Cyber Security Technologist

University of Nottingham - IT Operations

Location: Kings Meadow Campus

Salary: £22,494 to £26,829 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Are you a passionate IT specialist seeking a position as a Cyber Security Technologist where you will be committed to upholding security principles and UK legislation in a large, global organisation?

The University of Nottingham is one of the top 75 Universities worldwide, having 43,000 students and 5,000 staff with a global reach and campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. The Information Services (IS) department is at the heart of delivering change to this global and increasingly digital community, delivering new modes of educational services as well as transforming back office services.

Job Purpose & Responsibilities

As part of this transforming organisation, IS are seeking to invest in a passionate and driven Cyber Security Technologist who will assume responsibility for monitoring all computer systems connected to the University network in order to identify known vulnerabilities, potential weaknesses, unusual and unauthorised or illegal activity.

The role holder will provide support for the University’s centrally managed anti-virus solution, assist with the installation and testing of security updates for Endpoint Operating Systems, and administer the Email filtering service.

This role will also champion and promote security solutions and secure computing practices across the University. This will involve project participation where Security and Endpoint management is a consideration and the role holders will be expected to work closely with the IT Service Management team to ensure consistent reporting and feedback of security incidents and problems.

Core Skills

  • Educated to HNC level or with equivalent relevant experience
  • Experience supporting central patching solutions
  • Knowledge of legal requirements and best practice in the area of Information Security and the ability to apply them in practice
  • Experience administering a range of desktop and server operating systems
  • Good understanding of Anti-Virus solutions, and the mechanisms prevent and respond to outbreaks
  • Familiarity of networking terminology and services
  • Familiarity with managing Email filtering solutions
  • Awareness of vulnerability scanning techniques

Communication and team-working

  • At ease contributing to project teams and working in environments where adoption of ITIL and Prince2 are best practice
  • Ability to work in a team, to deadlines and under pressure and also to work effectively with minimal support

This is a full time, permanent post. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Aidrian Shelton,email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Interviews are expected to be held at the University of Nottingham on 8 September 2017. Previous applicants need not apply.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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