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Technical Lead - Cyber Security

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Recruiter: JISC
Listed on: 19th April
Location: Hybrid
Salary/Rate: £50,000
Salary Notes: Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Technical Lead - Cyber Security
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience
Contract: Permanent
Location: Hybrid - office based with full flexibility to work from home or at any of our hubs - London, Bristol, Manchester and Harwell.

Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors' not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions. We operate shared digital infrastructure and services; negotiate sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers; and provide trusted advice and practical assistance for universities, colleges and learning providers.

We believe in technology for good - in improving lives through education and research. Our people want to make a real change - at Jisc, everyone plays a key role and gets the chance to feel part of it, that to us is the definition of a meaningful career. Being a social enterprise means that no matter how small our individual actions are, the positive impact on our collective is huge.

Our people are at the heart of our success, and everyone plays a key role and gets the chance to feel part of it, that to us is the definition of a meaningful career. Our story will be written by those ready to take on challenges and see them through; the kind of people who never stop learning, celebrating differences and using it to drive better solutions.

You can look forward to a rewarding job with opportunities to develop and make a real difference to the education and research sectors.

The team:
This role is in the Cyber security division which provides cyber security services to our members and customers, ensuring that our capabilities and expertise are applied cost-effectively and imaginatively.

The Office of the CISO consists of a number of teams, including managed security services, professional services, Infrastructure and critical services and incident response. The team is responsible for developing and maintaining the infrastructure and systems that support Jisc's security services and teams enabling the security of Jisc's Janet network: a high-speed network for the UK research and education community.

About you:
We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can't tick every box but we realise the ‘perfect candidate' doesn't exist. So, if you can do most of what we're looking for, go ahead and apply. You could be exactly what we need!

We are looking for:
Experienced in managing networked security solutions such as next generation firewalls, IDS platforms, threat intelligence platforms
Strong background in system administration
Knowledge or experience of working with any of the following technologies/vendors would be particularly beneficial: Palo Alto, Juniper, Dell, IXSystems, Infoblox, Gitlab, MongoDB, Redis, Azure, AWS, Ceph, RoCE, iSCSI
Fluency in one or more scripting languages, such as Python
Ability to work independently and pro-actively to identify and propose improvements and solve potential problems

About the role:
Jisc is developing its portfolio of managed security services for its members and customers. The filtering services will deploy both central and local filtering solutions for firewalling and web filtering. This role is the technical lead on Jisc's side acting as the trusted point between customers and a third party vendor providing the managed firewall service

Other responsibilities will include:
Provide expert advice on filtering services from Jisc including firewall deployment as part of the pre and post-sales processes
Coordinate with the service deployment team on scoping and on-boarding processes to ensure all customers get off to the right start
Develop a trusted advisor relationship with all stakeholders within our membership and customer base as well as third party suppliers
Serve as customer advocate, including collecting customer feedback on product needs, understanding customer and industry trends and articulating those back to the business
Advise and oversee customer growth, training and development of best practices to continually drive business value and return on the customer's investment.
Be the single point of contact and escalation for the customer

You can find out more about the managed firewall and routing service project that will explore the requirement for a Jisc-managed solution to firewall and routing on campus and Jisc Cyber Security by following the links below:

https://www.jisc.ac.uk/rd/projects/managed-firewall-and-routing-service
https://www.jisc.ac.uk/cyber-security

Why work at Jisc:
We want to make sure our people have the flexibility they need to balance their personal lives and do well at work. So, we focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working, including flexible hours and working from home.

At Jisc we offer hybrid working so you have the flexibility to work from home or if you prefer, from any of our offices. At times you may be required to attend meetings, and you can work in the office as little or as often as you like, frequency can also be dependent on your role requirements.

We're always learning and developing. All our people have access to a huge variety of learning resources to help them achieve this.

Our benefits are great too. We offer:
25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and three additional days Christmas closure) and flexible agile working
A range of health and wellbeing benefits, including access to wellbeing support
The option to join a generous pension scheme
A wide range of discounts, a cycle scheme, financial wellbeing savings and season ticket loans, as well as a range of other benefits
We also offer generous parental leave arrangements, career breaks and volunteer leave

Connecting with each other is easy, thanks to our technology but getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can. Our main offices are Bristol, London, Harwell and Manchester, so you may need to travel on occasion.

Other stuff you need to know:
At Jisc we celebrate diversity and know that it is critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we're inclusive. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you.

If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, let us know. We will be happy to help.

Just so you know, we review CVs as we receive them, and interview as soon as we have applications that look like a good match (usually within a week). We don't use closing dates. So, please apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this role. We advertised this role on 08/04/2022.