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Endpoint Security Specialist

Location: UK - Hatfield, UK - London, UK - Birmingham, UK - Nottingham, UK - Manchester | Job-ID: 63021 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: Inhouse IT


Endpoint Protection Specialist – GIS Workplace






We are looking for an experienced Endpoint Protection Specialist to support the GIS Workplace team with day to day responsibility for the protection of Computacenter’s endpoint computing estate on a global scale.  You will be an expert in the field of Endpoint Protection with a passion for detail and the determination to deliver excellence from this essential part of the workplace team. This is primarily an operational role with strong collaborative ties with project and BAU teams, as well as stakeholder engagement.

The Endpoint Protection Specialist role is responsible for the day-to-day security of the company’s laptop and desktop computing estate globally.  This will primarily relate to operating system patch management, anti-virus definitions and compliance, local administrator and power user rights management, and end user software whitelisting.  Furthermore, the Endpoint Protection Specialist will monitor threat management systems, with a focus on early detection of intrusions through endpoint breaches, and monitoring and reporting of associated risk vectors.  This is a service management and technical expert role with specific knowledge in Endpoint Security.  The role is responsible to the business being the last line of defence against malicious code intrusions to the workplace computing estate that may cause significant disruption, loss of function, loss of reputation, or cascaded breach to customers and suppliers. 

This is a fantastic opportunity in one of the UK’s leading IT service providers to deliver an essential service to the business in the management of over 17,000 users worldwide.



Roles & Responsibilities


The successful candidate will be experienced in Endpoint Security systems and techniques with a proven track record of technical excellence and risk management consultation expertise.

This role requires a subject matter expert on the principles of Endpoint Security and Endpoint Threat Detection but also requires the successful candidate to drive the user experience within the confines of operational security.  The role will challenge the successful candidate with a balancing of two opposing requirements of transparent and easy use for the user alongside acceptable levels of security and compliance to ensure the company exposes the minimum of a breach capability footprint.

The GIS Workplace Endpoint Protection Specialist will report to the Head of Identity and Access Management and will form an essential element of the department delivering a secure and reliable working environment to Computacenter’s 17,000 users.



Key Responsibilities and accountabilities:


  • Deliver and maintain an Endpoint Protection solution for all internal staff globally;
  • Be the last line of defence for all 17,000 workplace computing devices deployed across all countries, using cutting edge technology to detect Endpoint-based threats as they appear;
  • Be responsible for the management of the Endpoint Threat Management system or systems deployed to protect the workplace estate;
  • Respond to and resolve all issues related to endpoint intrusion or threat detection;
  • Ensure that all measures are taken to reduce our risk footprint while ensuring the end users can perform their duties without hinderance;
  • Develop the corporate Endpoint Protection capability in line with the department’s strategic roadmap;
  • Be competent in relevant technologies (anti-virus, patch management, endpoint policy compliance, etc);
  • Be an advocate of a secure corporate environment and promote a proactive security culture;
  • Provide reporting, presentation material and event monitoring as required by stakeholders, making use of the departmental reporting function;
  • Consult with project teams, management and other stakeholders on security requirements for new and existing applications, and be a subject matter expert on all threat management matters;
  • Be available to respond to incidents and major incidents during all times, and to be ready to be a key participant in major incidents connected to security, identity or access;
  • Provide internal and external audit support.


Key Requirements:


  • 5+ years of relevant experience in an Endpoint Security position;
  • 5+ years subject matter expertise with an Active Directory technology;
  • Expertise in threat management with a proven track record of risk reduction in a workplace environment;
  • Expertise in associated enterprise tooling (Anti-virus, SCCM, software management;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Azure and Azure Active Directory, as well as Azure Security Centre and associated monitoring and management capabilities;
  • Excellent report writing skills, with competencies in Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Capable of reporting to a range of seniority levels, including Executive;
  • Be able to converse at a business level in English;
  • A meticulous attitude towards problem-solving;
  • A desire to own and develop a service as a self-starter.



Successful candidates will be subject to background checks and clearances. 


Recommended Certificates:


  • ITIL Specialist
  • Microsoft Azure Security Engineer Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Professional




Current information for our applicants


Business as usual? Not quite. Of course, the Corona crisis also presents us with major challenges.


However, we are broadly positioned across various industries, plan for the long term and have always been flexible in our approach to our customers, especially in times of crisis. Our core business is digitisation. We believe that this topic will continue to grow in importance for many companies in both public and private sectors.


That's why there are still areas of our business with clear hiring requirements – and we would like to bring talent like you on board! By the way, we have completely virtualised our application process and our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions.


We are still looking forward to getting to know you!






About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with about 16,000 employees worldwide and a global revenue of £5.05 billion (2019). We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


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