IT Security Controls Tester

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Do you have a passion for IT Security? Are you the type of person always looking to develop yourself and your skills?

If the answer is yes, then we would love to hear from you!

We have an exciting opportunity for an IT Security Controls Tester to join our diverse team. The team is primarily based in Norwich, however, we are flexible and you can be based at one of our multiple offices more convenient to your location.

As an adaptable security controls tester, you will be primarily responsible for the testing of defined security and IT general computing controls across relevant applications, infrastructure and processes for UK and Group Markets. You will also have the opportunity to aid the development and continuous improvement of the information security mandatory controls framework and controls testing methodology across the UK and globally.

This is a superb opportunity for a Computer Science graduate or a junior security controls tester to develop their security and IT controls across a wide variety of IT platforms and environments. This is an excellent steppingstone towards a future career in IT Security, full training, excellent career opportunities and a number of employee benefits will be available to the you.

Responsibilities in the role:

  • Delivery of controls testing activity as required, and support in the delivery of testing activity by other colleagues within the team
  • Reporting on the status of controls testing activity and on issues arising from this testing to colleagues at all levels
  • Identify potential risks and issues and, where required, collaborate closely with Operational and Risk colleagues to formally raise these
  • Independently and effectively manage own workload and time, including maintenance/measuring of personal development plans and objectives
  • Provide support, guidance and mentoring to junior peers and new recruits on technical aspects of testing. Be positively and actively engaged in the work of the function

Skills and knowledge needed:

  • A broad knowledge of IT systems, security and/or day to day IT Operations
  • Strong analytical and teamwork skills
  • A dedication to personal development and a desire to learn
  • The ability to work actively and effectively as part of a distributed team to deliver results
  • Superb communication skills (both verbal and written)

Desirable Skills:

  • A degree, ideally in a technology related subject and/or relevant organisational and subject matter expertise
  • Relevant industry qualification (e.g. Certified Ethical Hacker, CISA, SSCP, CISSP)
  • A specialisation in any of the following: Windows Technologies, Unix, Linux, Oracle, Cloud Computing (AWS, Azure), Cryptography or System Architecture

What will you get for this role?

  • Salary between £25,000 to £30,000 depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications
  • A generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • A holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring risk handling is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too. We always ‘Care More’. It’s our thing. We’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with a diverse group of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job . Once you’ve applied, please send us a separate email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll make sure we interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online . If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Ryan Morgan a call on 0121 281 4269 or send an email to [email protected]

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010 *. By ‘ minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

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