WPP is hiring a

Network Security Engineer

Chennai, India

WPP is the creative transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, planet, clients, and communities.

Working at WPP means being part of a global network of more than 109,000 accomplished people in 110 countries. WPP has headquarters in New York, London and Singapore and a corporate presence in major markets worldwide.

We create transformative ideas and outcomes for our clients through an integrated offer of communications, experience, commerce, and technology.

WPP and our award-winning agencies work with most of the world's biggest companies and organisations – from Ford, Unilever and P&G to Google, HSBC, and the UN. Our clients include 61 of the FTSE 100, 317 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30 and 62 of the NASDAQ 100. WPP are the leader in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and 8th in the FTSE 100 rankings for Women on Boards.


WPP IT provides IT services for WPP, the world’s largest communications services group. As a creative transformation company, WPP is helping its clients transform the future through extraordinary work. WPP IT is an integral part of that journey and we are proud to provide technology for some of the world’s most creative brands.


Why we're hiring:

As Network security engineer work with multiple teams within WPP organizations to ensure the security of network related hardware and software including network monitoring tools, VPNs and firewalls.

Also take care of every aspect of a network’s security. Identify and address the security gaps in a network. Also create policies to defend network infrastructure in case of a cyberattack and are responsible for quick disaster recovery.


What you'll be doing:

  • You will act as NetSec Engineer on Public Cloud and related technologies for the Cloud Hub.
  • Planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and upgrading security measures for the protection of the organization’s data, systems, and networks.
  • Troubleshooting security and network problems.
  • Responding to all system and/or network security breaches.
  • Ensuring that the organization’s data and infrastructure are protected by enabling the appropriate security controls.
  • Participating in the change management process
  • Testing and identifying network and system vulnerabilities
  • Daily administrative tasks, reporting, and communication with the relevant departments in the organization
  • Evaluating the organization’s security needs and establishing best practices and standards accordingly
  • Designing, implementing, maintaining, overseeing, and upgrading all security measures needed to protect organizations’ data, systems, and networks.
  • Responding to all security breaches to the network and associated systems.
  • Troubleshooting all network and security issues and incidents
  • Routinely conduct penetration testing
  • Taking appropriate security measures to ensure that the organization’s infrastructure and existing data are kept safe.
  • Conducting testing and scans to identify any vulnerabilities in the network and system.
  • Taking an active role in the change management process.
  • Ensure proper and regular maintenance of firewalls.
  • Make sure that web and email security protocols are maintained.
  • Track, record, and monitor any security issue.
  • Resolve any vulnerability or security issues that may arise.
  • Ensure periodic testing of the organization’s network and systems from a security point of view.
  • Be aware of the latest threats in the cybersecurity domain to guide and advise the organization regarding the up gradation of systems.
  • Put identity and access management (IAM) policies in place to prevent unauthorized access to company data.
  • Ensure that systems are back up and running in case of a security attack.
  • Make sure that security policies are updated on time and are always up to date.
  • Maintain servers, routers, and switches as required.
  • Maintain firewalls, VPNs, VLANs, VoIP, and web programs and protocols regularly.


What you'll need:

  • This job role demands exceptional skills to ensure that there are no vulnerabilities in the system at any given point in time.
  • A network security engineer needs to continuously upgrade their skills.
  • Proficiency in conducting regular vulnerability assessments of the systems to prevent any security incident.
  • Thorough knowledge of programming languages such as Java, C++, and Javascript.
  • Expertise in penetration testing, networking, system administration, and operating systems.
  • Awareness of the latest methods used by hackers and malicious elements to break into systems.
  • Competency to use the available tools to discover any dubious movement in the system.
  • Capability to manage risk and ensure disaster recovery in case of a security event.
  • Soft skills, including effective communication with team members and senior management and fast decision-making.
  • Ability to conduct an in-depth analysis of computer networks and identify any vulnerabilities or gaps in the system. Attention to detail is a fundamental personality trait of a network security engineer.
  • Quick decision-making to ensure faster recovery in case of a security event; this also helps in the quick fixing of flaws.
  • Good exposure in Azure/AWS/GCP.
  • Hands on experience in VPN, NSG, Firewall, WAF administration, troubleshooting and vulnerabilities/audit remediation.
  • Nice to have deep knowledge in CloudFlare, Aviatrix, Azure NSG, Palo Alto , F5 , NetScaler etc
  • Self-motivated, energetic and tenacious and working well under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines is a must
  • Good verbal and written communication and documentation skills with close attention to detail and accuracy
  • A keen interest in new technologies and willingness to research and self-study to keep technical skills relevant
  • Skilled in building a strong rapport with customer and internal support teams in a managed services environment

This role needs to be managed on 24x7 shifts as required. 


Who you are:

You're open: We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We are accepting: of new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of working.

You're optimistic: We believe in the power of creativity, technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with conviction: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.

You're extraordinary: we are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we provide extraordinary every day.


What we'll give you:

Passionate, inspired people – We promote a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

Scale and opportunity – We offer the opportunity to create, influence and complete projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

Challenging and stimulating work – Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?

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