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Security Operations Engineer
Location: UK Wide (Leeds Preferable)
Up to £55K basic
Responsible for driving the development of security systems and processes across internal and hosted client environments. Working closely with the Operations team, Security and Compliance Manager/CSO and technical design and delivery teams to ensure protection and manage response to security threats.
Managing escalated security issues identified by the Tech Ops Engineer(s) and Technology Centre Management.
"Support implementation of a SIEM solution for the internal business including design of working practices, incident responses and tool/technology tuning.
"Develop or implement tools to assist in detection, prevention and analysis of security threats.
"Manage proactive internal and external security scanning/penetration testing for both internal and external environments
"Creating and managing remediation plans based on proactive scanning
"Work alongside the technical design and implementation teams to build best practice secure solutions
"Support and mentor the Operations and Support teams in responding to incidents and events to increase knowledge and maturity
"Work with Security and Compliance Manager/CSO/Operations manager to manage responses to major security incidents.
"Proactive monitoring of vendor and industry security for new and existing security threats
"Creating risk assessments and response plans
"Provide security reports for management team/CSO/Executive board.
"Site visits to data centre and customer premises as necessary
"Out of hours support for major incidents where required.
"Follow approved procedures regarding change control and documentation standards.
"Dealing with colleagues and customers across the whole of the estate as required
"Development of customer and third party relationships
"Liaise with business units and 3rd parties to ensure a seamless resolution, as required
"Coach and mentor fellow team members to spread skills and knowledge in all aspects of the technical solutions managed by the Technology Centre.
"Work closely with the DevOps Specialist to assess the impact of DevOps functions on the team and implement best practice
Knowledge and understanding of the below in an enterprise environment…
"Nessus/ toolset usage
"IDS/IPS review (Cisco preferred)
"WAF setup and debugging - preferred
"Security Incident Response and Handling techniques
"Knowledge of log management and filtering solutions
"Windows Server based systems including DNS, DHCP, IIS, NPS, RDS, DFS, Hyper-V
"Active Directory with multiple forests and forests with multiple domains
"Microsoft Application Servers (i.e. Exchange, Lync, SharePoint SQL Server)
"VMware and similar virtualisation technologies
"Virtualization principles & technologies
"Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to "think outside the box" under pressure
"Working knowledge of compliance standards such as ISO27001 & PCI-DSS
"Current driving license, with a road legal vehicle and prepared to travel throughout the UK
"Put current processes to the test and think of a better way; document the process and utilise
"Able to clear DBS, NPPV3, Security Clearance (SC or above)
"Able to work as a leader within a technical operations team
"Cloud platforms (i.e. Azure / AWS)
"Red Team/Blue Team security principles and operations
"Vendor certified qualifications for administrating Operating Systems, Storage Devices and mainstream software products (such as Exchange / SQL etc.)
"CISSP/CCSP/SSCP/CompTIA Security+ accreditation or equivalent practical experience.
"Exposure and basic working knowledge supporting LANs/WLANs built around Cisco hardware
"Knowledge of Distributed Systems (in both low and high latency environments)
"Knowledge of Telephony and working with suppliers regarding POTS, ISDN and VoIP circuits
"Knowledge of Linux / Unix
"Experience working in a DevOps environment
"MCP / MCSE certification desirable
"Networks experience (HP, Huawei switches) desirable
"Qualifications in ITIL
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