Chief Product Security Officer
Staines-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
1d ago

Company Description

IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations.

The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector.

Our team of 4,000 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realize their competitive advantage.

Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at

At IFS you will work in a growing, global enterprise software company where informal hierarchies promote simplicity and trust with responsibility.

We strive to deepen our expertise by taking on challenging and varying work assignments in a collaborative environment together with committed colleagues.

With professionalism and a strong customer focus in everything we do, from R&D to Sales and Consultancy, we are proud to serve world-class customers all over the globe with our leading products.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.

Job Description

This role will suit an individual who has been very hands on in the past, has a passion for developing secure products but now wants to use all their expertise to play a key role in raising that hands on knowledge and experience to the next level in guiding the whole process of secure software development at IFS.

As Chief Product Security Officer at IFS you will be expected to :

  • Drive key decision making and processes pertaining to secure software development as part of the overall software development life cycle
  • Design and continually improve the secure software delivery pipelines to customers and the IFS Cloud
  • Represent R&D when customers and partners want to understand more and audit our secure software development and delivery processes
  • Continually monitor emerging threat vectors and advises on resolutions and mitigations
  • Takes overall ownership of the process of monitoring new vulnerabilities within components used by IFS
  • Guides the development teams on security matters by running internal education sessions and working with the key architects and senior developers to raise the overall level of product security awareness across R&D and beyond
  • Collaborate with the two CISO’s and presents a united front to the executive team, IFS board, and customers on all matters relating to both product and information security
  • Qualifications

    To make a success of this role at IFS your mind and attitude will play the most significant part but we would normally expect candidates to have a relevant academic degree (M.Sc. or B.Sc.)

    We are looking for someone that has broad knowledge and practical experience of secure software development, someone who can take overall ownership and accountability for product security at IFS but also someone who will be given sufficient freedom and remit to make the role their own and play their part in the continuing success of IFS.

  • One day you may be working with our architects and senior engineers to design secure software, the next you may be presenting to our executive team on matters of security;
  • the role will be that varied and you will need to be a great communicator capable of presenting to peers with equivalent knowledge but also capable of articulating complex security matters and their associated risks to non-technical audiences.

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