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Job Ref:  204627039
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Cheadle
Post Code:  SK8
Salary:  £40000 - £47000/annum + up to 15% annual bonus + benefit
06/10/2016 03:45
IT Security Engineer - based in Cheadle, Greater Manchester
Permanent position, paying up to £47,000 per annum + up to 15% annual bonus + healthcare + many more great benefits

A fantastic opportunity has arisen with a leading financial institution for an enthusiastic IT Security Engineer with a passion for IT security. You would be working directly with the CTO on enhancing the Group's IT security. This is a hands-on, technical role requiring a detailed understanding of evolving threat trends and the technical ability to implement, configure and enhance their existing security.

Essential Requirements:
• Experience in IT security within a regulated industry
• Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or equivalent experience
• Proven ability to work under stress in emergencies, with the flexibility to handle multiple high-pressure situations simultaneously
• Strong hands on knowledge of Checkpoint Firewalls, administration & design
• Proven commercial experience in SIEM/Log Aggregation tool configuration & management, ideally Splunk
• Strong network security knowledge and hands on experience in Remote Access, VPN, Firewalls, DMZ architecture, Network Monitoring, Intrusion Detection, Server Security, Wireless Security, Vulnerability Scanning, Anti-malware and Anti-exploit management, and DLP
• Advanced knowledge of WAN/LAN & Ipv4/Ipv6 security as it pertains to networking protocols and connectivity to/from outside resources
• Ability to work well under minimal supervision
• Review, assess, and mitigate penetration tests and vulnerability assessments on information systems and infrastructure
• Management and assessment of external threat trends and environment remediation
• Developing, documenting and maintaining security procedures
• Design, installation and support of security tools such as IPS/IDS, SIEM, Web & Email gateways, Identity Management, Certificate Management, Cloud Security, Firewalls, Switches & Routers
• Patching & Server Hardening
• Ensuring audit trails, system logs and other monitoring data sources are reviewed periodically and are in compliance with policies and audit requirements
• Creation, analysis and communication of security metrics to CTO
• Acting as lead engineer in security incident responses
• Securely managing key and file infrastructure
• Researching threats and vulnerabilities and where appropriate taking action to mitigate and remediate
• Acting as a technical resource to departmental colleagues and business partners on IT security considerations
• Recommending and evaluating security tools to identify more efficient and effective security measures
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