Technical Security Specialist
Birmingham, West Midlands (with hybrid working)
Set up under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission is committed to safeguarding the public against any detrimental impact brought about by gambling. We do this by keeping crime out, protecting children and vulnerable people and ensuring the commercial gambling industry is run fairly and openly. We work with the legal system, the public health system, community groups and the industry itself to understand how we can protect the interests of as many people as possible, as effectively as possible.
We have an exciting new opportunity for a Technical Security Specialist to join our team in Birmingham where you be responsible for securing the Commission’s IT infrastructure and ensuring the Commission’s systems are robust and kept secure.
- Salary of c£43,000 per annum
- Civil service pension, with an employer contribution rate of 27.1%
- Flexible working
- Hybrid working, specific guidelines are to be agreed with line manager
- 26 days holiday and option to buy up to five days extra annual leave
Joining us means joining a dynamic, high-profile sector and being at the cutting edge of regulation, where the work you do has a real impact on people’s lives.
It also means joining an organisation that is inclusive, that respects work-life balance and is completely dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential. Whether that’s through flexible working, really understanding how you work best or exposing you to real opportunities to challenge yourself, if you’re passionate about making your mark on the industry and on society, then we will help you do that.
As a Technical Security Specialist, you will be responsible for securing and maintaining the Commission’s IT infrastructure under minimal supervision through a proactive programme of maintenance, patching and being aware of existing, new and emerging technologies and threats.
You will also participate in regular IT health checks and work with the Digital and IT teams to remediate any issues raised. You will utilise products in the Microsoft Defender suite and toolsets from the National Cyber Security Centre to monitor and ensure our systems are secure and act upon any recommendations from these services and from internal or external audit activities.
Your role will also involve:
- Keeping abreast of published findings from agencies such as the NCSC and the National Crime Agency (NCA)
- Recommending changes to ensure the Commission’s systems remain secure
- Providing a strong focus on solutions with cloud first and security considerations being prioritised
- Ensuring any IT activities carried out meet the operational requirements of the Commission and that they adhere to the Commission’s business continuity and security accreditation arrangements
- Contributing to the delivery of the Commission’s business plan, offering feedback and ideas for continuous improvement
- Writing and maintaining IT documentation, ensuring that it is relevant and kept up to date for various audiences
To be considered as a Technical Security Specialist, you will need to have demonstrable in-depth experience in the following:
- Microsoft Azure stack IaaS and PaaS workloads including Azure AD, Microsoft Endpoint Manager
- Microsoft 365 Defender platform, Security and Compliance
- Email security (SPF, DKIM, DMARC)
- Identity Management (AD, AAD, ADFS, SAML)
- Windows 10, Windows Server and Hyper-V architecture including security, resilience and performance considerations
- Microsoft Active Directory including DNS, ADCS and Group Policy
- Microsoft deployment and management technologies including System Center Endpoint Manager and Operations Manager, image design and deployment
-Windows security considerations including server hardening, resilience, patching and performance considerations
- Mobile device management (Intune), security and compliance
- Emerging threat landscapes
- SIEM and event logging
The closing date for this role is 10th February 2023.
Other organisations may call this role IT Security Engineer, IT Security Analyst, Infrastructure Security Engineer, System Security Engineer, or System Security Specialist.
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We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.
As the regulator of the National Lottery, there are some roles within the Commission that are prohibited from playing the National Lottery. This does not affect your family playing. We will let you know at interview if the role you have applied for is on the Prohibited List.
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