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Director of Cloud Security

Full Time, Permanent

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Director of Cloud & Security
Salary: €100K+, 13% vacation stipend, equity and more.
Location: Fully remote – Central European time +/- 3

Forest management can be challenging. Cut too much and you’re causing unnecessary damage or increasing the risk of drought, too little and the risk of wildfire or damage to infrastructure can be devastating and costly.

Vegetation management may not sound all that exciting but building earth observation software to integrate satellite imagery with geospatial analysis and Machine Learning with data coming in from teams, remote sensors and other hardware on the ground presents interesting challenges!

These systems are used to efficiently manage resources and team activities, saving nature, time and money. Also avoiding homes, businesses and services experiencing blackouts caused by seasonal and extreme weather events. It’s a game changer in energy and climate resilience.

The company have grown rapidly since the end of 2021. There are ~65 people now, with around 40 of those in tech, including data science, product and delivery.

So far, their DevOps function is currently managed by one DevOps Engineer. You’ll lead that individual and take ownership of resources, strategy and policy longer term as they scale their services and teams which are highly specialised.

The role will start around 50% hands-on, shifting to ~20% over the next 18 months and the team will grow from one to at least five by the end of 2024.

You may also have some customer engagement if a large / niche customer comes on board with specific security requirements, again you’d handle the strategic approach to those scenarios, including resource management and additional personnel needs.

Appreciating most people don’t have specialisms in both security & DevOps, this role could fit someone from either a security or DevOps background, so long as you have touched on the other discipline to a reasonably high degree, perhaps managing or collaborating closely with DevOps or Security teams and have the knowledge to assess scenarios outside of your strengths and bring in the right consultant or hire, ask the right questions and deliver on business goals

They use Python and Google Cloud Platform but understand AWS or Azure are largely transferrable. Experience with security principles, e.g. NIST, ISO 27001 or SOC2 is essential as you’ll manage external auditors and security partnerships, including with customers’ security teams – at least early days.

Most importantly, they need someone to embed and influence their DevOps & Security culture, someone who’s not afraid to coach individuals and teams and adapt to changing business priorities as they arise, so some kind of startup experience is also going to be key.

Following that, a real passion for climate solutions is something they’ll want to see. They care about their teams. They have budgets to contribute to your training and development and operate truly flexibly – so long as you’re available and overlap with the team (+/- 3 hours CET is best).

If this sounds like a bit of you please reach out. They’re remote first and will consider people anywhere in Europe. They can also provide visa sponsorship via a Netherlands government salary sacrifice scheme if you’d prefer to move to the Netherlands.

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