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The Company:

A large multinational Oil and Gas firm based in Sharjah

The Role:

Security Analyst – IT Department – The primary responsibility of a Security Analyst is to conduct a thorough risk assessment of the network and applications, identify vulnerabilities and provide configurations to enhance existing security of systems

Major Responsibilities:

  • Conduct periodic vulnerability assessments and penetration testing on internal networks, servers and applications.
  • Conduct periodic vulnerability assessments and penetration testing on internet facing networks and applications.
  • Provide mitigation for the identified vulnerabilities and assist internal teams to implement the mitigations.
  • Conduct periodic infrastructure architecture review to identify security issues and recommend measures to improve security.
  • Evaluate applications and software for security issues.
  • Research security enhancements and make recommendations to management.
  • Provide periodic reports of security status and vulnerability assessments.
  • Develop security standards and practices
  • Develop automation scripts to handle and track incidents
  • Educate staff members on information security through training and awareness
  • Recommend modifications in legal, technical and regulatory areas
  • Provide input to the information security strategy
  • Harden on-premises and cloud infrastructure

Qualifications & Desired Skills:

  • Bachelors/master’s in computer science
  • 4-5 years’ experience in Information Security field with hands-on experience in penetration testing and vulnerability assessments of applications, networks and server operating systems.
  • Excellent understanding of firewalls, antivirus, EDR, SIEM and IDS/IPS concepts.
  • Hands on experience in performing web application and mobile app security testing, network & wireless infrastructure penetration testing
  • Knowledge of Windows, Linux, Network OS, mobile OS configurations
  • Proficient in pentest tools like Kali Linux, Metasploit
  • Knowledge of Apache, PHP, scripting tools like Python, Powershell
  • Ability to develop testing scripts and procedures
  • Ability to leverage exploits
  • Knowledge of cloud security and experience in cloud security testing
  • Ability to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities and ability to provide practical recommendations
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to solve problems as they arise
  • Excellent reporting and presentation skills
  • Cloud infrastructure security management
  • An understanding of best practices and how to implement them at a business-wide level


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • SANS Penetration Testing
  • EC-CE



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