IT Security Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Nottingham , United Kingdom
  • £50,000

IT Infrastructure Security Engineer

A new opportunity has come up for an IT Security Engineer to join a well-established team at a progressive organisation who champion inclusion and diversity.

They strive to create meaningful personal and professional development opportunities and offer flexible working in support of a good work-life balance.

The role of the IT Security Engineer is to ensure that you will protect IT infrastructure (Including network, hardware, and software) from malicious attacks. You will act as the primary escalation point for all IT- related information security events. Providing expertise in information security, technical compliance, IT audits & risk management, and data privacy whilst supporting best practices including ISO 27001.

Within this fast-paced environment, you will need to prioritise, document, and actively resolve information security related incidents & requests whilst striving to deliver the highest level of customer service.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Identification, prevention and protection of cyber risks and events
  • Plan for disaster recovery and create contingency plans in the event of any security breach
  • Research/evaluate emerging cyber security threats and ways to manage them
  • Collaborating with the Information Security Manager on managing the monthly/quarterly Penetration & Vulnerability testing results
  • Travel to other offices as and when required

Continuous improvement

  • Identify potential weaknesses and implement measures, such as firewalls and encryption
  • Keep up to date with the latest security and technological developments
  • Ensure that IT information security policies & documentation is complete and is regularly reviewed and maintained

What you can bring:

  • Strong knowledge of Information Security principles and best practises including ISO 27001
  • Comprehensive understanding and technical knowledge of mainstream operating systems and security technologies.
  • A good working knowledge of various security technologies such as network and application firewalls, host intrusion prevention and anti-virus
  • Understanding of the cyber security risks associated with various technologies and ways to manage them
  • IP Network architecture and technology experience, including private/public cloud.
  • Held a position of Information Security Analyst / Cyber Security Engineer for at least 12 months
  • Significant experience in a hands-on IT support role
  • Passion for Cyber Security and a keen interest in IT

The following experience would be advantageous:

  • Any applicable qualifications would be beneficial, or self-study is advantageous (but not essential) such as CCNP, CCNA, Cyber Essentials, CompTia Security+ (or equivalent)
  • Framework experience such as ISO27001, PCI DSS, GDPR
  • Working experience (configuration & administration) of VLANs, NPS, Mimecast, Tessian, Zscaler and EDR solutions would be beneficial