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Senior Cyber Security Governance Specialist



Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Who Are We❓
We Are Foodics! a leading restaurant management ecosystem and payment tech provider. Founded in 2014 with headquarter in Riyadh and offices across 5 countries, including UAE, Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait. We are currently serving customers and partners in over 35 different countries worldwide. Our innovative products have successfully processed over 6 billion (yes, billion with a B) orders so far! making Foodics one of the most rapidly evolving SaaS companies to ever emerge from the MENA region. Also Foodics has achieved three rounds of funding, with the latest raising $170 million in the largest SaaS funding round in MENA, boosting its innovation capabilities to better serve business owners.

The Job in a Nutshell 💡

We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Senior Specialist in Cyber Security Governance to join our growing team. The purpose of this role is to work with the cyber security team in the delivery of secure systems and implement proportionate controls by working with various teams and third-party vendors. The role is broadly split between providing day-to-day operational support and project-based work leading to the development and deployment of new information/cybersecurity services.

What Will You Do❓

  • Lead the technical compliance efforts with regulators like SAMA and NCA.
  • Embed security requirements into all stages of the software development life cycle/delivery methodologies.
  • Ensure that both applications and infrastructure are delivered in a consistently safe fashion.
  • Identify new security opportunities and challenges and ensure action is taken to eradicate risks.
  • Promote awareness of strategic initiatives and encourage self-sustaining security practices and behaviors within delivery teams.
  • Operates as a key member of the Technical Design Authority.
  • Implement technical risk management controls of threats and incidents.
  • Lead the internal IT function on security processes.
  • Implement best practices for Secure Design and Threat Modeling.
  • Safeguard information system assets by identifying and solving potential and actual security problems.
  • Undertake assurance assessments of third-party suppliers.
  • Provide expert technical support during incidents.
  • Align IT risk management to the organization's overall approach and ensure process implementation, including training.
  • Review existing technical environments globally, propose changes, and manage changes to improve IT Security.
  • Protect systems by defining access privileges, control structures, and resources.
  • Take ownership and responsibility for implementing cybersecurity projects across the team and department.
  • Implement security improvements by assessing the current situation, evaluating trends, and anticipating requirements.
  • Demonstrate resilience under very demanding pressures and circumstances.

What Are We Looking For❓

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in cyber security governance, risk management, compliance, and hands-on experience with cyber security controls.
  • At least 1 year of experience with Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) tools.
  • Experience with SAMA and NCA regulatory requirements is essential.
  • Professional certifications such as minimum Security+CompTIA
  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity frameworks (e.g., SAMA CSF, NCA ECC, NIST CSF, ISO 27001).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex security concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Good understanding of IT Infrastructure.
  • Strong writing and documentation skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Who Will Excel❓

  • Project management experience is desirable.
  • Experience with security awareness and training programs is a plus.
  • Experience working in a regulated environment is preferred.
  • Certifications such as Security+ or ISC² CC are a plus.

What We Offer You❗

We believe you will love working at Foodics!

  • We have an inclusive and diverse culture that encourages innovation and flexibility in remote, in-office, and hybrid work setups.
  • We offer highly competitive compensation packages, including bonuses and the potential for shares.
  • Out of Country Work: We offer the option to work outside of your country of employment for up to 30 days annually.
  • We prioritize personal development and offer regular training and an annual learning stipend to tackle new challenges and grow your career in a hyper-growth environment.
  • Join a talented team of over 30 nationalities working in 14 countries, and gain valuable experience in an exciting industry.
  • We offer autonomy, mentoring, and challenging goals that create incredible opportunities for both you and the company.