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Posting Title:IT Security Infrastructure Engineer
Job Location: Vienna, Austria
Skill Required: IT And ICT,
Preferred Experience: 0-3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 18th Aug, 2022

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Jobs Descriptions:

IT Security Infrastructure engineers occupy a technical role inside a company or organization. It is their primary job to implement and monitor computer and network security protocols to protect sensitive information from hacks or theft.

The Division of Information Technology provides support to the IAEA in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), including information systems for technical programs and management. It is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing an ICT strategy, setting and enforcing common ICT standards throughout the Secretariat, and managing central ICT services. The IAEA’s ICT infrastructure comprises hardware and software platforms, and cloud and externally hosted services. The Division has implemented an IT service management model based on ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) and Prince2 (Projects in a Controlled Environment) best practices. The Infrastructure Services Section (ISS) is responsible for implementing, maintaining, and administering the ICT systems and services for high availability; designing, implementing, and operating IT security services; and managing the data center. The platforms include Microsoft Windows servers, Linux servers, Oracle EBS infrastructure, data storage, and transmission networks, serving more than 2500 staff, as well as over 10000 external users around the world. The Section includes three Units: Network and Telecommunications, Enterprise Systems, and Security Systems.

Main Purpose:

The purpose of the post is to help the IAEA information and communication technology services define and create repeatable and consistent processes to strengthen IAEA information security. Under the supervision of the Security Systems Unit (SSU) Head, the IT Security Infrastructure Engineer will be responsible for the global network security threat prevention and detection controls and all applicable facets that make up a typical enterprise infrastructure IT security environment. He/she also participates in the implementation and operational maintenance of various IT security technologies and will be expected to provide technical expertise for IT security projects, and technical investigations following possible security incidents.


The IT Security Infrastructure Engineer is

(a) a technical analyst supporting the design and formulation of security measures, procedures, and standards on all aspects of IT security.

(b) a solution provider, coordinating service delivery.

(c) a team member actively involved in planning, implementing, testing, and deployment of IT security systems; and

(d) a security incident handler.

Functions / Key Results Expected:

• Contribute as a key player to ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems and data through end-to-end IT security measures and by implementing appropriate technology and processes.
• Assure effectiveness and evolution of infrastructure security controls applied to virtual private networks, cloud environment, on-prem data centers, web protocols, and custom applications.
• Assist in contentious improvements of the existing security infrastructure hardening to achieve high resilience and security.
• Maintain new features for the Network Intrusion Prevention/ Detection System (IPS/IDS), providing operational support
• Participate in IT projects on a daily basis to ensure they produce the required results. This includes planning, implementing, and monitoring the projects, and creating project documentation.
• Identify security issues and risks related to new firewall rules and configurations. Collaboratively with IT and security peers to develop mitigation plans.
• Provide substantive inputs and suggestions on all aspects related to the network security design, and testing of new Infrastructure security products, security infrastructure, security plans, and services.
• Coordinate security appliances patching, IT security services delivery, installation, and maintenance working with external vendors and other UN agencies.
• Provide inputs on deficiency and effectiveness of infrastructure security control deployment and usage, and recommend new and emerging security products and technologies.
• Assist in developing or improvements of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), draft and maintain network diagrams, and build books, and technical “cheat sheets”.
• Create and provide regular reports to the senior management pertaining to the effectiveness of network security controls.

Qualification and Experience Required:

• University Degree in Computer Science, IT Security, Information Security;

• Minimum of two years of professional experience in IT security Infrastructure threat prevention, detection, or response systems in an IT enterprise environment.
• Knowledge of SNMP, Syslog, AAA, IP Super/subnetting, DHCP, NTP, QoS, and NetFlow as they relate to security enhancement and diagnostics Hand-on experience in design, configuration, migrations, tuning, and customization of network threat prevention controls.
• Experience in creating technical documentation, guides, and reports, as well as a solid understanding of the incident management and change management processes.
• Excellent written and spoken level of English language and ability to convey complex technical IT infrastructure or IT security concepts to technical and non-technical audiences including executives.
• Internationally recognized IT security certification would be desirable.

Language Required:
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is an asset.

This is a re-opening of the vacancy. Candidates who already applied do not need to re-submit an application.


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