Directorate Business Systems Business Area Service Delivery Grade 6 Type of Contract Permanent Contract Actual Hours 35

Job Description

The Scottish Qualifications Authority is Scotland’s national awarding and accreditation body. We are trusted to oversee thousands of qualifications that are available in schools, colleges and workplaces, not just in this country, but around the world.

We are looking for a Senior Associate Security Engineer to work within the Platform Services team. This is a new role as the team look to expand their security capability.

The successful candidate will be required to support the provision of operation IT security capabilities across the business as part of the IT Platform Services team to minimise operational, financial and reputational risk. In order to do this you must be able to demonstrate experience in the following specific duties:

  • Support the resolution of security issues and incidents reported through monitoring and SIEM tools and/or raised by colleagues
  • Support, implement and maintain remediation action required from vulnerability management sources
  • Maintain and monitor firewall and antivirus products
  • Additionally you must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Using or implementing the Mitre att&ck matrix would be beneficial
  • Good understanding of either or both Linux or Windows operating systems
  • Knowledge of networking technologies and protocols
  • Familiarity with following change management processes and working in an ITIL environment
  • Applicants, as a minimum, should be educated to SCQF Level 8 ideally in an IT discipline and/or demonstrate equivalent relevant experience of working in a similar IT role and/or be able to demonstrate direct relevant experience for this role.

    Also role model the behaviours associated with SQA’s values (Trusted, Progressive and Enabling) in order to develop and sustain a productive and positive culture.

    SQA offer a fantastic benefits package in return for your talent. These include but are not limited to a career average pension scheme; staff well-being and health assistance programmes; development opportunities and 27 days annual leave in addition to 14 days public holiday.

    If you think you’ve got the skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed in this exciting opportunity please apply below.

    SQA welcomes applications from every section of the community. SQA has a Gaelic Language Plan and is committed to its purpose.

    Tha Plana Gàidhlig aig SQA agus tha sinn a’ creidsinn gu h-àrachdach agus na h-amasan a tha air cur a-mach sa Phlana Nàiseanta don Ghàidhlig.

    We are an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Disability Confident Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themself to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post.

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