SOC Security Analyst x 3

Solihull, UK
16 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Company description:

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

Job description:

Job Title: SOC Security Analyst - 24/7 x 3

Location: Solihull

You will be part of a team of IT Security professionals delivering services to Internal and External customers. Reporting to the Security Operations Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for daily monitoring and review of security incidents and will provide SME support for incident response activities through identification, containment, eradication and recovery. The SOC operates rotating 24x7 shift work to include daytime, night time and weekend work.

About the role

    Act upon security events, requests and incidents logged in management systems such as Remedy and Assure or reported directly, to ensure that threats, vulnerabilities and breaches are managed to minimise impact to confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems and data. Attend risk assessments where appropriate to determine and record mitigating actions to identified risks.
    Use SIEM and service reporting tools to monitor the security posture of the IT estate and identify anomalous activity and behaviours. Refine and develop dashboards and reports to continuously improve security situational awareness.
    Use security tools and, where appropriate, develop simple scripts to assist with the ongoing analysis of a security event or incident. Perform quarterly network and wireless vulnerability assessments, create service requests with support teams to address weaknesses found and monitor and report on progress. Assist with forensic data capture and analysis under supervision when requested.
    As subject matter expert for operational security, provide advice and guidance to other teams within the business on good practice and maintain relevant and current industry knowledge through publications, events and training.

    About you

      Good verbal and written communication skills
      Good analytical and problem solving skills
      Strong IT skills in Windows, Unix/Linux or Networking
      Knowledge using Vulnerability Assessment tools like Nessus, Qualys etc.
      Knowlege using Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools like ArcSight, Splunk (big data forensic technologies) etc
      Knowledge of network protocols and technologies such as TCP/IP, PKI, Firewalls etc
      Good understanding of IT security principles
      Willingness to work shifts (including unsociable hours and bank holidays where these fall into your shift pattern) as part of a 24x7 team.

      On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

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