Security Engineer

Marketplace Technical
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Leading e-Infrastructure and Network organisation requires a Security Engineer to assist in the operation of the security service in relation to the network (and associated activities) and to co-ordinate security tool and security capability development across the business.

Main responsibilities (Note: In addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required):

·Operation and development of security toolset

·Work with the Head of Security in the development of security requirements and in the design of the overall security architecture

·Led on the development and design of technical solutions to mitigate security vulnerabilities

·Undertake options analysis and new security tool selection ensuring the requirements as defined by the Head of Security have been met

·Liaise with vendors and community for selecting and maintaining the security toolset

·Provide support and training in security related areas

·Maintain network statistics, configurations, and related processes and software

    Collaboration with other security research activities (such as TF-CSIRT task force) and work with NREN partners in the security arena.Support for the development and introduction of advanced security capabilitiesActive member of the security team including the CERT team dealing with and investigating security events and incidents.Create annual security budget with other security members

Person Specification

Qualifications and education


Studying for a technical or scientific qualification or having recently completed a qualification in either of these areas.Professional skills, experience and knowledge required


·Demonstrable knowledge of how firewalls protect systems and how they can be structured to facilitate the operation of systems whilst protecting them

·Knowledge of what TCP & UDP IP ports are and the ability to identify conversations

·Able to use, update and produce standard security procedures (including guides, work instructions and check-lists); examples are patch management and password policies

·Good understanding of Linux and Windows

Demonstrable knowledge of the principles, concepts and technologies relating to information securityDemonstrable knowledge of netflow and how it can be used to investigate network based eventsKnowledge of Scans and Denial of Service events, and how to identify themAn understanding of how IS provides for the mitigation of exploitation of systems, and the ability to support the integrity of systems
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