Manager - Endpoint Security


Dublin, IE

Company:  Canada Life Group Services
  • Full Time Permanent position
  • Hybrid role based in our City Centre offices (Close to Abbey Street Luas)

What we offer

  • We have embraced a hybrid working model for most of our positions, which means that you can enjoy a balanced approach of working from home for part of the week and working from the office for the remainder of the week.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive salaries and bonuses, robust Learning and Development support, excellent Defined Contribution pension and comprehensive Wellbeing initiatives and support to name but a few. 
  • Further details on our benefits package can be accessed here Benefits (

Role Overview


  • Reporting to the Head of Security Operations, we are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic people manager to lead the Endpoint Security team. This team provide security assurance to the business by managing the full technology lifecycle of the suite of endpoint security technology.
  • This role would suit an experienced people manager with a strong technical background, who can draw on a wealth of knowledge and experience, to help secure the business and lead a busy team of security professionals.


Part of Security Operations leadership group, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Advise and present to senior leadership from across the business on a wide range of endpoint security topics.
  • Lead a team to develop and implement cutting edge technology to support our security services.
  • Input into and help set the direction of endpoint security for Europe.

Team Background


This role sits within our Security Operations department and reports to the Head of Security Operations. This team has oversight/responsibility for:


  • Antivirus
  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
  • Security Incident Event Monitoring (SIEM)
  • Privileged Access Management (PAM)
  • Database Security
  • Endpoint Security Metrics & KPI’s
  • Endpoint Security Strategy & Roadmaps


What you will help us to achieve



In this role you will be responsible for:

  • The full lifecycle management of the Endpoint Security suite of tooling to ensure their continued operation in accordance with service levels and stated functionality. This includes managing a team to:
    • Design, build, deploy and maintain all components of the Endpoint Security solution.
    • Managing and implementing the schedule of change.
    • Seek opportunities to automate, improve service and productivity. 
    • Support and develop team members’ skills, mentor, and coach junior engineers. 

More specific responsibilities will include


  • Inspiring and motivating the Endpoint Security team through effective people management, performance management, 1 to 1’s, mentoring and coaching. 
  • The development and implementation of multi years strategic roadmaps for the endpoint security tooling. 
  • Own and manage the relationship with the Endpoint Security vendors and third parties. Establish robust vendor management process to ensure good service and outcomes.
  • Own the budget for Endpoint Security. Ensure all process, such as renewals, quotes, PO, variance analysis and forecasts are managed on time and within budget. Raise business cases where applicable. 
  • Champion and Sponsor projects in the Security Operations area.
  • Acts as the subject matter expert to assess and approve the implementation of security solutions.
  • The main point of contact and the highest escalation point for Endpoint Security.
  • Ensure familiarity with risk management programmes. Identify and remediate risks within the Endpoint Security teams process and technology. Ensure that business risks are identified, and adequate controls are in place. 
  • Key participant in Critical Incident Response Team for major incidents.
  • Identify opportunities or emerging demands and plan for them.
  • Manage the impact of change in relation to technology, products, processes and legislation and lead the team in implementing the change.

What you will need to be successful in the role


  • Third level qualification in Information Security or IT, or equivalent work or education-related experience preferable.
  • Ideally three plus years’ experience in a management role and five plus years’ experience in the IT Security industry.
  • CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) or other industry recognised certification
  • Security Operations, IT, people management, program sponsorship and technical leadership experience is required.
  • Advanced Knowledge in Security Operations architecture and design.
  • Expert in Network and Endpoint Defence strategies.
  • Experience with zero trust solutions and secure by design methodologies.
  • Ability to deal with complex issues and ambiguous situations – dealing with multiple systems and multiple features.
  • Have an ability to identify key influencers and build strong relationships with them.
  • Provides leadership to and advises, coaches and mentor’s less senior staff.
  • Knowledge of information security and risk control frameworks such as COBiT, ISO 27001, ISO 27002, GDPR, OWASP.

Key Competencies

Operational Excellence & Process Improvement
Commercial Awareness
Team Working & Cross Functional Collaboration
Communication & Influencing


About us

Canada Life Group is the top-level European holding company for the Great-West Lifeco Group’s European insurance, reinsurance, and asset management companies, with business operations in the UK, Ireland, Germany, and the Isle of Man.

European Technology sits within Canada Life Group and encompasses the technology community across all European entities, Irish Life Group, Canada Life UK, Canada Life Europe, and Central Technology Services. European Technology supports the business strategy and collaboration of technology across all European divisions.


There are multiple IT units within European Technology, each of which has its own individual set of technology platforms. Central Technology Services (CTS) provides IT infrastructure and security operations services to Europe. 

The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process.  Where Agency assistance is required the Canada Life Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Canada Life by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.


Canada Life Group Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We have created an environment of inclusion and growth to help people achieve their potential, to ensure they can bring their whole selves to work and to feel valued.  We celebrate diversity of thought and perspective and want all of our employees to feel valued, respected and supported.  


We have built a culture that promotes equality and inclusion for all of our current and future employees and strive to ensure that our behaviours, processes and practices are aligned to this culture.


If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process please contact and we will be delighted to ensure you are fully supported to be your best.   


CLGS supports Equal Opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.