after someone that has the gravitas and leadership capability to work closely with the Government on all aspects of technical security. Excitingly you`ll also be responsible for defining and developing the technical security model for 5G. We`re on the look-out for a Security expert that has the senior leadership experience within a technology domain.


-Build and maintain positive relationships with Government departments to minimise any impact on Telefonica UK
-Undertake security reviews of all products, services and upgrades that impact customer privacy or security within the telephony networks
-Review all projects and maintenance activities to ensure no access to customer call usage or location data is possible by third parties
-Minimise any impact: technical, process or financial in delivering the wishes of government
-Ensure that faults within all government facing systems are dealt with within agreed timescales
-Build and maintain positive relationships with other teams across the wider UK business and other Telefonica Operating businesses
-Build and maintain positive relationships with Telefonica UK regulatory and legal team to agree approach to developments in the UK regulatory framework
-Maintain control of SIM card and all authentication technologies within Telefonica UK

Skills & experience:

- Technical Leadership experience
- Experience in Technology Security
- Ideally knowledge of cellular technologies and their relationship with data security and interception regulations (HLR, MSC,GSM)
-Excellent understanding of privacy implications of network standard
-Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build relationships with people of all levels within the business and be a competent negotiator at a senior level with Government and regulators
-Ability to interact and network with senior government employees and outside industry, with sufficient gravitas to maintain a strong image of the O2 and Telefonica brands
-Excellent commercial and financial awareness
- Ideally knowledge of the relevant telecommunication legislation and oversight organisations such as IOCCA and ICO
-Ability to communicate technical risks to non-technical business staff, of all levels including board level, in a language they understand
-Good understanding of an operational and service delivery organisation
-Understanding of the sensitivity of the role and prepared to submit to or already possess security vetting to DV level or beyond if deemed necessaryGrade: PCGS

Salary and benefits:

We are looking to pay a competitive salary (depending on experience) for this position, and in addition we have some great benefits that could include a bonus, life cover, health care, holiday entitlement and lots of flexible benefits too.

Telefonica`s commitment to a great work-life balance allows us to consider flexible approaches to working. Like to know more? Feel free to raise it.

Joining Telefonica means opening up a world of freedom, support and possibility. A fascinating world where you`ll be able to think bigger, be bolder and try new things. And where there are endless opportunities to develop your career.

There`s so much to discover. Your adventure starts here.