Senior Network and Security Expert (SecOps) - Security & Risk jobs in Malta - July 2024
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Senior Network and Security Expert (SecOps)

Malta Financial Services Authority , Central Malta

Published on 25 Jun 2024

Expires in 9 days (25 Jul 2024)

Malta Financial Services Authority is currently looking to recruit a Senior Network and Security Expert (SecOps) to join their team on a temporary basis.

About the Department:
Technology is at the core of the knowledge-based organisation. It enables MFSA's strategic and operational objectives to be achieved efficiently and effectively. The Technology team leverages cutting-edge technology, industry standards and methodologies to provide reliable services to the rest of the organisation and the financial services sectors interacting with the Authority electronically. It is responsible for technology design, information security, development, integration and delivery of all information and communications infrastructure, platforms, and services, working with technology vendors and partners. The Technology team is made up of professionals specialised in relevant areas that include governance and planning, infrastructure and service management, information systems, and security. Officials from Technology also participate and give their contributions in several European committees, expert groups and industry fora.

About Role
The selected candidate will undertake duties in relation with the implementation and administration of network and security infrastructure. The primary job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing, planning, implementation, configuration, administration, maintenance, troubleshooting and fine-tuning of IT systems
  • Writing and maintaining functional specifications and system documentation
  • Continuously identify and recommend opportunities to leverage technology to improve the existing infrastructure and processes, while ensuring secure practices and compliance needs
  • Liaise with technical teams on the design, evaluation, specification, and architecture of new or existing systems
  • Ensure that the underlying infrastructure attains maximum performance, security, and availability through continuous improvement
  • Analyze systems, review security architectures, and propose information security solutions
  • Develop and maintain all computer network and security systems
  • Follow disaster recovery plans and assist in business continuity provisions and exercises
  • Attend to scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities
  • Assist in other tasks as directed by the Technology Leads
  • Establish a good working and knowledge-sharing relationship with the Technology team
  • Maintaining a healthy relationship with suppliers, as well as internal and external customers
  • Thoroughly examine IT Systems and networks to identify vulnerabilities
  • Test, track and resolve threats including malfunctions and attacks
  • Administer firewalls, routers, VPNs and other security tools.

About You:
We are looking for candidates with solid academic background in ICT but well versed in networking and information security. The role calls for an academic qualification in a relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level.

Candidates for this position must:

  • Have excellent troubleshooting skills and can find root causes, capture learning, share knowledge, and prevent re-occurrence
  • Be knowledgeable in Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security
  • Have strong skills and experience with identity protection, information protection, threat protection, security management and data governance
  • Have a working knowledge of networking, firewalls, Web Filtering Solutions, Mail Gateways, Load Balancers, AWS, and Intrusion Detection/Prevention solutions
  • Proactively secure environments, respond to threats, perform investigations, and enforce data governance
  • Plan and implement security strategies and ensure that solutions comply with the policies and regulations of the Authority
  • Be proficient with the Linux Operating System.

Related industry certifications (mainly Microsoft MS-101 and MS-500) would be considered an asset.
You will also possess a minimum of five (5) years working experience in ICT in the areas of enterprise networking and security. Candidates with longer working experience relevant to the role will be preferred.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but have at least ten (10) years of relevant experience, we would still be interested in speaking with you.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Have a strong business orientation with a demonstrated knowledge of the IT industry
  • Can communicate with and understand the needs of non-technical internal and external clients
  • Strong customer focus and knowledge of IT Service Management standards and procedures
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Have good written and verbal skills and a proven ability to work on my initiative with great attention to detail
  • Can work within a team, multitask and capable of meeting strict deadlines
  • Can listen actively and work on own initiative when necessary
  • The ability to work under pressure and able to respond to emergencies after hours
  • Must be fluent in the English language.

Other Information:
The MFSA is an Equal Opportunities Employer certified by the NCPE (National Commission for the Protection of Equality). It is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all employment aspects and will avoid discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MFSA reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.

It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on the comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at the application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such an interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website at under the MQRIC heading.

The MFSA shall ensure that any processing of personal data is by Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. For further details, you may refer to the Data Protection Policy on the MFSA webpage

Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate's appointment liable to termination.

Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.

Public Call Permit: 715/2021

Full Time
Job Type
Experienced (3 years +)
Experience Level
Security & Risk
Financial Services

Senior IT Infrastructure and Security Manager

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