Cyber Security Engineer

Posted 07/05/2024 by Omni RMS

L3, Liverpool, Merseyside

Cyber Security Engineer

Business Area: IT

Place of Work: Liverpool

Contract Type: Permanent

When you join USS, the size and scale of our pension scheme means you will have numerous opportunities to learn and develop your career. Given our size you'll have real autonomy and influence as you collaborate closely with a wide-ranging team of experts.

About the role

In your role as Cyber Security Engineer you will make a meaningful and valued contribution from the outset. This role will provide a great opportunity to play an integral part in ensuring that all USS systems are Securely implemented and maintained.

​They will have a strong awareness of the cyber security threat landscape, SIEM tools, firewalls and boundary controls coupled with excellent troubleshooting and investigating skills. They will have a comprehensive understanding of threat analysis and cyber threat intelligence, the ability to look at complex threats and be confident
regarding forensic analysis and surrounding techniques.

What you will be doing

As a trusted part of the IT you will be responsible for:

  • Support, maintain, develop, and govern all security platforms (e.g., SIEM, NAC, Firewalls) to ensure robust security infrastructure
  • Respond to security incidents, alerts, and exceptions following established procedures
  • Conduct advanced analysis of network, endpoint, and logs to identify and remediate security incidents
  • Generate regular vulnerability reports to demonstrate compliance and security posture
  • Track cyber threats, analyse data, and take action to mitigate identified risks
  • Provide support for vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, and compliance monitoring
  • Lead remediation efforts for system vulnerabilities through patching and updates across platforms
  • Integrate security into BAU processes and develop standardised procedures
  • Collaborate with internal teams to maintain acceptable security posture and certifications
  • Stay proactive in addressing emerging threats, gathering information to ensure security status, and engage with stakeholders for effective communication and prioritisation of work

About you

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they don't tick every box, if you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, then please apply, regardless of whether you meet all the requirements outlined in this profile.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Strong experience and knowledge of using Security Information and Event Management tools
  • Strong experience and knowledge of implementing and supporting Network Access Control
  • Strong experience and knowledge of advanced detection and response systems
  • Familiarity with security vulnerabilities, exploits, malware, and digital forensics
  • Strong understand of Network, Data Centre and WebApp security
  • Strong understanding of the cyber threat landscape
  • Experience conducting analysis/investigation and containment of potential data breaches or cyber security incidents
  • Experience and knowledge of implementing and supporting Next Gen Firewalls
  • Fundamental understanding of Enterprise IT technologies such as Wintel OS & Services, Networking and Cloud Concepts

Why join us?

How we will reward you

  • Great starting salary
  • Generous annual leave package
  • Access to a high quality pension scheme provided through Universities Superannuation Scheme
  • Supportive people policies (including enhanced occupational sickness pay and family friendly pay)
  • Financial contributions towards your personal development to help you maintain your physical and mental wellbeing
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing services i.e., private healthcare, discounted gym membership
  • Learning and development opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and talent
  • Employee Volunteer Day’s to support the communities where you work and live
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Our culture and values

Our people are what makes us different. We work together to create a diverse and inclusive culture that embraces individuality, where people are welcomed and feel comfortable in the knowledge that they can be themselves. Our purpose firmly states the importance of members, putting them ‘front and centre’ of what we do. This is embedded through our values:

- Integrity

- Collaboration

- Excellence

About us

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) was established in 1974 as the principal pension scheme for universities and higher education institutions in the UK. We work with around 330 employers to help build a secure financial future for more than 528,000 members and their families. We are one of the largest pension schemes in the UK, with total assets of around £75.5bn (at 31 March 2023). To find out more, please visit the USS website.

USSL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to ensure our recruitment process is as flexible and inclusive as possible so we can attract diverse candidates and recruit the best talent.

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