Ref: JFI-SOCMg-200721_1626775618

Security Operations Manager

England, London

Job description

Security Operations Manager


Job Description

This senior role will involve you in strategic decision-making, system implementations, and the adoption and testing of new processes and procedures which improve the security and robustness of the organisational infrastructure and associated IT systems.

As Security Operations Manager you will be responsible for safeguarding from intrusion, security threats, security weaknesses, software bugs and exploits. You will be responsible for direct and virtual teams involved in keeping the company secure.

Role & Responsibilities

* Definition and scoping of IT security requirements, including creation and execution of security related strategies enhancing the reliability and security of IT systems, projects and data
* Compliance with any government's standards and related legislation, such as the Data Protection Act and ISO standards
* Working with partners, key stakeholders, vendors or third party service and solution providers to ensure IT security standards are maintained
* Creation of reports, dashboards, metrics for SOC operations and presentation to senior management
* Oversight, planning and execution of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, audits or related investigations and to make recommendations to control any risks identified and to ensure they are implemented
* Management, planning and execution of security related projects across the IT infrastructure to ensure conformance with industry standards such as Cyber Essentials and CHECK
* Management of the Security Operation Centre (SOC), ensuring resources are aligned to monitor and protect IT assets
* Responsible for directing security event monitoring, management, response and cyber intelligence
* To respond rapidly and effectively to IT security incidents, managing them including computer forensics for evidence gathering and preservation. Appropriate and sensitive handling of affected individuals and efficient liaison with external agencies when required
* Managing direct and virtual teams

Skills & Experience

* Comprehensive knowledge or experience of information security principles, including risk assessment, intrusion detection, Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) tools, threat and vulnerability management
* Detailed knowledge or experience of application or network based penetration testing tools and methodologies
* Experience of incident response and/or security incident event management solutions, SOAR, UEBA
* Successful track record of effective project coordination, prioritisation, collaboration, organisation and timely project delivery
* Ability to understand and evaluate risk in relation to IT Security and communicate this at a senior level
* Experience of working at a senior level within an information security, cyber security environment or Security Operations Centre
* Strong technical background with excellent knowledge of cyber security, computer networks and operating systems including firewalls, IDS/IPS, Active Directory, endpoint protection, Windows Server, networks and cloud services
* Analytical background with the ability to analyse and interpret large and complex data sets and articulate observations, conclusions and recommendations
* Good understanding of current legislation and regulations pertaining IT security


* CISSP or similar is desirable

Contract details

* 6 months
* Budget: flexible
* Fully Remote
* Inside IR35