Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Information Security Specialist (Poka Team)

Clevest Solutions

Clevest Solutions

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Company Description

IFS is a billion-dollar revenue company with 6000+ employees on all continents. Our leading AI technology is the backbone of our award-winning enterprise software solutions, enabling our customers to be their best when it really matters–at the Moment of Service™. Our commitment to internal AI adoption has allowed us to stay at the forefront of technological advancements, ensuring our colleagues can unlock their creativity and productivity, and our solutions are always cutting-edge.

At IFS, we’re flexible, we’re innovative, and we’re focused not only on how we can engage with our customers but on how we can make a real change and have a worldwide impact. We help solve some of society’s greatest challenges, fostering a better future through our agility, collaboration, and trust.

We celebrate diversity and understand our responsibility to reflect the diverse world we work in. We are committed to promoting an inclusive workforce that fully represents the many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints of our customers, our partners, and our communities. As a truly international company serving people from around the globe, we realize that our success is tantamount to the respect we have for those different points of view.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a global, diverse environment; you will be joining a winning team with a commitment to sustainability; and a company where we get things done so that you can make a positive impact on the world.

We’re looking for innovative and original thinkers to work in an environment where you can #MakeYourMoment so that we can help others make theirs. With the power of our AI-driven solutions, we empower our team to change the status quo and make a real difference.

If you want to change the status quo, we’ll help you make your moment. Join Team Purple. Join IFS

Job Description

As our Information Security Specialist, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the security and integrity of Poka's information systems and data. This position involves managing day-to-day operational information security, developing and maintaining security policies and procedures, and working closely with our engineering team to uphold best practices and security requirements. The Information Security Specialist is also responsible for researching, recommending, and implementing new security solutions to enhance Poka's overall security posture.

What you’ll be responsible for:

Operational Information Security Management

  • Oversee day-to-day information security operations.
  • Respond to and resolve or escalate reported security incidents, conducting post-mortem analysis to prevent future occurrences.
  • Manage and support the local infrastructure, corporate-owned devices, and network.
  • Conduct vulnerability scanning and assess identified vulnerabilities, implementing corrective actions to mitigate risks.

Security Solutions

  • Research, recommend, evaluate, and implement information security solutions to mitigate potential threats and security violations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure security requirements are met during system and software development.

Engineering Team Support

  • Champion our "shift-left" initiative by actively promoting security awareness and knowledge sharing among development teams, ensuring security considerations are addressed early in the development process.
  • Assist in integrating security controls into the software development lifecycle.
  • Promote a culture of security awareness and knowledge sharing.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar information security role.
  • Ability to work in English in collaboration with our Canadian security team
  • Availability to work outside typical working hours from time to time
  • Strong knowledge of technical security concepts, including IDS, SIEM, and other relevant tools.
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies and their security implications.
  • Proficiency in at least one scripting language (e.g., Python, Ruby) for automating security tasks.
  • Experience with penetration testing or "capture the flag" competitions is a plus.

Additional Information

We believe that coming together as a community, in person, is important to innovation, connection and fostering a sense of belonging. Our roles have the right balance of remote and in-office working (our own amazing spaces or those of our partners and customers) to enable flexibility for managing your life along with ensuring a real connection with your colleagues and the broader IFS community.