Technology Dublin, Ireland

Head of Information Security

Company Intro

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands –, KAYAK, priceline,,, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. During 2019, the Company had consolidated revenues and net income of $15.1 billion and $4.9 billion, respectively, and a current market value of approximately $60 billion.

Booking Holdings Financial Services (hereinafter “BHFS”) is based in Dublin, Ireland and provides financial services in the form of payment services and e-money products across all the brands. BHFS is committed to conducting its business in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines, with integrity and to the highest ethical standards.

Job Overview

Set out the security strategy for BHFS, implement security standards and monitor compliance against security policies. This role will be remote until the office in Dublin, Ireland is open.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Review existing and define new security policies for BHFS.

  • Coordinate and implement group IT security policies and requirements.

  • Monitoring of compliance with security standards and executing information security risk assessments.

  • Report on emerging new threats and provide solutions and education accordingly.

  • Enforce strong security adherence across the organization, develop and deliver training and security awareness programmes.

  • Work at local level and across the Brands to enhance and implement security standards.

  • Respond to incidents, establish appropriate standards and controls. Report to Exec Team, ensuring awareness of current and emerging threats.

  • Specify and oversee the implementation of IT security measures.

  • Organise penetration testing.

  • Execute external and internal IT vulnerability assessments and own the delivery of remediation.

  • Be the ‘go to’ expert for BHFS on all matters relating to IT security.

  • Provide regular reports to CPTO and Exec Team of BHFS.

  • Support on business and IT projects to ensure all comply with security policy and best practice.

  • Own and run IT security audits.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent program in Computer Science, Business Information Systems, Information Security or Information Technology.

  • Relevant Professional certification essential:  CISSP, CISA, CISM or CRISC.Minimum 5 years in a Senior Information Security or similar role.

  • Excellent knowledge and experience of ISO27001 and ISO27002.

  • Experience in working in Payments business is essential.

  • Experience in working in large international organizations is an advantage.

  • Experience of formal risk assessment methodologies.

  • In depth understanding of networks, databases and business applications as they relate to security.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to influence and negotiate with senior stakeholders.

  • Succinct Communicator – ability to break down complex issues and communicate at all levels in the organization.

  • Ability to work in a cross-functional matrix environment.

  • Excellent understanding of vulnerability management and associated tools and solutions.

  • Keeps up to date on all matters pertaining to IT security.

  • Highly motivated. Ability to work under pressure and under own initiative.

  • Solution driven with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and deliver results.

  • Strong knowledge of PSD2 and GDPR.

  • Experience in managing PCI-DSS certifications.

  • Travel required – 25%.

About BKNG 

Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services. Our teams work around the clock to build and improve the technology that empowers people to more freely travel across borders, time zones, languages and cultures. At Booking Holdings, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands: 



  • priceline

  • agoda


  • OpenTable

Through the Booking Holdings brands, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.

EEO Statement:

Booking Holdings is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Booking Holdings also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, position elimination, restructure, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or privileges of employment. Booking Holdings and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please email with your request. M/F/V/D/SO

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