IT Analyst

World Bank, Chennai, India

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th December, 2019

Job Description

Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 189-member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.

The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions and thirteen Global Practices to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.

Vice Presidency Context

Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 130 client countries.

ITS services range from: establishing the infrastructure to reach and connect staff and development stakeholders; providing the devices and agile technology and information applications to facilitate the science of delivery through decentralized services; creating and maintaining tools to integrate information across the World Bank Group, the clients we serve and the countries where we operate; and delivering the computing power staff need to analyze development challenges and identify solutions.

The ITS business model combines dedicated business solutions centers that provide services tailored to specific World Bank Group business needs and shared services that provide infrastructure, applications and platforms for the entire Group. ITS is one of three VPUs that have been brought together as the World Bank Group Integrated Services (WBGIS), to provide enhanced corporate core services and enable the institution to operate as one strategic and coordinated entity.

Unit Context

The ITS Information Security and Risk Management (ITSSR) unit, headed by the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), is responsible for providing leadership in managing the functions and activities of information security and risk across the World Bank Group, enabling the achievement of WBG’s business objectives. ITSSR enables and facilitates a risk aware culture, ensures that WBG information assets are protected in an effective, efficient, and balanced manner; and IT security and risk management efforts throughout the World Bank Group are coordinated and aligned to the Bank's business and IT strategy. ITSSR establishes and maintains the World Bank Group's IT and InfoSec policies and standards; develops and engineers the WBG’s information security plans and solutions; responds to security incidents; and ensures that the information risks are identified, assessed, and managed in consistent with the overall risk management approach and with the established appetite and tolerance. ITSSR consists of three main units: 1) ITS Risk Management, Compliance, and Policy, 2) ITS Information Security Operations (ITSIS), and 3) Program Management Office (PMO).

Roles & Responsibilities :

The IT Analyst, Security, Risk and Compliance will have overall responsibilities for executing the work program under the Security Engineering – Vulnerability Management team; as well as for working as an integral part of the OIS team in executing OIS’s work programs. The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Conduct regular vulnerability assessment scans on all enterprise IT assets and troubleshoot any problems encountered.Perform manual penetration testing using open source and commercial security tools.Work closely with system/network administrators, and software vendors to remediate any vulnerabilities discovered.Work with commercial security tool vendors to resolve any bugs and false positives in their products.Produce and maintain appropriate documentation and dashboards detailing the enterprise vulnerability posture.Produce weekly/monthly reports of activities and operational status of systems and processes under his/her control.Participate in audits, as needed, producing necessary documentation, reports and explanations.Implement corrective and preventive action plans approved by unit managers.
Note: There are 2 open positions under this requisition.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or related fields;
  • 3-5 years of relevant information security experience.
  • Excellent understanding of operating system and application security.
  • Experience using and customizing open source security tools.
  • Advanced level knowledge of programming languages (including interpreted languages) such as Java, Perl, Python, PowerShell, or Bash.
  • Advanced level knowledge of TCP/IP networking concepts and protocols, advanced technical knowledge of common network protocols (DNS, HTTP/HTTPS) and network security concepts.
  • Experience and advanced level knowledge of using vulnerability scanning tools.
  • Experience and advanced level knowledge of using centralized management consoles of vulnerability scanning tools (preferable Tenable SecurityCenter).
  • Experience and advanced level knowledge of using vulnerability intelligence tools.
  • Experience and advanced level knowledge of using penetration testing tools.
  • Advanced level knowledge of common attacks against servers and endpoints.
  • Advanced level knowledge of common attacks against web applications and OWASP Top 10.
  • Advanced level knowledge of hardening platforms like Windows, Linux, Network devices etc.
  • Demonstrable conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving and evaluative skills, an ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identifying issues, formulating options, and making conclusions and recommendations.
  • Ability to assess risks in line with information security objectives and risk tolerance of the institution. Proven conceptual, analytical and evaluation skills.
  • Risk Management - Reduces risk by solving day-to-day problems as they arise.
  • Systems Thinking - Investigates the critical relationships among primary business, technology and systems platforms.
  • Client Orientation - Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.
  • Drive for Results - Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results, and has the personal organization to do so.
  • Team player with strong technical and user support skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to present and explain technical information to diverse types of audience (management, users, vendors, and technical staff).


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