SOC Lead

Job Title: SOC Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
REF: SOCL_1506965631
Contact Name: Alec Dewell
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

I am currently recruiting for an SOC Lead to join an insurance business based in South East London. You will be part of a team that is growing across many areas and as a SOC Lead you will be expected to be overseeing the 1st line of defence for the business. This role has an on-call element to it and is seen as the linchpin in the smooth running of the operations centre

As a SOC Lead you will be expected to:

  • Manage a team of analysts to ensure the business has sufficient cover to monitor and manage incidents 24/7
  • Report on the status of the security operations across the entire business, owning the weekly / monthly KPI reporting
  • Lead and develop a team of 4/5 analysts making sure they are performing and motivated
  • Maintain knowledge across security tooling and threats
  • Own the governance and evaluation of 3rd party suppliers
  • Take responsibility of overseeing 24/7 response capability to incidents

Skills for the SOC Lead:

  • Experienced leading in an operational security environment
  • Advanced knowledge across; firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, anti-virus and content filtering, URL filtering, authentication solutions, switches, routers, VoIP, firewall zoning
  • Knowledge of effective incident response and computer forensics
  • Strong knowledge of a wide range of computer science topics
  • CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, SEC501, CGIH, ECIH etc. Qualified

I am looking for a SOC Lead who is looking to lead a team in a fast-paced IT department that is growing out their SOC across a number of areas and are investing heavily in their IT platform and staff. The company is re-platforming a massive proportion of the business and implementing brand new applications in the cloud so there is a need to completely refresh their Security Engineering.

There is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your career in an enterprise business that is investing in the latest technology.

If you would like more information on the role, then please contact Alec Dewell on 0203 861 9134 or