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Junior Information Security Engineer

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Recruiter: AJ Bell Business Solutions
Listed on: 16th July 2020
Location: Salford
Salary/Rate: £25000 - £33000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Company Description
AJ Bell is one of the largest providers of online investment platforms and stockbroker services in the UK, with assets under administration exceeding £54.3 billion and more than 282,000 clients. Our award-winning products include AJ Bell Youinvest and AJ Bell Investcentre.
 
Job Description
Purpose of the role
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 the this is maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data that resides upon those systems.
What does the job involve?
The key responsibilities of the role are:

Implementing changes / fixes to address security vulnerabilities identified (e.g. during security scans, penetration tests etc.)
Assessment, planning and co-ordination with other teams regarding patch management activities for internal and third party hosted systems
Monitoring and responding to alerts from security tooling e.g. Endpoint security, email gateway and SIEM
Processing service desk tickets for security matters such as the web gateway and user permissions 
Monitoring external information sources to make recommendations on latest security threats and vulnerabilities

Technical Skills:

Knowledge of network protocols, architecture and information security standards and procedures
Awareness of Security Information Event Management (SIEM) technology
Symantec (or equivalent) endpoint security products, anti-virus and anti-malware solutions
Exposure to email and web gateway solution
Microsoft Server / Desktop operating system experience
Awareness of Cloud security solutions and standards   

Competence, knowledge and skills
Competence

Experience working within recognised Information Security frameworks and best practices.
Experience in a technical role gained in a FS or e-commerce environment.
Willingness to actively seek and assume responsibilities that will introduce efficiencies and improvements the Technology Services team.

 
Knowledge & Skills

Self-motivated, professional, tenacious and enthusiastic
Strong ownership of tasks, attention to detail and following through to conclusion
Ability to challenge approach, strategy and implementation to ensure Information Security in consistently considered and improved
Ability to work under own initiative but to plan & communicate effectively with colleagues and customers
Structured, self-starting, flexible and enjoy working in fast paced environments
Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to plan, organise and follow through on assigned tasks and complete with little or no prompting from management
Ability to learn and develop new skills and take on new challenges
Excellent attention to detail

What we offer:

Dedicated time for proof-of-concepts and assessing new tech
Support to attend conferences, events and meet-ups
Pay-day drinks on our 7th floor roof terrace
Generous holiday allowance, increasing with service and holiday buy and sell
Enhanced maternity and paternity
Death in service cover
Confidential 24/7 365 employee assistance helpline
Free onsite gym and trainer led classes (yoga, Pilates, boxercise, circuits)
Paid volunteering days
Bike loan scheme
Season ticket loan portal
Plus much more

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.

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.