Systems / Data Security Specialist

  • Negotiable
  • Chester, England, United Kingdom Chester England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • 20 May 18 2018-05-20

Job Description: Corporate Title: Vice President (VP) Location: Chester Line of Business: Global Information Security (GIS)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Systems / Data Security Specialist to work in our GIS area in Chester.

Our team's mission is to reduce risk across Bank of America Merrill Lynch by using existing or establishing robust cyber-hacking and malicious code containment activities for the security, safeguarding, continuity and confidentiality of information.

You will provide in-region resilience as part of the follow the sun model used by cyber security operations. You will be the enterprise overview key individual contributor, with accountability for researching, designing, engineering, implementing, and supporting information security & technology systems (software & hardware).

As a Systems / Data Security Specialist your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Analysing various malware samples
  • Understanding remediation efforts,
  • Tracking espionage actors and their infrastructure, and report on those findings to our customers
  • Work independently on given tasks, and work well in a team environment,
  • Building innovative ways to track progression of malware families, infrastructure, and campaigns conducted by espionage actors
  • Investigate computer systems to identify malware infections or evidence of malware related activity

As a Systems / Data Security Specialist your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Essential Skills:

  • Direct experience in incident response surrounding malware related events (or must show equivalent experience)
  • Solid grasp of Microsoft Windows malware
  • Deep understanding of dynamic/static analysis of malware
  • Can think creatively and develop solutions to accomplish difficult tasks
  • Ability to build scripts to automate certain tasks is helpful
  • Solid background in network traffic analysis
  • Experience in encryption / obfuscation and how to reverse is helpful
  • Proficient knowledge of networking protocols: TCP/IP, HTTP/HTTPs, FTP, IRC, RPC, DNS, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to document findings, create reports and document processes to improve workflow

Desirable Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field or having equivalent experience
  • Detailed, bank specific access administration knowledge in Windows, Midrange and Mainframe Platforms with emphasis on security and access controls
  • Good analytical skills/problem solving/conceptual thinking
  • Ability to work with Technical and Non-Technical business owners
  • Assist with internal efficiencies projects and development

Competencies:

  • Utilises in-depth technical knowledge and business requirements to design & implement secure solutions to meet customer / client needs while protecting the Bank's assets
  • Develops and implements security standards, procedures, and guidelines for multiple platforms and diverse environment (e.g. client server, distributed, mainframe, etc.)
  • Exercises discernment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results
  • Work leadership may be provided by assigning work and resolving problems

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and markets businesses.

The company has had a presence in EMEA since 1922. With offices in 23 countries on three continents, it offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets and Consumer Card, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise. Developing solutions for social and environmental challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's responsibility platform. In more than 90 countries around the world, we partner with employees, clients and stakeholders to help make financial lives better.

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Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It's important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mindset are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.​

As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment