Security Specialist

Full Time
Job Sector:
IT / Technology
Bristol North / South Gloucestershire
Salary description:
£300 - £400/ day
Start Date:
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Job Title: Security Specialist
Contract - 8 months
Location - Gloucester

Day rate: £300-£400.00p/d via Umbrella

The Opportunity
The Security Specialist will maintain and support the enterprise IT environments and security
technologies to provide a quality service to all the customers of IT. The post holder will be the recognised
point of contact for security troubleshooting and project implementation in the Enterprise Information
Security (EIS) Operations Team within Enterprise IT.
Operating within a federated IT Operating Model, which consists of Enterprise IT (EIT) and Business Unit
IT delivery portfolios, EIT owns, secures, maintains and supports a portfolio of Enterprise IT services and
provides functional leadership and support to the Business Units. EIT aims to deliver the Enterprise IT
services portfolio to the right quality and best value for EDF Energy and its stakeholders.
Day to Day:
Identify and implement enhancements to the services and products provided by the Enterprise
Information Security team to improve service performance and add business value; maintain
documentation and ensuring knowledge sharing with relevant internal teams and support partners.
Oversee and provide second and third line security operations and technical support for
technologies including firewalls, Internet proxies, DLP, PKI, security log and event management
systems and AWS and Azure security environments.
Maintain and inform wider IT communities of known/identified vulnerabilities that need to be
re-mediated, taking responsibility for issues relevant to security operations; Liaise with internal and
external service providers and third parties.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with EDF Energy business functions, enterprise IT
teams and support partners to ensure Enterprise Information Security services are fit for purpose
and add business value.

The Person
Security Specialist with good interpersonal and communication skills including verbal, written and
presentation skills, will thrive in this role. We'll value your existing skills and experience while providing
the opportunity for individuals with an agile approach, and mind set, to develop your
product career.

We're offering an opportunity to be part of EDF Energy's ambitions to help Enterprise IT meet our
customers' needs by implementing, operating and maintaining cost-effective technologies and solutions
required to manage information security risks and enable the business IT services across traditional data
centre and Cloud environments.
What does being a great Security Specialist at EDF Energy mean?:
Agile: Is flexible, can adapt to changing business needs and iterates quickly to continually deliver
Lean: Delivers only what our customers need and continually seeks to remove waste from what we
Passionate: Focused on the customer and what they need, and always strives to go the extra mile.
Team Player: Wins when Enterprise IT wins, and works with the whole team to meet our
Solutions Focused: Never creates barriers to meeting the needs of our customers, always
seeking to find a solution.
Accountable: Steps up to the plate and takes ownership for delivering their objectives and tasks, never
shying away

The Skills
Deep technical knowledge of Operations/Perimeter Security environments and technologies,
including Firewalls, Proxies, DLP and PKI.
Deep technical knowledge of security in AWS and Azure based services.
Ability to understand the technical, contractual and operational aspects of information security and
their relation to business objectives.
Ability to articulate the different forms of threats and vulnerabilities to a range of information
systems and assets (including industrial controls systems).
Hold, or be able to obtain the following: CISSP or CCSP, and AWS Security Specialty (AWS Cloud
Practitioner) or Certified MS Azure Infrastructure and Deployment, or equivalent.
Hold, or be able to obtain Fortinet NSE4 & 5, and Palo Alto Networks PCNSE 8 (or later).
Experience of working in IT functions e.g. Cloud Computing, DevOps, IT Operations, Network
Security Technologies, Client Computing Technologies, Application Architecture, Middleware and
Integration Platforms and Operating Systems.
Experience of working with IT security compliance, risk and governance.
Competitive Salary & Benefits
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a defined contribution pension scheme, a
wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus. Although these
roles are advertised on a full-time basis as standard, flexible working arrangements will be considered

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