Security Engineer

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Bracknell
Salary
40000.00 - 48000.00 GBP Annual + plus benefits
Posted
23 Jul 2021
Closes
20 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Security Engineer for a major cloud communications solutions provider

Up to GBP48k base (possibly higher for the right candidate) plus benefits

Bracknell (some flex for home working)

A brief description of the main purpose of the role

The Security Engineer is responsible for preventing and mitigating security breaches that may arise within our computer systems. You will be an expert in various fields such as information security, network security, and mobile security. You will be responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing the overall system security strategy.

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

The key deliverables, critical for effective performance e.g. customer satisfaction, and a brief description of why it is important

* Problem solving: regularly performing security checks and troubleshooting will identify problems in a timely manner.

* Processes: implementing new processes and solutions will optimise the company's security system. Tracking existing processes will offer solutions for improvement of the company's security system.

* Availability: ensuring 24 hour availability for emergency patching and uninstallation will optimise the company's security system.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

3-5 major areas of responsibility with a brief description of the expected activities

Monitoring

* Monitoring security and operational logs.

* Monitoring external security notifications.

* Monitoring and maintenance of our infrastructure to ensure minimum downtime

Reporting and analytics

* Responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing the overall system security strategy.

* Running and analysis of vulnerability fix levels across the platforms.

* Analysis and resolution of vendor released security bulletins, highlighting high security vulnerabilities.

* Preparing, maintaining and executing test plans and scripts for storm services, with the ability to adapt to customer's requirements.

Patching

* Developing and executing platform patching methodologies.

PERSON PROFILE

Essential (E) or desirable (D) knowledge, education, experience and skills

Education & Qualifications: Specialised/Technical

Bachelors Degree/equivalent, preferably in a Computer Science or relevant subject, or substantial alternative experience.

E

Industry standard technical qualifications, i.e. CCNA or OWSE

D

Experience:

Good experience in patch remediation with the focus on security/vulnerability research and mitigation

E

Working knowledge of WSUS, Microsoft Windows Administration, Windows Server (2008 to present) and Pen testing

E

Strong understanding of network configuration

E

Good knowledge of JIRA

D

Good knowledge of standard security practices PCI DSS and CIS Server Hardening

D

Good knowledge of unix systems

D

Skills / Aptitude:

Excellent analytical skills and problem solving skills

E

Excellent telephone manner

E

Good standard of written and verbal communication

E

Able to work under pressure and outside of the box

E

Highly professional working culture, friendly attitude, drive for success

E

OTHER

Other information helpful for understanding the nature, scope and purpose of the job e.g. seasonal peaks or requirements to travel

This role interacts with other departments and so the individual must exhibit a "team" attitude in order to make sure the teams receive the information required in a timely and professional manner.

The platform is used 24x7 and across customer sites so there is some expectation to support out of hours from time to time, and to visit customer premises on occasion.

"network security" "IT security" "security engineer" security soc noc

"network security" "IT security" "security engineer" security soc noc

"network security" "IT security" "security engineer" security soc noc

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