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Senior Network and Security Specialist

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    Financial Services

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    about 1 month ago

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    Malta Financial Services Authority

​Technology is at the core of the knowledge-based organisation. It enables MFSA's strategic and operational objectives to be achieved efficiently and effectively. The Technology team leverages cutting-edge technology, industry standards and methodologies to provide reliable services to the rest of the organisation and the financial services sectors interacting with the Authority electronically. It is responsible for technology design, information security, development, integration and delivery of all information and communications infrastructure, platforms, and services, working with technology vendors and partners. The Technology team is made up of professionals specialised in relevant areas that include governance and planning, infrastructure and service management, information systems, and security. Officials from Technology also participate and give their contribution in several European committees, expert groups and industry fora.

The Role

The selected candidate will undertake duties in relation with the implementation and administration of network and security infrastructure. The primary job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, perform installations, updates, upgrades, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting and fine tuning of the Authority’s network and security solutions.

  • Continuously identify and recommend opportunities to leverage technology to improve the existing infrastructure and processes, based on secure practices and compliance needs.

  • Liaise with technical teams on design, specification, and architecture.

  • Ensure that the network infrastructure attains maximum performance, security, and availability through continuous improvement.

  • Maintain updated technical documentation and user guides;

  • Attend to scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities;

  • Establish a good working and knowledge-sharing relationship with the Technology team;

  • Maintaining a healthy relationship with suppliers as well as internal and external customers;

  • Assist in other tasks as directed by the Technology Leads.

About You

We are looking for candidates with solid academic background in ICT but well versed in networking and information security. The role calls for an academic qualification in a relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level.

Candidates for this position must:

  • Have excellent troubleshooting skills and able to find root causes, capture learning, share knowledge, and prevent re-occurrence.

  • Be knowledgeable with full-time work experience in most of these areas: Windows Operating System, DNS, Identity Management, Web Filtering Solutions, Information Protection Solutions, Endpoint Detection and Response Solutions, Multi Factor Authentication (MFA), Endpoint Protection and Mobile Device Management.

  • Have experience with TCP/IP, Routing, Switching, Firewalls, IT Security, High-Availability, Redundancy/Fail-Over, Web Application Firewalls, VoIP, Mail Gateways, Load Balancers, and Intrusion Detection/Prevention.

  • Be proficient with Linux operating System and Microsoft Cloud Solutions.

Related industry certifications (mainly Microsoft MS-101 and MS-500) would be considered an asset.

You will also possess a minimum of five (5) years working experience in ICT in the areas of enterprise networking and security. Candidates with longer working experience relevant to the role will be preferred.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least ten (10) years of relevant experience, we would still be interested in speaking with you.

The ideal candidate should

  • Have a strong business orientation with a demonstrated knowledge of the IT industry.

  • Can communicate with and understand the needs of non-technical internal and external clients.

  • Strong customer focus and knowledge of IT Service Management standards and procedures.

  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Have good written and verbal skills and proven ability to work on own initiative with great attention to detail.

  • Has the ability to work within a team, multitask and capable of meeting strict deadlines.

  • Has the ability to listen actively and to work on own initiative when necessary.

  • Must be fluent in the English language