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Group Airlines Head of IT-Infrastructure & IT Security

Job description

175 years ago, our founder Thomas Cook began this company with a vision to ‘broaden the mind of others and break down the partition walls of prejudice.'

Once describing himself as ‘the willing and devoted servant of the travelling public,’ Thomas Cook was a true pioneer of the travel industry, opening up a world of new destinations and new travel experiences to everyone. By obtaining the best services and prices for his customers, he laid the foundations of the company that still bears his name today.

Thomas Cook is now one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups, supported by around 22,000 colleagues and operating from 15 countries.

Our vision today remains true to Thomas Cook’s ambitions - to be the world’s most loved holiday company.


Condor, the German Airline, is a part of the Thomas Cook Group Airlines. In people’s minds our name is connected to

service and security on every flight to the 75 most beautiful holiday destinations worldwide. As German leisure airline

we can look back at more than 50 years of tradition. How did we get so far? Thanks to our 3.000 employees on board

and on the ground, who do their best every day for our six million passengers per year.


Up for a new challenge? Apply now and become part of the Condor and Thomas Cook Group Airlines family.

These exciting, diverse and demanding areas are waiting for you:


  • Overall responsibility for the Thomas Cook Group Airlines infrastructure related elements of all IT-services and projects affecting internal and external data centers, websites, telecommunications, back office systems, networks and technical IT-security etc.
  •  Manage the strategic and operational planning of the IT-infrastructure, including business requirements, project planning and the allocation of resources.
  •  Manage the operation, deployment, monitoring, maintenance, upgrade, and support of all IT-infrastructure components including servers, operating systems, hardware and communication networks. Keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and develop maintenance schedules for network and system equipment.
  •  Develop and ensure the IT-security and integrity of all systems in the organisation.
  •  Develop and implement all infrastructure policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing and service provision.
  •  Negotiate contracts and service agreements. Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives for infrastructure and operations and develop strategies to maximise business uptime through making our infrastructure resilient and developing business continuity plans.
  •  Create and motivate an IT-team responsible for developing and supporting the business demands, creating a working environment that supports service teams which are globally dispersed.

These qualifications and skills distinguish you from others:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of technical experience in a business critical and high availability environment
  •  Proven experience as a team leader or on equivalent position within critical IT-Projects
  •  Proven expert knowledge of current security technologies, procedures and architectures, web-application-security, endpoint security, network and security environments
  •  Excellent knowledge of SIEM, APT, DDoS, firewall, load balancer, IDS, IPS etc.
  •  Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and expert knowledge in PCI DSS and ITILV3
  •  Proven knowledge in managing cloud-based technologies and data centers, hosting, server, storage and backup, databases and monitoring systems
  •  Business-oriented and consider the business during planning and operation
  •  Excellent communication skills (German, English, Danish)
  •  Ability to build relationships and cooperate multiple stakeholders
  •  Airline experience

The primary responsibility for the Group Airlines Head of IT-Infrastructure & IT-Security is to manage the team in the IT-Infrastructure department and the various infrastructure providers to ensure the alignment with the objectives of the organisation. To plan, coordinate, direct and design all strategic and operational activities for the IT-Infrastructure, as well as to provide direction and support for IT-solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations. Working closely together with decision makers to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organisation.

Atmosphere – through a pleasant and motivated team with flat hierarchies.

Excitement – through fascinating and varied tasks in many areas of the business.

Development – through qualified integration and training and development possibilities.

Benefits – through attractive travel discounts, pay and fringe benefits characteristic for the industry.

Ready for take-off? We are looking forward to your application


Life at Thomas Cook is fast-paced and full of opportunities. We’re a leading international travel company that believes in empowering our people, so when you join us, you’ll be given the chance to create, learn and innovate. You’ll also be given the support and training you need to develop your career in the direction you choose.

As you might expect, our holiday benefits are something special. We’ll give you an allowance towards your holiday every year, depending on how long you’ve been with us.  There are also special last minute employee deals, which give you the opportunity to pick up a holiday at an outstanding price. Working for Thomas Cook, you can travel the world for less.

We also offer a flexible benefits package that gives you a range of options to ensure your benefits match your lifestyle.

Extra information

Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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