Head of Global Assessments Operations - Penetration Testing

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • J.P.Morgan
  • 20 Apr 19

Head of Global Assessments Operations - Penetration Testing

JPMC are looking to hire a Global Head of Pen Testing Operations with experience running an at-scale Pen testing or Cyber Assessment function within a global organisation.

This Global senior leadership position will be part of a the newly formed Vulnerability Management & Assessments team and will be responsible for overseeing the forecasting, scheduling and delivery of 'next generation' Web application, Infrastructure and Mobile testing and the associated governance. In addition to this the successful candidate will be responsible for creating, and executing a future state strategy/transformation of the Penetration testing function to encompass future state technologies, automation, and integration into the Application Development lifecycle and associated tooling.

The successful candidate will have proven senior leadership experience in organisational transformation, leading an at-scale Penetration testing or Cyber Security operations function, as well as having a strong technical understanding of security and penetration testing activities.
They will also have a strong people management capability, with the ability to lead, motivate and empower a large global team of technical testers ensuring adherence to standards, controls, and security best practice.

A high level of internal client interaction is required in this role and as such as it would suit an individual with excellent collaboration, communication & service delivery skills and the ability to articulate security issues based on risk and impact. As well as the ability to work closely with the testing team to define scope and approach to testing a diverse range of technologies.

The hiring manager for this job opening would welcome a conversation about flexible working. This could range from ad hoc flexibility in a full time position, to a more formal Flexible Work Arrangement.


  • Must have proven senior leadership experience in Cyber Security Operations, Pen test team management or Information Security, leading large global teams
  • Expert understanding of Information Security, Software security and Enterprise Risk management
  • Must have proven experience of organisational transformation - driving and executing on multi-year technology strategies
  • Must have demonstrated experience in clearly and effectively communicating with clients and stakeholders at all levels of seniority across a large organisation
Management Skills:
  • Ability to work as part of a distributed team
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to provide clear and articulate messaging of strategy across the organisation.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with clients, staff and stakeholders
  • Ability to motivate, mentor and develop talent both technically and interpersonal skills
This position is anticipated to require the use of one or more High Security Access (HSA) systems. Users of these systems are subject to enhanced screening which includes both criminal and credit background checks, and/or other enhanced screening at the time of accepting the position and on an annual basis thereafter. The enhanced screening will need to be successfully completed prior to commencing employment or assignment.

About J.P. Morgan Chase & Co:

J.P. Morgan serves one of the largest client franchises in the world. Our clients include corporations, institutional investors, hedge funds, governments and affluent individuals in more than 100 countries. J.P. Morgan is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of clients and consumers under its JPMorgan and Chase, and WaMu brands.

J.P. Morgan offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. J.P. Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer