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IT Security Engineer L10996

Adderley Featherstone
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Technology & New Media
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Superb career opportunity with a significant multi-site multi-national software group

A key role providing the first line of defence for network and computer systems security

Location Options:- UK - within 1 hour commute of Newcastle with flexible office/home working options

Top rated salary and benefits package aimed at attracting a world-class professional

The Company

This is an excellent career opportunity with a leading and significant specialist software solutions group which is on a steep growth curve and works with large corporate clients, institutions and governments and specialises in anti-piracy and anti-fraud software services. It has a global footprint with operations in the UK, USA and further afield and this role will be as a key player within their IT team.

The Role

  • Responsible for identifying security vulnerabilities in the systems and servers.
  • Build and maintain information security systems, apply security patches across servers and introduce procedures and processes based on industry best practices
  • Define requirements, based on the overall information security strategy, and implement capabilities to comply with established standards to help mitigate security risks.
  • Provide responses to customer security questionnaires and internal and external auditors regarding information security capabilities and controls.
  • Monitor for security incidents and participate in incident response teams to contain, investigate, and prevent future information security incidents.
  • Understand current and emerging security threats and design security capabilities to mitigate threats where possible.
  • Stay abreast of new security technologies and integrate them into the security architecture design where appropriate.
  • Analyse IT projects and roadmaps and identify security dependencies and risks, and design solutions to remediate information security risks.
  • Manage all information security capabilities including threat management, vulnerability management and incident management.
  • Design, implement and test information security controls in enterprise, cloud, and product environments.
  • Manage and execute Pen tests and security vulnerabilities tests across the systems.
  • Create and champion information security policies, standards, guidelines and standard operating procedures.
  • Given the international reach of the company there is lots of flexibility with regard to your location and where you can work from.
  • This is a superb career opportunity in a group with a very exciting future which wants to appoint a best in class / world class IT Security Engineer who can make a difference and would enjoy working within a high performing team.
  • The salary and benefits package will not be an obstacle for the right person as the bar is set high.

The Candidate

  • A highly impressive individual with the headroom to grow within this international group is required.
  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on technical experience designing, implementing, and supporting information security solutions in enterprise and cloud environments.
  • Bachelor's degree (Master's degree is ideal) in computer science or equivalent experience.
  • Solid understanding of security principles and technologies in application, infrastructure, network, cloud and endpoint security, the OSI model; TCP/IP stack, Python Net, bash and power shell.
  • Experience working with security vendors to evaluate products, analyse security functionality and submit feature requests.
  • CISSP or SANS GIAC certification
  • Strong self-directed work habits exhibiting initiative, drive, creativity, maturity, self-assurance, professionalism and the ability to autonomously manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Must demonstrate the highest level of integrity, discretion and confidentiality to be always exercised.
  • Proven track record for delivering results.
  • Strong, customer-oriented communication style with the ability to collaborate across a global team environment.
  • Advanced analytical and decision-making skills
  • Experience with Linux, Windows and Mac OS X operating system
  • Expert level understanding of source control tools and CI/CD tools
  • Expert level understanding of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform

Job reference L10996
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