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Head of Security Operations - PokerStars

  • Primary Location:
    Cluj - Napoca
  • Contract Type:

Flexible benefits of your choice

Learning and development opportunities

25 days annual leave

Customized wellbeing programs

Extended health and travel insurances

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Role Purpose:

Information Security Operation's mission is to protect Flutter International's players against global cyber risk, and is specifically accountable for delivering:

  • Security operational leadership across Flutter International
  • Security operational capabilities to enhance Flutter International's global cyber security posture and reduce its cyber risk.

The Department Head, Information Security Operations is accountable for proactively detecting and responding to new attacks, or attacks currently underway, and then working with other expert cyber security resolver teams to contain and remediate the impact as quickly as possible.  This is achieved through the use of advanced security monitoring techniques and advanced cyber systems/tools.

The main accountabilities of the role are to lead:

  •  Security monitoring – observation, triage, correlation, analysis/investigation and closure of real time complex security events created by the threat detection and vulnerability management technologies.
  • Security incident response – rapid response to security attacks following security best practice approach and framework.
  •  Security operational processes and procedures – develop, maintain and optimise security operational processes and procedures including playbooks.
  •  Relationship with other brands within the wider Flutter Entertainment Plc.
  • The Department Head, Information Security Operations will have full autonomy and operational accountability for leading the Security Operations Centre and managing performance against defined OKR.  And where required will be accountable for driving continuous improvement initiatives that fully optimise resource utilisation and intelligence led outcomes.  This role requires strong relationships with external agencies, partners and vendors.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

  • Accountable for proactively discovering new attacks, or attacks currently underway through the use of advanced security monitoring techniques and advanced cyber systems/tools.
  • Complex Active Monitoring & Triage – Observation, triage, correlation analysis/investigation and closure of real time of information complex security events including false positive identification.
  • High-risk security monitoring and creating high value inputs into the cyber threat management process.
  • Engage with stakeholders to understand and gather requirements and deliver security monitoring and incident response solutions.

Core competencies, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience in Security Operations Centre in a global organisation
  • Deep knowledge of the development and deployment of advanced security monitoring techniques.
  • Deep knowledge of Security Incident Response process.
  • Deep knowledge of security threat and vulnerability management technologies best practice/continuous improvement (from both a technology and operational process perspective) that will improve overall detection and response capabilities.
  • Strong analytical, communication and stakeholder management skills.

Must have technical / professional qualifications:

  • Prior or current information security or advanced networking certifications including, but not limited to, GCIA, GCFA, CEH, CISSP, etc.

What can you expect:

  • 25 days of annual leave.
  • Sharesave scheme.
  • „Flexible Benefits” of your choice.
  • Private health insurance (includes dental insurance and health assessments).
  • Free parking.
  • Thousands of courses online through ‘Udemy'.
  • Working from home options.


Ways of working:

Flexible working is our way of working! We're a diverse workforce and therefore a 'one size fits all' approach isn't necessarily best. Whatever your personal needs may be, let's have a chat and see how we can accommodate them;

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only the suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview. By submitting your application online, you agree that: your details will be used to progress your application for employment. If your application is successful, your details will be used to administer your personnel record. If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your details for a period no longer than two years, in order to consider you for prospective Paddy Power Betfair role.

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Cluj - Napoca
Blvd. 21 Decembrie 1989, no. 77, The Office building, Betfair Romania Development, Entrance A, 4th Floor, Cluj, Romania, 400124


We are the largest technology and shared services hub of Flutter Entertainment Plc, an FTSE 100 company, with over 1,000 people powering the world’s leading brands in sports betting, gaming and entertainment.

Over 18 million customers worldwide enjoy the exciting, immersive and safe experiences delivered by our teams in Cluj-Napoca operating a unique portfolio of diverse proprietary brands such as Betfair, PokerStars, Paddy Power, FanDuel or SportsBet.


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