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Senior IT Security Specialist

IT Services
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
38,832 - 47,722 a year
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Role Description

The University of York is seeking to expand its Information Security team as part of an increased commitment to protecting its information assets. Keeping systems and data secure in a research university is a uniquely challenging task. Universities combine large scale systems, sensitive personal data and the most cutting edge research with a tradition of academic openness and freedom, and this means Information Security teams must constantly balance competing demands and use their ability to think differently to deliver solutions that work for all stakeholders.

Based in IT Services but providing support for the whole University, we are looking for an exceptional candidate who combines deep technical knowledge and skills with a professional approach and the ability to deal with staff at all levels of the University, including the most senior.

A hands-on technical role, you will work as part of a small, highly skilled team on all technical aspects of information security: conducting penetration tests of systems, running vulnerability scans against our network, auditing software and then managing the follow up to these actions, tracking fixes and providing advice to colleagues on how to secure their systems and software.

As required you will also work on investigations of both external and internal abuse. Working with external agencies as required, you’ll be working on some of the most confidential areas within the University and then reporting to senior management on the results.

The salary will be within the range of £38,832 - £47,722 per year on an open contract. This is a full time position (37 hours a week). A flexi-time scheme operates which allows for flexible working within operational guidelines.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Arthur Clune, Assistant Director (Infrastructure),

Update: The closing date for applications is 1 December 2017 and the interviews will take place on the afternoon of 21 December 2017.

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