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IT Security Specialist in Barcelona

Tech Data

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Job Description

The Cyber Security Specialist is responsible for implementing and supporting security technology solutions globally. Leads or serves as multi-discipline technical resource in IT security projects intended to continually improve the security infrastructure and services. Keeps abreast of the latest technologies and identifies opportunities to propose improvements to Tech Data's cyber protection, detection and response capabilities. The responsibilities include reviewing our current security measures and processes in all geographies Tech Data operates in, identifying and addressing areas of weakness through penetration testing and red teaming, and responding promptly to possible security breaches. Continuously improves core processes in identity & access management, threat hunting and analysis, vulnerability management, security monitoring and incident response both on-premise and in the cloud.


  • Design and implement safety measures

  • Implementation, enhancements and ongoing support of Information Security infrastructure systems

  • Responsible for development, implementation, monitoring and operational support of new or currently owned/managed solutions and service provider relationships

  • Ensures compliance of the security controls software version, policies and rules.

  • Maintains baselines for the secure configuration and operations of company assets.

  • Provide and maintain consistent and accurate operational documentation, process workflows and configurations

  • Participate in IS/IT Security projects as assigned

  • Maintain metrics for measuring overall health of security systems, project progress, service success, and business value

  • Responsible for security log management, archiving and retention according to security policy.

  • Contributes in the IT security related aspects of legal and regulatory compliance.

  • Identifies issues in networks, systems and applications by performing penetration tests and assessments.

  • Supports security audits, risk analysis, and assessments

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree with IT field of study required.

  • 5 to 8 Years of relevant work experience.

  • Other Education / Certifications: selection of security and technology certifications and/or equivalent proven work experience

Critical Skills

  • Experience with zero-trust and defense-in-depth strategies

  • Hands-on experience implementing and configuring Operating Systems (Windows, Unix/Linux) and Databases (MS SQL, Oracle, Postgres, others)

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policies

  • Experience with most common firewalls and rules management.

  • Able to secure networks and systems through firewalls, password protection and system hardening.

  • Knowledge of Public key infrastructure (PKI) and cryptographic protocols

  • Able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of IT systems

  • Able to multi-task, troubleshoot, and prioritize

  • Excellent problem-solving and technical skills

  • Able to quickly learn new systems and technologies.

  • Able to recognize and attend to important details with accuracy and efficiency.

  • Able to converse and write effectively in English and local language.

  • Able to interact effectively with all levels of management

  • Possesses strong multi-cultural interpersonal skills.

  • Possesses strong organizational and time management skills, driving tasks to completion.

  • Able to maintain and promote social, ethical, and organizational standards in conducting internal and external business activities.

  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision.

  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Able to build solid, effective working relationships with others.

Additional Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of foundational security principles

  • Previous work experience in a Security Operations Center

  • Cyber Threat Intelligence

  • Relevant security certifications (CISSP, CISA, GIAC, Security Plus)

  • Automation and orchestration

  • Scripting experience – Python, PowerShell, etc.

Working Conditions:

  • Occasional non-standard work hours or overtime as business requires.

  • On-call availability required as necessary.

  • Some travel required.


Cultural Competency Requirements:

  • Within Tech Data diversity is one of our fundamental shared values. We are a multi-cultural environment and we pride ourselves on being a welcoming place of work where we celebrate inclusion and champion people from a multitude of backgrounds.

Join our team to connect the world with the power of technology!


About Tech Data

  • Saa S

  • Clearwater, FL, USA

  • 10,000+

  • 1974


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