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We have a fantastic client who are developing a leading edge security operations centre utilising the latest tools and technologies. 
They are currently looking for a Security Engineer/Analyst  to help with managing incidents and supporting the business.  

JOB TITLE: SOC Analyst /Engineer 
ROLE TYPE: Contract
REPORTS TO: SOC Operations Manager / Lead
The SOC Analyst Level 2 is responsible for monitoring, analysing and raising incidents as they occur. The Level 2 analyst is also responsible for incident handling all P2 tickets and below as well as taking ownership of P1 incidents on a case by case basis as directed by the level 3 analyst (in order to support them as required).
Primary responsibilities include:
·       Analyse network, application and system events in order to identify potential security incidents and raise tickets as required.
·       Perform and lead proactive analysis from knowledge of current threats and trends within the industry
·       Provide input into the training and development plans as required
·       Ensure all operation incidents, ongoing tickets and relevant information is logged into the HOTO and the information is distributed accordingly
·       Ensure all tickets are quality checked prior to release to the regional contacts
·       Provide continuous SME support, updates and recommendations for ongoing incidents being handled by the SOC
·       Support shift training, user awareness and mandated security education as required or specified and promote additional professionalization within the level 1 analysts.
·       Produce operational reporting as required to support regional and internal information exchanges and briefing requirements
·       Maintain a broad and current understanding of evolving threats and vulnerabilities as applicable to the client estate and marketplace
·       Continually assess and maintain the Clients SOC documentation set and use-cases to maintain a high standard of excellence within the service and ensure ongoing service improvement
Secondary responsibilities include:
·       Deputise for the Level 3 Analyst as required
·       Assist the SOC Operations Manager and Level 3 Analyst to recruit and retain a functional SOC team as required
·       Windows Server Administration (Server 2008 – 2016) – Specifically Domain Controller management (AD/Security Administration/AD Connect/Group Policies/DNS) for a multi-site multi-domain replication setup.
·       Windows Certificate Authority management.
·       Perform other essential duties as required
Essential skills & experience includes:
·       Demonstrable experience in Cyber Operations include monitoring, incident response & handling, threat detection and threat intelligence
·       SIEM, IDS and general security tooling experience (Ideally Splunk, Palo-Alto, SkyBox or AWS)
·       Network security
·       Excellent communication skills
·       Mentoring and coaching
·       Knowledge of Palo Alto Administration (Implementation, Configuration and API/Automation) is a plus.
Desirable skills & experience includes:
·       SANS 401/501/504/511 or similar
·       EC-Council CEH or CHFI
·       ITIL certification
·       ISO27001 experience
·       Report writing


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