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Security Platform Engineer

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
Security
Location
Cardiff
External Closing Date
13/12/2019

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The Security Platform Engineers are primarily responsible for providing the day-to-day support and maintenance of the security tools, and the underlying platform that supports them. This is a proactive role and the successful candidate will have strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, and a desire to learn new technologies.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Information Security Platform Engineers are:

  • Support and maintenance of security tooling and platforms including:
    • implementing policy changes
    • performing daily, weekly and monthly checks
    • monitoring the availability of systems and responding to alerts
    • monitoring the capacity of systems & supporting infrastructure and project future capacity
    • identifying and resolving issues
    • preparing status reviews and reports
    • managing support cases to ensure issues are recorded, tracked, resolved, and follow-ups are done in a timely manner
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of current infrastructure and future trends
  • Deliver excellent customer service
  • Work with the third-party suppliers of the Security Products
  • Maximise security value from existing investments
  • Assist the Information Security Engineers with the development of the security tooling
  • Work collaboratively with the wider Information Security team. This includes working with the Incident Response team, assisting with incidents; and with the Security Consultants to provide additional technical knowledge
  • Take part in post incident reviews and propose engineering resolution, to improve results in any future recurrence
  • Recognise that telemetry for security products will increasingly be curated in the cloud, and be prepared to develop API endpoints and connections to collect and collate this knowledge
  • Participate in the Information Security on-call rota

Experience Required

The role would suit someone who has worked with a diverse set of IT/security products across a large on-premise infrastructure managed in house, and who has experience of supporting the environment. As the organisation matures, the individual would have a desire to build skills, particularly in cloud technologies.

Proven experience of supporting IT/security products and a strong technical background is essential, with knowledge of managing or supporting at least one of the following areas:

  • Internet filtering
  • Email filtering
  • EndPoint detection and response
  • Host based firewalling, HIDS/HIPS
  • Antimalware
  • Mobile device management

The candidate should have a desire to learn and be comfortable picking up new technologies and approaches.

The ability to communicate effectively, constructively, confidently and professionally is key to the success in the role as is the ability to work with IT and Information Security teams and the wider business.

A working knowledge of financial services and the typical business processes involved, together with the threat actors and their relevant tactics, techniques and procedures, would be of significant advantage.

Other key skills include:

  • An excellent knowledge of Information Security principles
  • Keen attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to actively manage workloads to meet business and department requirements

Highly desirable:

  • Technical information security certifications such as CEH, CISSP, etc.
  • Degree in an Information Security / Computing discipline

About Admiral

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas: Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Valvanuz Guerrero. If you’d like to know any more about the position, please feel free to drop her an email Valvanuz.GUERRERO-PEREZ3@admiralgroup.co.uk or give her a call on the Recruitment line - 0800 118 1619.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We understand that a good work life balance is important, and we want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this. We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask your Recruitment Officer for more information.

 

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