IT Systems Security Manager


  • £50000 - £55000 per annum
  • Posted: 09/10/2017
  • Manchester
  • Job Ref: 216102203
  • Permanent

Job Details

IT Systems Security Manager – Permanent – Manchester - £50k-£55k p.a. depending on experience

We are recruiting an experienced IT Security Manager to develop, promote and embed a consistent and robust IT security, information security, business continuity and data protection management approach reflecting industry best practice to ensure the highest levels of confidentiality, availability and integrity of corporate systems and information.

Role will be to develop, promote and embed a consistent and robust IT security, information security, business continuity and data protection management approach reflecting industry best practice to ensure the highest levels of confidentiality, availability and integrity of corporate systems and information.

To monitor and report on systems security, information security, business continuity and data protection performance, to provide technical expertise, advice, support and governance on systems security matters and to provide assurance to colleagues and senior management through the effective use of technical security audits and reviews.

Expert knowledge of mainstream network protocols and technologies along with:

• Cyber security

• Physical infrastructure

• Information architecture standards

• Ethical hacking

• Mainstream computing hardware/storage and back-up platforms

• Operating systems

• Databases

• End user computing platforms

• Networks and communications

• Network and system segmentation (including cloud and virtualisation security models and architectures)

• Cloud computing platforms

• Virtualisation

• Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) detection and mitigation

• Threat control solutions (eg IPS, IDS, WAF, WAS)

• Security hardening

• Penetration testing

• Secure access solutions and protocols (eg Cisco ACS, 802.1X, etc)

• Network and system monitoring

• Strong understanding in the fields of:

• Routing and switching/LAN/WAN

• Firewalls (current and ‘next generation')

• Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions and technologies

• Wireless technologies and wireless security

• Expert in risk management, information security standards, data protection legislation and compliance systems

• Understanding or programme, project management methodologies and related governance

We are looking for candidates to possess and demonstrate at interview the following skills and experience:

• Logical thinker, able to diagnose, troubleshoot and coordinate resolution of complex technical issues in a pressured environment

• Demonstrable commercial awareness, ensuring value for money principles are applied across own area of work

• Extensive, demonstrable experience of supplier and service management in relevant areas

• Proven ability to produce and maintain effective documentation

• Expert in resource management and risk management methodologies and processes

• Good written and verbal communications skills, able to engage with colleagues and customers at all levels, whether technical or otherwise

• Well developed, demonstrable planning and budgeting ability

• Persuades and influences both internally and in external networks

• Resilient and able to work under pressure and in a fast-moving change environment

• Good writing/language skills and the ability to produce and maintain effective documentation

• Strong leadership qualities, Ability to translate a vision into achievable goals and provide clear direction to achieve organisational objectives, Inspire and motivate team members and other colleagues, Ability to lead by example to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders

• Extensive experience of a broad range of system and network installations and configurations in a similar business environment

• Experience in successfully delivering enterprise class computing and networking infrastructure including high availability and disaster recovery services

• Experience of complex technical and non-technical problem analysis and resolution in a high pressure environment

• Extensive experience of delivering mainstream technologies and networks

Expected Qualifications

* Computing degree or equivalent level of business computing experience and/or professional accreditation (BCS Professional Membership (MBCS) etc.

* Relevant vendor accreditations – RHCSA, MCSE etc.

* Ethical Hacking qualification or equivalent experience (eg EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH))