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Join #TeamProdigy

VP Systems & Security

by | Nov 15, 2023

Do you have what it takes to manage, maintain, and secure a growing education technology platform?

Prodigy Learning is actively seeking a dynamic and ambitious individual to join our award-winning global EdTech (education technology) business to join our growing team in Ireland.  Be part of a fast-growing business providing innovative platforms that empower learners to develop & prove their skills.

The VP of Systems & Security will be responsible for managing the technology stack for our award-winning cloud assessment platform along with our internal IT systems as well as ensuring their security and regulatory compliance.  This is an exciting opportunity to join at a manager level position supporting the global growth of a fast-growing business in Ireland.

Reporting to the Chief Product Officer, this role would ideally suit an individual with 5 years plus experience within IT/Cloud administration and software development.

If you like the sound of working alongside #TeamProdigy supporting education customers across the world from Sandyford, Dublin to improve learning outcomes for their students through technology, then this is the role for you.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Azure and Cloud Platform Management (35%)
    • Manage our global Azure infrastructure including:
      • Ensuring effective and economic use of resources
      • Ensuring systems are highly available and fault tolerant
      • Optimizing cloud services for performance and scalability
      • Ensuring systems and data are secure, is backed up and conform to any regulatory compliance requirements
    • Architecting cloud services to operate in a global environment according to best practice
    • Designing and executing annual disaster recovery exercises
    • Perform capacity planning and monitoring system performance to identify issues or predict growth trends
  • Security & DevOps (35%)
    • Work with development team to:
      • Deploy and maintain our platform
      • Streamline the development process
      • Ensure security requirements are met throughout the software development lifecycle
      • Provide guidance and support on secure coding practices
    • Implement & automate security testing and vulnerability scanning in the development process
    • Develop and follow change control procedures and provide necessary notification for systems changes
    • Guide development team and regularly meet with stakeholders (CPO, Product Managers) to design, build, test, and deploy changes to existing platform
    • Collaborate with other teams to develop and implement security policies and procedures
    • Keep up to date with the latest cloud technologies, security threats, trends, and technologies
  • IT Systems Management (20%)
    • Manage, maintain, and enhance the company’s IT infrastructure including:
      • Azure Active Directory
      • End user devices (Windows, iPhone)
      • Microsoft 365
      • Salesforce
      • Security software and solutions
      • Various other SaaS solutions used within the business
    • Design and implement system upgrades and maintain a device management system (Intune)
    • Document new or modified infrastructure solutions
    • Conduct security assessments and audits to ensure compliance with industry and regulatory standards (i.e. our ISO27001 compliant ISMS)
    • Monitor and respond to security threats and incidents
    • Perform and set standards for systems on the installation, configuration and upgrades, backup and restore, log reporting, security solutions, monitoring and analysis of system performance
  • Leadership & People Management (5%)
    • Experience of recruiting staff, managing people and monitoring performance
    • Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels, including both written and verbal communication skills
    • Develop and submit weekly, monthly, or quarterly reports
  • Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

Crucial Competencies

  • Demonstrate excellent organisational and project management skills
  • Strong aptitude for problem solving and technical knowledge / skills
  • Display excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills in English and ideally Spanish
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and demonstrate good judgement within established policies and guidelines
  • Attention to Detail
  • Flexibility to working arrangements to meet our global customer base and support requirements

Experience & Qualifications

  • 5+ years relevant experience including:
    • managing Microsoft Azure cloud platform (including Azure AD, App Services, SQL Server and BLOB Storage), Azure DevOps Services and M365 (including SharePoint, OneDrive and Teams)
    • working with security testing tools such as OWASP ZAP, Burp Suite, and Nessus
    • working with the remote developers using Agile methodology in a collaborative environment and working independently
  • Knowledge of various languages (C#, JavaScript, PowerShell, AngularJS)
  • Strong understanding of security standards and frameworks such as ISO 27001
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Microsoft Azure certification and/or security certification an advantage
  • Knowledge of online assessment and learning platforms an advantage


Prodigy Learning has offices in Ireland, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. This role will be ordinarily based in our Dublin head office with the option for remote work (from home) anywhere in Ireland.  Flexibility with working hours will be required to meet and contribute to an international team.

Salary & Benefits

  • Full-time role with attractive package commensurate to experience (Base + Bonus + Pension).
  • Attractive continuous professional development & progression opportunities
  • Annual company-wide Kick Off & team awards celebration event
  • 23 days annual leave & day off on your birthday

Performance Targets

In this role you will be expected to provide systems and security management in accordance with internal KPI’s centred around the availability, security and regulatory compliance of the platform. An annual bonus may be paid on meeting these annual KPI’s.

About Prodigy Learning

Prodigy Learning is an award-winning global EdTech business, providing innovative online platforms that empower learners to develop and prove their skills. These solutions range from skills assessments in education through to job-ready digital skills credentials.

Established in 2000, the Company now serves >4,000 education customers worldwide from offices in Dublin (Ireland), London (United Kingdom), Sydney (Australia) and New York (United States).

On #TeamProdigy you can impact how these customers improve learning outcomes and opportunities for their students, employees and community.  The Company is internationally recognized for its work in the online digital skills and assessment platforms. Our latest generation online assessment platform “skillify” and online Computer Science credential program “Coding in Minecraft” recently won ‘ICT-Platforms and Applications’ category at the 2020 EducationInvestor Awards (one of the UK’s most prestigious EdTech awards) and more recently the ‘Best Formative Assessment Product’ at the International eAssessement Association annual awards ceremony (June 2021). “Coding in Minecraft” was also one of only two assessment tools awarded the ISTE Seal in the launch group announced at ISTELive23 (June 2023).

To learn more, visit www.prodigylearning.com.

Prodigy Learning is an equal opportunities employer and considers all candidates on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications reflecting our commitment to inclusion and diversity.  We thank all candidates in advance and note that only successful candidates will be contacted for interview.

Recruitment Agencies: Please note that this opening is currently being managed directly by the Prodigy Learning team.  Your respect for our process is appreciated.

If you are interested in applying or finding out more please email careers@prodigylearning.com

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