Head of Security

We’re looking for a high-level technologist to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of all information owned or processed by Skymetrix.

About Skymetrix

Who we are and what we do

Skymetrix is on a mission to transform fuel and cost management for airlines so they can maximize success. Success could mean increasing profitability, improving efficiency, staying competitive, or growing sustainably. We use our cloud-based, next-generation platform to do this, combined with our expertise in fuel and cost management best practice.  

Our company was formed in 2021 following the merger of two leaders in the aviation fuel and cost management space — FuelPlus and Airpas. Together, we have over 100 customers, 20+ years of experience in the field, and well-established strategic partnerships with industry bodies like IATA. 

Every year, we manage over 28% of commercial aviation fuel and more than $76bn of direct flight charges for airlines.  

Our headquarters and development center are in Europe, but we operate worldwide, with customers in the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.  

Our vision

Our state-of-the-art cloud-based platform gives airlines a new way to improve fuel and cost management and delivers benefits that are critical success factors for any aviation business.  

By partnering with our customers, we enable them to: 

  • reduce costs, improve profitability, enhance efficiency and gain transparency through powerful reporting; this means they can make ongoing improvements in financial and operational performance over the long term
  • adopt up-to-date processes and technology so they build a robust, scalable infrastructure 
  • manage their carbon footprint by reducing unnecessary consumption and accurately tracking emissions from flights. 


All of this provides a strong platform for sustainable growth.  

We are dedicated to our customers’ success and doing what’s right for them. We know that only by making our customers successful can we create a sustainable business. That’s why we work closely with customers to understand their specific requirements, share our experience and expertise, and shape a solution to fit perfectly. 

About the role

As Head of Security reporting directly to the CIO, you will head the team responsible for the protection of information and cyber security, as well as the protection of infrastructure and assets from all nature of technology and data threats. You will ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of all information owned or processed by Skymetrix.

Your responsibilities

  • Act as the senior central point of contact for all IT security matters and lead all aspects of IT security, ensuring that the organization delivers agreed IT security requirements.
  • Lead incident and vulnerability investigation, response, and remediation. For critical incidents provide central oversight and communication to leadership and relevant stakeholders
  • Conduct Information Security risk analysis and management, relating to both technical and non-technical contexts and both project and BAU environments. Manage identified risks in collaboration with business and functional leaders.
  • Liaise with all relevant stakeholders in the business, including at board level regarding Cybersecurity, and with relevant external stakeholders as needed
  • Lead all aspects of IT security, ensuring that all areas of the IT function deliver agreed IT security requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring IT security audits are completed and responded to in due time as part of the strategy
  • Responsible for ensuring and enhancing the IT security awareness across the organisation
  • As key member of the senior management team, work closely with colleagues to add value to all areas of technology, business and commercial decisions and provide IT security input as required
  • Direct leadership and line management. To support, coach and develop all direct reports in achieving high team performance



  • Demonstrated capability in providing security leadership as part of a team
  • Proven capability of understanding risk management issues in the business context, and transmitting them in clear language to Senior Leadership
  • Track record of success in defining and delivering an IT security strategy across a complex organisation with a mixture of legacy and new technology and where IT security is truly mission critical
  • Capable technologist with a background in IT infrastructure and networks and Cyber Security architecture. Also proven experience leading / overseeing teams responsible for deploying new technology and operating that technology
  • Experience or understanding access control systems, penetration testing, forensic IT investigation etc.
  • Familiarity of industry standards and methodologies, including SOC II Types I and II and ISO 9001/27001 or equivalent audit qualification would be desirable
  • Ability to communicate effectively and present on Information Security issues at all levels
  • A proven track record in managing and leading teams (including coaching, managing talent, and leading change)


  • Work from anywhere
  • Attractive, contemporary remuneration package
  • Talented team and environment
  • Great ecosystem of customers
  • Join us at an exciting time as we embark on our next phase — we are well funded, profitable and gearing up for growth
  • Contract type: full-time / permanent position.
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Skymetrix was formed in 2021 following the merger of two leaders in aviation fuel and cost management — Airpas and FuelPlus. Together, we have over 100 customers, 20+ years experience in the field, and well-established strategic partnerships with industry bodies including IATA.

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