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IT Security Engineer – Munster, Ireland (Largely Remote) – 6 Month Contract

My client are seeking a highly skilled and motivated IT Security Engineer to join their dynamic team in the financial services sector. The role will be for an initial 6 month contract, however extension is likely as there is plenty of work ongoing. Remote working is valued here, however flexibility to go onsite the odd time when required is expected, therefore all candidates considered must be based in Ireland.

Key Responsibilities:

Security Frameworks & Compliance:
– Implement and manage security controls aligned with common security frameworks such as NIST, ISO 27001, CIS, and PCI-DSS.
– Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements specific to the financial services and insurance industry.

Application Security & Penetration Testing:
– Perform application security assessments, including static and dynamic analysis.
– Conduct penetration tests to identify vulnerabilities in applications and infrastructure.
– Develop and execute offensive security strategies to simulate real-world attacks.

Threat Analysis & Incident Response:
– Monitor and analyze security threats using advanced threat intelligence tools.
– Lead incident response efforts to mitigate and resolve security breaches.
– Conduct root cause analysis and implement measures to prevent future incidents.

Cloud Security (AWS):
– Design and implement secure cloud infrastructure on AWS.
– Ensure cloud services comply with security policies and standards.
– Manage identity and access management (IAM) policies and practices in the cloud environment.

Vulnerability Management:
– Perform regular vulnerability scans using industry-standard tools.
– Analyze scan results, prioritize vulnerabilities based on risk, and coordinate remediation efforts.
– Maintain up-to-date knowledge of emerging threats and vulnerabilities.

Security Awareness & Training:
– Develop and deliver security awareness training programs to employees.
– Promote a culture of security awareness throughout the organization.

Qualifications:

– Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or related field.
– Minimum of 3-5 years experience in a similar role, financial services experience is a plus
– In-depth knowledge of security frameworks such as NIST, ISO 27001, CIS, PCI-DSS.
– Expertise in application security, penetration testing, and offensive security tactics.
– Strong understanding of threat analysis, incident response, and root cause analysis.
– Extensive experience with AWS cloud security, including IAM, VPC, and security groups.
– Proficient in vulnerability scanning tools such as Nessus, Qualys, or OpenVAS.
– Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CEH, OSCP, AWS Certified Security – Specialty, or similar.
– Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
– High level of integrity and ethical behavior in handling sensitive information.

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