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Network Security Operations Engineer

Job Title: Network Security Operations Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Industry:
REF: 1579
Contact Name: Jonny Duggan
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Network Security Operations Engineer

£50-£60k plus benefits

Permanent

 

Company

 

Our mission is to connect people to knowledge. We provide intuitive, cognitive knowledge solutions – minimising the effort required for people to find, consume and share what they know.

 

Company Principles

 

  • Be passionate and committed.
  • Obsess over customers, not competitors.
  • Defy conventions - always think BIG.
  • Express the will to be awesome.
  • Keep calm and embrace the weird.

 

The company is a highly successful Software as a Service company and leading provider of multi-channel Knowledge Solutions for customer-facing websites, corporate intranets and contact centres.  Enabling organisations to achieve high-impact wins on improved service, reduced costs and increased sales. The company’s corporate headquarters are in Cambridge, UK.

 

As a Network Security Operations Engineer, you’ll be joining a small team responsible for the continuous service delivery of SaaS services from UK data-centre facilities. 

 

Key Tasks and Responsibilties

 

  • Management of large-scale, high-performance network deployments.  Continuous development of these systems to keep pace with the latest technologies and best practices.  These systems include routers, firewalls, load-balancers, firewalls, web-application firewalls.  Hardware includes Juniper MX series routers, SRX firewalls, EX and QFX series switches.

 

  • IDP/IPS deployment, continuous development and day-to-day operation.

 

  • SIEM deployment, continuous development and day-to-day operation.

 

  • IPSec VPN deployment.

 

  • SDN using OpenVswitch and OpenFlow.

 

  • PKI keymaster.

 

  • Public peering over public internet exchanges (in particular LINX peering).
  • Maintaining RIPE objects.

 

  • Ensure systems are configured to achieve maximum uptime, performance and availability.

 

  • Proactive monitoring, alerting and trending of infrastructure.

 

  • Automating routine maintenance, provisioning and backup systems.

 

  • Security auditing and reporting

 

Essential

 

  • Exceptional Junos networking technical skills (JCNIE-SEC certification desirable)

 

  • Deep understanding of TCP/IP and protocols especially BGP

 

  • IPSec VPN deployment and maintenance

 

  • Ability to fluently write scripts in either Perl or Python.  Knowledge of shell scripting and related tools.

 

  • In depth knowledge of TLS/SSL server certificates, client certificates, cipher suites and associated server hardening.

 

  • Full UK driving licence is essential.

 

Desirables

 

  • Familiarity with monitoring systems; for example any of SNMP, MRTG, Cactus, Nagios, Zabbix.

 

  • Knowledge of load-balancing/content switching.

 

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of TCP/IP and its routing protocols is desirable.

 

  • Comfortable with most aspects of Linux systems administration; for example, configuration of mail systems, system installation and configuration, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software.

 

Personal Attributes

 

  • Able to solve problems quickly and completely, displaying independent problems solving and self-direction skills.

 

  • Strong communication skills; capable of writing purchase justifications.

 

  • Able to document standard operating procedures in a concise and accurate manner.

 

  • Meticulous about detail.

 

  • Capable of working pro-actively in carrying out day-to-day role with limited need for supervision.

 

  • Foster good working relationships with first-line Customer Support and Development Teams.

 

  • Maintain good working relationships with suppliers.

 

  • Keep abreast of new IT technology.