Infrastructure & Security Engineer

Full Time West Yorkshire IT Job Pro UK

Job Description: Infrastructure / IT Security specialist – Enterprise client (major O365 and security projects on a global scale)

Salary: up to £55,000 +

Education Requirements – none but degree preferred or commercial exposure

Experience Requirements – 5 plus years

Industry – Technology

Location: Horsforth, Leeds

Qualifications – none required

Responsibilities – see below list within spec

Skills – see below list within spec

Work Hours 37.5 hours

Benefits:

23 days holiday (rising in line with years worked) & option to buy and sell up to a maximum of 5 days

Pension plan – contributions = 2.5% of salary matched by the company (includes option for additional voluntary contributions)

Life assurance

Group income protection scheme plan (with optional health assurance)

Personal accident scheme

Free car parking

Monthly socials, expenses paid Christmas party and Summer BBQ

Requirements:

Education Requirements – ideally degree but commercial experience a must

Experience Requirements – Office 365 to an intermediate to advanced level

Industry – any accepted but ideally professional services

Job Location – Leeds LS1 4AP

Qualifications – none

Work Hours – 37.5 hours

Skills:

Excellent knowledge of Windows Servers, Active Directory, Email Platforms, Anti – Virus Systems, Networking, Networking protocols & Networking Security, VM etc

Extensive knowledge in IP networks and multi – platform server environments.

Experience with the maintenance of Exchange 2013, SQL Server, Symantec Enterprise Protection , Backup Exec.

Infrastructure best practice

Understanding of ITIL

Principal Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

Responsibilities:

To support and monitor existing infrastructure, perform preventative maintenance work, backup and perform other regular support activities to ensure effectiveness and to provide cover on such tasks when required.

To plan, manage and implement infrastructure projects and upgrades to meet company objectives

To respond to 2nd / 3rd line Help Desk calls planned 3rd line work requests. To manage such items through to resolution or escalate them to another member of the team or the Infrastructure Manager.

Work to ensure the security of data and IT systems and educating staff on good and secure working practices.

Work with leaders and stakeholders within the business to ensure that the integration of newly acquired businesses such as mergers / acquisitions meet their expectations.

To liaise with external suppliers and support agencies for the ongoing support and maintenance of relevant hardware, networks and software.

To ensure that all work and changes are performed in such a way as to minimise all disruption to existing business use. Provide specialist knowledge and participate in change management.

To assist in keeping track of the infrastructure assets.

To assist in designing and documenting infrastructure processes, procedures and standards and to maintain or prepare system and software documentation as directed.

To keep users up to date with progress and to liaise with staff in an appropriate manner. To liaise with users regarding escalated issues and to agree appropriate courses of action and priorities.

To ensure that technology is used, managed and supported in accordance with standards, policies and procedures.

Establish working guidelines and document processes for the design and management of the networked applications across the business.

Work with the Global IT team and collaborate on any global initiatives and roll – outs.

Assist in office moves and changes.

Provisioning new systems and resolving any issues that may arise.

Duties will vary and be revised due to the nature of the IT environment (above is a guide and not a comprehensive list of responsibilities)

Network:

To support and monitor the internal networks and links to regional offices, other sites or the Internet, and to ensure they are configured and working correctly.

Assist with maintaining and managing company firewalls.

Management of the company’s wired and wireless networks including problem resolution and handling change requests.

Management of physical security systems that fall under the IT team’s remit.

Work with the rest of the infrastructure team to continually improve the global infrastructure to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the business.

Servers:

Regularly checking logs and servers to ensure they are properly patched and dealing with any issues.

Testing and rolling out updates to software with a particular emphasis on security updates.

Ensuring that adequate backups of data are kept both on and off site and that backup and restore processes are regularly tested.

Core Technical Experience:

All round IT infrastructure specialist with at least 3 years hands – on experience in the following of hands – on, remote and telephone support.

Excellent IP network skills including managing switches, wireless networks, routing protocols and VoIP. Cisco experience an advantage.

