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Hybrid / Remote / UK

IT Manager

WALR is looking for a Manager, IT. This is a brand-new role for our company which adds an extra layer of excitement and challenge to the responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will possess amazing drive, a can-do/will-do attitude, innovation, love of technology, leading edge thinking, and outrageous enthusiasm. He/She must have the motivation and ability to make a hugely positive impact on our company in this exciting new role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement state-of-the-art enterprise information systems supporting the business unit leaders in conjunction with the CIO.
  • With the CIO, manage the overall direction of the company’s technology through strategic planning and evaluation and best practices for users.
  • Build strong partnerships with IT stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Coordinate with People Operations to ensure new and existing employees have access to appropriate hardware and software tools based on in-office / remote work designations.
  • Act as main point of contact to manage and resolve IT tickets for current employees.
  • Identify and implement a flexible technical architecture to manage 100% per year growth for the upcoming three years.
  • Propose new and emerging technologies to support the necessary changes required to reach the company’s business goals, needs, and objectives.
  • Oversee IT business plans, strategic direction, standards for ISO27001 and Risk Mitigation planning.
  • Ensure a robust security and disaster recovery program for the company.
  • Accountable for the completion of all assigned cyber security activity and associated reporting within defined operational standards and agreed performance targets.
  • Accountable for the delivery and management of all technical Cyber Security activities across the organisation, based upon internal/client requirements and industry best practice.
  • Responsible for identifying, monitoring and managing Cyber threats to WALR by ensuring appropriate technical measures are in place, regularly monitored and tested.
  • Accountable for the delivery and management of Cyber Security projects (or the Cyber Security components of non-Cyber projects) across the organisation, based upon internal/client requirements and industry best practice.
  • Accountable for ensuring cyber security operations (including, but not limited to, vulnerability management and remediation, SIEM, security logging and alerting, phishing exercises, penetration testing, and IDAM) are managed effectively and within tolerance. Production of regular and ad hoc reporting to meet both internal and external requirements.
  • Contribute to the cyber security strategy of the business change programme, including supporting/assuring the delivery of cyber security requirements in line with internal policy, client requirements and industry standards and good practice

Desired Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in an IT position, preferably for professional services firm and/or a Tech firm.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree a plus.
  • Knowledge of ISO27001 principles is desirable.

Desired Skills & Attributes

  • Leadership partnering with business leaders in all business functions (HR, Finance, Sales, Operations)
  • Translating product requirements into actionable and supporting technology roadmaps
  • Delivering modern, integrated, innovative digital employee experiences using cloud-based applications via agile methodologies
  • Successful history of implementing a distributed IT infrastructure
  • Effectively managed multiple complex technology projects simultaneously from inception to completion
  • Exceptional attention to detail and outstanding organization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Professional proficiency with key (SaaS) software solutions
  • Enthusiasm, motivation, perseverance, and responsiveness
  • Working collaboratively in a fast-moving, team environment, slicing through ambiguity and

Additional Information:

Here’s what else you can expect while working at Walr:

Connected Culture:

  • Casual Dress
  • Quarterly Team Strategic Planning
  • Team Lunch or Takeaway

Pension Benefits:

  • Pension Match 

Flexibility & Time Off Benefits:

  • 25 Days Paid Vacation
  • Remote Work Optionality

Professional Development Benefits:

  • Access to Learning & Development Fund
  • Promote from Within

Any questions about working at walr?

How do I apply?

Are you interested in joining a team, not just a company? Do you enjoy the thrill of no two days being alike? Are you craving the clarity and autonomy do your best work, flexibly? Then browse our open roles and apply today. We look forward to speaking with you!

What does the application process look like?

If you are ready to apply to join our Walr team, we are thrilled! Simply browse our open roles and apply by submitting your CV and via the application portal. Someone from our recruitment team will be in touch with you to discuss the next steps. Once invited to interview, our process generally takes about two weeks from the first interview to decision.

Is Walr an in-office, hybrid, or remote-first culture?

All of the above. One of our values is that we lead with trust – and we mean it. We aim to set all employees up with the right equipment, channels of communication and connection to community to empower you to do your best work wherever that may be. Our US and India teams are remote-first and our UK and Swedish teams have core offices where people can choose to work a few days a week for collaboration and team building.

If offered the role, what does the onboarding process entail?

Our Walr team is growing quickly and we prioritize a fun and thorough onboarding process to get you up to speed. Your manager will send you a details for your first day prior to your arrival, and then walk you through your onboarding packet inclusive of your training schedule, available resources and clear KPIs for your introductory period. Additionally, you’ll be introduced to your Walr buddy – there to answer any and all questions and help introduce you to your colleagues.

What should I do if I’m interested in Walr, but don’t see an open role that suits my skillset?

We are hiring for new roles all the time. Be sure to check back frequently for new vacancies that align with your skillset and career goals.

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