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Reference: 719530 | Status: Accepting applications

Category: Support departments

Location: MTC Coventry

Salary: £45,000

Type: Permanent

Published date: Tuesday 01 March 2022

Closing date: Thursday 18 August 2022

IT Security Engineer

The Vacancy

We are looking to recruit an IT Security Engineer to assist in the delivery of the IT departments security strategy along with being responsible for performing routine security analysis of the environment, reporting on current security posture, and the investigation of alerts generated from our systems. 

The role will also require conducting of research to keep up with current security trends and advise on mitigation options. Working collaboratively with other departments in the business in order to understand security requirements of both departmental and colleague's individual needs. 
Confidentiality and discretion will be required as the role will also assist with subject access requests.

The IT Security Engineer will be able to:

  • Communicate in technical terms with colleagues within the IT function.
  • Where necessary liaising with 3rd parties
  • Create clear, engaging end user communications that allow staff to understand our security principles
  • Setup, deploy, and maintain various security technologies to defined specifications / configurations
  • Provide recommendations and assist in the remediation and hardening of various systems, and validate the implementation
  • Document processes and procedures to ensure compliance and quality of system operating procedures
  • Define configuration policies and tuning of the information and event monitoring tools
  • Advise and influence security principles adopted by the business and as part of project delivery
  • Monitor device and service compliance status and policy deployment
  • Assist in the building and deployment of various phishing simulations and training campaigns and other security activities to improve protection from social engineering

About the MTC

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was established in 2010 as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry – often referred to as ‘the valley of death’.

It represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and, after four years of planning and a 16 month build, the facility opened at Ansty Park in Coventry at the end of 2011.

In December 2011, there were 16 industrial members, 44 staff and just a few key pieces of equipment in the ‘workshop’.

Over the following seven years the MTC’s rapid growth has seen the expansion of our campus with the construction of three more facilities, including the opening of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre and the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing. 

Our role has also increased to cover not only R&D but also Training, Advanced Manufacturing Management and Factory Design. 

We now have over 700 talented employees working with us.

During this time we have helped hundreds of companies across a range of industries and over 100 of them have become members of the MTC.

Reference Checks and Security Checks (where applicable)

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.

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