IT Security Engineer

  • Monese
  • London, UK
  • Sep 10, 2018
Full time Information Technology Security

Job Description


About Monese

At Monese we believe that access to banking and financial services is a right that everybody should enjoy. We are on a mission to ensure that anyone in the world who needs a bank account can get one. By using leading edge technology via smartphones, we offer services that are easy to access, simple to use and cheap to run for anybody.

The first Monese product already serves hundreds of thousands of customers in the UK and Europe, and we are adding new services on a regular basis.

Our fast-growing team is located in London, UK, Tallinn, Estonia and Lisbon, Portugal. By working with us, you will be part of a carefully selected team who are great at what they do and share the belief in our mission of making banking available to everybody. We’re not just a start-up with an idea; we have a proven business model that is growing exponentially and generates strong revenues.


Job Description

As IT Security Engineer at Monese you will be responsible for protecting the organisation’s computers, networks and data against threats, such as security breaches, computer viruses or attacks by cyber-criminals. You will be required to evaluate and identify any potential Security Threats to the business and to ensure the proper and robust risk mitigation systems are in place.

You will also ensure the appropriate Information and Cyber Security controls are effectively implemented and managed. You will be relied upon for carrying out good practice and behaviours in all the teams and informing Head of Internal IT where and when improvements need to be made.


Role responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance and assist business stakeholders with (IT) Governance and Information Security enterprise.
  • Manage security audits and report audit issues.
  • Educate and support the team leads on all IS matters.
  • Contribute to the future Information Security & Governance strategy Accountable for ISO 27001 ISMS maintenance and related activities.
  • Manage and maintain Information Security Audit program and Risk Event Register.
  • Ensure Monese is compliant with the GPDR legislation that must be enforced and of relevance to the appropriate running of Monese.
  • Audit and manage any reported breaches from the security auditor(s) and ensure the escalation of these reports according to the organisation’s policies.
  • Providing reporting on a monthly/bi-monthly/quarterly basis for the key stakeholders detailing any breaches.
  • Ensuring that all IT services are reliable and secure.
  • Proactively improving services security and quality.
  • Cooperating with Internal IT, software and quality engineers to ensure that all teams are on the same page with regards to IS.


  • Strong background and proven track record in IT (IT support, System Administration, Software Development)
  • 3+ years of experience in IT security
  • Ideally IT Security / Computer Science related degree or certification
  • Have strong knowledge of IT systems, processes and controls
  • Understanding of Database, Networking and Systems
  • Experience with Antivirus software and web proxy management
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) – Including ISO 27001, GDPR
  • Understanding of applicable UK law and regulations in relation to IT Security
  • Aware of current developments in IT security
  • A thorough understanding of information security principles
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, communicate effectively and recognise the value of collaboration between team members


Benefits of working at Monese:

  • Opportunities to progress in your career, being an essential part of a growing team and processes
  • An opportunity for independent and self-reliant work
  • Knowing your contributions matter on every level in making our product the best it can be
  • International team and fun office environment with plenty of perks
  • An incredible team of open-minded people dedicated to creating the best banking product yet
  • Stock options.