IT Security Engineer

42000.00 - 47000.00 GBP Annual + GBP42000 - GBP47000/annum
26 Jun 2017
24 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client, a financial organisation based in Cheadle, is looking for an experience IT Security Engineer on a permanent basis.
The salary is up to GBP47,000 (depending on skills and experience) plus annual bonus and benefits.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic IT engineer with a passion for IT security to work directly with the CTO on enhancing the Group's IT security.
This is a hands on technical role requiring a detailed understanding of evolving threat trends and the technical ability to implement, configure and enhance our existing security.
Essential Requirements:
* Experience in IT security within a regulated industry
* Bachelor's Degree In Information Technology or equivalent experience
* Proven ability to work under stress in emergencies, with the flexibility to handle multiple high-pressure situations simultaneously
* Strong hands on knowledge of Checkpoint Firewalls, administration & design * Proven commercial experience in SIEM/Log Aggregation tool configuration & management, ideally Splunk
* Strong network security knowledge and hands on experience in Remote Access, VPN, Firewalls, DMZ architecture, Network Monitoring, Intrusion Detection, Server Security, Wireless Security, Vulnerability Scanning, Anti-malware and Anti-exploit management, and DLP
* Advanced knowledge of WAN/LAN & Ipv4/Ipv6 security as it pertains to networking protocols and connectivity to/from outside resources
* Ability to work well under minimal supervision
* Review, assess, and mitigate penetration tests and vulnerability assessments on information systems and infrastructure
* Management and assessment of external threat trends and environment remediation.
* Developing, documenting and maintaining security procedures * Design, installation and support of security tools such as IPS/IDS, SIEM, Web & Email gateways, Identity Management, Certificate Management, Cloud Security, Firewalls, Switches & Routers
* Patching & Server Hardening
* Ensuring audit trails, system logs and other monitoring data sources are reviewed periodically and are in compliance with policies and audit requirements
* Creation, analysis and communication of security metrics to CTO
* Acting as lead engineer in security incident responses
* Securely managing key and file infrastructure
* Researching threats and vulnerabilities and where appropriate taking action to mitigate and remediate
* Acting as a technical resource to departmental colleagues and business partners on IT security considerations
* Recommending and evaluating security tools to identify more efficient and effective security measures

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