IT Security & Networking Analyst / Engineer

Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
£25000 - £32000 per annum
21 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity to join a leading Information Security Consultancy and IT Security Managed Service Provider. As part of their rapid growth they are expanding their managed security systems support team. This is a permanent role for an office based security engineer working in their Security Operations Centre in Bradford. The successful candidate will have a strong attention to detail and an analytical approach to problem solving and trend analysis. They will be looking for new challenges and the rewards of a career in this exciting field.

The main technologies they support are Linux based, combining open source technologies with their own in-house developed systems. Typical solutions involve the management of security devices such as firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Security Information and Event Management systems (SIEM), Web Application Firewalls (WAF), and also extensive management of hosting environments.

You should have a good understanding of TCP/IP and Linux administration, combined with a thirst for new knowledge. Your experience may not have come directly from your current or previous roles, but perhaps your own personal development. You will enjoy the challenge of supporting managed security clients, and helping to troubleshoot their problems.

Required Skills and Experience
- 5 years+ experience working with Linux
- Confident scripting abilities: bash, perl, regex
- Understanding of the OWASP Top 10
- Expert knowledge of each of the layers of the OSI 7 layer model
- Strong switching and routing knowledge and experience
- Knowledge of vendor firewalls
- Analytical and troubleshooting skills
- Application layer protocols including DNS, HTTP proxy services, SMTP and VPNs
- Configuration of Public Key infrastructure including PGP/GPG, TLS and SSH
- Interpretation of logical and physical network diagrams
- Strong interpersonal skills, be able to mentor and train junior members of the team.

Desirable Knowledge/Skills: VOIP, SQL, Vendor firewalls, Windows Server administration with Active Directory, Nagios.

Desired Qualifications (beneficial): RHCE, CCNA (security), Security+ CISSP

Key Responsibilities
- Report directly to the Security Operations Centre Manager.
- Management of own workload to defined Service Level Agreements (SLA).
- Joining the out of hours rota to provide 24 hour client support, for around 1 week in 6 (with additional remuneration).
- Keeping abreast of latest security developments, security vulnerabilities and other security news stories in the media and news feeds.
- Self improvement. Continually drive own learning and developing.
- Mentoring and training of junior team members.
- Provide regular written and verbal reports and updates to SOC Manager.
- Contribute to the SOC knowledgebase and maintain accurate information pertaining to own workload.

Their employee benefits package includes car allowance, company pension scheme and private healthcare. This company is an equal opportunities employer.

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