IT Network Security Specialist – London – 40k – 45k

IT Network Security Specialist – London £40k-45k

The Company

Focus IT has the pleasure with working alongside this Small but well established IT consultancy and reseller that have been providing network security solutions to a wide range of blue-chip clients for more than 15 years. My client is expanding their team in the area of network protection, intrusion detection and protection systems (IDS and IPS), security event management (SIEM) and secure authentication.

The Role

The successful IT Network Security specialist will take on responsibility for meeting customer requirements using a range of products and services. You will provide an element of pre-sales and post-sales support and ensure customer expectations are met in all aspects of delivery maintaining a professional image at all times.
As an IT Security Specialist your main activities will include supporting sales staff on customer-facing activities, including setting up demonstrations and pilot systems. You will work with clients at all stages of a project, including handover and knowledge transfer to client staff. Implementing, tuning and supporting systems, maintaining a current knowledge of relevant products and technology. Although we are looking for a Network Security Specialist the nature of my clients business means that everyone may be involved with penetration testing and other forms of network security consultancy and support from time to time.

The Candidate

You will be highly experience in IT Security with a deep understanding in the area of intrusion protection (IPS), intrusion detection (IDS) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). You will ideally have significant experience of IP networks and a good knowledge of UNIX/Linux and Windows platforms.
As a Network Security Presales specialist you will also have previously been involved in the implementation of security solutions. At the same time, this is not a purely technical role, and the successful candidate must also be comfortable meeting and working with existing and prospective customers. Experience in the following will be advantageous – SIEM products, particularly RSA enVision and IBM QRadar, IDS and IPS, especially IBM Security IPS (formerly Proventia), firewalls, notably Fortinet, penetration testing and related tools such as IBM AppScan, ITIL and similar standards. Apart from these technical skills, successful candidates must have the ability to take on responsibility and work unsupervised in the office and on customer sites. Some travel in the UK will be necessary. As this roles has an element of pre-sales you must be able to communicate to client staff via written reports and presentations and lastly you must be able to work as part of a team.

The Location

The role is based in Middlesex and commutable from, London, Reading, Slough, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.
This role can be known as IT Security Consultant, Network Security Consultant and Network Security engineer.

Please forward CV’s to adam.lamb@focus-it-uk.com or alternatively call 0844 875 9375 for more information.

Salary

£40,000 – £45,000 + plus profit related supplements

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