Security Operations Engineer

Location London
Discipline: Technology
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££70000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Contact name: Andrew Spence

Contact email:
Contact phone: +44 1293 584 300
Job ref: 29100
Published: 20 days ago
Expiry date: 08 Oct 2023 11:59
We are offering an exciting opportunity to work with a prominent organisation in the financial services sector. They are actively seeking an experienced Security Operations Engineer to ensure the security, confidentiality, and availability of their business systems and services. In this role, you will safeguard assets and systems by conducting monitoring, analysis, and detection activities using security log feeds, direct access to security systems, and ad-hoc reports. Additionally, you will lead investigations and respond to security incidents, performing triage and engaging with multiple levels of the business.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Provide security analysis and support across the organization, ensuring compliance with security and governance requirements, and taking proactive steps to identify and address security incidents.
  • Log and report incidents to the business and third parties as necessary.
  • Leverage the organization's capabilities, including attack detection, vulnerability management, and process enhancement.
  • Define and report on key performance indicators (KPIs) for vulnerabilities across the IT infrastructure.
  • Develop and apply technical expertise to assess the scope of an attack, its impact on the business, and advise on containment strategies. Offer guidance on system hardening and mitigation measures to prevent recurrence.
  • Collaborate closely with other security team members and business units to identify and mitigate threats, and support operational teams on security matters, ensuring risk mitigation.
  • Play a key role in Disaster Recovery testing and management.
  • Contribute significantly to Audit and Compliance activities.
  • Participate in the design and execution of test scenarios to enhance procedural knowledge and ensure completeness of work instructions.
  • Establish and maintain the company's security policies and standards.

Candidate Requirements:
  • Possess extensive experience in security incident response, including assessing security events, providing technical guidance, and leading incident response efforts.
  • Previous work experience in a Security Operations Centre (SOC), with expertise in SIEM operation and configuration.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders from various technology and business teams.
  • In-depth knowledge of advanced security analysis, memory and file system analysis, and attack vectors. Proficiency in technical security systems, security architecture, security technology, penetration testing, and Security Event Management methodologies is essential.
  • Innovative problem-solving abilities and a creative approach to evolving solutions.
  • Objective and accountable, with a mature and delivery-focused mindset. Previous experience in the financial services sector is highly desirable, as is familiarity with Zero Trust Security principles.
  • Any prior experience in implementing security capabilities through technology and processes would be advantageous.
  • Hold professional security qualifications such as CISSP, CISM, or TOGAF.