Senior SOC Engineer

Job Type:
Cyber Security
Job reference:
about 1 month ago

Senior Security Operations Engineer (SOC)
Location: Manchester

Experis are currently looking for a Security Engineer/SOC Engineer for a public sector client to provide detailed hands on technical security support and management to a highly available infrastructure estate across 7 UK sites.


  • Provide security operational support for solutions deployed across our infrastructure.
  • Complete reviews of the current infrastructure estate in terms of security compliance and vulnerabilities. Identify areas of non-compliance and ensure areas of weakness are enhanced.
  • Provide analysis and trending of security log data from a number of security tools and advise on or take appropriate action.
  • Assist in the conduct of security audits of technical solutions detailing recommendations, improvements and corrective actions.
  • Perform monitoring and analysis of security tools and logs for indications of attacks.
  • Lead the technical response to security incidents and document progress as required.
  • Work closely with Infrastructure and Cyber Security Managers when managing issues related to infrastructure security.
  • Work on projects to ensure security requirements are documented in the service design package and have been met.
  • Provide support for vulnerability assessment tools and work closely with infrastructure teams to prioritise and remediate identified findings.
  • Manage the schedule for vulnerability assessments and provide necessary reports associated with the schedule on a timely basis.
  • Work with cloud based suppliers who host systems that are entirely remote or heavily integrated with our own internal infrastructure.
  • Diagnose security incidents and identify the root cause. Recommend and implement temporary workarounds for known errors and identify areas that would provide mitigations against the incidents re-occurring.

Key Experience Required

  • DarkTrace Exposure 2-3 years
  • Rapid 7 Exposure 3 Years
  • Extensive SCCM / Config Manager Packaging Experience 3 years
  • Palo Alto Firewall Experience 3 years
  • Office 365 Admin experience in configuring and hardening/managing O365 config
  • Experience Scoping Penetrations Tests
  • Vulnerability Management exposure - Remediation 3 years' experience
  • Patch Management Exposure
  • Change Management Exposure


  • Possess a good understanding of security architectures and topologies and the techniques needed to support security infrastructure solutions in enterprise environments.
  • Possess a good understanding and detailed knowledge of security tool sets with the techniques needed to support security infrastructure solutions in enterprise environments.
  • Have a good awareness and be able to work within information security and confidentiality legislation.
  • Possess an excellent understanding of ITIL, including service operation and service transition.
  • Possess a good understanding of the technical elements of PCI-DSS and the ISO27001 standard.
  • Experienced in understanding, configuring and tuning SIEM products through the use of correlation rules and analytics.
  • A good working knowledge of supporting and troubleshooting current technologies in some of the following areas:
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