SOC Analyst

Location: Kent/South East London & Belfast
Salary: £35,000-50,000 depending on experience

Role Summary

Our client is seeking an ex-military leader to join their team as a SOC Analyst. This role would be a fantastic opportunity for graduates of our IBM QRadar course. As a member of the SOC team, you will manage the security improvements, along with incident management and implementation of security standards. The client is specifically seeking ex-military people with military security training and experience with an interest in information security, willingness to learn and a team player.

The Company

The UK’s leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Training and supervision of analysts

  • Managing threat intelligence and actor profiling

  • Assisting in the generation of new signatures / rules

  • Assisting in the definition of analysis procedures and protocols

  • Responsible for the completeness and timeliness of all security incident related reporting against contract constraints and Service Level Agreements

  • Building and developing capability across the teams, with particular focus on succession planning, and manage & capability to cover absence or operational delivery

  • Seek and create opportunities to understand, contribute and support strategic SOC related initiatives

  • Act as front door for incoming requests into the SOC

  • Oversee and oversight monthly reports before being released to clients

  • Coordinate or participate in individual or team projects

  • Manage all documentation from support design, implementation and maintenance, Risk & Security policies, procedures and standards in line with the customer’s and the business requirements

  • Manage and oversee any management meetings with senior managers

  • Attend internal SOC weekly briefing

  • Point of escalation on an on-call rota basis with the potential of a future 24/7 operations rota

  • Deputise for the Cyber Centre Manager in his absence.

Key Requirements

Our client is more interested in finding the right person for this role; therefore an interest in information security and willingness to learn are more important than formal qualifications. The ideal person will have some or all of the following:

  • Previous leadership experience in either a military or civilian role

  • Full understanding of SIEM systems, including certification on IBM QRadar or a similar system

  • Understanding of IT Security Management, Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines

  • Risk Assessment

  • Privacy and Compliance

  • Conversant with security best practices (including ISO27001) and relevant security legislation

  • Security Operations and Incident Handling

  • IT Security Architecture

  • Preferably with Security certification (e.g. CISSP, GIAH, GIAC)

Security clearance: You must at least hold or be prepared to acquire an SC Clearance for this role

Please include a covering letter when applying, explaining your fit to the role and earliest availability to start.