Information Assurance Engineer

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    £500 - £600 per day

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    Charlie Cameron

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    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Information Assurance Engineer

+ Role Type: Contract
+ Role Length: 6 Months +
+ Day Rate £500 - £600 Per Day (Inside IR35)
+ Must Hold SC Clearance
+ Fully Remote based

The ideal candidate will support the wider Internal Security capability, beyond Information Assurance, joining a talented and multi-faceted cyber team with a reach across our UK business delivering on our customer commitments and seeking out great opportunities to deliver great security by design.

Essential Process Skills/Experience:
Experience of the IT systems engineering lifecycle
Understanding of the controlling processes for the systems engineering lifecycle (e.g. requirements management, configuration management, testing and assurance) and where cyber assurance fits in to these
Understanding of different lifecycles/methodologies (waterfall, incremental, agile, DevOps)
Solid understanding of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) and practical experience in applying that understanding in management of risk and response to events and changes
Experience of processes involved in gaining and maintaining accreditation for secure/sensitive systems using structured Risk analysis and treatment approaches
Understanding of process involved in gaining and maintaining certification for information security management systems, e.g. ISO27001
Exposure to tracing and evaluating responses to security requirements for a system
Experience in maintaining elements of security documentation sets (SyOps, RMADs, Security Management Plans, ISMS elements)

Desirable Experience:
Experience working in customer delivery environments.
Experience working in CNI, MOD or Home Office project environments Technology skills/Experience
Understanding of principles of network and boundary protection technologies (firewalls, mail gateways, load balancers, anti-virus, IPS, IDS)
Understanding of Protective Monitoring systems (SIEM/SOC) and the principles of their deployment.
Understanding of authentication and authorisation technologies (SAML, LDAP, PKI, etc.)
Understanding of encryption and protocols and structures in support of deployment, e.g. custodian.
Understanding of purpose and effectiveness of penetration tests or IT Health Checks, experience of coordinating these would be advantageous.

Communication and Soft Skills:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and works well in a team environment;
Capable of developing and communicating reports to meet defined objectives for intended audience;
A good level of commercial awareness and project disciplines