Demonstrable experience of SQL Server or SharePoint, server set – up to include Windows Server 2008 & 20 12 , Remote Desktop Services, Active Directory in a corporate environment over several implementations.

Experience of different email systems, understanding of mail domains and delivery routing.

Demonstrable, hands – on experience on LAN, WAN and VPN technologies, design, implementation, troubleshooting and sup port on several implementation, including HP technology.

Experience of management of the core IT applications such as email, anti – virus , systems management, software deployment, user provision and patch management.

Experience in managing an enterprise level email system.

Previous experience of working in an IT project environment, with active involvement within a managed project.

Previous experience of IT integration projects covering email environment, file access, domain membership & user migration.

Good knowledge of IT security with strong experience working with firewalls and exposure to IDS and IPS and Windows server environments including Active Directory, DNS, file sharing protocols and web server configuration.

Strong experience working in a virtualised environment (VMWare).

Good knowledge of SAN technologies.

Implementation and management of web technologies, for example IIS, .NET, SSL – VPN, token authentication, etc.

Working knowledge of firewall and security technologies.

IT Security:

Additionally: If you have any of the following security awareness then this would be a major advantage:

Develop and enhance security policies, processes, procedures and technical controls to strengthen security capabilities and resilience to cyber threats

Take a proactive role in identifying security risks, mitigations and opportunities to strengthen resilience to cyber-attacks and security incidents

Participate in the design and implementation of systems and applications to ensure that proposed solutions comply with the company’s IT Security policies

Assist with security incident management and response activities

Interact with the IT team to provide and share technical issue resolution knowledge and deployment/adoption processes best practices

Configuration and maintenance of Microsoft 365 security solutions including Azure Information Protection, Data Loss Protection, Rights Management and Cloud App Security Broker, ensuring alignment to both business requirements and security best practices

Implementation of an automatic information classification process, that will tag documents with the correct classification, based on content, either at creation or retrospectively

Creation and maintenance of an Information Asset Register

Creation and implementation of Data Loss Prevention rules that protect information from being transferred using unauthorised methods or to inappropriate recipients

Develop end user and technical guidance for utilising and supporting Microsoft Cloud Security solutions, for example, OneDrive, Teams, OneNote, Outlook etc.

Provide analysis of information security risk and issues of non-compliance

Employ previous experience and industry best practices to monitor, enhance and report on security posture, including dashboard reports and management information

Gather and use cyber threat intelligence to provide greater insight into cyber threats, to enable a faster, more targeted response and to identify new risks, along with proactive, best practice methods to mitigate them

Skills:

Develop and enhance security policies, processes, procedures and technical controls to strengthen security capabilities and resilience to cyber threats

Take a proactive role in identifying security risks, mitigations and opportunities to strengthen resilience to cyber-attacks and security incidents

Participate in the design and implementation of systems and applications to ensure that proposed solutions comply with the company’s IT Security policies

Assist with security incident management and response activities

Interact with the IT team to provide and share technical issue resolution knowledge and deployment/adoption processes best practices

Implement and manage the Microsoft MFA environment to protect critical systems and information

Develop user and technical training guides to help support and use the system

Implement and manage Microsoft end-point management to secure and protect end user devices by introducing controls in line with IT policies

Management and maintenance of the Thycotic PAM environment to restrict unauthorised software usage and to proactively block malicious processes

Maintain and manage the IT Risk register to ensure that IT risks are regularly reviewed, correctly identified, assessed, reported and mitigated in line with recommended best practices

Provide analysis of information security risk and issues of non-compliance

Perform regular, proactive reviews of system audit logs to identify inappropriate usage, system configuration issues and faults. Ensuring issues are raised and mitigated and retested

Test DR plans and capabilities to ensure they work as designed, identifying gaps and lessons learnt to drive continual development and enhancement

Work with the business to formalise and develop Business Continuity plans and perform periodic testing to ensure they remain effective and are updated to reflect changes in the business

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