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Cyber Security Engineer

Location:
Brackley
Position:
IT
17 Nov 2020
17 Dec 2020
Contract Type:
Permanent
Reference:
ITCSE-BRAC-1916
Job Advert
Do you have a passion for cyber security and a keen interest in IT? Are you looking for a new challenge? Our IT Team are looking for a Cyber Security Engineer to join the IT team based in Brackley. 
 
Avara has 10 data centres distributed across 8 UK locations running on modern Server & Network architecture with 20+ WAN connected sites and 2000+ users. Currently, a mixture of on premise and Cloud based services support the business functions from Finance through to our Factory Operations teams 24/7.
 
We are a leading supplier of Poultry products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. With ambitious plans for the future, there hasn’t been a more exciting time to join us.
 
Join us as an Cyber Security Engineer and you can be a part of the aspiring team that brings Avara Foods to life.
 
Purpose of the role:
 
As a Cyber Security Engineer you will be the Technical Lead for Cyber Security. As a member of the IT infrastructure team, you will lead IT Security awareness campaigns, promoting best practice around Cyber Security and develop high quality support documentation. 
 
You will focus on identifying gaps in the current IT Security fabric and propose enhancements and work with the team to implement approved solutions. 
 
Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Ensure that all new or existing Security technologies are implemented and maintained following vendor recommendations and industry best practice 
  • Contribute to an information security risk register and assist with internal and external information security audits 
  • Monitor for attacks, intrusions and unusual, unauthorised or illegal activity within the Avara IT estate 
  • Investigate security alerts and work with support teams to increase security skills within IT
  • Manage the remediation of any security non-conformance 
  • Keep up to date with industry trends around IT Security
What we are looking for:
  • A passion for Cyber Security, with a continuous improvement mentality and an eagerness to learn the latest technologies & trends in the IT Security domain
  • Excellent IT skills, including knowledge of computer networks, enterprise storage, virtualisation technologies and cloud computing
  • Experience of contributing to an IT Risk Register 
  • Good working knowledge of various security technologies such as firewalls, anti-virus, web security, email filtering, intrusion prevention technologies and vulnerability scanners.
  • Experience of working in a SOC or SIEM environment is advantageous. 
 It is desirable but not essential that you have:
  • Qualifications such as CISSP, CompTIA Security +, Cisco CCNP
  • Microsoft Security Engineer
A little about us:
We are a leading supplier of chicken and turkey products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 6000 people.
 
The growth of our business is based on providing a high quality, affordable product and delivering great service levels to our customers. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.
 
What’s in it for you?
We are committed to making sure our employees reap rewards of commitment and great performance. As an IT Infrastructure Engineer, you will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.
 
We offer comprehensive training as well as development and career progression opportunities. As an IT Infrastructure Engineer you can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
  • 33 days annual leave
  • Life assurance cover
  • Private Medical Cover 
  • 6% pension contribution
  • Various lifestyle benefits
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.
 
 

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