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Head of Physical Security

Main work activities cover coordination and facilitation of safety and security Globally, reviewing the location safety/security setup, as well as incident…...

Founded in 2014, Ledger is a leader in security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications. Headquartered in Paris, London, Singapore Vierzon and New York, Ledger has a team of 300+ professionals developing a variety of products and services to safeguard cryptocurrency assets for individuals and companies – including the Ledger hardware wallets line already sold in 165 countries
The Ledger Head of Physical Security reports directly to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and will be accountable for all physical security related activities across Ledger.
Main work activities cover coordination and facilitation of safety and security Globally, reviewing the location safety/security setup, as well as incident management and business continuity preparedness and plans for all Ledger locations in each region.
The Head of Physical Security identifies potential issues that could threaten Ledger locations and employees and provides a framework for building resilience and the capability for an effective response.

Role & responsibilities

    • Safety & Security
    • Co-ordinates, trains and supports the safety/security organization for Ledger
    • Manages and coordinates key commercial partnerships providing core competencies (CCTV, guarding, vetting, etc)
    • Re-enforce and promote adherence to relevant Safety & Security policies and standards (and where necessary drafting or re-issuing)
    • Is involved in setting up local security concepts for large events
    • Provides consultancy and security design approval in construction projects in each region
    • Assesses security related information to determine the probability/impact on Ledger operations in order to develop appropriate preventive measures
    • Manages travel security oversight and providing support for business travellers

    • Incident Management
    • Conducts training and exercises for local Incident Management Teams
    • Supports Incident Management Teams and Location Heads and takes an active part during actual incidents and business disruptions
    • Evaluates incidents and provides lessons learned from a governance perspective

    • Physical Business Continuity Management
    • Provides guidance and support to Location Business Continuity Managers in developing and maintaining their preparedness plans
    • Provides independent assurance review over local business impact analysis and business continuity plans
    • Facilitates knowledge exchange in the region-specific Business Continuity Managers network
    • Monitors developments in the continuity risk landscape in EMEA, and assists locations in developing preventive, protective and post-event mitigation measures.

    • Compliance and controlling activities
    • Monitors adherence to relevant policies and standards (e.g. safety and security, business continuity, event and travel security)
    • Conducts risk-based on-site safety/security and business continuity reviews
    • Issues recommendations for incident preparedness and response improvements
    • Analyses operational reports and proposes remediation actions
    • Assist with internal security investigations

    • Representation activities
    • Represents Ledger in safety/security professional associations
    • Interacts as necessary with intelligence services and private/public sector organisations.

About the Team

    • You will join an experienced global team of security and resiliency professionals
    • Team is responsible for safety and security, business continuity, and incident management group
    • Diverse and multicultural, with team members in the France, USA, Singapore, UK and Switzerland
    • Solution and client-oriented mindset and “getting things done” attitude
    • Strong collaboration

You have

    • Minimum of 7 years of professional-level experience in similar physical security and business continuity role
    • A diploma or degree in a safety/security, business continuity or incident management discipline (desirable, but real world experience taken in consideration)
    • Experience in incident and business continuity management (exercises and real incidents), including use of respective tools
    • Strong English skills, both verbal and written; (French a bonus)
    • Understanding of digital technologies, e.g. mobile apps, mass notification and training tools is beneficial
    • CCTV, Alarm, access controls, SAZ, etc
    • A good ability to visualise and explain issues to wider audiences, at all levels
    • Able to travel if needed

You are

    • A confident leader
    • A collaborative, engaging, positive teammate
    • Dedicated, confident, with high integrity
    • Motivated with excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills
    • Comfortable working independently
    • A fast learner and good listener
    • Interested in keeping abreast and maintaining situational awareness of relevant developments
    • Client, service and solution-oriented, but nevertheless a critical (independent) thinker
    • A skilled negotiator and facilitator
    • At ease liaising at all hierarchical levels
    • Dedicated to high quality outcomes, even under pressure


    • Competitive compensation package and ESOP according to the Company policy
    • Flexible working hours, remote-friendly environment
    • Strong focus on personal development including internal/external trainings and attendance to conferences
    • Internal talks, technical meetups and hackathons
    • High performance office equipment
    • Comprehensive health insurance policy offering extensive medical, dental and vision care coverage
    • Meal Vouchers with Swile (ex Lunchr)
    • Annual company outing for Ledgerdary Days plus infrequent parties, snacks and drinks
    • Employee discount on Ledger products
Ledger guarantees equity for all during the recruitment process, without any distinction of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, social status, disability or age