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Patch Management Specialist

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  • Salary: $6000 - $8000 + Variable Bonuses + 13th month pay
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  • Job ID: 01008
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Flintex Consulting Pte Ltd

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Job Description

Role and Responsibilities

    • Assess vulnerability, patch information from compliance scans for Microsoft Windows and determine application and production impacts.
    • Assess vulnerability, patch information for network equipment including WiFi and Firewalls from various manufacturers and determine application and production impacts.
    • Provides remediation services to infrastructure teams based on vulnerability & policy compliance scans.
    • Actively participates in project activities, strategic and tactical Patch and Configuration Management model development, and improvement of procedures and standards.
    • Assists in proactively developing patch and vulnerability management procedures and processes within the operations team and in conjunction with business and IT partners.
    • Identify and assess security deficiencies and provide recommendation regarding remediation.
    • Ensure patch configuration is up to date ensuring compliance.
    • Utilize tools to automate patch deployment, such as SCCM “Systems Center Configuration Manager”, Ivanti and Secunia etc.
    • Competent is using VA/PT tools such as Tenable to ensure patches are being remediated in a timely manner and taking the leadership working with different stakeholders globally to ensure the environment are compliant to organization Patch Manageme Process and IT Security Policies.
    • Where tools are not in place, research, propose and perform POC “Proof Of Concept” to solve specific issues and challenges.
    • Responsible for patching assets in test and production environments while ensuring quality.
    • Participate where required in the Change Advisory Board and technical review meetings to discuss patching, vulnerability impacts and considerations.
  • Change Management is key which involves keeping track of all updates, so if anything goes wrong there is back-out plan in place.
  • Documentation of the version and configurations in order to roll back is a must.
  • Negotiate, plan and manage patch activities with both Singapore and regional businesses spread geographically globally.
  • Regular audit and assessment of whether applications have been patched for known security vulnerabilities and audit reports are a must to assist the business to understand what systems need to be patched for a given vulnerability and to ensure that all systems are in compliance.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Computer Science\Information Technology.
  • MCSA: Windows Server.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of computer\server Windows System Administration and operational experience of remediating/patching systems in an Enterprise environment.
  • Minimum 2-4 years experience working in vulnerability management.
  • Experience with National institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards and applying Operating Systems (OS), browser and application Security Technical Implementation guides (STIGs) would be an advantage.
  • Proficient in VMware, Hyper-V, Windows Servers and Azure.
  • Working knowledge and experience with SCCM “Systems Center Configuration Manager”.
  • Working knowledge of scripting – preferably VBScript or PowerShell.
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • In depth knowledge and experience in systems wide audit and security controls.
  • Strong understanding of data communication concepts and network/software configuration management.
  • Basic networking understanding and skills including firewall.
  • PMP/CITPM/PRINCE2, ITIL V3 would be an advantage.

Required Skills

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with senior and mid-level executive/management teams.
  • Independent problem solving skills.
  • Must be highly energetic, analytical, self-driven and proactive in keeping up with patching technologies and attention to details.
  • Independent worker with initiatives, resourceful, positive attitude, friendly deposition, good team player and able to deliver results and work well under pressure, within short time constraints.
  • Some on-call, after hours and\or weekend work will be required.
  • Ability to coordinate with cross-functional work teams toward task completion.
  • Written and verbal communication skills are a must.
  • Strong customer service skills required to deliver quality results in a demanding environment.
  • Ability to efficiently prioritize and organize competing work demands with little oversight.
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