Network Security Analyst

Network Security Analyst

Harrington Starr is currently working with a leading financial services technology company. 

Our client, is looking to hire a Network Security Engineer. The successful candidate will be reporting to the Information Security Manager and will be involved in the entire life-cycle of delivering technology requirements.

The role will be based in their offices in London and they are looking for an initial 6 month rolling contract to come in and help monitor all security platforms and associated software, such as routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion detection/intrusion prevention systems for compliance and alignment to the security standard in force. 

Successful Candidates will be responsible for:

  • Design, review and ongoing assessment of firewall, intrusion detection/intrusion prevention, SIEM Network related areas, VPN, SSL, application control, Antivirus, and other network component policies/standards/process/guidelines.
  • Ensure network security best practices are implemented through auditing: router, switch, firewall configurations, change control, and monitoring.
  • Understand the output and details of the ongoing vulnerability testing, and then lead remediation projects
  • Follow project management methodology and demonstrate best-practices in network documentation as required

Background Requirements:

  • Knowledge of security network devices (firewalls, switches, SIEM, Antivirus, cryptography, etc.) and other security networking hardware/software tools.
  • Demonstrated understanding of information security concepts, standards, practices, including but not limited to firewalls, intrusion prevention and detection, TCP/IP and related protocols, device monitoring and log management and event monitoring/reporting
  • Experience in LAN and WAN technologies, network design, network management etc.
  • Excellent understanding of TCP/IP, subnetting, routing, access control lists, firewalls, VPN, NAT and network traffic analysis.
  • Excellent organizational skill and be able to attend to and prioritize projects.
  • Proven ability to thrive and respond to frequent demands of multiple constituents, both internal and external, in a customer centric manner and high demand environment.


  • Preferred professional certification include; FCNSP, CCNP, CISSP, SSCP, CEH, GIAC, Security +, OSCP.
  • Or Computer Science preferred.
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience with information technology.
  • Minimum of four years’ experience with information technology security.