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Technology Resilience Assurance Specialist

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  26-Jul-2021
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.

Location: Newbury

Our Team:

Strategy, R&D and Assurance (SRA)

The Strategy, R&D and Assurance team within Group Technology are responsible for creating and guiding Vodafone’s technology strategy as well as exploring new technologies working closely with partners, vendors, Group functions and Local Markets. SRA are also responsible for identifying and assuring key technology risks across all local markets and group entities, ensuring policies and controls are being implemented and adhered to. SRA produce board level reporting for technology risks.

Role Purpose:

The 2nd Line Assurance function will be responsible for monitoring and mitigating key technology risks, driving a risk awareness culture and promoting a risk-sensitive approach to processes, architectures, applications and platforms within Technology.The key technology risks currently in scope are Cyber Security, Technology Resilience, IT Transformation, Shadow IT and Lifecycle Management. We monitor risk by working closely with local markets and Group functions; testing key controls established in our policies.The assurance specialist will be required to shape and drive the technology resilience program in all our markets and group functions while supporting financials and related controls. This role requires a high calibre individual with a strong growing strategy mind-set and understanding of technology architectures and its evolutions. The candidate will interact with local markets and Group entities for different domains such as Mobile, fixed, IT, IoT etc.. The role also requires that you asses, evolve and implement continuous improvement to the Vodafone resilience program, process and culture. This is role is expected to have 10% travel time.

With us, you will:

• Transform the way that Vodafone manages technology Resilience risk,  so that we achieve the risk tolerance targets as set by the Board
• Perform risk management/assurance/compliance reviews/controls testing across Vodafone Technology (Network and IT) to determine high areas of risk, working closely with local markets.
• Understand and support the resilience KPI’s, capabilities, methodologies and strategy
• Identify areas of business pain and risks while providing mitigations and corrective actions where possible
• Work with markets and group functions in advising how to introduce best process and methodologies to reduce the loss of technology failures.
• Understand the architectures/solutions to lower risks and increase technology resilience including best practises sharing and methodologies
• Investigate and implement automated testing where possible


Apply if you have:

• Experience of large IT or Network delivery programmes.
• Experience in Technology (Network and IT) audit including application audits, general control reviews and/or data analytics
• Technology assurance, compliance or risk management experience (managing reviews and reporting findings)
• Experience with developing, implementing and testing risk, policies and controls.
• Strong stakeholder management skills, documentation and presentation skills
• The ability to grasp technical concepts rapidly and to articulate these concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
• Analytical thinking capabilities and are able to manage complex detail without losing sight of the big picture
• At least one risk, audit, or governance certification e.g. CISA, CRISK, CGEIT or equivalent
• Knowledge of relevant Frameworks (e.g. SOX, ISO 27001/27002, COBIT, etc) is desirable

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.

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