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Senior Manager - Security at Kobalt
London, GB


Kobalt is one of the world’s largest, most innovative music companies, using technology to power creative freedom, transparency, ownership and control for artists, songwriters, publishers, and labels.

Founded in 2000 by Swedish entrepreneur Willard Adhitz, the startup built a platform to maximize efficiency, accuracy, and transparency across the billions of micro-payments collected in today’s highly complex digital world. As the traditional music companies fought technology and contracted, Kobalt embraced it and grew, building an infrastructure and world-class creative team purposely designed to usher in the streaming era, along with a more fair, rewarding music business for creators.

With over 650 employees in 12 offices around the world, Kobalt today represents over 20,000 artists and songwriters, 600,000 songs and 600 publishing companies. Kobalt is proud to work with artists, songwriters, and companies like Childish Gambino, Max Martin, Paul McCartney and MPL Communications, Disney Music Group, and many more. 


Having undergone difficult times in the late 90s due to piracy, the music industry resurged due to streaming and curated online services and is now on a path of explosive growth as music becomes more ubiquitous than ever and distributed all over the world. Furthermore, data is today generated and collected at an unprecedented rate, through social media, marketing and other digital platforms.
As leaders in music technology, we are riding a rapid growth wave and scaling our systems and products to cope with current and future demand, while also building new innovative products that not only enable better decision making, increased efficiency but also help maximise revenue for creators.


As a Senior Manager at Kobalt Music, you will help shape the organisation and have real impact on the future of music. Providing guidance and carrying out applied research on emerging technologies and cutting-edge solutions such as secure, tamper-proof ways of moving money via payments tokens, public stores of distributed copyright information as well as research on blockchains. 

You'll be an influencer who can, with the backing of senior management, develop a security-focused culture with the appropriate mindset and skills. While not being hands-on yourself, you will be up to date with security and technology and be able to initiate, grow and manage a small team of engineers and security specialists.

This role has a large amount of autonomy to plan, implement and drive security initiatives. This is an opportunity to have significant impact on a fast-moving organisation at an important stage in its growth.


  • Extensive security and technology background and experience
  • Experience of solving security challenges at scale
  • A track record of planning and successfully implementing security initiatives
  • Ability to use own initiative to build a new team from the group up and identify areas of focus.
  • Experience leading a team or teams a swell as guiding and working with engineers
  • Persuader and influencer at all levels, with the ability to drive change.
  • Security qualifications - e.g. CISP, CAP, SSCP
  • Demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills
  • Up to date with trends, risk, tools. Able to research and analyse new security technologies or ideas, and the security implications of new technologies, and apply these findings to engineering projects.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. 

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