Pearson Security​ ​Operations​ ​Specialist​ in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Security​ ​Operations​ ​Specialist​



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Role​ ​purpose

The primary purpose of the Security Operations Specialist - Operator is to be responsible for implementing, monitoring and supporting security measures. You will have some knowledge of system and security tools, understand defensive security techniques (with the ability to think like an offensive cyber adversary), technologies and be sufficiently agile to cope with a forever changing digital threat landscape.


Main duties consist of

  • Operation and optimisation of security tooling/products, including anti-virus, encryption technologies, network security (IDS/IPS/Firewalls), logging and auditing, event and incident management, privileged access management.

  • Respond to Endpoint protection and malware detection tools alerts.

  • Makes suggestions on tuning IPS Platforms, Firewall Policies, and other security devices and be innovative on their use.

  • Making recommendations to improve operational effectiveness

  • Accountable for Security infrastructure change

  • Documentation creation and review

  • Defend systems against unauthorized access, modification and/or destruction

  • Identify abnormalities and report violations

  • Oversee and monitor routine security administration

  • Research and recommend security upgrades

  • Able to make independent contributions to improve BAU by introducing automation.

  • Any other duties designated by the Manager or their authorised deputies.

Skills and Experience
  • Ability to develop custom code (perl / shell scripting etc.)

  • Ability to work well in a Team

  • Methodical and disciplined work approach

  • Good analytical skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Skills and competencies (one or more)

  • Fair knowledge and demonstrable experience of information security technologies and methods

  • Security event log collection and analysis

  • Experience in systems (Linux/Unix) and networking

  • Experience of vulnerability and threat assessment

  • Experience of Intrusion detection and prevention systems

  • Experience of Web-based application security

  • Ability to develop custom code (perl / shell scripting etc.)

  • Experience of Cloud systems and their Architecture (AWS, Azure, Google)

  • Experience of working in a 24/7 Security Operations Centre environment or similar

  • Experience of Incident Handling processes and procedures

  • 3 years in technology, 1 years in security





  • Bachelor’s degree or appropriate combination of education and experience

  • One of or combination of: GCIA, GHIH, GCFA, CISSP, CEH, GERM, GREM, GCFE, OSCP OR


  • Other qualifications helpful such as CCNA, MCSE/ RHCE, AWS/Azure, CCSA, Splunk Certified Admin

  • Experience with Chef, Python, Puppet, Salt, or Ansible in production environments at scale

  • ITIL V3 Foundations highly preferred.

Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo

Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Rigel Bldg Orion City Rigel Bldg No 752 Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha Colombo 900

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 7, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1806215

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.