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Lead Cyber Security Analyst

Employer
DYWIDAG
Location
Bury, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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From the steel in our first reinforced bridge in 1903, to railway sensors, we work with government authorities, asset owners, construction companies, and design offices to support their infrastructure projects.

Our systems are found in iconic projects such as The Golden Gate Bridge, Panama Canal, Kap Shui Mun Bridge, and Freedom Tower.

We are looking to hire a Lead Cyber Security Analyst, this role will be based in our Bury office with ability to work from home on a hybrid basis.

Reporting to the Global IT Solution Architect, the Lead Cyber Security Analyst will ensure secure operation of the in-house computer systems, servers, Azure footprint, network connections and other network devices. This includes checking server, defender, sentinel and firewall logs, scrutinizing network traffic, establishing and maintaining network perimeter security and virus protection, firmware and patching, and troubleshooting. This person will also analyse and resolve security breaches and vulnerability issues in a timely and accurate fashion and conduct security audits and reporting where required.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Deploy, manage and maintain all security systems and their corresponding or associated software, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, cryptography systems, and anti-virus software.
  • Develop, implement, maintain, and oversee enforcement of policies, procedures and associated plans for system security administration and user system access based on industry-standard best practices.
  • Involved with updating disaster recovery plans for operating systems, databases, networks, servers, and business systems.
  • Manage connection security for local area networks and e-mail communications.
  • Manage and ensure the security of databases and data transferred both internally and externally.
  • Design, perform, and/or oversee penetration testing of all systems to identify vulnerabilities.
  • Design, implement, and report on security audits.
  • Monitor server logs, firewall logs, intrusion detection logs, and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity. Interpret activity and make recommendations for resolution.
  • Recommend, schedule (where appropriate), and apply fixes, security patches, disaster recovery procedures, and any other measures required in the event of a security breach.
  • Assess need for any security reconfigurations (minor or significant) and execute them if required.
  • Keep current with emerging security alerts and issues.
  • Conduct research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of security enhancement and development efforts.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to obtain protection services and products.
  • Download and test new security software and/or technologies.
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform security improvements, upgrades, and/or purchases.

EXPERIENCE:
  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science and 3+ years equivalent work experience or 5+ years equivalent work experience.
  • SC200 (Microsoft Security Operations Analyst) or studying towards.
  • Hands-on knowledge of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, data encryption, and other industry-standard techniques and practices.
  • In-depth technical knowledge Azure, O365, and Windows operating systems.
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and network administration/protocols.
  • Intuition and keen instincts to pre-empt attacks.
  • Technical hands-on experience with FortiGate Firewalls.
  • Technical hands-on experience with Microsoft Defender XDR, Sentinel and K-Query
  • Knowledge of applicable practices and laws relating to data privacy and protection.
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to conduct research into security issues and products as required.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Highly self motivated and directed.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Join our 1,500+ specialists working across 10+ sectors in more than 50 countries.

The next stages of our recruitment process could include telephone, face-to-face, or virtual interview with the Hiring Manager and a member of our HR team

What else do I need to know?

Safer, stronger, smarter. These values guide everything we do at DYWIDAG. We've been supporting infrastructure since 1865, and safety always comes first. Our strength is rooted in our engineering legacy, and smart, digital technologies are our future. We're looking for passionate teammates with the mindset to succeed in the world of construction whatever role they fill, who can embody these values.

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage applications from people of colour, the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, neurodivergent people, parents, carers, and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

If there's anything we can do to accommodate your specific situation, please let us know.

DYWIDAG has a responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Therefore, any offer of employment is subject to DYWIDAG verifying Right to Work before the successful candidate starts work.

If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, please apply today.

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