Systems Specialist – Windows Security

London School of Economics and Political Science - Information Management and Technology

This is a fixed term appointment for 18 months

LSE is a cosmopolitan community in the centre of London focusing on the study of the social sciences. With a centralised delivery model IT Services provides information technology and communications services to 15,000 staff and student users. We are currently looking to recruit a motivated individual to fill a key technical role.

LSE is seeking to recruit an experienced IT systems professional to join the Systems Team to deploy and support a number of Microsoft Windows based enterprise security improvements for LSE’s Windows domain client and server estate.

The candidate will be able to

  • Convey relevant technical and operational information to team colleagues and operational managers as required.
  • Adequately document server and systems configuration in order to comply with relevant IMT, and LSE policies, and/or other regulatory, compliance and disaster recovery best practice.
  • Migrate desktop PC patching to a more reliable automated update mechanism or platform, such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), to provide more robust patch deployment and improved reporting.
  • Evaluate and deploy application vulnerability checking and update management software with the capability to analyse the patching level of applications and generate / push out update bundles.
  • Identify any Windows servers suitable for auto-updating, where not already in place and manage the implementation of auto-updating, with centrally enforced configuration for the auto-updating of Windows servers.
  • Develop and deploy a centrally managed mechanism for disabling out-of-date protocols, e.g. SMB v1, for new and existing servers, and for Windows domain clients.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email  

The closing date for receipt of applications is 8th April 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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