Information Security Analyst

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
04 Feb 2023
17 Feb 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We welcome applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

Job Purpose Statement

Where you'll fit in & what our team goals are....

As an Information Security Analyst in our UK team you will focus on the European and Asian regions working alongside your colleagues based around the world. Every member of the team is encouraged to be become an innovative and pragmatic information security specialist.
You'll provide expert advice and guidance for technology projects as well as supporting the delivery of security capabilities. You will use your knowledge of emerging risks and best practices to ensure information security controls remain effective and appropriate.

You will work with the rest of the Technology team to ensure that our solutions meet both business and security goals.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time....
  • Develop security requirements for projects using your knowledge of policies, standards and industry best practices.
  • Review proposed technology solutions to ensure they meet security standards.
  • Use your expertise to provide advice and guidance to stakeholders
  • Work with security partners, both internal and external, to improve our security programme

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have....
  • Professional experience in information security (in any industry)
  • We'd like a relevant industry certification such as CISSP, CISM or CRISC or solid experience could be an alternative
  • A broad variety of technology experience would be good (infrastructure, application, etc.) but is not required.
  • Experience working in projects would be useful
  • You must have a desire to develop skills in new and exciting areas of IT security.
  • Able to persuade and influence people
  • This is a security job, so sometimes you'll have to work under stress and show flexibility to meet tight deadlines
  • Good communication skills

Desired Capabilities

If you also had this, it would be great....
  • A continuous improvement attitude
  • Exposure to risk management methodologies and frameworks.
  • Experience in cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure security architecture and AWS.
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