Infrastructure Security Analyst

Milton Park, Abingdon / Hybrid Working

£35k - £45k


We are hiring an Infrastructure Security Analyst to ensure our client's infrastructure is secure and operational, to be point of contact for security related matters, and for Third Party providers. Provide security input and support to IT projects.


Results & Responsibilities

  • Security Operations

  • Monitoring and analysing networks, systems and applications security and undertaking remedial activity where required.

  • Identifying potential security risks, reporting risks to stakeholders and owners, implementing remediation.

  • Raise awareness of information security throughout global user base through training and ‘best practice’ methods.

  • Investigate any data breach and implement response activities to minimise impact, investigate how it happened and provide report of findings.


Project

  • Working with project teams to provide security expertise to ensure solutions are secure

  • Identifying and delivering security improvement projects

  • Work closely with Information Security Architect to plan, develop & implement security solutions within agreed timescales and budget

  • Configure and document technical security solutions


Personal Development

  • Taking personal responsibility for skills development, particularly to enhance security capabilities.

  • Actively participating in the performance management process and taking responsibility for delivering agreed objectives.

  • Relationships

  • Manage and develop relationships with third party providers and internal stakeholders

  • Being the security ‘go to person’

  • Deputise for the Security Manager when he/she is not available


Competencies


Decision Making

  • Identifies and evaluates the range of options open to them

  • Articulates the assumptions made and the risks involved in decisions taken

  • Analyses information carefully to identify facts, patterns, trends and missing data that may impact on a decision

  • Communicates decisions clearly to those who are affected


Achieving Results

  • Focuses on performance outcomes despite uncertain or difficult circumstances

  • Actively links own efforts to those of others within the team to avoid overlap, rework or delays

  • Spots opportunities to deliver beyond expectations, where this would help others perform more effectively

  • Sets own targets and objectives with clear reference to how these contribute to the departmental business plan


Managing Change

  • Responds constructively and quickly to shifting goalposts or changing requirements

  • Copes effectively with rapid change or increased demands

  • Reprioritises own work or the work of the team in response to external pressures

  • Is flexible in their approach; adapts their working style to suit the needs of the situation


Drive & Motivation

  • Addresses multiple demands without losing focus or energy

  • Increases efforts in the face of difficulties or obstacles and recovers quickly after setbacks

  • Remains calm and focused during stressful or challenging situations; concentrates only on things they can control or influence

  • Encourages others during challenging times with their positive, can-do attitude


Creative Capacity

  • Uses initiative to resolve recurring problems in own role or team

  • Takes calculated risks to improve own performance

  • Tries out new ways of working

  • Allocates time to identifying and resolving the root causes of problems


Knowledge

  • Knowledge of IT Security controls, monitoring systems and good practice

  • Good knowledge of the client business model

  • External best practice and trends

  • Taking responsibility for developing own skills and capability


Experience

  • Experience with anti-virus software, endpoint security software, intrusion detection, firewalls and content filtering

  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies and methods

  • Experience of supporting secure networks and associated systems

  • Knowledge of disaster recovery, computer forensic tools, technologies and methods

  • Ability to communicate network security issues to peers and management

  • Ability to read and use the results of mobile code, malicious code, and anti-virus software


Qualifications

  • IT Diploma level or equivalent experience