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Cyber Prevent Technical Product Owner - IT & Cloud Hardening



Administration, IT, Product
Brentford, UK
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Cyber Prevent Technical Product Owner - IT & Cloud Hardening

Aggregate function: Technology
Business Area: GT Global Cyber Security
Posting Country: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 13 Jun 2024
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this.

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

What you’ll do

  • Act as the Vodafone’s cyber security IT & Cloud Hardening technical expert.
  • Lead the IT & Cloud Hardening product team to define and maintain the global IT & Cloud Hardening product strategy, vision and roadmap and lead its delivery, in collaboration with the IT & Cloud Hardening ADM, through virtual and matrixed teams.
  • Leverage your deep platform expertise to lead the technical design and implementation of endpoint health platforms in Cyber Prevent to the optimal security posture.
  • Communicate the product, vision & roadmap regularly to the ART and product stakeholders at agile ceremonies and governance boards, and prepare and deliver briefings for the Cyber, Technology Assurance & Strategy Leadership Team
  • Liaise with large security vendors for financial and operational relationships.
  • Liaise with Cyber Security Risk, Control & Compliance to ensure that the Cyber Prevent IT & Cloud Hardening roadmap is always aligned to Vodafone’s risk mitigation strategy with optimal risk reduction outcomes.
  • Responsible for managing technical product related governance, regulatory and legal requirements such as registering and maintaining product related risks, supporting Internal Assurance, Audit, TSR, GDPR and SOX related activities
  • Support the Platform Manager and Service Design & Transition Manager in the service availability & quality management of IT & Cloud Hardening platforms including demand management, service design, platform management, change management, licence management, continual service improvement. Conduct regular service reviews.
  • Act as a role model and ambassador for the Technical Career Path, mentoring junior team members in their development and pursuit of Level accreditation.

Who you are

  • Strong IT & Cloud Hardening knowledge to act as Cyber Security’s global technical lead. 5+ years of professional experience managing platforms in a technical role.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills to present to and successfully work with a wide variety of stakeholders including the Cyber Leadership Team and other senior leaders across the organization. Ability to communicate and report concise summaries of complex scenarios and information.
  • Track record of delivering cyber strategies in a complex and dynamic technology environment
  • Experience constructing security documentation and security standards/designs
  • Strong organizational skills to support the cadence of various governance inputs such as vendor presentations, KPI reviews, weekly and monthly reports, CTAS papers and presentations etc.
  • Strong analytical skills to inform effective data driven decisions on service improvement & risk reduction
  • Ability to create highly effective collaboration across globally dispersed teams in order to deliver the consistency, quality, and risk reduction outcomes required
  • Ability to create coaching and learning environments for our junior team members
  • Vendor management experience
  • Experience supporting security assurance and audits

Must have technical and professional qualifications:

  • Professional Security Qualification (like CISSP, CEH, CCSP, CISM, CISA, CCIE)
  • Degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Information Technology, Design, Engineering or similar

What's in it for you

  • Discretionary yearly bonus: 10%
  • Annual leave: 28 days + bank holidays + the opportunity to buy/sell/carry over 5 days/year
  • Charity days: 5 days/year
  • Maternity leave: 52 weeks out of which 39 weeks are fully paid + 13 weeks half pay and 6 months - working 4 days, getting paid 5
  • Private pension: You can contribute up to 5% of your basic pay with 2:1 matching from Vodafone up to 10%.
  • Access to: private medical, private dental, free health assessments, share save scheme
  • Additional discounts: Vodafone retail, gym, cinema, cycle to work, season ticket loan

Together We can


Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.