Security Engineer

Up to £52,000 depending on experience
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Job description

About your new role
Reporting to the Technical Implementation Manager, you will be responsible for providing excellent IS Security support for the business.You will be working at a technical level across a range of security technologies ensuring that through good communication, effective processes and procedures and excellent documentation we help the business continue with its success.

Key Duties & Responsibilities
Tuning preventative and detective security systems in response to emerging threats.
Scheduling vulnerability scans, interpreting results, undertaking and/or monitoring any remedial actions.In co-ordination with an external supplier, investigation of security incidents to determine route cause, ensuring the timely and accurate communication of incidents to relevant teams, and the co-ordination of remediation activities.
Scheduling penetration tests and take ownership of the resulting remedial actions.
Escalation point for the Service Desk and Return to Service teams on security issues
Developing day-to-day operational IT procedures to maintain and improve our security position
Performing regular security and configuration checks, and capturing associated metrics
Delivering technical projects of work to improve internal systems and processes
Research and learn about new technologies and threats to ensure security controls are current and optimal
Be responsible for the timely creation and maintenance of quality documentation for both users and IT colleagues
Ensure that all queries are dealt with in a professional, timely and appropriate manner
Work with the IS Support Manager and other IS Managers to identify trends and proactive improvement opportunities and make IT operations more efficient
Keep own skills up to date, developing a depth or breadth of knowledge in an appropriate area through learning and practice
Present a pleasant, helpful and professional demeanour when dealing with business and customers
Hours will be as required to undertake the role, including the scheduling and attendance of works outside normal working hours.
Carry out ad-hoc site visits to Weightmans offices outside Liverpool, as and when required
Undertake any other duties commensurate with the post.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

About You
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience (requirement to fulfil role responsibilities)

Strong experience in a role such as Security, System or Network Engineer.
Experience working withMicrosoft Windows Server, Active Directory and associated solution stack.
Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) solutions
Firewall/Web Content Filtering solutions.
Federated Identity Solutions for cloud/SaaS applications.
Web server software such as Microsoft IIS.
Anti-malware solutions such as Defender ATP.A strong working understanding and experience of the following with the following security areasInfrastructure
SecurityWeb Application
SecurityActive Directory
Strong individual and team working skills with good self-motivation and the ability to work with minimal supervision
A business and customer focus, with constant awareness of trying to match the department's expectation of IS.
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of users, suppliers and technical staff in a patient and helpful manner
Excellent written communication skills; ability to document user guides, write procedures, reports etc.

Have prior experience working within an IS ment aligned to ITIL principles
Scripting and automation knowledge.

If you meet our criteria and think this is a job where you could bring enthusiasm and commitment, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Why work for us
Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2021 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK.The independent research showed "Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation."We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where everyone in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.Work for a firm where people matter - work for Weightmans.

As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;

28 days' annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)
Agile / working from home including provision of home office equipment*
Healthcare cover/ Medicash
Pension plan
Life Insurance 4 x salary
Interest free travel loan scheme
Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service
Discounted gym membership
Discounted dental scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Offers & discounts
Great reward and recognition scheme

*there are a small number of roles that cannot be performed from home, your Recruitment Adviser can confirm.

Please note Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.We are open to part time/job share applicants. Recruitment agencies (PSL /non-PSL)Weightmans operates a strict 'preferred supplier list' (PSL) and is committed to working closely with the recruitment agencies that feature on that list. As such, Weightmans does not accept speculative or unsolicited CVs, profiles or any other introductions from both our PSL and non-PSL agencies. If a PSL or non-PSL agency chooses to submit a speculative or unsolicited CV, profile or introduction without instruction from a member of Weightmans' recruitment team, we will reserve the right to treat the introduction as a gift and contact the candidate directly without accepting or entering into the agency's terms nor being liable for a recruitment fee.Eligibility to work in the UKEligibility to work in the UK will be verified in the final stages of the selection process. All candidates must either already have a right to work in the UK before commencing employment, or meet the Home office criteria for Visa sponsorship. Candidates who require sponsorship should evaluate the Home Office eligibility criteria for a Skilled Worker visa before applying.

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