IT Security Engineer

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About the course

IRC100669 - IT Security Engineer

£35,000 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)


We’re looking for an IT Security Engineer to help us take a proactive, hands on approach to security operations. You’ll be working with the immediate security operations team as well as the wider IT teams such as information security and service managers.

We’re looking for an engineer who enjoys threat hunting, who has experience responding to incidents and alerts and who works well with others. A willingness to continually learn and share knowledge is a must, as the world of cyber security is a forever changing landscape. Our team need to continually grow and adapt to mitigate these threats.

This is an opportunity for you to enhance the National Trust’s approach to cyber security and for you to grow professionally.

Currently the team is working remotely. Once COVID restrictions ease, you’ll need to be in our Head Office in Swindon on average one/two days per week.

What it's like to work here

We’re bigger than you think, we’re more complicated than we appear and we’re larger scale than you’d imagine. We’ve got passionate people in all our teams, and we’ve got so much more we want to achieve. We’re for ever, for everyone and we really mean that. We don’t want to stop at 5.5 million members and we want everyone to feel welcome and enjoy access to our places, so we need to reach new audiences in ways that are meaningful and relevant to them without losing the hearts and minds of those that are already with us.

Our central head office Heelis, is situation in Swindon, Wiltshire. We're well placed, with ample parking nearby, a shopping outlet with plenty of options for places to eat, and the town centre only a 10 minute walk away. Alternatively you can enjoy our open plan atrium space for lunch times, with our internal café available every day.

What you'll be doing

Working with a high-performing, dedicated security operations team, you’ll be an integral part of the team providing support for cyber incidents and alerts. You’ll continually enhance our existing security tooling alongside looking for ways to implement new technology. You’ll be identifying process improvement opportunities and ways to automate actions where possible to allow the team more time to develop other areas of cybersecurity.

You’ll be developing strong relationships across the organisation as well as externally with strategic support partners, and 3rd party vendors who provide the security tooling in use at The National Trust. This engagement ensures not only the safety of data and systems on-prem but data and systems, hosted and supported in other geographic locations. With the general push towards more SaaS, PaaS and IaaS solutions it’s imperative to work with internal security teams e.g., Information Security and DPO teams to ensure the organisation is kept safe from cybercriminal activity.

Who we're looking for

To succeed in this role, you’ll need:

  • Experience or knowledge of how to monitor, analyse and manage alerts and incidents generated by a variety of security tools
  • Ability to threat hunt to ensure the ongoing safety of the organisation
  • Good understanding of the threat landscape and knowledge around common attacks
  • Work with a wide variety of security tooling from various vendors e.g. Cisco and Microsoft
  • Experience of vulnerability management and ability to keep track and work with internal and external teams to ensure vulnerabilities are managed
  • Have a proactive nature, offer up suggestions or improvements to the team
  • Ability to take the lead on assigned tasks, meeting engagements, team updates etc
  • Have knowledge of or working towards being able to support a SIEM tool
  • Research new threats and build detections where applicable
  • Good knowledge of security tools for DMARC/DKIM, DLP, CAS, AV/Malware etc
  • Understanding of Threat Intelligence from both open source and commercial sources
  • Experience with KQL or the willingness to learn KQL
  • Relevant certifications such as CompTIA CySA +, Sec +, Microsoft Security Fundamentals etc will be beneficial.

The package

Benefits for working at the National Trust:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Generous annual leave
  • Subsidised health cash plan
  • Free 24-hour support service
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Training & Development tailored to you
  • Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you.



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