IT Security Officer

KFC UK and Ireland
Woking, UK
18 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
A bit about KFC

Welcome to Kentucky Fried Chicken, made by hand, served with pride, eaten at the same table. We're a people business that happens to sell chicken and chips. Starting with our founder Colonel Harland Sanders' philosophy, when it comes to making our world famous Original Recipe chicken we believe there is a right way to do things. It isn't always easier but it is always better. There's no doubt about that and we're proud of it. We're spirited and driven. We believe in hard work that makes an impact, a famous recognition culture that celebrates everyone and we try to not to take ourselves too seriously.

We are on a journey to build the most loved global brand and the fastest growing in every country; we have big plans over the next 3 years to achieve explosive growth in a competitive and ever growing market. KFC UKI is a 900+ unit market of Franchise & Equity Restaurants, growing at c.40+ restaurants per annum. Given the franchise nature of the business, KFC offers the entrepreneurial dynamism of a start-up, combined with the commercial strengths of a well-established business.

The role:

With an ever increasing amount of technology being deployed within the enterprise, focus on security is paramount to ensure service availability and safeguarding brand reputation. The IT Security Officer will play a pivotal role in delivering best practice IT security across all aspects of the enterprise.

With experience managing industry standard security products such as firewalls, intrusion prevention/detection, anti-virus and enterprise software patch management solutions you will be focused on sourcing, deploying and monitoring security products across the enterprise and working closely with external and internal service providers to ensure Corporate Security Policies are respected and up to date.

  • Responsible for administrating Tech Security solutions throughout the KFC UKI business
  • Identify threats and work to create steps to defend against them
  • Co-ordinate vulnerability and penetration tests across all network segments and systems with our 3rd party providers
  • Monitor network traffic for suspicious behaviour and remediate threats
  • Configure and maintain security systems such as firewalls, antivirus, and IDS/IPS solutions
  • Create network policies and authorisation roles for network, system and file access
  • Ensure current Global Security Policies are implemented and maintained through close partnership with Yum Global Security Teams.
  • Support Digital Team in developing security best practice solutions in line with global policies.
  • Manage all Corporate and restaurant server, end user and IoT device security patching and anti-virus updates
  • Review and manage remediation of all asset penetration test reports
  • Work closely with all internal and 3rd party service providers to ensure best practice security is maintained for critical services
  • Partner with project teams responsible for technology development and new service introduction to ensure security architecture is in line with Global policy and industry best practice
  • Perform regular audits and checks to ensure security compliance in line with GDPR, SOX, PCI DSS and Global Policies.

Who we're looking for:
  • Degree Qualified, ideally with a technology;
  • 2 years relevant experience in software engineering or programming background;

Experience and skills:
  • Exceptional communications skills
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to work in a structured and methodical manner
  • A strong and proven desire to build know-how for yourself and for the organization
  • Experience with Salesforce
  • Experience in the QSR or retail Tech Sectors (preferable)
  • Working as part of an Agile Scrum team
  • Ideally you will have prior 3rd Line Support experience.

What we can offer you:
    A career with KFC offers much more than just fantastic earning potential. We reward hard work and achievement with amazing incentives and benefits, including;
    • Full access to multiple world class training programmes and courses to help build your knowledge and develop you as a person and a leader including Heartstyles, Leadership Accel and London Business Forum courses.
    • Huge career progression, support and development opportunities
    • Full company car scheme
    • Company laptop and mobile phone
    • Company and performance related bonus
    • Generous pension with up to 11% company contribution
    • Private healthcare with the option to increase to include family cover and extra dental cover
    • Annual holiday allowance starts at 25 days with the option to buy or sell up to 3 extra days per year
    • After 5 years' service, annual holiday allowance increases to 30 days
    • Study support may be available for job-related qualifications
    • We offer competitive maternity leave and flexible return to work options
    • International career opportunities across the Yum! business
    • Receive a share of the profits from your area in the form of stock options (Yumbucks)
    • Pick n Mix Benefits to convert them into your very own benefits plans that unique to you options including gym membership, health screening and travel insurance.

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