IT Security Engineer

University of Reading - Information Techonology

The Information Technology department at the University of Reading is looking to expand its provision of information security services, to meet the future needs of the University, by building a security capability within the Infrastructure Services team.

The role of IT Security Engineer is to provide expert security guidance to the wider Core Systems Team as well as the wider department and ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets. The objective being to take responsibility for high quality service delivery.

You will have:

  • Security certification (e.g. CISM)
  • Knowledge of security principles for core IT infrastructure
  • Knowledge of security frameworks (e.g. Cyber Essentials or ISO27001)
  • Experience in securing core centralised storage, server and services within a large and complex environment
  • Proven ability to manage a variety of security systems and services

The University of Reading is an exciting and vibrant place to work where there are opportunities to get involved with a wide variety of work, from corporate systems to high profile research groups, and from the museums and archives to a working farm. The University offers a generous holiday allowance of 26 days, and 6 days of extended closure around Christmas and Easter. There is a good pension scheme, onsite gym and childcare and a vibrant community offering the opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of interests.

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Informal contact details
Contact role: Core Systems Manager
Contact name: Kevin Mortimer
Contact phone: 0118 378 2791
Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Assistant Director
Contact name: Anton Lawrence
Contact phone: 0118 378 4531
Contact email:

Closing date: 13 August 2017
Interview date: 21 August 2017

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

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