IT Infrastructure Security Lead

Job Description

Duties include:
Works in partnership with local stakeholders and Group Information Security to align processes and requirements. Updates and delivers status of security initiatives; develops plan to remediate gaps, and supports audit initiatives
Act as security lead on multiple projects simultaneously. Ensure that project objectives are delivered on time and meet stakeholder expectations for quality
Ensure that all infrastructure components are fully supportable and secure
Pro-actively identify areas of the infrastructure for improvement and develop project plans and drive the execution of these plans to ensure project success. Provide practical support/systems engineering for improving the maturity and function of the infrastructure. Report on identified risks
Act as an expert in multiple technology areas, conducting reviews and initiating change in order to contribute to continuous improvement of services to internal and external customers. Provide subject matter expertise, evaluating proposals and recommending available solutions. Provide specialist advice to address specific security queries from colleagues and internal clients and design/develop and deliver appropriate solutions, in line with policies and processes and regulatory requirements
Coordinates implementation and support of processes, supplier interactions, application security, and incident response and ensure processes are documented
Ensure business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities

Skills and experience required:
Higher education qualification
Relevant professional experience in IT Infrastructure and Information Security
Demonstrable Cisco (LAN/WAN), VMware (ESXi), Security (Checkpoint, Cisco ASA) and Microsoft (Server 2012/2016, Active Directory) skills are essential for the role
Qualifications such as Certified Security Analyst, Certified Ethical Hacker, Citrix Netscaler, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, CISSP, CISM, Cisco Security, Checkpoint, ITIL are preferred but not essential
Palo Alto experience preferred but not essential
Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills
Strong knowledge of information security concepts and current information security trends and practices
Proactive self starter and able to work autonomously
Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills
Track record of successfully implementing new technology into complex IT infrastructure
Desire to provide excellent customer service