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Lead SOC Analyst

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Cyber Security

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  • Contact:

    Octavian Donnelly

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  • Published:

    8 days ago

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​Our Client

Our client is a busy cyber security MSSP going through a period of sustained growth following a strong 2020 performance. They are now looking to hire a SOC Analyst/Engineer to join their London team.

This SOC Analyst/Engineer role is a fantastic opportunity for a confident candidate who is keen to accelerate their security career in a challenging, intellectually stimulating environment. The position is ideally suited for a candidate who is 4-5 years into their Information Security career and is looking to make a change into an exciting, fast-paced, technology-driven firm. Strong academic background and ambition required.

This role will not just be covering Business-As-Usual activities – there will be significant scope to develop responsibilities and position within the organisation, and the successful applicant will rapidly progress to leading client engagements.

The role demands a solid grounding and understanding of Information Security, Cyber Security and Data Privacy, whereupon the successful candidate will obtain hands on experience operating as a key member of the Security team servicing and addressing security subject matter in all areas of the business. The client uses proprietary technology, which you are not expected to have working knowledge of.

Initially WFH, the role will be mainly based in the firm’s City of London offices in the future, with flexibility dependent upon the business’ operational requirements and at the CISO’s discretion.

Key Duties

  • Key member of the SOC team providing real time threat analysis, detection and response to 3rd party clients.

  • Provide analysis on alerts generated form proprietary security tools.

  • Where appropriate, assist in the continued development of proprietary security platform and go-to-market products.

  • Strong understanding of threat intelligence and vulnerabilities targeting financial services organisations.

  • Carrying out gap analysis and security reviews in relation to deployed technologies and security controls.

  • Assisting with third party risk management/oversight, including due diligence exercises.

Your Profile

  • Good STEM degree, preferably InfoSec/Computer Science oriented

  • Security industry certifications, such as: CISSP, CCSK, CCSP, CEH, CHFI strongly desired

  • Tooling knowledge (desirable): Sophos, FireEye, Solarwinds, AWS, Azure, Kibana

  • SIEM Tooling, Log Scraping, etc.

  • Traffic visibility appliances and networks TAPs;

  • Minimum 4-5 years IT experience, including security and operations within extensive IT infrastructure

  • Experience within an in-house SOC in the financial sector a significant benefit

  • Experience within an MSSP SOC supporting financial sector clients - beneficial

  • Good organisational skills, self-motivated

  • Analytical judgment and decision-making skills

  • Good written and verbal communications skills

  • Must work be able to work well under pressure - in a team and alone

  • Ability to adapt and adjust rapidly changing priorities whilst maintaining efficiency

  • Strong knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems

  • Strong knowledge of IT infrastructure and security specific enterprise controls

  • Strong technical knowledge of cyber security threats and countermeasures

  • Vulnerability assessment and management

  • Threat Modelling

  • Hands-on technical administration experience with security tools such as web proxy, vulnerability scanners, disk encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), intrusion detection & prevention systems (IDS/IPS)

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.

Remote Working

We are currently looking for regionally-located Cyber Security professionals (Cyber Risk, IDAM, GDPR, Digital Trust, Solutions Architects, Pentesters) from across the United Kingdom who would be interested in working for London firms on an interim WFH basis: Kent, East Sussex, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Surrey or Hampshire.

We are also interested in hearing from candidates in Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Winchester and Salisbury.