Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work Working to deliver alpha security tooling: Monitoring, Threat Intelligence. Scaling of our engineering capabilities.
Latest start date Monday 26 June 2017
Expected contract length 18 weeks
Location London
Organisation the work is for Government Digital Service (GDS) part of the Cabinet Office

About the work

About the work
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Who the specialist will work with You will be working within a core team of security specialists including: security engineers, security architect, security operations, security analyst, security intelligence anlyst, ethical hacker. The wider ‘matrix managed’ team that is made up of tech architects, developers, user support managers, product managers, delivery managers and the Enabling Delivery and Support team.
What the specialist will work on Monitoring, Threat Intelligence. Scale our engineering capabilities by taking on business as usual work: – managing our internal KPI -Work with external suppliers, such as penetration testers, to ensure the integrity of the systems -Cyber Sec Ops Engineering as directed. Alpha Deliverables: – Build and deploy Security Operations environments – Build additional monitoring capability for specific products using AWS alongside existing teams – Set up monitoring on new product(s) – Perform gap analysis and build on attack trees and threat feeds for specific products.

Work setup

 
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Address where the work will take place Government Digital Service Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH until July 2017. then Whitechapel building, Aldgate, London from July 2017.
Working arrangements Onsite, co-located with the core team. There may be some need for travel to other government/third parties for reference visits – only when needed. We would like the person to start as soon as possible. The latest start date to allow for any delays in the procurement process is 26th June 2017.
Security clearance SC clearance

Skills and experience

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Essential skills and experience ·         At least 2 years Significant experience of system operational security, network and/or application security

·         At least 2 years Significant experience of system operational security, network and/or application security

·         At least 2 years Knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques

·         At least 2 years Analytic skills to understand security implications of technical events

·         At least 2 years Extensive troubleshooting and research skills with a positive and proactive approach to customer service and getting things done

·         At least 2 years Strong experience working in an operational role in a secure environment

·         At least 2 years Knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)

·         Minimum 2 years Strong scripting skills in at least one of the following is highly desirable: Ruby, Python, shell (bash, ksh, csh). Working knowledge of Java would be an advantage

·         At least 2 years Working knowledge of Linux

Nice-to-have skills and experience ·         At least 2 years Experience of working within a software development team/writing code

·         At least 2 years Experience of managing security in an environment with frequent change

·         At least 2 years CEH, CISSP, SANS/GIAC or CREST certifications or other security certifications

·         At least 2 years Technical qualification or experience in low level software, network security, malware analysis, penetration testing or vulnerability discovery and mitigation

·         At least 2 years penetration testing, network security monitoring or incident response experience

·         At least 2 years Experience supervising technical specialists

·         At least 2 years Experience of configuration management processes and tools – eg Puppet or Chef

·         At least 2 years Experience of working with IaaS

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