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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2019-11-29 23:50:00


Vulnerability Analyst

  • Title: Vulnerability Analyst

    Ref: 15/11/CVA



    Think Technology- Think Allstate


    We build solutions that touch 16 million customers on a daily basis.


    You will work alongside people as passionate as you, focused on delivering the best possible user experiences.


    You will work in a highly collaborative environment primed to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and which places technology solutions at its core.


    You will thrive, you will think differently, you will challenge convention and have the freedom to act with integrity, intention and speed; you will be at the forefront of developing capabilities in support of Allstate’s global business model; you will deliver results and you will leave things better than you found them.








    Job Description


    The Vulnerability Analyst is to provide technical leadership and work within a team that provides patch management for our desktop, server and application environments.  As well as this,  you will work with our corporate anti-virus, scripting and application packaging via SCCM. 


    The preferred candidate will thrive when tasked to work within a small team, work independently and develop relationships with business partners.



    Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):


    • Research, design, plan and coordinate desktop/server infrastructure upgrades, enhancements, improvements and/or newly required service deployments
    • Participate in operational and business critical projects through the scoping, planning, execution, and implementation
    • Prepare and maintain detailed documentation and infrastructure policies, standards and diagrams
    • Provide guidance in the completion of health checks and performance and capacity reporting.
    • Take ownership of all assigned tickets and drive to resolution; researching and escalating to vendor as necessary.
    • Enforce and follow Allstate ITSM policies, procedures and best practices.
    • Work with global teams to coordinate patching schedule and schedule based on patching windows defined by the business
    • Implement patches on all desktop and server environments, including lower environments
    • Work with application teams to ensure ability to patch, research versions and deprecated commands/functions and provide to development teams prior to patch release
    • Develop a plan for implementing version change control within the Group.



    Essential Criteria


    • Must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa or Tier 2 visa and eligible to take up full time, permanent employment. EU candidates must also demonstrate they are eligible to take up UK employment post-Brexit.
    • 4+ years of broad IT working experience, 2 of which years should be in a Systems Administrator or equivalent role for a large organization.
    • Above average understanding of MS desktop and server systems, Red Hat Linux, SCCM.
    • Solid understanding of LAN and WAN networking
    • Experience patching schedules, Q&A environments based on ITIL.
    • Understanding of Active Directory Infrastructure, DNS, DHCP, IAS, Clustering services, Window Security, deployment services and other Microsoft infrastructure services
    • Knowledge of systems security and best practices
    • A strong understanding of ITIL practices.



    Desirable Criteria


    • Project management experience and skills are an asset
    • Strong scripting skills are an asset
    • Bilingual French is an asset
    • Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate with technical and non-technical staff
    • Lead and inspire innovation and the adoption of best practices
    • ITIL Foundations
    • MCSE, CCNA, CISSP, OSCP, CISA preferred but not mandatory



    Closing Date: Friday 29th November 2019


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    Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities:


    Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.


    We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.


    Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.


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