Information Technology (IT) Security Specialist
University of Doha for Science & Technology
Doha, Qatar
منذ 6 يوم

Job Description

The beautiful and culturally progressive State of Qatar is home to the world-class post-secondary institution, University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST).

University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) is the first national applied University offering applied Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in addition to certificates and diplomas in various fields.

UDST has over 50 programs in the fields of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades, Business Management, Computing and Information Technology, Health Sciences, Continuous Education and development and more.

  • The University is recognized for its student-centered learning and state-of-the-art training facilities. UDST boasts more than 20 years of experience in Qatar;
  • it started as a College and transformed into a university in 2021.

    With more than 600 staff and over 5,000 students, UDST is the destination for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

    Our faculty are committed to developing students’ skills and help raise well-equipped graduates that are proudly contributing to a knowledge-based economy and making the Qatar National Vision 2030 a reality.

    University of Doha for Science and Technology Information Technology Directorate - Profile :

    University of Doha for Science and Technology Information Technology Directorate is inviting nominations and applications for the position of Information Technology (IT) Security Specialist.

    Reporting to the Director Information Technology, Information Technology (IT) Security Specialist must possess the skills and expertise necessary to support the Information Technology Directorate of the University and fully implementing UDST’s mission and vision.

    Duties & Responsibilities :

    This position requires a proficient individual who can monitor, develop and advise on the overall security of UDST IT infrastructure and systems and to mitigate threats and remediate identified vulnerabilities.

    The incumbent is also responsible for developing and monitoring the implementation of strategies that reduce risk to the IT network, in support of business continuity.

  • The successful candidate will provide input on the development of IT Security strategies, policies and procedures in support UDST’s long-term business goals;
  • configure University IT security systems to protect UDST network from malicious activities, and identify compromised University software and / or hardware and maintain / manage IT security and IT risk protocols, whilst ensuring system testing is accurately conducted in alignment with UDST guidelines.

    The successful candidate will establish an IT security risk management program that will support UDSTs overall security objectives, in coordination with the relevant stakeholders and Conduct risk assessments and review system controls across UDST network, ensure security breaches are minimized.

    The incumbent will organize and deliver IT security and IT risk training / workshops to ensure employees are aware of security threats and University security threat protocols, in coordination with the relevant stakeholders and participate in IT security training programs and committees to develop and promote security policies procedures that reflect UDSTs IT security goals.

    The successful candidate will monitor security vulnerabilities and threats, and communicate risk mitigation and recommendations to the IT Manager in timely and efficient manner and anticipate and plan for new security threats by remaining up to date on security risks, evolving IT infrastructures, and developing strategies for mitigation

    The incumbent will prepare reports to document IT security and IT risk maintenance, and ensure compliance with ITIL standards, University policies and procedures and audit requirements

    The successful candidate will arrange and monitor a point of contact for UDST Employees to report IT security problems to ensure users, information and systems are protected in a timely manner, in accordance with University’s policy and procedures, and in coordination with the relevant stakeholders.

    The successful candidate will advise Business Unit Managers and College Deans on implementing IT security controls, in accordance with UDST security and privacy compliance.

    The incumbent will plan and recommend IT Security forecasting and expenditures, in alignment with UDST policies and procedures and perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Education and Certifications :

    Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field required

    Professional certification such as Certified Systems Security Professional (CISSP) / Certified

    Information Systems Auditor (CISA) / Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) preferred

    Experience :

    Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in IT or related field

    Language :

    Fluency in written and spoken English language required

    Fluency in written and spoken Arabic language preferred

    Other Required Skills :

    Ambitious and self-motivated team player with strong IT technical skills and the ability to apply technical knowledge and provide sound comprehensive advice along with a desire to achieve organizational success and to lead by example is required.

    A proactive can-do attitude to work and good time management is essential. Good attention to detail and the ability to anticipate change is expected.

    Knowledge of IT Security and knowledge of Principles of Information Technology is required. A Commitment to ongoing IT training and continuous professional development is desirable.

    Team work, Analytic thinking, problem solving and service excellence should be the strong attributes.

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