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Job Ref:  204692681
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Birmingham
Post Code:  B12
Salary:  £1/annum Salary negotiable, plus benefits
19/10/2016 03:26
Our client based in the West Midlands is a global leader in digital services and they are seeking a Senior Security Operations Specialist to join their expanding team. Their current Cyber Security team is rapidly growing and is continually dealing with emerging threats and vulnerabilities. The role is offering a competitive salary along with some fantastic benefits and the opportunity to gain exposure in many different areas as you would expect working for a large global client.

Being a key member of the team, you shall be technically minded and of course hold a genuine passion for cyber security and everything related to it. Along with working within the team you will be expected to have a structured and disciplined approach to your own work.

The primary duties here will include;
- Provide Subject Matter Expertise in the deployment and exploitation of the specified Security services.
- Be accountable for and lead teams working within the area of Security Portfolio deployment and exploitation
- Ensure documentation and procedures are kept up to date and adhered to
- Assist with transition into operational service
- Represent the operation and portfolio where required to project/sales teams and clients
- Identify opportunities or new business where appropriate
- Maintain knowledge of industry trends and developments
- Develop cross Service-Line relationships at a peer-group level to facilitate interworking and efficiencies
- Identify opportunities for diving automation and other process efficiencies with respect to Security Portfolio and Stakeholder engagements
- Understand the delivery cost base of all project engagements and BAU services
- Ensure timely transition of services to Operational state so as to maximize commercial recovery for BDS
- Provide technical input to bids when required
- Ensure appropriate level of training is provided to all security operations staff on new and existing products and services
- Assist with mentoring and training of junior staff where required

Essential skills include;
- Security professional with proven experience in commercial, public or industrial sectors
- Ability and willingness to obtain security clearance to SC/DV levels
- Solid IT and security skills
- Experience in managing/deploying some or all of the following: SIEM, IAM, APT, DLP, VA, PKI
- Secure networks
- Server hardening
- Securing virtual environments
- Security auditing and operational controls
- Security auditing and technical controls
- Experience with managing penetration testing engagements and advising accordingly
- Ability to take 'hands on' approach and involvement in deployment where required
- Ability to write and review reports, procedures and standards

Along with the essential skills any of the following is desirable;
- Recognized security qualifications (CISSP, CISM, CISA, ITIL) etc.
- Awareness of UK government protective marking standards
- Awareness of industry standards - PCI-DSS, ISO 27001, GPG 13 etc. etc.
- Security clearance in place
- Awareness of common exploits and vulnerabilities
- Solid network engineering and server architecture awareness
- Previous hands on experience in network/server and security operational roles
- Information Security product pre-Sales experience
- Previous information security management experience

Occasionally it will be required for you to do extended working hours to achieve delivery against tight deadlines.

Please do get in touch with me today to discuss the role, client and your expectations and requirements in further detail
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