IT Cyber Security Analyst (Network)

Job Type IT
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the AXA Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 1/7/2018
Vacancy Type
Salary £49,000 - £66,500
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week - Monday-Friday - 09:00-17:30

Duties & Responsibilities

Please note, this role is known internally within the Partnership as IT Security Operations Analyst - ITL5

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an IT Security Engineer to join the Infrastructure and Security department within Partnership IT (IT Division of the John Lewis Partnership). Infrastructure and Security is a unique and exciting department to join as it provides and maintains IT Security for all 3 divisions of the John Lewis Partnership - Group, John Lewis and Waitrose. IT Security helps to safeguard the Partnership's computer networks and systems, monitoring and protecting sensitive data systems from infiltration and cyber-attacks.
We are looking for an IT Security engineer who will provide technical expertise and support the IT Security team to accomplish their primary goal of protecting computer systems and networks, the successful candidate will;
Contribute to the Partnerships information security strategy by helping to develop security standards and best practices and recommend security enhancements to management. Contribute to strategies to respond to and recover from security breaches and provide support for educating the workforce on information security through training and building awareness.
Conduct periodic scans of Partnership networks to find vulnerabilities and highlight any weaknesses that might be exploited by a malicious party. Work with the infrastructure and application teams to help them understand what is required to help them mitigate any noted vulnerabilities.
Monitor the Partnerships networks and systems for security breaches or intrusions, using software and services that help to notify the Security team of intrusions, and watch for irregular system behavior.
Lead incident response activities to minimize the impact should a breach occur. Afterwards, lead a technical and forensic investigation into how the breach happened and the extent of the damage, preparing reports of their findings to be reported to management.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will provide security engineering expertise primarily for the operational environments but also supporting IT project designs, working with other in-house teams and 3rd parties as required. You will also handle escalated tickets and major incidents.

The successful candidate will be required to support development of Security team members, and will support process and knowledge documentation as required.
The Security Engineer will be responsible for 3rd line support for incidents and problems, and will be required to support callout/out of hours work when required.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

A strong multi-tasker with a keen eye for detail who can think one step ahead. You should be well organized and thrive in fast-paced, high-stress scenarios. In addition to these general skills and personality traits, you should have knowledge in the following skills;

- Professional experience in a network administration role supporting multiple platforms and applications.
- Knowledge of disaster recovery, network forensic tools, technologies and methods.
- Experience planning, researching and developing security policies, standards and procedures.
- Ability to communicate network security issues to peers and management.
- Direct experience with intrusion detection/prevention, firewalls and content filtering.
- Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies and methods.
- Experience in an administration role supporting SPLUNK.
- Experience in an administration role supporting Cisco Stealthwatch / LANcope.
- Experience of working within a service management framework e.g. ITIL.
- Exposure to DDoS applications and solutions.
- Exposure to Web Application firewalls (WAF).


Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Strong understanding of endpoint security solutions to include File Integrity Monitoring and Data Loss Prevention.
- Direct experience with anti-virus software.
- Experience designing secure networks, systems and application architectures.
- Experience of system administration supporting multiple platforms and applications.
- Experience of vulnerability management tool sets.
- Cisco CCNP/CCIE Certifications or 5+ years hands-on experience.
- Checkpoint CCSA/CCSE Certifications or 2+ years hands-on experience.
- Palo Alto ACE / PCNSE Certifications or 2+ years hands-on experience.

The successful candidate will have previous experience in a technical role (i.e. Infrastructure Developer or Infrastructure Support Engineer) within the Partnership, or, previous experience in a similar role within an external organisation.


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