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IT Security & Networks Operations Lead

IT Security & Networks Operations Lead
Dublin 2 Negotiable Ref: E17872SD

Job Description

My Dublin-based client is actively looking to recruit an IT Security & Networks Operations Lead on a permanent basis.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the Enterprise Security Manager in leading the team to deliver on operational KPIs and project targets, managing expenditure and recruiting and developing team members
  • Supervise the team to develop, support and optimise data networks, security tools (such as end-point protection and SIEM), security appliances, web gateways, email gateways, web proxy solutions and other identified infrastructure
  • Allocate team resources to meet priorities, manage issues as they arise, coach staff, provide technical expertise and act as an escalation point
  • Report progress against project targets and operational KPIs to the Enterprise Security Manager, escalating risks and issues (e.g. resource requirements) as required
  • Provide effective stakeholder management of both internal and external parties (technical and non-technical) including vendors and service providers
  • Supervise the team in the asset management of network and security equipment including inventory maintenance, warranty management, vendor support and configuration backups
  • Manage a third-party security operations service providing security monitoring, threat detection, incident response and incident investigation
  • Collate the necessary information to develop and deliver regular security reports
  • Partner with the IT Security Architecture & Policy team to develop security architecture standards and controls and to ensure compliance with security policy
  • Support the introduction of new tools, processes and technologies including the provision of support and resource capability to deliver projects
  • Promote high standards of platform design, operation and availability and ensure that support capabilities during and outside normal working hours are maintained
  • Review and develop internal procedures, processes and documentation

Experience Required


  • 6-8 years’ relevant experience in a security and/or network environment
  • Track record of managing teams and maintaining effective relationships with management
  • Experience of managing vendors and achieving value for money
  • Significant technical knowledge of IT Infrastructure ideally including security appliances, intrusion prevention/detection systems, SIEM tools, vulnerability management tools, directory services, host-based security technologies, data networks and protocols
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capability
  • Self-starter, ability to operate with minimal supervision
  • Experience of working in a quick paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstration of excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Effective communicator, both in verbal and written communications to business and technical audiences
  • Experience in researching technologies and developing high level designs


  • Security Industry certifications (or on a study path towards) such as CISSP, CISM, SANS GIAC, CFCE, GCFA, Comptia Security+
  • IT Network industry certifications such as CCNP, CCNA, CCIE or CWNA
  • Experience of best-practice delivery of IT services using ITIL
  • Experience in systems administration (Windows, Linux) and knowledge of associated security controls
  • Experience supporting business critical IT Infrastructure in a 24X7 environment

Educational Requirements

  • Third level qualification or equivalent in a technical discipline

Consultant Details

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