Security Engineer Manager, Security Platforms

Recruiter
Pontoon
Location
Welwyn Garden City, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Sep 2019
Closes
02 Oct 2019
Ref
1255670602
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
About The Cyber Security Team

Our cyber security team are the eyes and ears of our organisation. We use the latest technologies to increase visibility and protection of systems, services and data. To do this we need to stay ahead of the latest threats and continuously improve our tooling, techniques, and processes.

Responsible for developing and running security processes day-to-day, we're continually working to step change security capability to further enhance the protection and controls that we offer for our customers and colleagues across the UK, Europe and Asia, and we're looking to add great people to our growing team

We believe that skilled and passionate people are our greatest asset in reducing risk to our business and customers. We encourage and support continual development and learning, and recognise the importance of keeping up with changes in technology and an evolving threat landscape.

Communication is key - working collaboratively with our software and systems engineering teams to support security throughout the development lifecycle, as well as to build proactive monitoring and responses to security events.

The Role - Security Engineering Manager - Platforms

The Endpoint Security Engineering Manager provides technical direction and advanced support for endpoint security products used across the organisation, responsible for the team and multiple tools and platforms that deliver key security capabilities. This will include researching, engineering, implementing and operating enterprise endpoint security products, with key areas focusing on preventing malware and the loss of data. This will involve managing and improving endpoint security compliance, through automation, monitoring and alerting, SIEM integration, development and implementation of standards, procedures, and guidelines covering different platforms and devices.

Whilst specific responsibilities will be dependent upon the changing needs of the business, the following provides an overview of the role's key responsibilities and measures:
  • Follow our Business Code of Conduct always acting with integrity and due diligence
  • Represent the Technology Security team and assist other teams to investigate security incidents
  • Work closely and collaboratively with security, infrastructure and engineering teams
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues within the wider global Technology organisation and the business to establish effective and productive relationships
  • Involvement in and leading of security incidents which occur on the systems
  • Drive improvements for use cases for the security operations team
  • Drive adoption of new tools and techniques being able to understand their value and impact
  • Keep technical skills up to date and keep track of new technologies, understanding how they might benefit the team
  • Share knowledge with the wider security community
  • Champion continuous improvement within the department

This role will best suit an individual who enjoys working as part of a team, is well organised, pragmatic and a lateral thinker with an inquisitive mind who is motivated to make change for the better and, most importantly, puts our customers first.

The Ideal Candidate

Key Skills and Experience

You'll need to have demonstrated experience of working with enterprise endpoint security platforms:
  • A strong understanding of information and cyber security principles and best practices
  • A thorough and demonstrable understanding of endpoint security controls
  • An understanding of Windows and Unix internals
  • Experience of working with enterprise endpoint security platforms (AV / anti-malware, EDR, DLP)
  • Experience of working with Microsoft, Sophos and Symantec endpoint security products would be an advantage, but is not essential
  • Ability to pick up new products and platforms quickly, transferring skills and best practices when needed
  • Experience leading and developing a team of engineers in a similar role
  • Experience developing and maintaining working relationships with 3rd party solution and service providers
  • Willing to join an on call rota and work outside of normal business hours when occasionally required
  • One of the following certifications:
    • CompTIA Security+
    • SANS GIAC
    • SSCP
    • CISSP
    • CSSLP
    • CISA
    • CISM

Personal
  • Flexibility, ability to plan and organise, responsiveness, creativity, self-starter
  • Able to build solid working relationships with peers and senior leadership
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to all levels of seniority and disciplines within the organisation

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