IT Security Analyst (Networks)

Job Type IT
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
Closing Date 23/9/2018
Vacancy Type
Salary £40,200 - £58,800
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week - Monday-Friday - 09:00-17:30 - Occasional planned out of hours
work and out of hours standby rota.

Duties & Responsibilities

Please note, this role is known internally within the Partnership as IT Security Analyst - ITL4

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 Operations for all 3 divisions of the John Lewis Partnership - Group, John Lewis and Waitrose. IT Security Operations 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 Operations team to accomplish their primary goal of protecting computer systems and networks.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will provide security engineering expertise primarily for the
operational environments but on occasion supporting IT project delivery, working with other in-house teams and 3rd parties as required. You will also handle escalated tickets and support 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 2nd and 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
- Ability to communicate network security issues to peers and management
- Direct experience with intrusion detection/prevention, firewalls and content
- 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 vulnerability management tool sets
- Cisco CCNA Certification or 3+ years hands-on experience
- Checkpoint Certified or 2+ years hands-on experience
- Palo Alto Certified or 2+ years hands-on experience
- One of Security+/SSCP/CISM/CEH/CISSP

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