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Information Security Analyst

Vitesse PSP

Vitesse PSP

England, UK
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
We are seeking a skilled and motivated Information Security Analyst to join our team, reporting into the CISO. You will play a crucial role in safeguarding our organisations digital assets and infrastructure from cyber threats. You will be responsible for analysing security measures, identifying vulnerabilities, and help implement effective solutions to mitigate risks.

This role has a requirement for the jobholder to be part of an out of hours call-out rota, which will usually be 1 in 4 or 5 weeks, in addition to being available for short-term assignments in the US to support our North American business.

The role will require at least 2 days onsite in our London office.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of information security principles, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to adapt to evolving threats in the cybersecurity landscape.

Key Responsibilities

Governance: Risk / Compliance / Assurance:

  • Monitor security systems including intrusion detection, firewalls, and SIEM. Collaborate with our external SOC to detect and respond to security incidents in a timely manner
  • Participate in incident response activities, including incident triage, containment, eradication, and recovery efforts
  • Conduct thorough investigations of security incidents and provide detailed reports on findings and recommendations for remediation
  • Help contribute to regular security assessments and audits to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in systems, networks, devices, and applications
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on security-related matters, providing guidance and support to other teams and departments as needed, and as reported through the help desk system
  • Collaborate with IT teams and other stakeholders, contributing to the design and implementation of security controls and measures to protect against cyber threats
  • Stay up to date with the latest security trends, technologies, and best practices, and provide recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Assist with the management of security awareness training and workshops for employees to educate them about security risks and best practices for maintaining a secure work environment
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of disaster recovery plans to ensure the organisation's ability to respond to and recover from security incidents
  • Collaborate with internal teams during due diligence exercises to ensure that key security controls are documented as part of each submission


  • Certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or CompTIA Security+, certifications are highly desirable
  • Proven experience working in information security, with a good understanding of security principles, protocols, and technologies
  • Experience with information security standards including ISO 27001, NIST and Cyber Essentials
  • Experience with security assessment tools and techniques, including vulnerability scanning and penetration testing
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Microsoft E5 security tooling
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyse complex systems and identify security risks and vulnerabilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical information to non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, with a strong sense of accountability and attention to detail
  • Sound judgment and decision-making abilities, especially in high-pressure situations requiring quick and accurate assessments
  • High ethical standards and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality


  • 25 days Holiday per year (increasing by 1 day per years' service, up to 30 days) + Bank Holidays
  • Hybrid working arrangements - minimum 2 days in the office, Tuesday - Thursday
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Enhanced Parental leave
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance with AXA
  • Unlimited access to therapy sessions through our partner, Oliva
  • Discounted Gym membership through Gympass
  • Financial Coaching with Octopus Wealth
  • 2 days of volunteering leave per year
  • Sabbatical after 5 years' service
  • Life Assurance - MetLife (UK employees only)
  • Ongoing Learning and Development to support you reach your career goals

We are Vitesse - the payment provider of choice for the insurance and treasury industry.

Formed in 2014 by a team of proven FinTech entrepreneurs, we are an FCA regulated payments business that is driven to be the payment partner of choice for the insurance market, by providing global payment services and treasury optimisation. Operating one of the largest domestic banking and payment settlement networks in the world, we give our customers direct access to more than 170 countries and territories, covering over 110 currencies. Through a single integration, insurers can use this network to pay claims in as fast as 45 seconds, delivering a better customer experience to their claimants. Our market-leading treasury optimisation service brings complete control and transparency to insurers and allows them to have their money in the right place, at the right time, to make that all important payment - fast, and when their customers need it most.

With now over 160 employees across Europe and our London headquarters, $26m series B funding in 2022 in the bag and approaching £8bn in processed transactions, we are only just getting started.

We are collaborative, customer centric and work with integrity, whilst partnering with some of the biggest insurance leaders including Lloyd's of London and Many Pets. We take huge pride in our company culture, ensuring that everyone has a part to play, an opportunity to be heard, be involved, and the ability to make a real difference.

As we continue to scale up, we want like-minded humans to join us on this exciting journey. Are you ready?

Vitesse at our best - our values

The Vitesse values are a true reflection of what it takes to thrive in our business, so it's important to us that any employee who joins our business is aligned with these 3 attributes

Confident Humility

We don't do ego and we know that unless we all win, none of us win. We admit when we're wrong, ask for help and always think about the wider business before ourselves.

Driven to Succeed

We see the opportunity ahead of us and we won't stop until we fulfil the potential we know we have. We hold ourselves to high standards and deliver high quality outcomes for Vitesse and our customers.

Tenacious Responsibility

We take ownership for our actions and decisions, and face into the challenges that come our way. We are committed to seeing things through to completion, even in the face of adversity.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that enables everyone to perform at their best, where we recognise the rights of all individuals to mutual respect and where there is an unbiased acceptance of others. Our policies and practices aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of Unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly and with dignity and respect.