Financial Services Operations

Security Operations Centre (SOC) Lead

£80k - £80k per annum


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About the role:

A leading Insurance provider is currently recruiting for a Security Operation Centre (SOC) Team Lead to join their Information Technology team in their Bristol office.

Your will be to protecting the company and its customers from the damage caused by cyber-attacks. As Security Operations Centre (SOC) Lead you will be responsible for leading a team of security analysts globally based and ensuring company’s Detection and response function is effective and the team is working on a resilient and sustainable way.

You will play a critical role at the company and lead security personnel, developing strategy, setting goals, and providing performance and professional development feedback. As the SOC Team Lead, you will lead the security operations team to continually improve the SOC and manage security policies, procedures, and processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver GSOC detection capability globally (the GSOC runs 24x7x365 services)
  • Mentoring and Coaching the GSOC team
  • Supporting Incident response and Threat Hunting
  • Continuously improve the detection capabilities
  • Working with the rest of the security operations team to support analysts with performance feedback, training, and career direction
  • Managing and coordinating incident investigation and response processes
  • Monitoring and enforcing guidelines for best practices in security and compliance
  • Orchestrating daily compliance requirements and tasks as required
  • Provide support to ongoing projects in SOC area

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to guide others during incident and crisis management
  • Ability to tune correlation rules and outcomes via security information and event management (SIEM) and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) platforms
  • Familiarity with Linux and Windows capabilities and with network and host based forensic processes as well as familiarity of the investigation of malware and host compromise incidents
  • Understanding of intrusion detection systems, web application firewalls, and IP reputation systems
  • Technical understanding of current cybersecurity threats and trends
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organisational, and presentation skills
  • Security certifications including but not limited to: CISSP/GIAC/GSEC/CISM, at least one of them


  • Salary circa £80,000 depending on location, skills, experience and qualifications
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for some company’s products
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

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