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Senior SOC Lead needed with Defence industry experience

Job Title: Senior SOC Lead needed with Defence industry experience
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampshire, England
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: SOCLead_1656535462
Contact Name: Sam Page
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

Senior SOC Lead needed with Defence industry experience


£50-75k depending on experience + competitive benefits package

Are you conscientious, ambitious and passionate about Security?

Can you spot weaknesses in Security processes and provide resolutions to these?

Do you want to shape your world and change the way the world works?

Do you want to collaborate and achieve together with committed people to monitoring, detecting, reporting, auditing and protection of Security?

This is your world and your opportunity to transform it for the better.

My Global Services Client has a long history of working in close partnership with Defence and National Security organisations around the globe, including in Europe, Africa, India, the Middle East, Canada and the USA.

Their work within this sector has provided them with excellent insight into the many challenges military organisations face when responding to a large-scale crisis. Applying the knowledge and experience they have gained, has enabled them to develop secure, reliable and innovative solutions that seamlessly join critical information across organisational boundaries.

Benefits :

  • 10% of Salary for obtaining and maintaining DV Clearance, paid Monthly
  • Sharing in Success Bonus paid annually in June every year - pays typically between 1% and 3% of Salary
  • 25 days paid leave Plus Bank Holidays ( England & Wales)
  • Paid Private Medical Insurance for employee with an option to add Family members at an additional cost
  • Business needs car with Fuel card for business travel (£4.7k).
  • Contributory Company Pension Scheme (DB) up to Max 10% of Salary contributed by Company defined by Individuals contribution.
  • Access to Perks at Work (discounted external purchasing)
  • At Extra Cost, Flexible Choices ( Sell/Buy Leave, Life Insurance, Life Assurance, Critical Illness cover etc.)

Your Role

We are looking for a Senior SOC Analyst to identify threats and vulnerabilities and present solutions or mitigation activities to manage these. Your role will involve.

Working with a high-performing, dedicated security operations team, you'll be an integral part of the team providing support for Cyber incidents and alerts. Working with internal security teams to ensure information is safeguarded.

Developing strong relationships across the organisation, with external strategic support partners and 3rd party vendors who provide tooling support. This ensures the safety of both on-prem data and systems, hosted and supported in other geographical locations. Knowledge and experience of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS solutions is desirable.

Responsibility for the security analysis, incident classification and incident response actions including notification and alerting. Monitoring for possible security incidents, using knowledge of attack types and standard protocol behaviour to classify incidents, comment, and provide advice on mitigation or remedial actions to the customer.

Your experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of Cyber Security and using a SIEM tool e.g LogRhythm.
  • Monitoring client security infrastructure, identifying and reporting Real Time attacks and vulnerabilities on the client network.
  • Identification of incidents and subsequent analysis and investigation to determine their severity and the response required. Ensuring that incidents are correctly reported and documented in accordance with government policy and procedures.
  • Be prepared to provide a Technical Escalation Point during security incidents, establishing the extent of an attack, the business impacts, and advising on how best to contain the incident along with advice on systems hardening and mitigation measures to prevent a re-occurrence.
  • Provide daily team leadership, management, job training and mentorship to develop junior members of the SOC team.


We will transfer any current clearances you have and in most cases look to put you through a Developed Vetting Security Clearance. In the UK, my client extensively consults with the National Cyber Security Centre - the Information Security arm of GCHQ and are certified for Cyber Essentials Plus and to ISO 27001. They are experts at delivering highly secure solutions that operate at SECRET or ABOVE SECRET classifications.

For more information please contact me -

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