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Infrastructure Engineer - NOC/SOC

  • Salary: shift allowance
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Swansea
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 03/04/2018
  • Job reference: J383623A

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Infrastructure Engineer - Network Operation Centre/ Security Operation Centre

Permanent positions based in Swansea - £37428 - £42991 + 35% shift allowance

Would you like the opportunity to contribute to the development and support of new DVLA IT services… Would you like the opportunity to play an essential role within our Network Technical Engineer team that will provide the challenge you are looking for?

We are looking for Engineers that have a range of blended skills that include Network and Security experience to help support world class digital services where you'll be part of a team delivering both service excellence and agile change. You will be supporting the programme that migrates legacy technology onto new, cloud-based platforms that shape and deliver up to 50 projects of varying size, risk and complexity paving the way for the future business and service transformation.

So far 2017 has been an exciting year in DVLA IT Services, where we are continuing the major transformation of our legacy estate utilising an in-house developed and supported set of services. Our services will have the reach to every household in the UK, the size and scale would be the envy of any UK ecommerce service provider, so it will be a fabulous opportunity to make a difference for us and for you.

You will have knowledge in a range of activities of a Security Operations Centre (SOC) including using a SIEM (security incident and event management) tool to monitor network traffic and user behaviour for potentially malicious activity. Investigating security events and anomalous patterns of activity and responding to alerts and handling incidents. You will have practical experience of using LogRhythm, (though we will exceptionally consider experience with other SIEM tools to the extent that it is relevant) and ideally also some experience of Clearswift content filters and Tufin. We expect that such knowledge will be evidenced, such as by possession of relevant qualifications (e.g. certification as a SOC analyst), though evidence of actual practical application will also be pursued. You will have a real understanding of risk, and have experience of making security relevant decisions based on assessing risks. You will be a strong advocate for change and continuous improvement, recognising the benefits of promoting a change culture within your team

You will have the opportunity to:-

  • Demonstrate knowledge of a technical specialism
  • Hands on experience investigating and handling security incidents
  • Analyse and resolve service delivery issues
  • Work on your own initiative
  • Follow and/or contribute to the development of documented processes
  • Monitor technology performance and identify opportunities to improve it - continual improvement ethos
  • Facilitate small and large changes - working alongside DVLA's Architecture community
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with stakeholders across the business
  • Work as part of a team to provide knowledge, help and advice
  • Develop own skills and actively coach and develop others
  • Develop an understanding of DVLA's services

Essential Criteria - Qualifications & Experience

You will have significant professional experience, relating to:

  • Delivering and supporting (data or voice) network technologies using vendors such as:-

  • Checkpoint, Juniper or similar firewalls solutions
  • Wide Area Network Technologies and vendor solutions


  • Delivering and supporting firewall technologies using vendors such as:-

  • Checkpoint (Linux experience desirable), Juniper or similar firewalls solutions
  • Experience in connectivity to and within Cloud technology solutions/providers
  • Experience of managing enterprise class monitoring solutions such as - Spectrum, ZenOss, Clearswift, Cisco Ironports, McAfee IDS/IPS and LogRhythm
  • ServiceNow or similar solutions
  • Configuring and delivering highly availability solutions within the cloud
  • Working in a Network/Security Operations role or working within a Network team

You should be certified or be able to demonstrate appropriate level of experience in leading network activities in two of the following vendors: Cisco, Juniper, F5, Checkpoint, Nortel, Avaya.

Interested? Apply here today by sending in your CV for immediate consideration.

DVLA will not discriminate on grounds of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, those with caring responsibilities, part time workers or any other factor

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