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IT Security Engineer

Employer
Barnett Waddingham
Location
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Sector
Engineering, IT, Security
Job Role
Security Engineer
Job Type
Permanent
Job Description

The IT Security team is responsible for proactively identifying threats, security gaps and vulnerabilities across a number of different systems. The team are trained in incident response and analysing anomalies on the network. In addition, the team will work closely with the Information Security, IT Operations and Software teams to ensure that we have robust processes and that our infrastructure and systems are safe and secure.

Our IT team deliver a 360 degree service to the growing BW team including Helpdesk, IT Support, IT Operations, IT Security, Software Development, IT Projects, IT Project Delivery, Quality Assurance and Projects, and Data Science.

Responsibilities
  • Continuously monitor security systems, logs and alerts to identify and respond to potential security incidents
  • Conduct regular security assessments and vulnerability scans to identify weaknesses in the IT infrastructure
  • Collaborate with internal IT Operations and Software Development teams, whilst also liaising with external parties to organise penetration testing
  • Adhere to incident response plans and implement corrective actions to prevent future occurrences
  • Review security architecture and current configurations and identify new ways to improve these
  • Study the current threat landscape and TTPs and act accordingly
  • Ensure that all endpoints are securely configured and comply with security policies
  • Work with the Information security team to ensure compliance with security and information management standards and guidance material, specifically for ISO27001, Cyber Essentials+, and AAF 1/20 certification and accreditations

Experience
  • Strong fundamental understanding of computer networking across LAN's and WAN's
  • Experience with incident response and reacting to security alerts
  • Familiarity with vulnerability management tooling and applying critical patches in a timely manner
  • Managing various platforms including Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Defender for Endpoint and others
  • Knowledge of SIEM solutions, analysing logs and identifying abnormal behaviour
  • The ability to recognise misconfigurations across an array of different systems and advise on best practices
  • Prioritise workloads depending on severity levels of different alerts and incidents
  • Proactive mindset and the ability to work in a team
  • Knowledge of Offensive security or Incidence response would be an advantage

Qualifications
  • 5 GCSEs (graded A* to C or 9 to 5) or equivalent including English/Math's
  • CompTIA Network+ and Security+ (or equivalent) as a minimum requirement
  • OCSP, CCNA or CISSP certification is desirable

Benefits Summary
  • Competitive discretionary annual bonus
  • Core benefits paid for by BW including life assurance, group income protection, private medical cover and 25 days holiday per year with holiday trading
  • A generous pension scheme where we contribute 8% of your salary from day one of your employment
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support you and your family through any concerns or challenges you may experience
  • A comprehensive range of voluntary benefits to suit your life stage and lifestyle including a tech scheme, cycle to work scheme, dental cover, healthcare cash plan, health assessments, critical illness cover, extension of private medical cover or life assurance to family members, gym membership, travel insurance and a broad range of discounts at hundreds of retailers including supermarkets, fitness centres, travel and leisure companies

Accessibility

We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you have a disability, learning difficulty, medical condition, or individual need, which you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we'll be happy to make adjustments to our processes to enable you a fair opportunity to showcase your skills. Please visit AbilityNet should you benefit from advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. Should you require information in a different format, have other accessibility or reasonable adjustment requirements or if you find any problems not listed on this page, please contact careers@barnett-waddingham.co.uk or call us on 0333 11 11 222.

Postal applications should be sent to: Resourcing & Talent Acquisition, Barnett Waddingham, St James's House, St James Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PR

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