Note - Oman based people will be preferred.
Consultant /Senior Consultant - IT Consulting
We have a challenging opportunity opened up for the role of IT Consultant in our IT consulting practice.
Our IT consulting practice undertakes IT risks and controls assessment, IT Service Management and Information Security Management Consulting, infrastructure and network reviews, information security reviews etc. for clients.
IT consultants work in a client facing role and take on the responsibility of identifying, assessing and monitoring IT security risks by developing a risk management plan and strategy. They assist clients in addressing compliance, financial, operational and strategic risk. They work in teams to provide high-quality execution of IT audits, risks and controls assessment, application audits, infrastructure and network reviews, information security reviews related projects for clients across a wide range of industries. Typical projects comprise of conducting reviews of systems, processes and internal controls. Provide recommendations to clients for improvement or remediation and draft reports on gaps & key issues requiring redress.
IT consultant must demonstrate in-depth technical capabilities and professional knowledge by staying abreast of current business and industry trends relevant to the client's business. They establish deep relationships with client personnel (at appropriate levels) by understanding client’s perspective and become the de-facto “go-to-person”. Their work output is expected to be of outstanding quality. They constantly monitor project progress, manage risk and verify key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes.
IT consultant should also participate in sales and support business development initiatives. In addition, they get opportunities to perform research and contribute to the development of thought leadership. If assigned, they are expected to coach, train and support junior members in the team.
Responsibilities include planning and execution of IT consulting assignments for our clients in Government, Banking & Financial, Investment, Oil & Gas, Hospitality and Telecom industries. Some of the key responsibilities of this role are as follows:
Role: to provide IT Consulting & Auditing services in:
IT Audit and IT security audits
IT security assessments including knowledge of Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Testing
Disaster recovery planning
System evaluation & selection
Project Management of IT security projects
Knowledge on different threat landscapes and ability to carry out threat profiling
Review infrastructure and network systems including configuration and architecture to assess and improve information security.
Advanced knowledge on various VAPT tools
Working knowledge of ISO 27001, ISO 22301, ITIL, COBIT, ISO 20000 standards & frameworks
In-depth knowledge of different operating systems (such as Microsoft, Linux etc.) and database serves (such as SQL, oracle etc.)
In-depth knowledge and understanding of the security components (such as IPS/IDS, firewall), networking equipment (such as router, switches), server hardware and different technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization etc
Network administrator level of working knowledge in network and infrastructure security preferred
4-5 years of experience in Information Technology, specifically information security, demonstrating a steady growth of skills and responsibilities.
2+ years within a consulting firm desired but not mandatory. The candidate will have experience in one of the following areas:
Ability to understand business and IT processes of various industries
Exposure to a well-structured Project management or risk assessment techniques
Exposure to ISO 27001 / ITIL / CoBIT / ISO 20000 standards and frameworks
Bachelor's degree; major in Business, Computer Science or Information systems is preferred. MBA is a plus.
CISA / CISA/ CISSP/ PMP is Mandatory
MCSE, CCNA, GSEC/GIAC, ITIL or comparable accreditation preferred
Other potential certifications – CEH, ISO 27001 LA / LI,
Key Personal Attributes
Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Outstanding client service skills
Analytical & creative in problem solving
Team player & deadline oriented
Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize
A good blend of creative thinking and rigorous analysis in solving business problems
Must work well in a team-oriented environment as well as independently. Work with team members to set goals and responsibilities for specific engagements. Foster teamwork and innovation.
Ability to work under pressure. Mature, proactive and displays initiative. Possess excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Manages own and others time well.
Ability to travel as necessary to meet client needs. Travel throughout the month frequently required based on client requests/commitments across ME. Second language skills and international business experience will be useful.