Senior IT Security Specialist – SC Cleared

Job Titles:
IT, Telecomms and Communications, Security
£36,000 to £54,000 per annum
Extensive: Medical, Dental, Pension, Gym, Bonus, Much more
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Senior IT Security Specialist – SOC

The role of Senior IT Security Specialist will be a key position within the team based in Leeds. This position is with one of the world's leading technology companies. 

This IT Security Operations role, the holder will have relevant experience in a range of security, network, operating systems and network tools.

This position will focus on monitoring, diagnosing, and escalation of various security threats.

The role holder will have experience in enterprise IT networks, Windows OS, Unix/Linux OS. Security Specialists will participate in the office of information security and risk management and security incident assessment, response and handling. Whilst this is not a hands-on technical role, the Specialist will be responsible for identifying security mitigations and liaising with other technical groups to implement threat mitigation. 

As Senior Security Specialist your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Understand the architecture of customer solutions including identifying the security controls in place and how they are used
  • Work to defined SLAs & KPIs. Provide an Security escalation path for engineering/support colleagues
  • Work with the implementation & solution design teams to transition newly commissioned solutions into support
  • Operational Security management using policies and procedures under an ITIL framework
  • Lead Security Incident resolution matrix teams to recover service in complex cross-technology environments. Maintain accurate records and logs of Security Incidents

As Senior Security Specialist your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Experience of Security Incident Handling/Incident Response. Experience in escalation of incidents to, and in driving incident resolution with, technology vendors
  • A varied Security experience from previous projects throughout the project lifecycle. Five+ years working in the applications/security/network/service provider industry
  • An in-depth background in one or more of the following:
  • Server Operating Systems (Microsoft and Unix variants)
  • Networking (IP networking, switching and routing, network security)
  • Application Management (High complexity application management)
  • Experience of network & host intrusion detection/prevention in a hosted environment
  • Experience of Security Incident Handling/Incident Response
  • Demonstrable experience in supporting large, complex Networks and Hosting Estates using multiple technologies such as:
  • Cisco ASA and Checkpoint firewall
  • Bluecoat Proxy SG/AV
  • Windows Server, RedHat Linux

You must be able to clear to SC level

What we will be looking for in you:

With the ability to review and assess security threats you will be highly motivated and have a high knowledge of the latest security threats.