Senior SOC Analyst

Job Type IT
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the AXA Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 21/4/2019
Vacancy Type
Salary £52,500 - £76,000
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
(This role includes an element of out of hours call-out support)

Duties & Responsibilities

We're looking for an experienced Senior SOC Analyst (internally known as ITL5 Security Analyst) to join our Security Operations team based out of our Head Office in Bracknell. This is a senior role where you will act as a leader in the resolution of cyber security incidents and perform regular threat hunts across a variety of platforms and technologies.

The IT Security Operations team exists to protect the John Lewis Partnership by proactively detecting and responding to cyber security threats. SOC Analysts are our front line of cyber defence, mitigating and defending against malicious cyber activity and adapting to an ever-changing threat landscape.

Job Requirements

You will be required to lead investigations and provide technical expertise for all types of cyber security incidents. You will also be expected to perform the role of CSIRT Incident Lead for complex cyber security investigations, coordinating resolution activities across a wide range of stakeholders in order to mitigate threats to the business quickly and efficiently.

As our Cyber Threat Hunter (conducting proactive and reactive threat hunts in line with the Partnership's Threat Hunting framework) you will be expected to lead and support threat hunting activities with other Cyber Threat Hunters in the team whilst continuously improving the framework and processes.

Supporting the development of other SOC Analysts through training and internal knowledge transfer and Identifying automation opportunities within the SOC. Working in partnership with Security Engineering, you will help build requirements, transition improvements and ensure a successful introduction into the operation.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- Demonstrable experience performing a senior role in a SOC environment or similar, with a focus on cyber security incident detection, response and resolution.
- You should be well proven to thrive and perform in fast-paced, high-demand scenarios, with an ability to communicate security issues to stakeholders at all levels.
- Advanced technical cyber security qualifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) or equivalent.

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Experience in Digital Forensics, including working with law enforcement.
- Experience leading teams of analysts.
- Experience working with penetration testing tools, such as Kali Linux, Burp Suite and Nmap.
- Experience of working within a service management framework, such as ITIL.

*You may be required to attend meetings and work offsite on occasions in our London head office, our branches or at a Supplier's location.
**Occasional planned out of hours work.
***Internally this role is known as IT Security Analyst ITL5.

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IT Lead Security Analyst ITL5 - Role Profile  


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