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Security Operations Specialist

Date: Jun 26, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID145587BR
Job TitleSecurity Operations Specialist
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
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.

The Role
Our Security team is divided into three sub teams which work closely together to ensure we continue to protect our clients and assets. The sub-teams are Security Architecture, Security Operations and InfoSec mgmt. In the Security Architecture team, we are tasked with ensuring these solutions are built safe and sound. In the Security Operations team, we are tasked with keeping these solutions safe and sound on a day to day basis. The InfoSec management team is tasked with ensuring we identify and manage InfoSec risks, perform InfoSec control checks, act as subject matter experts on KPMG InfoSec Policy/ISO27001/GDPR, and develop the InfoSec culture.
And that’s why we are seeking a passionate and adaptive InfoSec/Cyber operations specialist to join our awesome Security Operations team and help with monitoring and developing the day to day security of the IT environments where KPMG store data.

The Person
The person we’re looking for will have experience with developing the security posture of cloud environments; preventing, detecting and responding to security events; provide guidance to junior team members and stand-in for the team lead where required.

What we are looking for from you
- You will have a passion for security and experience in monitoring security controls – covering activities such as access reviews, vulnerability management, security quality checks and incident response.
- You will have an eye for continual improvement by optimising security tooling – including anti-virus, patching, vulnerability management, network security and logging & auditing.
- You will be calm and collected during incident response – containing, investigating, communicating, supporting recovery and driving lessons learned.
- You will have experience reviewing changes to systems from an information security perspective and providing pragmatic, risk based guidance.
- You will have worked in a fast paced, customer service environment, delivering high quality information security services.
- You will assist management in providing and enhancing security metrics to report on the information security posture.
- You will help create and review documentation.
- Willingness to be added to an on-call incident rota in the future.

What you’ll have done before
- You will have worked f in a Security Operations role.
Or
- You will have worked for at least 4 years’ experience in a technology role that incorporates security; preferably infrastructure or service desk orientated.
- You’ll have used a variety of security tooling, especially in the Cloud.
- You’ll have had experience and understanding of Public or Private Cloud technologies, examples being AWS, Azure and VMware NSX.
- You’ll have spent time learning to gain Information Security certifications, especially with a cloud-focus.
- You’ll have had some customer service experience.

Certs you’ll ideally have (although we are open to having a discussion with people who don’t have the certifications yet!)
- SSCP, CCSP, CISMP
- Cloud (e.g. AWS or Azure)
- IT Management (e.g. ITIL or similar)

Solutions and Digital is a division of KPMG UK that develops and delivers innovative, technology-enabled solutions to solve clients’ complex business problems.

The Role
Our Security team is divided into three sub teams which work closely together to ensure we continue to protect our clients and assets. The sub-teams are Security Architecture, Security Operations and InfoSec mgmt. In the Security Architecture team, we are tasked with ensuring these solutions are built safe and sound. In the Security Operations team, we are tasked with keeping these solutions safe and sound on a day to day basis. The InfoSec management team is tasked with ensuring we identify and manage InfoSec risks, perform InfoSec control checks, act as subject matter experts on KPMG InfoSec Policy/ISO27001/GDPR, and develop the InfoSec culture.
And that’s why we are seeking a passionate and adaptive InfoSec/Cyber operations specialist to join our awesome Security Operations team and help with monitoring and developing the day to day security of the IT environments where KPMG store data.

The Person
The person we’re looking for will have experience with developing the security posture of cloud environments; preventing, detecting and responding to security events; provide guidance to junior team members and stand-in for the team lead where required.

What we are looking for from you
- You will have a passion for security and experience in monitoring security controls – covering activities such as access reviews, vulnerability management, security quality checks and incident response.
- You will have an eye for continual improvement by optimising security tooling – including anti-virus, patching, vulnerability management, network security and logging & auditing.
- You will be calm and collected during incident response – containing, investigating, communicating, supporting recovery and driving lessons learned.
- You will have experience reviewing changes to systems from an information security perspective and providing pragmatic, risk based guidance.
- You will have worked in a fast paced, customer service environment, delivering high quality information security services.
- You will assist management in providing and enhancing security metrics to report on the information security posture.
- You will help create and review documentation.
- Willingness to be added to an on-call incident rota in the future.

What you’ll have done before
- You will have worked f in a Security Operations role.
Or
- You will have worked for at least 4 years’ experience in a technology role that incorporates security; preferably infrastructure or service desk orientated.
- You’ll have used a variety of security tooling, especially in the Cloud.
- You’ll have had experience and understanding of Public or Private Cloud technologies, examples being AWS, Azure and VMware NSX.
- You’ll have spent time learning to gain Information Security certifications, especially with a cloud-focus.
- You’ll have had some customer service experience.

Certs you’ll ideally have (although we are open to having a discussion with people who don’t have the certifications yet!)
- SSCP, CCSP, CISMP
- Cloud (e.g. AWS or Azure)
- IT Management (e.g. ITIL or similar)



Our Deal

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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KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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