Senior Detection and Response Engineer

Europe, United Kingdom, London, APAC, Hong Kong
Job ID: 2041

Job Description

[c. £150-225k Comp Package (or equivalent), Hybrid Working]

We are seeking an elite Senior Detection and Response Engineer to join a leading quantitative investment firm to enhance their security monitoring, detection, and response capabilities.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to build security systems from the ground up, interact with cutting-edge technologies, and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, analyse, and respond to security alerts and events
  • Lead security incident response activities including forensic analysis
  • Deploy, administer, and tune detection and response solutions
  • Develop detection use cases, playbooks, and automated response mechanisms
  • Perform proactive threat hunting exercises
  • Collaborate with IT, engineering, and cloud teams
  • Liaise with external security vendors and providers

Key Requirements:

  • 5+ years in information security, 3+ years in detection and response
  • Extensive experience with detection use cases and playbooks
  • Knowledge of digital forensics and incident response
  • Strong grasp of security engineering concepts
  • Proficiency with EDR, SIEM, firewalls, and IDS/IPS
  • Experience in hybrid cloud environments
  • Understanding of emerging security threats and techniques
  • Scripting skills in Python, PowerShell, Bash etc.
  • Analytical problem-solver mindset

Please Note
: this role may cover some of the responsibilities of a SOC analyst, and we're looking for individuals (from a finance, start-up, or fintech background) comfortable working within a small team.

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