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Security Operations Specialist

Date: Apr 15, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID137993BR
Job TitleSecurity Operations Specialist
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionSolutions & Digital
Service LineSolutions & Digital
Service Line InformationSolutions & Digital services the broader Firm through delivery of core technology and managed services capabilities, collaboration and innovation development services and building our Alliances network.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
The Team
Solutions and Digital is a division of KPMG UK that develops and delivers innovative, technology-enabled solutions to solve clients’ complex business problems.
Here in the Security Operations team, we are tasked with keeping these solutions safe and sound on a day to day basis, and we are good at it! But we could be even better..
And that’s why we are seeking a passionate and adaptive specialist to join our awesome Security Operations team and help get stuck in with monitoring and developing the day to day security of the Solutions and Digital division of KPMG.

The Job
The person we are looking for will look after the Security Operations team as a senior connection point for junior team members but also as a deputy for the Security Operations Team Leader.

What we are looking for from you:
- You will also help the Security Operations Team Leader to develop continued improvement of the overall security posture.
- You will be calm and collected in high pressure situations, able to navigate through complex security problems to find a root cause or balanced outcome.
- You’ll help maintain the protective controls in place across the estates day to day and ensure action is taken in areas of high risk.
- You’ll help the team be well prepared for all types of incidents, and that we learn from any incidents to prevent reoccurrences.
- You will be an escalation point in particularly complex security incidents so you need to know your way around information systems pretty well.
- You’ll be skilled in writing a range of documentation, ranging from processes and procedures to reports, and have an eye for details and be able to convert tech talk in to normal language.
- Accountable for infrastructure change as a member of the Change Advisory Board (CAB).

The Person
What you’ll have done before
- You will have worked for ideally 2 years’ in a Security Operations role.
- You will have worked for ideally 5 years’ experience in a technology role that incorporates security; preferably infrastructure or service desk orientated.
- You will have hands on technical skills; able to walk through network and system logs to extract information and able to understand the security impact of change brought to our CAB
- You’ll have used a variety of security tooling across the spectrum, both in implementing them and maintaining them, covering things like IPS/IDS, AV, SIEM tools, Vulnerability Scanning.
- You’ll have had experience and understanding of Public or Private Cloud technologies, examples being AWS and VMware NSX.
- You’ll have spent time learning to gain Information Security certifications, especially with a cloud-focus.
- You’ll have worked to give detailed yet to the point messages to a range of stakeholders, technical and not technical.
Certs you’’ll ideally have
- CISSP, CISM, CEH, SSCP, CompTIA Security +
- Networking Certification (CCNA or similar)
- Cloud Certification (CCSP or similar)
- IT Management Certification (ITIL or similar)

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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