Lead Technical Analyst x2
Aegon - Edinburgh

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Our Security and Risk Management team is responsible for managing the network security environment for AEGON EDC. It plays a key role in providing security consultancy and advice on IT security-related issues for both ‘business as usual’ and project work, including the establishment of our new European Data Centre.
Responsbilities

As one of our Lead Technical Analysts, you’ll:
investigate business functions, processes, information flows and data structures

investigate operational requirements and problems, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in information systems, data management and processes/procedures

receive and log requests for support from the Helpdesk, prioritising requests and determining appropriate actions, for example system modifications, developing workarounds, site-specific enhancements, manipulating data, changing operating procedure and so on

help identify underlying problems

develop system specifications identifying scope, constraints, hardware, network and software environments, main system functions and information flows, data load and implementation strategy and so on

produce logical system designs showing processes, objects, data flows, inputs, stored data and outputs and translating these into physical designs

create and amend software/programs in line with the design

interpret and execute sets of test scripts using agreed methods and standards

document test failures and successes, produce reusable test scripts and procedures

use normal operating facilities, diagnostic tools, technical manuals, test scripts and systems documentation to identify, diagnose and report on basic system errors

document all work in line with required standards, methods and procedures

Requirements

Essential

To be one of our Lead Technical Analysts, you must:
have experience of working in an IT department in a supporting role

be able to manage a varied workflow and prioritise your workload

have excellent written and communication skills

be able to liaise with people of all levels and technical abilities

have proven troubleshooting and analytical skills

have up-to-date knowledge of technology developments, particularly relating to security of infrastructure.

have experience of leading/managing a team of technical analysts

have experience in telecommunications systems technology, specialising in LANs or WANs

ideally have practical experience of data centre migrations

have in-depth knowledge in the following technical areas on large scale corporate networks:

Checkpoint/Nokia

Bluecoat

Websense

ISS – or similar IDS/IPS experience

CDLP

F5 Load balancing and global traffic manager

Ethernet concepts

IP address schemes and subnetting (IPv4)

IPv6 knowledge a plus

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

Network Address Translation (NAT)

Network Time Protocol (NTP)

Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP)

Domain Name System (DNS)

Network management (Logging, SNMP, Syslog)

IP security/firewall technologies (Cisco ASA series, Checkpoint)

Network management applications (Active Directories, Netflow Analysis, Wireshark/Sniffer Analysis)

Desirable

It would also help if you have:
CISSP, or working towards

a relevant qualification, such as CCSE/CCSA or equivalent

experience of working in the financial services industry and, ideally, life and pensions

Travel may be required to our other AEGON IT sites, based in the US and the Netherlands.

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