Information Security Analyst

First Derivatives plc is a global leader in consulting, business services and technology. We are the home for diverse thinkers and innovators. We know that our people are vital to our success and we are proud of the diverse and vibrant team we have built across the globe. We are committed to hiring top talent, creating an environment where they can thrive, and recognizing and rewarding their dedication as they progress within the company.


To meet the growing demand for our technology and services, we are currently growing our Information Security  Team.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Information Security Analyst.

Reporting to the Head of Information Security, the Information Security Analyst will participate in the creation and maintenance of group policies, standards, and procedures, as well as organising and conducting audits and assessments.

Additional responsibilities include involvement in the implementation of new security solutions across all group business units, review of operations of the in-place security solutions for both corporate and hosted datacentre environments, and the use of tools to identify, investigate and resolve security events detected by these systems.

The Information Security Analyst is expected to be fully aware of security goals, must always possess a thorough understanding of the threat landscape, and must work

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor all in-place security solutions for efficient and appropriate operations.
  • Work with the Head of Information Security to develop and expand information security policies, standards and procedure across the group.
  • Act as a security specialist for third party audits and internal IT projects.
  • Work alongside relevant data protection colleagues in relation to GDPR and data security.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.
  • Participate in investigations into problematic activity.




  • At least 2 years’ experience in an IT security role
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of network technologies and protocols and security of same (VPN, WAN, LAN, DMZ, TLS, SSL)
  • Experience with SIEM reporting/alerting technologies, including vulnerability detection
  • Experience with IT security technologies and methods including OS hardening, Data Leakage Protection, Endpoint and Media encryption, 2fa, Web Content filters, Intrusion Prevention/Detection (IPS/IDS)
  • Experience with frameworks such as ISO 27001/2, SOC, NIST, or COBIT
  • Experience of developing and implementing information security policies and procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication including the ability to exchange information, present ideas, and to report facts (both verbally and in writing) clearly and concisely


  • At least one security-focused industry certification such as CISSP, SSCP or GIAC certifications
  • Experience with any cloud (AWS, Azure) security technologies
  • Programming or development experience will be seen as an asset


This role is based in Dublin.


Working for FD:

At FD, you will embark upon a career with life-long learning at its core, facilitating rapid professional and personal development and the opportunity to design your own path. We support a variety of external training courses and accreditations and are truly passionate about our Mentor Program, through which our senior colleagues generously set aside personal time to coach and support others in their career progression.
We are delighted to have several active internal networks, social committees, and charity initiatives, designed with the intention of meeting the holistic needs of our employees and giving back to our communities.

Our employees are rewarded with numerous benefits as part of their employment, including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Extensive Health Care Package
  • Pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual leave increasing with service
  • Group Life Protection Benefit
  • Training opportunities
  • FD Internal Network and Sports & Social Calendar


Who are we?

First Derivatives plc (FD) is a leading software and services company, with world-leading intellectual property in ultra-high-performance analytics (KX) across industries, and extensive domain expertise and capabilities in capital markets systems and technology (managed services and consulting).


KX technology is designed to capture and analyze data to make real-time decisions in a world where data volumes generated by markets and machines are increasing exponentially, and existing technologies fail due to technological or commercial limitations.
KX is widely adopted throughout the financial industry and is poised for accelerated growth across high-tech manufacturing, automotive, oil and gas, utilities, and telecommunications.

First Derivative

First Derivative provides a range of managed services and consulting worldwide to its clients in the capital markets sector, including many of the world’s leading banks, focused on supporting mission-critical systems as well as helping them to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.

If you meet these requirements and would like to apply for this role.