Cyber Security Consultant/Architect

up to £85,000 plus Benefits
02 Dec 2016
Job Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

I am working closely with a Global IT Services and Consulting practice looking for a Cyber Security Consultant to join their growing team.


As a Cybersecurity Consultant, you will be implementing a number of projects for our clients and become a go to person. You would ideally be a specialist in Security and Big Data technologies with excellent consultative skills. You would be working with various technologies from companies like Hortonworks, Cloudera, and MapR.


- A minimum of 10 years experience in systems and solution consulting.
- A minimum of 6 years experience in Security related technologies.
- A minimum of 2 years experience in Hadoop related technologies.

Skills Required

Must Have

- Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
- Working knowledge of algorithms used in security domain.
- Working knowledge of setting up and running Hadoop clusters.
- Out of the box thinking providing innovative solutions to the business problem in hands.
- Demonstrated hands on experience in Cyber Security monitoring and assessment (TCP/UDP traffic analysis using tools like WireShark, TCPDump, etc.) and analyzing traffic flows and other activities to identify malicious activity or for troubleshooting purposes and escalate as needed
- Good understanding of application protocols (HTTP, DNS, FTP, etc.) and networking protocols (TCP, UDP, ARP)
- Strong experience in implementing software solutions in enterprise Linux or Unix environments

Should Have

The ideal candidate should have 'Platform Consulting & Implementation Experience' and 'Solution Consulting and Implementation Experience'.

Platform Consulting & Implementation Experience

- Extensive background in Security Architecture, Clustering & Distributed Systems, Programming, Security, Networking & Load Balancing, Monitoring, Scripting and Automation gained in large mission critical infrastructures.
- Experience with integrating various security solutions such as LDAP, Kerberos, SPNego or system / installation management tools into the overall solution.
- Experience on Ranger and Knox gateway.
- Strong understanding of OS, network configuration, devices, protocols, and performance optimization.

Solution Consulting & Implementation Experience

- Implement tools and techniques to aggregate, correlate, and analyze complex security data
- Interpret trends or patterns in the data to prioritize remediation of security vulnerabilities
- Use both quantitative and qualitative analysis to generate risk profiles and uncover process improvement opportunities
- Assist with a visualization and communication strategy to deliver actionable, insightful metrics
- Demonstrable experience in gathering and understanding customer's business requirements, solutioning and implementing them.
- In depth work experience on Spark, MapReduce, Pig, Hive etc.

Nice to Have

- Hortonworks or Cloudera certifications.
- Security qualification (CISSP or CISM preferred but not essential)
- Experience in Qradar, Splunk, Apache Metron, NiFi


- Proof of concept execution to prove the value of Big Data use cases.
- Full lifecycle implementation from requirements analysis, platform selection and setup, technical architecture design, application design and development, testing, and deployment.
- Provide consultative recommendations to clients to solve their Big Data challenges.

Position Requirements

- Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
- Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Technology

Please submit your CV for consideration.