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Lead Security Operations Analyst – Cardiff – £65,000 plus benefits

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Lead Security Operations Analyst – Cardiff – £65,000 plus benefits

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    SOC / SIEM

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    Brian Connolly

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    3 months ago

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Lead Security Operations Analyst – Cardiff – £65,000 plus benefits

I am currently working on a newly created role for a major organization based in Cardiff city centre who are looking to add a Lead Security Operations Analyst to the team.

The Lead Security Operations Analyst will take charge of an existing internal team of 5 people and will get a unique opportunity to lead a team whilst remaining hands on with the SOC & SIEM work. This is a perfect role for a Senior SOC Analyst who has hit a glass ceiling in their current role and wants to progress their career, whilst remaining hands on and leading exciting projects.

My client has a cyber operations team of 25+ people in total, and this role would report directly to the Head of Information Security. They have heavily invested in several cutting-edge platforms and technologies including LogRhythm, Symantec and McAfee & are using Qualys, Nessus and Metasploit for vulnerability scanning.

Duties Include:

  • Doing hands on SOC work up to and including Level 3 malware analysis and incident response.

  • Performing risk assessments in Cyber Security Essentials, PCI DSS & ISO27001.

  • Playing a lead role in the strategic implementation and the design, development, implementation and monitoring of security policy and controls for the appropriate protection of company assets.

  • Working closely with other department leaders including Red Team & Cyber Threat Intelligence.

  • Managing projects with multiple stakeholders and engaging with key people at all levels within the organization.


  • Prior experience conducting vulnerability scanning, creating new alarms and playbooks.

  • A solid technical understanding of cyber security best practise, common attack types and detection/ prevention methods, including OWASP & NIST guidelines.

  • Prior experience using SIEM tools such as Splunk, ArcSight or LogRhythm and endpoint protection tools such as McAfee or Symantec.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Lead Security Operations Analyst who is looking to take on more responsibility and progress to Team Leader or Manager level within 12-18 months. You will gain exposure to other areas of cyber such as red teaming and cyber threat intelligence and will be given the chance to pursue certifications and exams such as CISM, CISSP or SANS.

Phone interviews are happening early next week, and my client are looking to make this hire ASAP.

If this sounds like a role you'd like to hear more about then email your CV to b.connolly@locke-mccloud.com

You can also reach me on 0203-854-2230 for more information about the role.