SOC Manager

Resourcing People Ltd.
15 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016
Contract Type
We are currently looking to recruit a SOC Manager based in Birmingham, to set up and run a Security Operations Centre (SOC) delivering services to Internal and External customers. Reporting to the Head of Security, the successful candidate will be instrumental in the design and development of the SOC function and its ongoing operational management. This opportunity would suit an established SOC Manager / NOC Manager, or a deputy SOC Manager / NOC Manager looking to move into a lead managerial role. This role will enable the right candidate to use their knowledge and experience to help develop the present SOC service into a global capability. Key Accountabilities: · Work with the Cyber Project team to establish the service design, operational procedures, tenders / partner agreements for Managed Security Service Providers where appropriate and help build and support the function from the ground up. · Take an active role in the recruitment of staff for the SOC function. · Assume full responsibility for identifying and scheduling all appropriate certifications and inspections of the SOC, its systems, personnel and functions and ensure procedures and protocols are in place that enable the timely and effective response to, and management of, incidents, events, notifications, calls and other activities related to the SOC and its role as a central monitoring station. · Manage SOC personnel work patterns, provide direction on a day-to-day basis, and oversee and drive training of staff to ensure the highest levels of competency. · Perform analysis, planning, and provide direction in order to ensure that the SOC is delivering maximum value to the business and provide training and develop Standard Operating Procedures for personnel assigned to the SOC to facilitate effective performance. Maintain a state of readiness through regular practised drills, training, and through situational awareness. · Ensure all verified incidents are managed through the ITSS Incident Management function and provide direct communications for all critical items requiring the attention of senior management through the Head of Security. Manage SOC service availability during Crisis Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery invocations. · Serve as the hub for the monitoring, analysis, and interpretation of risks and threats that may affect the business and ensure all systems, both hardware and software, are functioning properly, and immediately notify appropriate stakeholders when they are not. To be successful in this role: · You should have a solid IT background covering IP Networking, Windows, Linux, Unix, and good troubleshooting skills with commercial experience of working in a SOC or MSSP in a team leader role where you have been responsible looking after a team of 3 or more people. It is desirable you have SOC Engineering experience with SIEM experience, and ideally from a related background such as Senior Level SOC Analyst, SOC Shift Manager or SOC Management. · Degree in a technical engineering or IT related field or equivalent commercial experience. · Networking certifications · Willing to undergo security clearance · Knowledge and understanding of up to date security threats and common exploits. Working knowledge of attack patterns and campaigns, and hacker tools. · Knowledge and experience working with PCI, ISO 27000 standards, ITIL, UK Cyber Essentials, Gov. DoD standards, NIST etc. In return an interesting and varied role (as you will be deployed to many contracts in different market sectors) is offered, along with competitive pay and benefits. This job was originally posted as

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