IT Security Operations Analyst

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
London, South East England
10 Jul 2017
09 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Security Operations Analyst Required for client in London

Security Operations Analyst - Due to a new opening in the Security Operations team, my client requires a Security Operations Analyst to manage a number of operational security services, review the security impact of infrastructure changes within the environment and monitor various toolsets for security violations. Key deliverables:

  • Responsible for maintaining Security certificate management requirements / functions and operationally renewing and revoking certificates as required.
  • You will be requires to operate and maintain data leakage prevention toolsets and oversee associated procedures.
  • This role will also entail managing the governance of firewall rule bases and associated change management process.
  • You will review web and user access requests ensuring that there is valid business need and there is no impact on the client's security procedure.
  • You will maintain the organisation's relationship with their service management function in accordance with change management, problem management and incident management.
  • The above will also entail overseeing the management of web proxy policy config which is provided by third party providers.
  • You will also be accountable for measuring metrics of the client's site in relation to high risk areas, information security controls and developing remediation plans as requires.
  • Responsible for collaborating with Security Architecture team to report appropriate operational issues that may be resolved an architecture level.
  • There is an on call requirement for this position which is on a rotational 24/7 on-call requirement and also is an integral part of the information security incident response capability.

Stakeholder management:

  • Develop relationships with various stakeholders.
  • You will have experience of working in fast paced team and understand the dynamics of teamwork in an operational security environment.
  • You will have knowledge and operational experience in: Firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, anti-virus and content filtering URL filtering, authentication solutions, switches, routers, VOIP and firewall zoning.
  • Have the ability to read and understand data including security event logs, system logs, application logs and device logs.
  • Have experience and knowledge of enterprise grade technologies including operating systems, database and web applications.

Desirable Skills:

  • C#, Java, Python or PHP Programming language.
  • Experience with any of the following: Data Loss Prevention, Intrusion Prevention/Detection Systems, Firewalls, SIEM.


  • Security certifications CISM, CISSP, M.Inst.ISP, CISA by a recognised professional body as desired.
  • Also security certification such as GIAC and EC-Council Certified Incident Handler are strongly preferred.
  • Finally, certifications by recognised professional bodies in Network or Systems engineering are desired.

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