Security & Controls Specialist

Security & Controls Specialist

Job Title: Security & Controls Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SC01_1525184017
Contact Name: Alex Young
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 01, 2018 15:13

Job Description

Role Objective.
The Senior Security and Control Specialist - Technical, plays a critical role at the client. This role will provide implementation, maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting of a broad range of Technical controls at the client.

The Senior Security and Control Specialist - Technical provides technical direction and support to less experienced members of the team and to other teams (inside and outside of the department) who require security expertise.

Duration of the contract is three months initially.

Main Duties (Please list responsibilities, deliverables.
*Technical Consulting - Provide Technical Security Architecture Guidance and Advice to team members and other departments on security related subjects
*Projects - Lead and drive to successful conclusion technical security projects to enhance the control environment
*Tool/control maintenance - Assessing current status, needs and direction of existing technical control set
*Monitor, analyse, and interpret security/system logs for events and incidents reflective of unauthorized access or operational irregularities.
*Incident Response - Provide analysis and response activity for security information
*Perform technical IT security risk assessments.
*Author security policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines for computing infrastructure
*Establish and enforce operating system and application hardening standards.
*Establish, maintain, and monitor mechanisms and/or technology to ensure the confidentiality, integrity & availability of company systems and resources.
*Automate security processes and tasks to achieve efficiencies and/or improved accuracy.
*Monitor security advisories and ensure security updates, patches, and preventive measures are in place throughout the security control environments.

Skills and Qualification Desirable/
Education*Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar field of study, or have equivalent industry experience.E
Experience*8+ years of technical IT experience, 5 of which working as an information security engineer or similar, including IP based applications (DNS, SMTP, SSL, etc.)
*CISSP, GIAC, or CISM certification
*Working knowledge of Splunk or similar system highly preferred.
*Strong background working with security technologies: firewalls, intrusion detection, AV, IDS, vulnerability scanning and remediation, security log and event management, network traffic analysis, privilege management, etc.
*Scripting knowledge for automation of tasks (such as C, PERL, VBScript, PowerShell etc.)
*Knowledge of regulatory compliance standards used in financial industry (e.g., PCI, GLBA, SOX, SAS70)
*An understanding of LAN, WAN, and wireless communications and protocol, including network packet analysis and routing protocols D
Key Skills*Demonstrates refined written and verbal communication skills, fosters open communications, listens effectively, and builds strong partnership networks that result in consistent forward momentum
*Experienced at solving challenges in a directed, methodical, cost-effective, and data-driven manner and has the ability to analyse the current issue to envision creative solutions
*Takes initiative to complete critical tasks, especially in team settings with dependencies on other people
*Works effectively in the face of stress, ambiguity, difficult situations, and shifting priorities all while championing the long-term architectural view
*Steps outside of "comfort zone" to tackle new issues/challenges in an aggressive manner, demonstrates the ability to leverage self-directed learning opportunities, and is comfortable dealing with ambiguity in a fast-paced, cutting-edge, and entrepreneurial environment.
*Challenges the status quo to generate new ideas; is open to challenges and implements unique solutions to solve them; focuses on the best outcome for the company, rather than on ego
*Collaborates and openly seeks and shares information across teams and departments
*Demonstrates a bold commitment to the total alignment of actions, words, and professional beliefs
*Must be able to juggle priorities and operate with little ongoing supervision
*Must have excellent teamwork and communication skillsE

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