Senior Security Operations Analyst -Major UK Business Software / Services Supplier

Location: Slough
Up to £50k (dependent on experience) + excellent

Shift work involved

Role Summary

Our Client’s Director of Security & Compliance is a former RMP Officer who is interested in the transferable attributes that suitably experienced ex-military (most probably Senior NCOs or Warrant Officers from a technical communications background) can bring to this role.

A strong team player with excellent communication skills and the ability to influence colleagues is needed to join a Security Operations team, which is responsible for the delivery of Operational Security. The successful ex-military candidate will be part of a wider team covering all aspects of Cyber Security.

The company is not looking to employ someone to do the job, they are looking for someone to own the challenge and deliver them into a position where they are two steps ahead.

The Company

One of the UK's largest and fastest-growing software and IT services companies, delivering a range of solutions to their 20,000+ customer base across every corner of the UK market.

Key Responsibilities

This is a key leadership role with a strong focus on people, process and tooling; your remit will cover all aspects of Cyber Security.

  • 24/7 – Provide 24/7 coverage, 365 days a year. This is done through a day shift rotation (7.5hrs) covering core hrs (7am-7pm) on weekdays and a duty on-call shift periodically for out of core hours. Shift allowance included.

  • Response – Lead Security Detection and Response activities with your knowledge and expertise to multiple customers.

  • Triage – Triage Events and Incidents and apply Containment and Eradication strategies to remediate the risk.

  • Analyse - Analyse multiple security data sources to determine where malicious activities are occurring and respond accordingly.

  • Control Adjustment – Identification of missing controls and adjustment of security tooling to provide compensation of remediation.

  • Knowledge – Knowledge and experience of Cyber Security events and incidents vital to delivering a successful outcome to our customers.

  • Familiarity – Knowledge or experience with Windows and Unix Operating Systems.

  • Security Tooling – Understanding of security tooling and what it will perform and why

  • Development - Research the latest information technology security trends.

  • Collaborate – Collaboration with IT technical teams to deliver Information Security services and improvements.

  • Mentor – Mentor a team of Security analysts though security events and incidents and help shape their development to become the next generation of cyber security professionals.

Key Requirements

You will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Degree or Professional Industry experience. – Essential

  • Professional Information Security qualifications. – Essential

  • Keen analytical mind and approach to problems.

  • Viewing certainty over assumption as a priority.

  • A strong team player.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence colleagues.

  • A good all-round knowledge of IT systems, platforms and software development techniques.

Please apply with CV in Word and short covering letter explaining your fit to the role and earliest availability; deadline Monday 1 July.  early application may be advantageous.