Job Purpose

Working as part of the Information & Technology Unit the successful candidate will be a key member of the IT Infrastructure Team providing support and management of IDA’s IT infrastructure with a key focus on security. The role will involve the management of technologies such as Office 365, Active Directory, Windows Servers and other cloud solutions.


Key Responsibilities

The role requires the successful candidate to;

  • Administration of:
    • Microsoft Active Directory on Windows Server 2008 and 2012 network;
    • Microsoft Office 365 hosted Email;
    • Antivirus, deployment and updates
    • AD Administrative groups and user access rights;
    • Perform system backups and restores;


  • Provide backup support to other colleagues in the Infrastructure and Helpdesk teams;
  • Supervise all security investigations into problematic activity and provide on-going communication with management, including the DPO, where necessary;
  • Create and maintain IDA’s network security documentation e.g. policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures;
  • Maintain up-to-date detailed knowledge of the IT security industry including awareness of new or revised security solutions, improved security processes and the emergence of new threats;
  • Proactively scope and recommend additional security solutions or enhancements to existing security solutions to improve overall enterprise security;
  • Priorities the design and execution of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and security audits;
  • Assist in the deployment, integration and configuration of all new security solutions and of any enhancements to the existing security infrastructure in accordance with standard best operating procedures and IDA’s security strategy;
  • Maintain up-to-date baselines for the secure configuration and operations of all devices, whether they be under direct control (i.e., MDM) or not (i.e. servers, network devices, etc.)
  • Review logs and reports of all infrastructure; identifying and investigating security breaches detected by those systems interpret the implications of that activity and devise plans for appropriate resolution
  • To ensure dignity, respect and equality are applied within and outside the Organisation and that a work life balance is supported as much as possible in the workplace
  • To ensure that IDA’s values of People, Professionalism, Passion for Performance and Public Service are upheld at all times;
  • To ensure that continuous learning and development is undertaken through informal and formal learning and participation in the Performance Management and Development Review Process;
  • Demonstrate flexibility in undertaking additional tasks that can arise or may be assigned in this role.



  • Client Focused Relationship Building
  • Communications and Personal Effectiveness
  • Networking
  • Project Management
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Knowledge


Please see a description of the Level D competencies on the HR website


Additional Requirements  

  • The successful candidate must have at least 2 years related work experience
  • Security qualification would be an advantage
  • Ability to work well under pressure, flexibly and independently on own initiative;
  • The role may require international and domestic travel, and flexible working hours;
  • Ongoing flexibility and interest in international career progression and development is required;
  • A full driving licence is essential.


Salary: 42,306 per annum non negotiable

Closing Date:  23rd May 2019