IT Operations Security Analyst

Date Posted:

Thursday November 18, 2021




£35,000- £45,000


35 per week

Our client designs and develops the technologies needed for high-speed flight. They create pioneering applied technologies that have the potential to change the face of a wide range of commercial industries – from aerospace and automotive to energy.

Reporting to the IT Infrastructure Operations Lead, the IT Operations Security Analyst will plan and implement security measures to protect the company’s computer systems, networks and data, and proactivity implement and maintain cyber security systems to protect against cyber security threats. Your interest and knowledge in the latest intelligence including hackers’ methodologies will be utilised to protect the company’s data and people.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creating, testing and implementing network disaster recovery plans
  • Performing risk assessments and testing of data processing systems
  • Assist in installation of firewalls, data encryption and other security measures
  • Recommending security enhancements and purchases
  • Recognise patterns or inconsistencies that could indicate complex cyber attacks
  • Preventing data loss and service interruptions by researching new technologies that will effectively protect a network
  • Perform internet penetration, network vulnerability assessments, patching, social engineering test/monitoring and IT security audits
  • Maintain firmware and patching levels on all Infrastructure Hardware/Software
  • Assist to develop policies and procedures that enhance information security practice in the department and beyond
  • Advise staff on best practice in information security and data management
  • Work with the company to ensure compliance with the company information security policy
  • Assist in the coordination of Cyber Security planning and wider communication for the company
  • Manage the Cyber Security project lifecycle from brief to proposal to plan through to transition to BAU
  • Support the IT Infra Ops Lead and IT ServiceDesk Lead when necessary

Experience, Qualifications, Skills & Behaviour

  • Knowledge of Windows OS (particularly all flavours of Windows Server), MS Office suites, troubleshooting skills and good knowledge of IT security related toolsets
  • Analytical approach to problem resolution, a good team player and able to meet strict deadlines
  • Comptia+ Cyber Sec Analyst (CYSA+) or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in Information Security with focus on Incident Response, Security Engineering, and/or Intrusion Detection
  • Exposure to M365 and One Drive for business
  • Analytical thinker and creative (out of the box)
  • Strong customer service skills with a history of assessing and understanding business requirements and therefore delivering excellent customer service
  • Strong organisational skills together with a record of success in prioritising and delegating effectively, managing multiple work packages and a programme of projects
  • Evidence of strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with both technical and non-technical colleagues, at all levels of seniority, both orally and in writing
  • Self-awareness with a commitment to personal development and self-improvement
  • Must be able to work under pressure with a willingness to take ownership of problems through to resolution
  • Good time management skills are essential
  • Highly motivated individual and an enthusiastic learner
  • Able to work out of hours on production equipment where needed

This role attracts a competitive salary and excellent company benefits including 28 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days after 2 years’ service) plus public holidays, employee share scheme, employer matching company pension scheme, life assurance and a contribution towards onsite nursery childcare for children under 3 years of age.  We also offer dynamic working where employees split their time working from home and from our office in Culham (average 2 days per week).

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