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Information Security Analyst

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Recruiter: AJ Bell Business Solutions
Listed on: 12th May
Location: Manchester
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

We are actively recruiting an Information Security Analyst to support the IT Risk & Security Manager in managing and reporting the Information Security Risks faced by Technology Services (TS) in delivering AJ Bell's systems and services. Key to this is maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data that resides upon those systems.

Additionally, this role will be responsible for coordinating and responding to activities affiliated with external/internal IT audits as well as due diligence exercises requested by our external business partners and those we perform on our suppliers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assessment, planning and co-ordination of patch management activities for internal systems and hardware
  • Overseeing vulnerability scanning to confirm the effectiveness of patching
  • Assessing and recommending server hardening activities to be completed by the Infrastructure and Service Delivery teams
  • Undertaking risk profiling of AJ Bell's information and technology assets
  • Supporting and advising on projects and change initiatives to ensure that there is no negative impact on our security posture
  • Supporting the administration of email and web gateways
  • Monitoring external information sources to make recommendations on latest security threats and vulnerabilities that affect our technical estate

Essential experience, knowledge and skills:

  • Strong understanding and knowledge of Information Security risk management tools and techniques
  • Experience of Information Security standards and frameworks
  • Awareness and understanding of the Information Security threat landscape
  • Understanding of Information Security solutions e.g. email / web gateways, SIEM, Endpoint protection etc.
  • Knowledge/experience working with firewalls is highly advantageous
  • Awareness of Cloud security solutions and standards is highly advantageous
  • Experience working within recognised Information Security frameworks and best practices such as ISO27001, NIST etc.
  • Experience in an Information Security role gained in a financial services or e-commerce environment is preferred
  • Ability to challenge approach, strategy and implementation to ensure Information Security is consistently considered and improved
  • Structured, self-starting, flexible and enjoy working in fast-paced environments
  • Ability to plan, organise and follow through on assigned tasks and complete with little or no prompting from management

Other Information:

AJ Bell is one of the largest providers of online investment platforms and stockbroker services in the UK, with assets under administration exceeding £48.3 billion and more than 262,000 clients. Our award-winning products include AJ Bell Youinvest and AJ Bell Investcentre. We have our head office in Manchester, as well as a Media office in London.

In return we will provide all the training and support you need in order to develop within your role. 

Our EQ4 office design is centred on delivering agile and collaborative working spaces that enable us to deliver a first class service to our customers. As well as state-of-the-art work areas, the office also has its own gym, relaxed break-out zones, a roof terrace, a dining area and a lounge which transforms into a bar for staff once a month.

There are opportunities for growth and professional development for members wanting to progress within their career including induction training and our study support scheme which is part of our benefits package.

At AJ Bell you can expect a friendly working environment with a strong sense of team work, we have a great sense of pride in what we do and this is reflected in our guiding principles.

There is an active programme of social events throughout the year which are open to all employees.

You will also have access to free onsite gym with a range of classes.

In return for your hard work you will be entitled to:

  • 24 days holiday increasing up to 30 days with length of service, plus bank holidays
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Paid study support for qualifications
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity scheme
  • Bike loan
  • Season ticket loan portal
  • Discounted PMI and Dental
  • Free onsite gym and classes
  • Holiday buy/sell scheme
  • Free social events
  • Plus much more

If interested, please click the Apply Now button! 

Contact Name: Paula Wharrier
Reference: TJ/9080/AJB12052020
Job ID: 2824997

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