IT Security Incident Management Team Leader

Job Type Permanent Full Time
Area London, United Kingdom
Sector Manager
Salary £70,000
Start Date ASAP
Telephone 02033271996
Job Ref 10444
Job Views 502

Our client, a fast paced Financial Services Organisation, are looking for an IT Security Operations Team Leader to own and maintain the IT Security Incident Management processes, provide leadership of the IT Security Operations team ensuring effective proactive and reactive security monitoring and also to provide incident response services across the business.  


Duties & Responsibilities of the IT Security Incident Management Team Leader 

  • To support the IT Security Operations team to achieve the highest standards in providing IT Security Assurance within the Bank. The post holder will lead a team of 4/5 comprising IT Security Operations Engineers and Analyst and Vulnerability Analyst. Reporting to the IT Security Operations Manager they will also be responsible, along with the IT SecOps Analyst, for the management of IT Security Incidents. 

  • IT Security Incident management will include internally identified events and those identified externally by an external 24/7 SOC provider with which they will be responsible for the relationship.  

  • They must have experience of managing IT Security Incidents for an organisation, preferably financial and have a thorough understanding of the requirements of PCI and other Security standards.  

  • They will take ownership of the Security Incidents and manage their remediation through tracking and reporting and chair regular meetings with stakeholders. 

  • The successful IT Security Operations Team Leader should have experience working within an IT Security operational role, with an understanding of a number of security domains such as Incident Response, Intrusion methods, Attack Monitoring, Networks, Threat and Vulnerability Management. However candidates must also have the communication and interpersonal skills required to communicate effectively with business functions and technical teams. 

  • IT Security operates a continuous improvement programme and as such expects colleagues to contribute and assist in the development of this important function. 

  • To review current IT Security Operations processes to ensure they are applicable and fit-for-purpose, and where needed liaise with other departments to improve knowledge and understanding. Ensure "how to" flow diagrams are produced for any process or procedure that is carried out by the IT Security Operations team. 

Desired Skills & Experience of the IT Security Incident Management Team Leader 

2+ years’ experience working in an IT Security Operations leadership role, preferably in a Financial Organization, with knowledge in the following areas :-   

  • IT Security Incident Management 

  • SIEM/LogRhythm/Splunk 

  • Vulnerability Management 

  • Microsoft Windows Server family of products. 

  • VMWare VSphere and associated technologies. 

  • Operational experience of PCI DSS  

  • Citrix XenApp, remote access products. 

  • LAN & WAN networking using Cisco routers, switches and infrastructure products. 

  • Thorough understanding of TCP/IP. 

  • Knowledge of Microsoft desktop applications essential. 

  • Identity and access management systems 

  • Understanding of Security controls 

  • Possession of or working towards CISSP, CISM or CISA 

  • IT expertise coupled with understanding of financial services and impacting laws and regulations 

  • Knowledgeable about existing best practices for integration of security controls 

  • Stakeholder engagement  

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Responsibility- you will be given the opportunity to manage a team 

Focused- there is a strong focus within this role of incident management 

Travel- within your job you are able to internationally travel helping you gain culture and experience different offices and places 

Flexibility- you will be given the choice to work from home or from the office, this job is very much tailored to personal preference 

Location- The main office is located in the beautiful town of Warsaw, Birmingham. This is a great city full of chilled out bars, lively pubs, and also tranquil restaurants, suiting all types of people. They also have an office in London, meaning location shouldn't be an issue depending on where you’re from. 

Vehicle- The company supply you with £6,000 car allowance, so you can have a relaxed car journey to the office. 

Holidays- There Is an average of 25 days holiday per year, however with each year you work there you gain an extra day. 

Counselling- This company offers a 24 hour family or individual counselling service 365 days a year , showing they offer support and care to their employees 

Social- Various events including Christmas parties, quiz nights or themed celebrations are organised which gives you a chance to socialise with those you spend all day with 

Medical-  BUPA private family medical cover is provided by the company 

Child Care- child care is provided by the company for those in need, when working long hours. 

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