Security Operations Analyst

SOC Analyst

Ref: 882Monday 19 July 2021

Company: Financial sector (Investments)

Role: Security Operations Analyst

Location: Edinburgh or Glasgow (Must be commutable and open to a hybrid Office/WFH approach)

Salary: up to £35,000    

 

The Role:

Our client is looking to build up their in-house security operations capabilities and are recruiting for a security operations analyst to join the growing team to support the incident and alert management processes. This role sits within the security and resilience team, a relatively new team in the business. As a security operations analyst, you’ll work collaboratively with all levels of the Technical operations team to help ensure that the company works securely.

This is a really important and exciting role within the business, you’ll have the opportunity to build up an understanding of their systems and applications, help develop system resilience and participate in change projects from conception through to delivery, as well as helping to define how they respond to emerging threats and incidents.

Here are some of the things you'll spend your time doing:

  • Supporting the security operations, aligned to industry standards
  • Reviewing SIEM dashboards and investigating alerts for incidents and deviations from policies
  • Maintaining their SIEM tool by getting hands on with the code and configuration
  • Managing cyber security issues/incidents for the core infrastructure
  • Providing security training to Technical Operations teams e.g. CIS controls
  • Working with 3rd parties and other team members on security assessments of the infrastructure
  • Ongoing management of controls, risks, and associated actions

A bit about you

Your friends would probably describe you as the “attentive” one. You’ll take a proactive approach to understanding evolving tools, technologies and best practices. You’ll be the type of person who looks for patterns in information and will always aim for excellence. You’ll love continuous improvement, understanding that by paying attention to the detail you can create robust, sustainable practices.

You’ll love to work with smart people and hate mediocrity; you know there is almost always a better way of doing things even if it can’t be delivered immediately, with a bias towards automation where practical. Smaller teams, constantly learning, being challenged, having your own chunk of responsibility and being trusted to make it happen describe in a nutshell the environment you really thrive in. You want to be part of a collaborative culture where you feel empowered but always know you’ll never be left alone.

Our client has always placed more value on cultural contribution than technical capability, but they would love you to have:

  • Experience of working in a security operations team
  • Knowledge of working with a SIEM tool, we use Splunk
  • Experience monitoring cloud environments
  • Exposure to agile methodologies and practices such as SCRUM or Kanban
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, translating technical language to non-technical naturally when required
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Abiity to prioritise the high impact work, but never neglect the details
  • Excellent communication skills – they need you to be completely comfortable representing their culture and values, with an emphasis on a speedy, friendly style
  • Ability to anticipate the needs of those you work with, juggling conflicting priorities
  • A lateral thinking approach to come up with new solutions to old problems
  • Helping people makes you happy