QNB1259 - Senior Specialist IT Security

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Country: Qatar
Closing Date: 01-Oct-2015
About QNB

Established in 1964 as the country’s first Qatari-owned commercial bank, QNB Group has steadily grown to become the largest bank in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

QNB Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies extends to more than 31 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees is more than 28,000 serving up to 20 million customers operating through 1,000 locations, with an ATM network of 4,300 machines.

QNB has maintained its position as one of the highest rated regional banks from leading credit rating agencies including Standard & Poor’s (A), Moody’s (Aa3) and Fitch (A+). The Bank has also been the recipient of many awards from leading international specialised financial publications.

Based on the Group’s consistent strong financial performance and its expanding international presence, QNB currently ranks as the most valuable bank brand in the Middle East and Africa, according to Brand Finance Magazine.

QNB Group has an active community support program and sponsors various social, educational and sporting events.

Role Summary:

The role has the primary responsibility of protecting QNB’s critical information assets and implementing adequate and cost-effective controls to counter the risk of information loss, theft and unavailability.

Role Description:

The successful candidate will design and implement security best practices across all departments. You will assume primary responsibility for securing and managing the security controls for critical banking and infrastructure applications and processes in the environment including core banking, internet banking, email, remote access and network access. You will perform periodic risk assessments and technical vulnerability assessments.

You will review and analyse security log monitoring reports, analyse security incidents, creating incident response plans, detailed incident reports, and recommend suitable corrective and preventive actions. In addition, you will implement industry standards and best practices like ISO 27001, ISO 31000, PCI DSS, COBIT.


You will demonstrate a minimum of 5 - 7 years experience in a major bank of which at least 3 years experience in the total scope of information security. You will possess a Bachelor/ Masters Degree preferably in computer science, computer engineering or related subjects in addition to a professional certification such as CISSP, GSEC, CISA.

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV