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Network and Security Specialist

Job Category:
LAN/WAN Network Engineer
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
1-5 Years
Central Dublin
€500 to €500 per day
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary
itContracting – an eir evo company
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itContracting are currently seeking applicants for a Network Security Engineer. This is a 6 month day contractor position located with our client in Dublin 2. This is a hybrid role, requiring you to be in the office 1-2 days per week. 

- Manage and implements improvements in the IT network and security landscape
- Maintaining LAN, WLAN and network security devices as per the business policy and security best practices
- Manage remediation efforts for any gaps reported by the Information Security Lead
- Develop and maintain documentation of security products including specific tools, technologies and processes
- Implement automation where possible for perimeter security technologies to remediate vulnerabilities, identify gaps, create alerts and reporting
- Actively assist in the deployment and implementation of multiple security projects
- Assist in the day-to-day operation and improvement of the Information Security System Management
- Develop, improve and maintain technical security measures

Essential Criteria:

- Degree in Information Technology or related fields (Computer Science, Information Science, Software Engineering) or a Degree in Engineering with additional IT qualifications or equivalent work experience
- Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in a network security role
- Strong understanding of Next Generation Firewalls (NGFWs), intrusion detection & prevention systems (IDS/IPS), DDoS mitigation solutions, and VPN (virtual private network) gateways
- Experience with proxy, mail relay and other perimeter hygiene solutions
- Previous experience of managing, troubleshooting and implementing critical wired & wireless networks
- Knowledge of network segmentation and principles of zero trust architecture
- Hands-on experience with vulnerability management a strong technical understanding for assessing vulnerabilities and the ability to remediate them
- Knowledge of Defense-in-depth and security controls
- ICT security best practices and standards – knowledge of NIST/ ISO frameworks
- ICT Security Certification or equivalent (CISSP, SSCP, Security+, SANS, CRISC, etc.)
- Network accreditation or equivalent (Cisco, Fortinet, etc.)

Desirable Criteria:

- Strong understanding of technologies outside of security is an advantage (SharePoint, Windows Server, Office365, etc.)
- An understanding of Microsoft Azure security is an advantage
- Scripting knowledge strongly desired (bash, PowerShell, python)
- Unix/Linux skills

Essential Characteristics: 

- Strong analytical and decision-making skills
- Strong attention to detail & project management principles
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build professional relationships
- Resilient and adaptable to change
- Strong customer focus, including the ability to manage customer needs and multiple work priorities
- Capacity to work with people at all levels in an organisation

Candidates must be eligible to work in Ireland or currently hold a Stamp 1G/4 Visa to apply.

For more information please apply here or contact Niall Moloney

eir evo / itContracting is an equal opportunity employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best available person for a job regardless of marital / civil partnership status, sex (including pregnancy), age, religion, belief, race, nationality and ethnic or national origin, colour, sexual orientation or disability. eir evo / itContracting apply all relevant Data Protection laws when processing your Personal Data.

If you choose to apply to this opportunity and share your CV or other personal information with eir evo / itContracting, these details will be held by us in accordance with our privacy policy used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at eir evo / itContracting.

Ref: ITC 4645

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Contact Details:
itContracting – an eir evo company
Tel: 1890 911 211
Contact: Niall Moloney

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