Security Engineer ( SOC )

£350 - £500 per day
21 Aug 2017
18 Sep 2017
Mary Worthington
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed
Job Type

Security Engineer ( SOC )

My client a financial services provider in the City are actively looking for a contract security engineer to join their security team. As the Security Engineer you will be monitoring for events across multiple security technologies as well as tuning and configuring alerts, including intruder detection systems, malware detection, file integrity systems, SIEM (Splunk), AWS monitoring.

The Role

  • Ensure SOC scheduled tasks, reported events and incidents are progressed to meet business defined SLAs.
  • Create and customise dashboards, reports, correlation of alerts using Splunk.
  • Perform routine administration, engineering and configuration of SOC tools.
  • Conduct quarterly System access entitlement reviews.
  • Managing the resolution of Penetration test vulnerabilities.
  • Working with 3rd party managed service providers for security monitoring.
  • Maintain a proactive view of potential Cyber security threats
  • Maintain process and service documentation.
  • Act as a technical escalation point for junior members of the team.


  • Minimum 5 years of recent experience working in a Security operations environment.
  • Security Analysis and Incident Management; ideally using Splunk and JIRA.
  • Detailed technical knowledge of networks and networking protocols in use (including TCP / IP etc. )
  • Security monitoring within AWS.
  • Detailed knowledge of system administration on Windows, Linux and Unix systems (and relevant variants).
  • Good understanding of cryptography and related concepts and principles (e.g., encryption algorithms, hash functions, PKI, key exchange, certification authorities, digital signatures).
  • Good understanding of Information Security industry standards/best practices and relevant regulations (e.g. PCI DSS, SOX, NIST, ISO, CobiT).
  • Liaise and communicate with all areas of the business, IT and Information Security.
  • Working with Penetration testing 3rd parties and management of related vulnerabilities.

To apply for the role please send your CV to Or for more information call Mary on 01179145273.