Cybersecurity Specialist

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About Piclo

The climate crisis means that now, more than ever, we need to act. Here at Piclo, we believe we are not powerless against climate change and are focused on enabling the transition to a decarbonised future. Our team is on a mission to make our energy systems smart, flexible and sustainable.

Who we are looking for 

We’re hiring a Cybersecurity Specialist to help us protect, prevent, and detect cyber threats across our core product, Piclo Flex. You will also play an integral role in helping us achieve compliance certifications, such as ISO27001, embedding best practice and knowledge sharing across all of Piclo’s teams.

You will be responsible for cybersecurity across Piclo and report directly to the CTO. You will be expected to establish a roadmap of compliance standards, and work closely with production and operations to implement those standards in a way that works for Piclo. 

About you

Our ideal candidate meets many - but not necessarily all - of the below criteria:

3-5 years experience in cybersecurity, establishing and maintaining processes

Familiarity with industry best practices, approaches, cybersecurity principles, standards and certifications

Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, logic, and forensics skills

Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple activities

You’re resourceful, resilient, and flexible, and will help clear the path for everyone to do their best work.

You are an excellent communicator who can build relationships with teammates from different disciplines, making sure that everyone is clear about their role in upholding best practice in cybersecurity 

Also desirable:

A working knowledge of Python and cloud-based platforms such as AWS;

Experience in scale-up environments

Professional working proficiency in Italian;  

Experience managing projects or leading process change in an organisation

You are motivated by Piclo’s mission to make our energy system smart, flexible and clean;

And are naturally empathic, always mindful of the humans who use and benefit from your work. 

About the role

As Cybersecurity Specialist, you will be working with multiple teams across the company to ensure our business and products are secure and compliant.  Responsibilities will include the following:

Guard all company data, particularly sensitive data, from both internal and external threats by designing broad defences against would-be intruders.

Take the lead on day-to-day monitoring for unusual activities, implement defensive protocols, and report incidents.

Collaborate with production teams to develop new protocols, layers of protection, and additional proactive and defensive systems that stay one step ahead of cyber criminals.

Optimise security and compliance practices to efficiently complement sales/production workflows, enabling Piclo's growth whilst providing protection from potential legal and reputational risks.

Instil in teams the mindset, processes and activities (design interrogation, threat modelling, monitoring, etc) necessary to seek out and tackle vulnerabilities and risks

Document security guidelines, procedures, standards and controls.

Maintain and disseminate a working knowledge of current cybercrime tactics.

Provide general guidance to staff on personal best practice and threat awareness.

What we can offer 

£55-72k, with standard share options and bonus scheme

25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays)

35 hour week - with flexible working hours (within core business hours)

Hybrid working - with a minimum requirement to come into the office once per month, to meet with various teams.  

Life Assurance, Income Protection and private Healthcare with Vitality (medical history disregarded)

A monthly expense budget for the extra kit or tools you might need to get your job done to the best of your abilities at home 

Annual allowance to spend on professional development

Regular off-site - where the whole company gets together

A super welcoming, supportive, collaborative and transparent culture where the priority is to help shape your role to find the best balance between what we need as a business and your career progression plans.

Who we are

Founded in 2013 by Andy, Alice and James, we are a quickly growing team of +40. Backed by Clean Growth Fund and Mott MacDonald Ventures, Piclo is a tech company poised to disrupt the way that electricity grids are run worldwide.

Piclo Flex is the leading independent marketplace that enables technologies, such as electric vehicles, to provide flexibility to electricity grids. With the rise in demand for renewables and clean technologies, our grids come under more stress and face challenges in maintaining the delicate balance of supply and demand. Piclo Flex smooths out the complex transition, delivering low-cost and resilient grids.

We know “flexibility” can be quite complex to understand at first, here’s a short video that explains “what are flexibility services?”


Our team welcomes everyone to work together on our mission. We don’t believe that anyone should be discriminated against for any reason, be that age, nationality, gender, race, sexual preferences, religious beliefs, political leanings or disabilities. We welcome diversity among our colleagues and see it as important that everyone is supported and comfortable working with us.  Piclo are expanding internationally, as such, English doesn't have to be your first language but we would like you to be fluent.

How to apply and interview process

To apply, email with ‘Cybersecurity Specialist’ in the subject line (or click the Apply button below) and tell us about your skills and experience, and why you think you’d be a good fit for this role. 

Please include either a copy of your CV, the URLs for your personal site or Linkedin profile, as well as URLs to any relevant public repositories that might support your application. Please note that, at this stage, we’re more interested in hearing why you think you’re a good match for us and the role. 

We conduct interviews in three stages

Introductory call: we’ll invite you for a short video call to discuss your experience and what you’re looking for in your next role. 

Challenge: If successful, applicants will be invited to complete a challenge relevant to the skills required in your role

Final interview: if successful, applicants will then be invited to a final, in-depth interview to meet additional members of the team

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