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IT Security Specialist (Quant Trading firm)

Job Description

IT Security Specialist is required by a London-based quantitative and systematic investment manager with offices across Europe, Asia and the US. The firm has a technology-driven and scientific approach to financial investment leveraging data, research, technology and trading expertise to achieve significant returns for investors.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Assess the risk of new projects and the impact of adopting new technologies such as open-source software, onboarding managed services and SaaS solutions and extending the perimeter of the environment to restricted geographies
  • Contribute to the development of the security strategy and
  • Audit the implementation of security controls across cloud and on-prem systems
  • Continually evaluate the design of security controls, manage residual risks, and oversee remediation plans
  • Participate in compliance reviews
  • Scope, plan and analyse vulnerability scans relating to various technologies, systems, appliances, and contexts
  • Collaborate with internal technology teams to prioritise risks and vulnerability remediation

Required experience and attributes:

  • Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or STEM-related field
  • Significant hands-on experience within a technical security role covering a variety of technologies, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management etc.
  • Knowledge of malware, hacking techniques and security trends
  • Thorough understanding of the latest security best practices, principles, and techniques
  • Solid knowledge of Windows and Linux systems security
  • Scripting/coding experience with one or more languages - ideally Python
  • Flexible and able to adapt to and manage shifting priorities
  • Intuitive and delivery-focused approach
  • Advisor and problem-solver; can assist stakeholders in determining business opportunity vs risk