Head of Cyber Security

At Chip, we are on a mission to build the best savings account in the world. Automated, intelligent, wealth-building all with an amazing UI for the mobile generation.
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We’re building the best savings account in the world of the future. 

It’s our mission to empower the mobile-first generation to save, invest and build real wealth seamlessly, effortlessly and innovatively.

We’re sick of tradition. We’re tired of doing things the old way; the way our grandparents did it. We’re bored by out-of-date processes designed to fit one type of person.

We want to challenge the idea that only the rich can become richer; that only the experts can understand finance; that only the mogul can find the best returns. Because why should we accept that? Potential isn’t a limited resource. Wealth isn’t either. 

We’re kicking down the door on what’s been done, rejecting the hand we’re dealt, and we’re rewriting a new future for wealth management; one where everyone wins. A future defined by automation, machine learning and cutting edge technology.

We're always improving. We’re continually building ways to make saving and investing space easier, more inclusive and, well… not boring. Because when you start to build real savings, the opportunities aren’t boring at all. 

Without the worry of savings, you have more time to think big, think about the future. You have freedom. Chip is the future of savings and investing, and we’re not going to stop until the whole world knows it.

Chip is being built by a fast-growing team of designers, developers, customer service professionals, marketers, banking experts, and entrepreneurs, with the backing of more than 11,000 investors and a huge community of Chip savers.

We're growing fast and we have some very exciting plans. We're looking for a Head of Cyber Security to help us make them happen.

Come join the excitement. 

As Head of Cyber Security you’ll be reporting to the CTO, this is a key leadership role in guiding the core engineering squads to deliver the solutions that will fuel the business growth. 

You will oversee the secure software development lifecycle and policies for all software solutions; working with Security Engineers you will drive the engineering security strategy and have oversight of assessment and gap analysis creation of all operational processes.

This is a high visibility role in which you'll work with business stakeholders and 3rd party- security consultants to ensure that product security compliance requirements are met. You'll be part of the senior leadership team contributing to and defining strategy.

What you can expect to be doing:

  • Protect the business from security breaches
  • Be responsible for the management of, and a key individual in, our incident response framework 
  • Work closely with the CTO to develop a security strategy to meet our future technology needs
  • Identify weaknesses in systems security and close down threats to our business.
  • Perform independent assessments of system architecture and advise on security optimisations
  • Prioritise and manage the delivery of the security roadmap which will continually improve our environment and our cyber assessments
  • Manage a team of security professionals and ensure they are working in a coordinated way with other teams across the business and delivering.
  • Own internal & external audit assessments of our processes, environments, architecture and SDLC
  • Coordinate closely with other senior members of the business to remove blockers, provide advice and identify optimisations to our environment.
  • Present on a regular basis to the executive team on the progress of our security roadmap and articulate appropriate risks and priorities
  • Own internal and external risk reporting on cyber security activities

What we’re looking for:

  • You're likely to: 
    • come from a software engineering background and have moved towards security in recent years, ideally CISSP certified
    • have a background working in regulated environments and familiarity with meeting assessment framework requirements, like PCI or ISO 27001 
  • You have a good knowledge of Cloud based architecture; AWS Security
  • You have a good understanding: 
    •  software architecture and infrastructure design best practice 
    • creating systems that are secure, high performance, scalable, easily maintainable, extensible and easy to test and debug
  • You have a strong working knowledge of GDPR and other data regulations
  • High level of personal maturity (self awareness?), pragmatism, flexibility, and resilience.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to establish and maintain good relationships with people.
  • Strong verbal and visual presentation skills.

What we’re really looking for: ✍️

Although we’re in the financial space, we’re about having fun together to build the world’s best app for stashing cash. We’re sure you’ve got the technical skills, otherwise, you would have stopped reading by now, so let us be clear about what will make us want to work with you.

We want a real person to join our work family. You could be a dancer, a gamer, a musician, a parent, a hockey fan, or even that one person that still writes Twilight fan-fiction. Doesn’t matter to us. At the interview, stages will be looking for empathy, EQ, fun stories, and the ability to smile even when things are tough.


  • £90,000 - £100,000 per annum dependant on experience
  • Discretionary share option bonus every 6 months 
  • Chip Fitness Benefit to suit your Mental/Physical Wellbeing
  • £1500 annual training budget which can also be used to attend conferences
  • Workplace pension scheme (Employer: 3% / Employee: 4% / Tax Relief: 1% / Total: 8%)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Unlimited holiday (28 days contracted but policy not to count) ✈️
  • Company laptop
  • Opportunity to have a huge impact on our product while fast-tracking your knowledge, responsibility and skills in a high growth fintech startup 🚀

Our Interview process: 📖

  1. Video Screen with someone from our Talent team
  2. Video interview with our Head of Engineering and Principal Engineer
  3. Video interview with our VP of Product
  4. Final Interview with our CTO 


Note to Agencies

Chip does not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies in response to any of our live roles on our career page. Chip will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee relating to these unsolicited CVs. Chip explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited CVs, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Chip.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Fully remote

We usually respond within a day

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Chip HQ

7 Bell Yard
WC2A 2JR London Directions careers@getchip.uk

Perks & Benefits

  • Unlimited holiday ✈️

    28 days contracted but policy not to count

  • Fitness & Wellbeing 🏋️

    Chip Fitness Benefit to suit your Mental/Physical Wellbeing

  • Work from home 🏠

    Flexible working arrangements

  • Education 📚

    £1500 annual training budget which can also be used to attend conferences

  • Pension 💰

    Workplace pension scheme (Employer: 3% / Employee: 4% / Tax Relief: 1% / Total: 8%)

  • Company Laptop 💻

    Brand New MacBook Pro, or equivalent.

Workplace & Culture

Our #1 priority is making everyone from all walks of life here feel welcome. Our quirks, our backgrounds and our -isms are what make us unique at Chip, and is what makes our working environment so vibrant. We thrive on collaboration - everyone here has a voice, and everyone is listened to. We work hard and we work smart. We favour the unconventional, rethinking normal processes and strategies whenever we see the opportunity. There are always obstacles (like a global pandemic), but we have tremendous tenacity to come back better than before. At Chip HQ, no two days are the same (even remotely), and that's what keeps us agile and adaptable. We're daring, we're risk takers, and we're on a journey to build the best savings app in the world and make people feel confident about their money.

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