Security Operations Lead

United Kingdom, London
Job ID: 1503

Job Description

Our client is a high-frequency, quantitative trading firm. They're seeking a talented and passionate cyber security engineering to join a new team. In this position, the successful candidate will work closely with networking, help desk, and trading ops teams to design, build, and deploy a brand new detection and response system.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience working in a technical cyber security role at an organisation with a dedicated security operations function. You’ll be given the opportunity to own and strategically impact this firm's global cybersec systems, from creating and streamlining processes to implementing next-generation monitoring and vulnerability scanning.

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Role Responsibilities:

  • Build, implement, and maintain a vulnerability management system and a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system to help better protect trading operations and IP from both internal and external threats.
  • Create and curate security alerts by staying up to date with threat intelligence, indicators of compromise, and known vulnerabilities.
  • Detect malicious activity and unauthorised devices on devices and networks.
  • Analyze security data for signs of vulnerability and compromise.
  • Develop security automation to respond to anomalous events and changes in risk.
  • Test the effectiveness of detection and response.
  • Respond to internal security incidents and investigate accordingly.

Technical Experience and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in cyber security, with specific experience in security operations, vulnerability management, and threat detection.
  • Experience with designing, building, implementing, and integrating with a new SIEM system from the ground up.
  • Highly proficient with and experience in integrating a variety of systems with SIEM products.
  • Experience with SQL.
  • Experience with Linux (Debian is a huge plus).
  • BS (or equivalent) in Computer Science.
  • PhD or MS in Information Security is a plus, but not required.

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