Network Security Engineer


Paying up to £60,000


IT Networking and Infrastructure

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City of London

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We are looking for an experienced and highly knowledgeable Network Security Engineer for an exciting education provider. The Network Security Engineer will define, implement, uphold and maintain standards, safeguarding the enterprise infrastructure and resources that the partners rely upon every day, in campus, in its data centres as well as remote locations.

Key Responsibilities:

*To mentor and lead other technical engineers and technical personnel. To communicate Network/Network Security Engineering strategy, industry standards, and participate in the advancement of relevant technology and business standards/policies team-wide.
*To lead/facilitate meetings and conduct presentations to technical and business staff. To communicate technical concepts and proposals into understandable and justifiable business initiatives.
*To participate in the definition of specific technical design, product selection, device standardization.
*To proactively implement, update, maintain, manage, monitor, and support enterprise network and systems infrastructure.
*To perform change control and device configuration management activities on all network systems.
*To lead network architecture and design initiatives with full documentation to ensure consistency, accuracy and supportability.
*Maintains technical overview of client environment. This includes (but is not limited to) incident / problem tracking, and ensuring junior engineers maintain delegated tasks in kind by mentoring and both technically and professionally. Researches problem information to proactively identify trends and potential sources of new problems while preventing the replication of issues within the environment. Acts as SME for escalated issues and questions from ITOC, ISOC and Global Infrastructure Team members.
*Through continuous review, ensures all open incidents for Apollo Global companies are being worked to resolution; escalates any aged issues to management as needed displaying a sense of ownership and accountability. Works with clients to understand the business needs of clients to create solutions to fit their needs.
*Primary driver for development and delivery of project / BAU activity within the environments, ensuring resourcing and project management needs are met via delegation and guidance of peers, other members of the Global Infrastructure team, ITOC and ISOC.
*Functions as the highest-level point of contact in receiving client requests for resolution. Takes ownership of call and employs established automated and manual processes to ensure a complete, expedient and high-quality resolution to client service requests.
*Provides technical and procedural support to ITOC, ISOC and Global Infrastructure team members via request or by initiating consultation in high volume situations.
*Provides research and documentation on major incidents and problems, developing complete documentation on impact and root cause of issues.

You will have strong knowledge of and possess the following key competencies:

Expert Knowledge in Network Security Proficiency with vulnerability management, scanning and monitoring tools

*Experience with Provider-1 or Check Point’s Smart Center management station, Load balancing Big-IP F5.and configuration system
*Experience in Bluecoat Proxy
*Experience in Cisco Meraki MX appliance
*Experience with security regulations in compliance legislation and other directives, including PCI and Sarbanes Oxley and international Security Standards (e.g. OWASP, ISO 27002)
*Experience with penetration testing process and procedures

*Expert knowledge of Cisco Technologies; specifically, IOS, NXOS, concepts of VLANs and Dynamic Routing Protocols (OSPF, BGP), Cisco WiFi and DMVPN
*In depth knowledge of the OSI networking model and TCP/IP protocols
*Experience of LAN switching and WAN technologies, or experience involving transmission/traffic engineering and operations also required
*Familiarity of Internet technologies and tools (e.g. Apache, IIS, Tomcat, Weblogic, SMTP, SSL, DNS, firewalls, proxy devices, load balancers)
*Working in a global follow-the-sun environment as an integral part of the global team following ITIL processes for incident, problem, and change management
*Proficiency with systems administration in both UNIX and Windows platforms


The Network Security Engineer Role is a third line role and as such is the highest point of internal escalation responsible for acting on all technical requests, projects, and strategic initiatives, for technologies related to this role. Additional responsibilities include routine contact with appropriate IT and non-IT personnel from the wider group of companies. As needed, the individual will act as expert level resource on reported incidents in the client environment including mentoring and the training of IT Operations Centre (ITOC), the IT Security Operations Centre (ISOC) and general Infrastructure staff.


I am currently recruiting for a highly reputable provider of professional and academic education. Recently awarded University status, they are constantly evolving in terms of working practices, which has seen them deliver extremely high-quality work and service. They are a leader in their field and a technology focussed organisation that are forward thinking.

Based in Central London, this company has an enviable location as you will be working in the heart of London with great facilities and opportunities abound.


£55,000-£60,000 + 10% on call allowance

Home enabled working

25 Days holiday


Great opportunities like this don’t last long. Submit your CV now at Alternatively, give me a call on 02074269817 to discuss whether this role is right for you.