The University of Oxford is seeking an experienced information security professional with excellent technical skills to join the University’s security operations function. You will have extensive knowledge in information systems security, undertake independent analysis and research in the field, provide strategic technical advice for decision makers, and educate stakeholders in technical roles in the area of operating an on-premise big data platform and analysing large quantities of data using one of the major platforms like Elastic or Splunk.
The Security Big Data Lead will lead on the development of the Elastic stack-based Security Information and Event Management platform. You will take a leading role in the detection and prevention of information security incidents using the power of data available within Elasticsearch. You will participate in incident response activities to identify threats and respond with the appropriate actions to investigate and remediate.
You bring extensive operational experience in operating heterogeneous system landscapes to the OxCERT security team; take a leadership role in the development, and operation of internal systems; and offer expert consultancy across a wide range of University departments, projects, and initiatives.
A key component of the work will be the ownership of the infrastructure operated for the Information Security group. The postholder will be responsible for some of the systems supporting OxCERT’s security operations function. You will continuously improve the set-up with a strong focus on automation in collaboration with the Head of Information Security Operations and the OxCERT team.
For this purpose, the postholder is expected to bring prior experience in Linux, on-premise Elastic stack or Splunk, profound knowledge in managing and configuring industry standard technologies, and excellent programming and automation skills.
Experience in managing information security risk and handling information security would be beneficial, along with a thorough understanding of the broader information security domains. However, if you are a strong expert in operating an on-premise big data base and data analysis and consider a career change, please feel encouraged to apply. OxCERT can provide the required security training for strong candidates.
The post is situated in the Information Security Team whose role it is to ensure the University has the leading-edge IT facilities to support the distinctive needs of those engaged in teaching, learning, research, administration and strategic planning. In addition to the opportunity to work for one of the world’s leading research and educational institutions, the University of Oxford offers range of excellent benefits including training and development opportunities, a generous pension scheme, a range of travel schemes and excellent social and sporting facilities. For more details on the benefits of living and working in Oxford please see www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/staffinfo/benefits/
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 21 February 2019. Interviews are then anticipated to take place on Wednesday 6 March 2019.