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Cyber Security Engineer (Financial Services)

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My client, an international Hedge Fund, are looking for a Cyber Security Engineer to join their team in London. Please note that this role will require you to be in the office 4 days a week.

About the Cyber Security Engineer Role:

You would support the Cyber Security Manager and the company's cyber security strategy and will work closely with the other technology teams and business areas. You must be pragmatic enjoy challenges and be keen to learn. Be adaptable and level headed in pressure situations. A problem solver with a love of technology, with a desire to learn new concepts and applications quickly. The role requires supporting staff located globally in a dynamic environment where business and priorities will react to market requirements & trading priorities. Risk assessment and operational effectiveness are key whilst maintaining a pragmatic approach to the security vs convenience balance.

Role expectations:

  • Lead with ongoing improvement of Cyber Security tooling, configuration (best practise), identify gaps for improvement
  • Manage and Respond to Alerts from multiple sources, e.g. generated by tooling reports & emails.
  • Threat Hunting - Investigate root cause of security alerts and issues, covering core technologies
  • Create training and phishing campaigns to assess staff capability
  • Support and engage with infrastructure teams to progress analysis and mitigations
  • Ability to determine and prioritise own workload, self-motivated, good communicator
  • Lead security assessments of 3rd party tools, network infrastructure, hosts and applications - ability to enumerate hosts and services, packet captures
  • Identify gaps in security, Research and recommend improvements, Review new toolsets for use within the company, exploit/security testing
  • Lead and create training program for all staff • Facilitate external security testing and mitigation (Pen testing)
  • Occasional Weekend working onsite, regular out of hours alert/email monitoring, BCP and Cyber Incident Simulation
  • Lead due diligence of 3rd party services to assist business with purchasing decisions, security testing applications • Lead responses to external audits and DDQs
  • Create appropriate documentation, for internal department and business use
  • Create summary reports on monthly basis for senior management • Annual Review and update of Security policies and process
  • Ability to interpret and convey complex security issues to non-technical staff
  • Engagement with Vendors for products assessment, proof of concepts, cost effectiveness Experience required:
  • 5 years minimum experience in a Cyber Security Engineer or equivalent role
  • Cyber qualifications such as CEH, CISSP, OSCP or equivalent
  • Experience of IT System Administration of Linux and Windows technologies
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Class infrastructure technologies
  • Demonstrate understanding of TCP/IP + Firewalls technologies
  • Demonstrate Linux/Windows command line for reviewing processes, service state, network activity, restarting services.
  • Deep Understanding of wider Technologies around Server, Desktop, Storage, Network, Database, F/Walls, SaaS, Virtual Machines.
  • Experience of Advanced Threat Protection / Behavioral Analytics Tooling • Demonstrate understanding of security issues announced in the industry, threat actors, and interpret appropriate response/activity based on risk and impact • Demonstrate Knowledge of running exploits/penetration testing for assessment of our own tools and infrastructure.
  • Experience of incident management process, vulnerability assessment and management • Demonstrate Understanding of DLP, IPS, Endpoint, anti-malware, Sandbox, Vulnerability scanners
  • Demonstrate understanding of Mail security controls
  • Understanding of common methods of attack, from phishing to insider threats
  • TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switching - an understanding of the fundamentals: the language, protocols used and underpinning technologies of the internet
  • Experience working in a Financial or Critical Production environment • Experience of forensics - investigation and analysis of how and why a breach or other compromise occurred • Scripting in at least one of bash, python or powershell

If the above is of interest please do apply to this role or call me on 0207 509 8040 to find out more.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Information Technology

Focus: Information Security

Industry: Banking

Salary: £80,000 - £100,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: London

Job Reference: KFICF7-D8CC6C7F

Date posted: 04 June 2024

Consultant: Darius Goodarzi

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