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Senior Operations Engineer

UK Central Government
UK, London
£600+ per day
Contract, 6 month, Full time
Industry: Government
Discipline: Operations (IT)

Maintaining an Operations strategy which ensures that the architecture and systems enable efficient delivery of an IT service. Management, maintenance and capacity planning on the IT infrastructure, ensuring the efficient and effective provision of IT Service, maximising system availability. To ensure the security and availability of data held within the IT systems, ensuring that data access is granted only to the appropriate individuals or groups, and that data for all services is demonstrably recoverable. To ensure that all service impacting events which occur on national IT systems are fully investigated, performing and overseeing detailed analysis of events and incidents, Identifying performance trends and their causes, and implementing mechanisms to improve service delivery to IT customers. To assist with the development and implementation of Business Continuity Strategy and Policy, including disaster recovery plans. To undertake research and development in all IT Operational areas and identify opportunities where deployment of new technologies can assist with delivering the operational or strategic aims. To ensure the effective recruitment, deployment, development, co-ordination and motivation of a team of technical staff with differing skill levels.



- Good penetration testing skills relevant to red team activities, such as:

Social engineering

Open source intelligence analysis and assessments

Infrastructure penetration testing

Web application penetration testing

Mobile application penetration testing

- Strong knowledge of the security of Windows and Linux operating systems, networking and related technologies, including how they are deployed at-scale in complex legacy environments.

- Experience with common security tools, including Nmap, Metasploit, Kali Linux, Nessus, Burp Suite Pro etc, for offensive security testing of real-world networks and services.

- Enabling and informing risk based decisions - Works with risk advisors to advise and give feedback. Advise on risk impact. Propose realistic and pragmatic mitigation's that address these problems, and work with the product / project team to implement these effectively into their work.

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