Information Security Engineer

Sanderson Recruitment
Staines, UK
10 Oct 2019
18 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Information Security Engineer

Location: Staines

Rate: £300 - £500p/d

Urgent contract opportunity for an experienced Information Security Engineer. My client are a global business and a household name with an excellent reputation are currently investing heavily within their Information Security team. As part of this investment they are building out what will be a best practice Information Security team and are looking to hire a number of contractors into their Security Operations team.

Working as part of the Security Engineering function and the wider Security Operations team you will be expected to maintain the security controls, policies, monitoring, reporting and appliances health; in addition to analysing and improving security controls, policies, and rule base and providing reported evidence of improvements.

Additionally, you will be helping with the monitoring of information security controls within the business by analysing alerts setting and detections, minimizing false positives and actively taking responsibility for all of the Security Operations team controls and tooling.

Key responsibilities
  • Help to plan and carry out the information security strategy.
  • Aid in the development of security standards and best practices, and implement controls to help meet them.
  • Develop use cases, playbooks, policies and develop custom tooling to improve our security maturity.
  • Recommend security enhancements and service improvement to help drive effective detection, containment and eradication of security risks.
  • Help to develop strategies to respond to and recover from security incidents and breaches.
  • Contribute to the education of colleagues on information security matters through training and building awareness.
  • Where appropriate, be part of project teams to assist projects and team members with the installation or processing of new security products and procedures.
  • Undertake testing of security controls to make sure they are operating within the expected detection guidelines.
  • Investigate and resolve complex and high-priority incidents.
  • Create and maintain documentation related to current and future security controls and service.
  • Implement and undertake system backup, DR procedures and policies for all security controls.
  • Aid in the design and development of security solutions and services.
  • Help with the production and design of standards for security solutions to meet business security needs.

Skills and Experience required
  • A track record of operating within a similar Information Security Engineer position.
  • Experience of Security Monitoring tools.
  • Experience of Vulnerability Management tools.
  • Knowledge of perimeter and host security intrusion techniques.
  • A proven ability to develop workable product solutions to address the strategic necessities of the Security Operations team.
  • Experience in system testing skills / methodology
  • Knowledge of commonly-accepted information security principles and practices, as well as techniques attackers use to identify vulnerabilities, gain unauthorised access, escalate privileges and access restricted information.

For more information or to apply please send a copy of your CV to or drop me a line on 01173 126779.

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