IT Security Officer

IT Security Officer

Operations • Flexible remote • Old Street

You will be responsible for shaping and leading YuLife’s security processes and operations.

About us:

YuLife is creating a new kind of insurance company. Our mission is to inspire people to live longer, happier and healthier lives. We provide life insurance to companies and drive employee wellbeing through meaningful, engaging and rewarding experiences inspired by our favourite games, apps and products.

We live by a simple principle and we strive to translate this to our designs: always seek the win-win in everything we do. This means we should always be giving more than we take with every interaction. Sounds good?

The journey so far:

What's happened over the last few years:

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The 2022 mission is to reach 1 million lives!

The role:

You will be responsible for shaping and leading YuLife’s security processes and operations.

Day to day responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating digital security management programs and initiatives
  • Risk assessment, crisis management, facility security
  • Business continuity planning, loss and fraud prevention, privacy
  • Oversee vendors
  • Safeguarding intellectual property
  • Developing and implementing global security policy, standards and procedures
  • Developing network access and monitoring policies
  • Investigating security breaches and conducting audits
  • Support information security risk assessments and maintaining any security related risks
  • Support upgrade and implementation of current and future Data Protection Legislation, including UK Data Protection Act, data privacy and GDPR
  • Support the physical and virtual security of the business
  • Manage and support Business Continuity
  • Support ISO27001 and the PCI compliance program and support the business with other accreditations where necessary
  • Work alongside other operational and functional leads to promote consistency and continuity of security policies
  • Support the IT department in maintaining network security and best practice
  • Assist with any network related queries when required

    Over the next 12 months, you'll be instrumental in: 

    • Protecting the confidentiality of data
    • Preserving the integrity of data
    • Promoting the availability of data for authorised use

    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Experience of carrying out information security risk assessments and maintaining security risk register
    • Strong technical background - needs to be familiar with key IT security concepts:
    • Firewalling - will need to carry out firewall ruleset reviews
    • Familiarity of role-based access controls and access rights review process
    • Familiarity with vulnerability monitoring tools
    • Familiarity with network packet sniffing tools
    • Experience of Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) tools
    • Basic understanding of cryptographic concepts
    • Experience of PCI-DSS compliance (level 1 RoC experience desirable)
    • Familiarity with UK Data Protection act, data privacy concepts and upcoming GDPR
    • Familiarity with business continuity concepts (resilience, redundancy, backup & restore)
    • Experience of working in an ISO27001 compliant organisation
    • CISSP certification required
    • Business process development and mapping
    • Requirements gathering, verification and validation
    • Change Management
    • Development of system design documentation
    • Testing methodologies and technique

    What you’ll get:

    We like to give more than we take so here are some of our benefits:

    • A competitive base salary
    • Potential to earn share options
    • 6x salary life assurance policy
    • Income protection policy
    • Access to the YuLife app (which includes a tonne of well-being rewards, discounts and exclusive offers as well as access to Calm and Fiit)


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    • Monthly wellbeing budget to “Be your Best Yu”
    • Contributions to working from home office equipment
    • Contributory pension - 3% of basic
    • 24 days of annual leave + 1 day to celebrate your birthday
    • Flexible and remote working arrangements (read more below)
    • A shiny MacBook Pro or whatever you need to do your best work
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • HIIT and Yoga sessions
    • Access to Learnerbly with a dedicated budget towards L&D through webinars, books, podcasts, journals and much more
    • More Happi - 2 professional coaching sessions every month

    Find out more about our Hybrid Working policy.

    Our values:



    YuLife company culture:

    Read what one of our key investors has to say about our culture ›



    We're more than just life insurance!