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Recruit Ref: L052868105
Posting Date: 2022-05-19
Hong Kong International School
IT Security Engineer

The IT Security Engineer leads the design, installation, and management of the security infrastructure and security procedures, serves as the functional lead for cybersecurity investigations and incident response, serves as the functional lead for the school’s business continuity plan, and serves as a mentor and key player in developing a student-run security practice. This position works with other IT team members to ensure the security matches the school’s risk tolerance.


  • University graduate with a degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or other related disciplines preferred.
  • Holder of security certificates such as SANS/GIAC, CEH, CISSP, CISM, CISA, ISO27000/27001 is preferred.
  • Holder of certificates such as CCNA, CCNP is preferred.


  • Minimum 4 years working experience with at least three years in IT security preferred.
  • Knowledge of operating systems (Windows, Unix, Linux, and Macintosh), backups, virtualization technologies
  • Experience with vulnerability assessments and penetration methods
  • Familiar with advanced routing, switching, remote access, multilayer switching, CISCO IOS security, VPN security, and troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of cyber security or security products such as firewall, IDS/IPS, web proxy, EDR/XDR, IAM, Sandbox, SIEM is preferred.
  • Familiar with Cybersecurity frameworks, such as MITRE ATT&CK, OWASP, NIST, is preferred.
  • Experience with working in a network security environment highly preferred, such as Security Operations Center (SOC), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Incident Response Center (CIRC), or Cyber Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) preferred.

Personal Skills/Qualities:

  • Solid English communication skills, verbal and written. Cantonese and Mandarin are also an advantage.
  • Excellent customer service skills and an ability to work as a flexible, collaborative, and supporting team member while excelling in a fast-paced service environment.
  • Have a strong sense of responsibility and an eagerness to learn
  • Ability to work with people of various backgrounds with all levels of technical knowledge
  • Ability to work well individually and in a team
  • Willing to work with and support our students and learning community
  • Willing to work outside office hours when required, especially during busy periods
  • Ability to handle confidential files and information in a professional manner
  • Intellectual flexibility, technical curiosity, and a sense of humor, including the ability to learn independently.

Interested candidates please forward your updated resume together with a cover letter and references to

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We look forward to hearing from you!

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