Network Security Engineer - Cumbria An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the IT Department of a UK based global company. They are the manufacturers of Guardian©, the world's most sophisticated banknote substrate. Located on the edge of the Lake District National Park and our employees can enjoy the many opportunities this offers; from mountain climbing, hill running and formal walking challenges to days out or weekend camping, and if this isn't your scene, then you will still benefit from the quality-of-life Cumbria offers. What are we looking for? The Network Security Engineer is responsible to ensure a robust and secure IT environment is maintained through appropriate administration and development as part of the Global IT Security Group. Responsibilities of the role include: Maintain the dedicated networks for production & security systems as part of a global team. Perform diagnostics & analysis of firewalls, routers, switches and associated systems to ensure maximum system reliability & security Maintain and manage Splunk and Splunk ES environments Monitor and maintain technical infrastructure & network traffic to optimize security, performance and efficiency Configuration of firewalls, switches and routers as appropriate Monitor and maintain SD-WAN connectivity between sites Manage PKI distribution and issue/revoke certificates Develop regular penetration testing plan Identify potential threats and vulnerabilities and propose/implement mitigating solutions Strong Network Protocol Knowledge Packet Capture and Analysis Ability to feed threat intel and vulnerability information to the larger IT team Management of a PKI solution · Working Experience with one or more of the following or similar: Palo Alto (PANOS/Panorama) Cisco (IOS/SourceFire/ISE/WLC/PI) Tripwire/Wazuh/OSSEC Qualys/Nessus Splunk/Splunk Enterprise Security As the successful candidate for this role, you should have strong critical information seeking and analytical skills. You will be appropriately qualified with a minimum of 5 years commercial experience. This is not a starter role, you need to be able to demonstrate how you have delivered the majority of the requirements above. What are we offering in return? My client is on a mission to become a Great Place to Work and become employer of choice in the process. They have values which are central to all they do; Grow, Accountability, Collaboration and Integrity and are a very people oriented organisation. The salary for this role will be up to the band median of £47,392, plus on call allowance, depending on relevant experience. In addition to this we offer performance related pay and annual performance bonus so the ability to directly affect your reward is entirely in your hands. Additionally, you will be given 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), the ability to work from home and enjoy flexible working hours. There is a great salary sacrifice pension where the company will match up to 9% of your contribution; income protection and a death in service benefit of four times your salary. A Health Care Cash Plan by Healthshield is provided to cover yourself and all dependent children up to the age of 21 (24 if in full time education). This can be upgraded as desired. and even more benefits.... Big discounts in terms of instant vouchers, re-loadable cards and cash-back at hundreds of high street and online retailers Additional holiday purchase of up to 5 days Wellbeing portal which covers health, fitness and many tasty recipes Cycle to Work Scheme Discounted Gym membership at the gym across the road; handy for those lunchtime sessions Local discounts negotiated by request. Onsite parking If you have the right skills and experience for this role and would like to work for an employer who values their staff, then please apply. These roles do not come around very often. Work remotely:
DevOps Engineer (remote) Are you an experienced DevOps engineer who is ready to step up into a role where your skills, inquisitive nature and tenacity will thrive in an open and tight knit team? Are you looking for an organisation with little or no bureaucracy that is growing and evolving? Then this could be the role for you. My client has an exceptionally strong order book and is investing in its IT team. The company is a leader in its field and has lined up some exciting internal and customer facing projects. The team are close and often work as paired programmers despite being fully remote. They thrive on getting involved with new technologies and actively encourage the learning of new skills in the team. We are seeking a DevOps Engineer to help modernise our codebase, continuous integration and cloud tooling, but also processes and methods. You’ll be surrounded by smart, highly-capable people in a collaborative environment that encourages the sharing of knowledge and experience. You’ll be passionate, have excellent communication & people skills and a desire to find the right technical solution. Key Roles and Responsibilities Develop high standard code to specification using a test-driven development. Develop new tools to automate the application release process and deployment pipeline. Tests releases, updates and enhancements to existing and new applications Writing comprehensive tests to ensure release quality is maintained. Provide build and deploy scripts as part of continuous integration and delivery pipeline. Troubleshoot bugs/ data issues and identify fixes/ subsequent changes. Focus on quality of design and implementation to reduce maintenance overheads. Knowledge and Skills Required Essential skills 5+ years of experience using C#.NET/ ASP.NET MVC/ Web API in a commercial environment. Very strong core coding skills, including OO design, Clean Coding, Testing Techniques Strong understanding of DevOps practices and acted as a technical lead. Proficient in working with end-to-end CI/CD pipeline builds. Desirable skills NHibernate ARM Templates Script OAuth2 / Azure AD Azure API Management
Are you a no-fuss hands-on Infrastructure Support Specialist? Do you want to work as part of a team who get things done and get things right? If so, my client is looking for an Infrastructure Support Specialist who thrives in a fast-paced technology environment. Reporting to the Infrastructure and Support Manager, the role is to give IT Infrastructure support to the client's group of companies. Based in Blackburn, the role requires the following experience and skills; Cisco configuration and troubleshooting Telephony systems experience, preferably Mitel Windows Server stack VMware preferably 6.5 with vSAN experience Excellent MS office skills Support bespoke applications. Ability to do in depth investigation into application faults, tracing down error messages etc. Potential data corrections. Exposure to Sage X3 environments would be an advantage. Flexible approach to problem solving and an ability to “think on your feet” Ability to effectively manage time and prioritise incidents. Approachable and friendly attitude The role is not just about your technical skills, the best candidates will also display the following behaviours and skills; Be an exemplar of customer focus in end user desktop support. Understand the importance of Logging telephone calls into helpdesk system. Be able to prioritise and escalate appropriately. Providing timely updates to business colleagues Be a source or knowledge for junior members of the team. Create knowledge base articles to increase ticket resolution efficiency. Be the Technical Lead IT projects to help the business achieve its strategic goals. Understand the appropriate measures to protect the business from unexpected outages. Ensure you are up to date with current technologies and be able to suggest opportunities to enhance the IT offering to the business. Be an aspirational role model within the team If you feel that you excel in all of the above and want to be part of a close-knit technology team, then please apply online and I will be in touch.