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Senior Computer Security Specialist

University of Oxford - Assurance

Location: Oxford
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 6th October 2021
Job Ref: 153036

Location: Assurance, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford

Salary: Grade 8: £42,149 - £50,296 per annum

The University of Oxford is seeking an experienced information security professional with excellent technical skills to join the University’s security operations function. You will have extensive knowledge of information systems security, undertake independent analysis and research in the field, provide strategic technical advice for decision makers, and educate stakeholders in technical roles in in one of the areas of Linux, Windows or Cloud Security.

You will bring extensive operational experience in operating heterogeneous system landscapes to the OxCERT security team; take a leadership role in the development, and operation of internal systems; and offer expert consultancy across a wide range of University departments, projects, and initiatives.

You will take a leading role in the information security incident response activities to identify threats and respond with the appropriate actions to investigate and remediate.

A key component of the work will be the ownership of the infrastructure operated for the Information Security group. The postholder will be responsible for some of the systems supporting OxCERT security operations function.

You will continuously improve the set-up with a strong focus on automation in collaboration with the Head of Information Security Operations and the OxCERT team.

For this purpose, the postholder is expected to bring prior experience in Linux, Windows or Cloud systems, profound knowledge in managing and configuring industry standard technologies, and excellent programming and automation skills.

Experience in managing information security risk and handling information security would be beneficial, along with a thorough understanding of the broader information security domains. However, if you are a strong expert in one of the three fields and consider a career change, please feel encouraged to apply. OxCERT can provide the required security training for strong candidates.

The post is situated in the Information Security Team whose role it is to ensure the University has the leading-edge IT facilities to support the distinctive needs of those engaged in teaching, learning, research, administration and strategic planning. In addition to the opportunity to work for one of the world’s leading research and educational institutions, the University of Oxford offers range of excellent benefits including training and development opportunities, a generous pension scheme, a range of travel schemes and excellent social and sporting facilities.

While this role is based in our offices in Central Oxford, the successful candidate will be able to work some days each week from home, in agreement with their line manager. This can be discussed further at interview stage.

Please submit your CV and a supporting statement as part of your application.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 6 October, 2021 will be considered.

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