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Director, IT Infrastructure and Information Security
Over the last year, Hugo has experienced tremendous growth. Revenue increased 3x year over year, and our portfolio of clients expanded from unregulated start-ups to include publicly traded tech giants.
To continue on this trajectory, and unlock even more opportunities, we need to “level up” our infrastructure and we are looking for an industry veteran to lead the charge.
The ideal candidate is creative, analytical, and hands-on, and excited to use his/her deep expertise to create a “first” in West Africa.
Who you’ll work with:
In this full-time, executive position, you’ll work primarily with Hugo’s Lagos-based Operations team, and be a key partner to the executive team.
The role requires significant travel to Lagos, Nigeria and other operational offices of Hugo in Africa.
Build, grow and lead Hugo’s Information Security and IT Infrastructure teams.
Develop IT Infrastructure and Information Security business roadmap and own its execution/ implementation.
Improve Hugo’s value proposition to our clients by leveling-up the infrastructural element of our service offerings.
Develop an in-depth understanding of the client’s information security and infrastructure requirements, incorporate these requirements into Hugo’s day-to-day IT operations and systems.
Address any client questions re: information security and IT infrastructure.
Own information security (re)certification projects (ISO & SOC II) and build Hugo’s ongoing information security compliance & internal audit function.
Develop and implement a holistic information security program that can be adopted as a framework across all Hugo locations.
Plan and manage IT Infrastructure budget and utilization of resources. Build investment cases and communicate accurate budget impact/forecast of work.
Business-minded IT veteran with a proven track record.
A perfectionist at heart with exceptional attention to detail.
Builder with demonstrable people and systems leadership experience.
Can convey highly technical concepts to non-technical people (clients, management team).
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information systems or a related field from a globally recognized institution. Master’s degree preferred.
20+ years in progressively responsible technology roles with accountability for complex infrastructure and information security projects.
5+ years in a senior leadership role.
Client-facing experience operating at the executive level regarding negotiations, business development and relationship management.
Excellent knowledge of technology environments, including telecommunications, networks, IT architectures, and information security software solutions.
Experience leading implementation of information security frameworks (e.g. ISO, SOC, NIST) backed by relevant professional certifications (e.g. PECB-issued certifications) and deep expertise in information security.
Strategic and technical understanding of corporate governance, risk management and compliance.
Knowledge of the latest technological advances that could benefit the company, including information security best practices, industry trends, tools, and change management.
Operational IT experience is a major plus.
What We Offer
A competitive compensation and benefits package.
Opportunity to apply your experience in a fast-growing entrepreneurial environment.
A high-caliber, fun team committed to the continent.