Lead Security Operations Engineer

  • Location:

    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

  • Sector:

    IT Security

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  • Salary:

    £65000 - £65001 per annum

  • Contact:

    Patrick Lobo

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    1 month

  • Expiry date:


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Oscar Technology are working with a leading company within the financial services sector who are seeking a Lead Security Operations Engineer attached to their Nottinghamshire HQ.

The successful candidate will design, implement, maintain, monitor, and improve our clients information security controls in line with the company's security risk and appetite.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and experienced professional to make a significant, long-lasting contribution to a high-profile business, at a key point in its development.

Responsibilities: Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

* Implement/manage/monitor security tools within a financial services environment ensuring that devices, services, and users remain compliant with security policy

* Helping to manage/maintain our ISMS ensuring we remain ISO certified

* Triage and investigate security events and incidents

* Define policy, process, and best practices for application & infrastructure security across the business landscape

* Work with squads across the business to understand how they do things and build solutions that fit with their processes

* Identify and assess security risks across all IT systems and infrastructure, and be a key contributor to the Information Security risk register

* Review supply-chain risk assessments

* Aid in the audit and due diligence cycle in relation to information security controls and capability, both internally and externally

* Train and mentor more junior members of the Security Operations team

KPIs & Deliverables List all expected outputs and deliverables for the role

* Implement zero-trust principles across the business

* Contribute to maintaining ISO 27001 certification

* Scalable and cost-effective solutions which improve the security of Oakbrook

* Clearly documented standards and procedures for ensuring a high level of security

* Regular reporting on the effectiveness of security controls in place across Oakbrook

Qualifications * OSCP, CISSP desirable

Skills Technical Skills

* Experience implementing security/compliance controls in Microsoft 365 and Azure

* Experience analysing security logs using Azure Sentinel/Log Analytics

* Familiarity with Security models & practices

* Familiarity with Cloud Platforms & frameworks (GCP, Kubernetes, Azure)

* Understanding of ISO27001,27002 and/or NIST Cybersecurity Framework and how to practically apply the standards across the business effectively

* Coding/scripting skills, especially PowerShell, KQL, .NET C#

Non-Technical Skills

* Collaborates well in a team environment

* Passionate about security & continuous improvement

* Confidence to speak in front of people and produce useful and concise documentation as necessary

* A desire to learn new techniques and trends and apply them within our business context

* Works productively in a high-pressure environment

* Produces new ideas, approaches or insights that improve products or processes.

* Deals well with ambiguity, makes positive use of the change opportunities it presents.

* Adapts interpersonal style to suit different people or situations and cascades key business updates regularly.

* Recognises the contribution of others proactively.

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