Senior Security Analyst (CSIRT)

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Hybrid - Any of our hubs - UK
Cyber security
Circa £45,000 negotiable depending on experience
Full Time

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Senior Security Analyst - CSIRT
Salary: Circa £45,000 negotiable depending on experience
Contract: Permanent
Location: Hybrid - flexibility to work from home and at any of our main hubs (London, Bristol, Manchester and Milton Park - Oxfordshire)

Jisc is the UK digital, data and technology agency focused on tertiary education, research, and innovation. We are a not-for-profit organisation with a big ambition to improve lives through education and research by providing hardware, software, and networking solutions.

We operate the Janet Network, which is the UK's national research and education network (NREN). It's also Europe's busiest by keeping eighteen million users in education and research reliably and securely connected.

Join us and your contribution will help us to empower UK universities, colleges, research institutions and wider customers with technology so that everyone prospers.

The team:
Jisc’s Security Operations team safeguards both the Janet Network and Internal security whilst also sharing intelligence and advising our members to keep their own networks safe. Our teams work tirelessly to mitigate attacks and resolve security incidents for the UK's national research and education sectors and partners.

About the role:
A core function of CSIRT is responding to security incidents, working with our members to investigate the issue, and helping them recover as quickly as possible, providing advice on a one-on-one basis as we do so, whether that is to do with malware, phishing, DDoS or any other network or system related incident.

Working within the CSIRT team you will provide an escalation point for Security Analysts, support the Security Lead with Incident Management and with the ongoing development of security systems, helping to generate new mitigations and enhancing the internal security of Jisc to defend against future attacks more effectively.

Day to day activities will include the operation of Jisc’s Security Operations Centre Service, including alert and support ticket triage, recognise the need to escalate, participation in incident handling duties as part of the Janet network CSIRT function, threat detection and analysis, using a range of Jisc-developed and commercial network and security-related tools to gather intelligence, mitigate attacks and provide a SOC and incident response capability.

Key Skills and Experience:
• Operational knowledge and experience of incident response.
• Sound understanding of IT environments and common infrastructure including: Microsoft Stack (Azure, Active Directory), Virtualisation Platforms, Backup Systems & Cloud Platforms.
• Working knowledge of a variety of operating systems, and a good systems administration level of experience.
• Previous experience working in a role as a point of escalation.
• Ability to communicate effectively with a range of security professionals and to simplify complex technical issues.
• Active Directory hardening knowledge.
• Working knowledge of TCP/IP and other related Internet protocols.

You will need to be able to participate in an agreed extended working period, currently 08:00-18:00 up to a total of 35 hours per week and be available on call. On-call duties outside of working hours may be required, however are not expected at present.

All roles within our Jisc Cyber Security team require employees to have enhanced background screening checks which include but are not limited to, financial and unspent criminal record checks.
Some roles may also require full UK Security Check (SC) clearance and you should have resided in the UK for the past 5 years and be willing to undertake this process. You must be able to hold UK security clearance.

Please refer to the job description for full details.

Don’t meet every single requirement?
We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box, but we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. So, if you can do most of what we’re looking for, go ahead and apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles!

Why work for us?
At Jisc, everyone plays a key role and gets the chance to feel part of it, that to us is the definition of a meaningful career. We want to create a culture of lifelong learning. You can look forward to a rewarding job with opportunities to develop and make a real difference to the education and research sectors.

We believe a balance between your personal and professional life is essential to your happiness and fulfilment. We work flexibly at Jisc and focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. Our hybrid working policy is flexible, and the frequency of time spent in your nominated office will vary across teams and job roles.

Take a look at our fantastic benefits! We offer:
• Flexible work pattern, which can adapt to suit your schedules and personal commitments
• 31 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) that includes an additional three closure days over Christmas
• A generous pension scheme
• A range of leave options, including parental leave, 3 days volunteer leave per annum and even career breaks
• A generous budget to support you with external learning and Continuous professional development
• Allocated allowance of up to £250 to equip your home office
• A company culture which supports and promotes personal learning and development, including access to thousands of courses on LinkedIn Learning
• Mental health first aid trained staff and supportive environment
• Financial well-being support
• The opportunity to donate to charity tax-free with our Payroll Giving benefit
• A wide range of discounts from retailers and big-name high-street stores
• Cycle to work scheme
• Employee recognition awards and travel loans
• Additional Flexible benefits include Holiday Buying - Purchase 1-5 days’ additional holiday per annum, Healthcare Cashplan, Electric Car Lease Scheme and option to purchase SmartTech

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We celebrate diversity, embrace our differences, through our culture and employee networks and know that this is critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we’re inclusive and we are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. Striving to be best in practice, we are working hard to achieve progressive change. ‘Always inclusive’ is one of our six guiding principles - a principle which actively encourages acceptance of differences within individuals.

We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, class, citizenship, marital status, disability, neurodivergence, trans status, veteran status, or gender identity.

Application process:
Please do let us know what reasonable adjustments you need made to the application or selection process so you can do your best. We will be happy to help you.

Just so you know, we review CVs as soon as we can and aim to provide an update on your application within 4 weeks of receiving it. However, you may hear from us a lot sooner, so please keep an eye out for our emails or calls!

We advertised this role on 03/06/2024.