IT Security Specialist

Job Category:
Software Developer/Engineer
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
5-10 Years
North Ireland
Salary Description:
Competitive salary offered
Job Ref:

IT Security Specialist required for a leading client in Belfast

I am currently looking for an IT Security Specialist to join a global firm operating in the financial, energy and commodity markets. The ideal candidate with have strong security engineer experience. Essentially you will have good active directory experience, strong experience in vulnerability detection and familiarity with Symantec and service now. You will work with the IT Development and Infrastructure teams to develop the ongoing Cyber Security capability of the firm, providing practical and effective solutions.

Job Duties:
Works with IT Development and Infrastructure teams to develop and evolve the ongoing Cyber Security capability of the firm, providing practical and effective solutions.
Works with all infrastructure teams to identify and assess vulnerabilities
Identify root causes of systemic vulnerability issues
Identify and communicate security configuration requirements for servers, endpoints and other devices
Maintain knowledge of in-the-wild vulnerability exploits techniques, assess risk to the firm and prioritize remediation
Configure and run automated vulnerability scanning tools, prioritize remediation, and track exceptions
Coordinate the remediation of third party server penetration test findings
Investigate and recommend virtual patching solutions or other mitigations
Develop long term server integrity strategies and solutions
Communicate compliance issues to the business in an effective and appropriate manner
Report on information security metrics to demonstrate operating system integrity and generally support risk and compliance activities as required
Work with infrastructure teams to define standard operating system builds and configurations and develop effective build maintenance processes
Coordinate patch process for the global desktop and server estate

Essential Technical Skills:
Strong technical background with strong demonstrable experience in vulnerability detection and various other methodologies (examples include, but not limited to: SIEM, IDS/IPS, ATP, DLP, EPS, DDoS, AIM/PAM, Vulnerability Scanning etc.
Strong Active Directory experience
Use and configuration of vulnerability management and policy compliance solutions
Server and network device vulnerability management and remediation
Strong understanding of networking concepts, secure network/systems, configuration/OS /application security

Desirable Technical Skills:
Incident management experience
Familiar with Symantec, Qualys and Service Now technology
Experience of working within large scale complex IT environments (essential) in the financial industry
Educated to degree level or equivalent combination of education and experience

Contact Details:
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