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Pearson Associate Information Security​ Analyst in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Associate Information Security​ Analyst - ( 2008949 )



The Security Operations Centre delivers multiple Managed Security Services, both leveraged and dedicated, to a large number of accounts.

Role Description:

The role is to provide analysis of information from a myriad of events generated by Application, Networking and Security tools globally, to pass that information to designated escalation points and advise on remediation where appropriate. Candidates need to have a good understanding of Operating System Technologies and/or network technologies. A knowledge of security fundamentals is essential along with an overall appreciation of Security technologies and how they are used.

Main Responsibilities:

The main responsibilities of a Security Specialists are as follows:

  • 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.

  • Attend and ensure all security tools, devices and services available as order.

  • 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

  • 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.



  • 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 Intrusion detection and prevention systems

  • 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

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

  • Experience with StackStorm or Rundeck

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

  • 1 years in technology, 1 years in security


Formal education or equivalent experience (note: this is the minimum requirement. Equivalent experience in lieu of a formal degree should be listed.)

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

  • One of or combination of: CCSP, ISACA CSX, CompTIA Security , GISF-GIAC, CEH

  • Splunk Core Certified Power User

  • McAfee NSP

  • AWS / Azure / GCP Fundamentals

  • ITIL

  • Other qualifications helpful such as CCNA, MCSE, RHCE, CCSA

Primary Location : LK-1-Colombo

Work Locations :

LK-Colombo-Orion City Rigel Bldg

Orion City Rigel BldgNo 752 Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha


Job : Technology

Organization : Technology & Operations

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Oct 28, 2020

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2008949