SOC Analyst

Last updated 17 days ago
Location:Lancashire

SOC Analyst

Would you like to work as part of a team safeguarding BAE Systems enterprise IT infrastructure against cyber threats through the use of SIEM and analytical tools and application of threat, technical and business knowledge? We currently have a vacancy for an Analyst at our site in Preston.

As an Analyst, you will proactively detect, investigate and report cyber-attacks.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be part of a growing and newly designed SOC within IT Security Operations.

Your main responsibilities as an Analyst will involve:

    Triage, analyse and investigate alerts, log data and network traffic using the monitoring platforms and Internet resources to identify cyber-attacks / security incidents

      Ensure timely and accurate communication of incidents to IT, network or security teams across BAE Systems

        Escalate suspected major security incidents / complex investigations where support is required

          Define monitoring use cases and develop prototype rules e.g. in response to intelligence or gaps in defences

            Ensure services are operated in line with agreed service definitions and measures

              Contribute to the development of the services through process, people and technology where appropriate

                Build a comprehensive knowledge of BAE Systems IT systems to support monitoring activities and tailor remediation recommendations to individual systems

                Your skills and qualifications:

                  A strong technical background with knowledge of the fundamentals of cyber security, computer networks and operating systems

                    Analytical background with the ability to analyse and interpret large and complex data sets and articulate observations, conclusions and recommendations

                      Background of prior experience of working in an information and/or cyber security environment (Government or commercial sector) environments.

                        In depth knowledge of how Malware is deployed and then analysing how that was introduced and preventative measures to stop lateral movement

                          Broad experience of technologies including but not limited to firewalls, IDS/IPS, Active Directory, endpoint protection, Windows Server, Linux, TCP/IP, Networks, Cloud, CDN's and Vulnerability Management

                            Knowledge of Splunk

                              Relevant security certifications e.g. CISSP, SSCP, CEH, GCIH or GCIA

                              What we're looking for in you:

                                Ability to work with BAE Systems internal stakeholders up to senior management level, and external stakeholders up to an equivalent level to deliver the best solutions for the business, thus contributing to maintaining BAE Systems reputation with all its key customers

                                  Excellent oral and written communication skills with the confidence to interact with people at all levels within the organisation, present complex analyses and influence decision makers

                                    Highly motivated with the ability to work autonomously to complete a range of tasks to time and quality with the minimum of supervision and as part of as a team

                                      Track record of using innovation to prioritise activities in a busy, challenging environment escalating where necessary

                                      Location: Preston – The Strand

                                      Salary: £40,000+

                                      Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

                                      BAE Systems

                                      BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

                                      Shared Services

                                      If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

                                      From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

                                      As part of the Shared Services team, you’ll be at the heart of this endeavour – working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

                                      Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

                                      We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

                                      We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

                                      Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

                                      Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.