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Senior SOC Analyst

NCC Group

NCC Group

United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Role: Senior SOC Analyst

Location: Remote UK

Thanks for checking out our job opening; we are excited that YOU are interested in learning more about NCC Group.

We are on a mission to make society a safer and more secure place. Our people are the ones who make that possible; a global community of talented individuals working together towards a safer future.

We aim to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We work together, we are brilliantly creative, we embrace difference and we want you to join in our mission, to make the world safer and more secure.

Take a look at our website here to learn more about why we’re one of the leading global Cyber Security and Risk Mitigation business… https://www.nccgroup.com/uk/

The Opportunity

As a Senior Cyber Security Analyst dedicated to our singular client, your role is to lead by example in safeguarding their digital landscape. You will leverage your extensive technical expertise to guide and mentor junior analysts, make decisive decisions, and exercise hands-on authority over security operations, ensuring the highest level of protection for our client's assets.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical leadership to a team of junior analysts under the guidance of the Shift Team Lead, setting the standard for performance and technical excellence.

  • Lead the investigation and response to complex security incidents, demonstrating hands-on expertise and guiding team members in effective resolution.

  • Analyse evolving cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and attack techniques, translating your technical insights into actionable strategies.

  • Develop and implement advanced threat detection methods, showcasing hands-on authority in optimizing detection mechanisms.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure compliance with security policies, regulations, and industry best practices.

  • Lead the design and execution of risk mitigation strategies, utilizing your hands-on expertise to identify vulnerabilities and recommend effective countermeasures.

Minimum Requirements

  • Extensive experience as a hands-on senior member of a cyber security team, showcasing your hands-on technical leadership.

  • Proficiency in leading and executing security incident response, providing hands-on guidance during rapid resolution efforts.

  • Deep understanding of cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and attack techniques, translating into hands-on threat analysis and proactive strategies.

  • Expertise with threat detection tools and technologies, demonstrating hands-on capability in implementing and optimizing detection mechanisms.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the capability to communicate security alerts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

  • Hands-on experience with security information and event management (SIEM) tools like Splunk, LogRhythm, AlienVault, or MS Sentinel.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret threat intelligence feeds and implement protective measures accordingly.

  • Certifications: Possession of industry-recognized certifications such as CISSP or CISM, or equivalent, reinforcing your hands-on technical authority.

  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity Frameworks: Familiarity with recognized security frameworks such as NIST, ISO 27001, or CIS Critical Security Controls.

  • Operating Systems & Network Knowledge: Foundational understanding of major operating systems (Windows, Linux, macOS) and basic network protocols and infrastructure.

Desirable Requirements

  • Familiarity with threat hunting and incident response methodologies.

  • Familiarity with regulatory compliance frameworks, enabling hands-on alignment with policy and regulations.

  • Experience with security automation and orchestration tools.

  • Hands-on experience in designing and implementing advanced threat detection methods, optimizing detection rules and mechanisms.

Decision Making Authority:

  • Your hands-on leadership enables you to directly lead the response to security incidents, making technical decisions that restore security swiftly.

  • In the face of emerging threats, your hands-on authority guides the team's technical response, ensuring proactive security measures are in place.

  • You possess hands-on authority in designing and implementing risk mitigation strategies, utilizing your technical expertise to address vulnerabilities.

  • Your hands-on influence extends to cross-functional collaboration, driving technical cooperation and synergy among teams.

  • Collaborating with the Shift Team Lead, you make hands-on decisions that align the team's technical efforts with broader security objectives.


  • Client-Focused: Prioritizes client needs and expectations, ensuring that all actions and decisions lead to client satisfaction and success.

  • Collaborates as ‘One NCC’: Works in unison with all departments and teams, fostering a united front and shared objectives across the entire organisation.

  • Adds Value: Goes beyond the minimum requirements to provide solutions and contributions that enhance the customer’s success and growth.

  • Enables and Empowers: Provides tools, resources, and support to team members, fostering an environment where they can thrive and excel.

  • Personal Responsibility: Takes ownership of actions, decisions, and outcomes, acknowledging successes as well as areas for improvement.

  • Communicates Openly and Respectfully: Shares information transparently while maintaining respect and consideration for all stakeholders.

  • Open Mindset: Embraces new ideas, diverse perspectives, and is willing to adapt in response to evolving situations or feedback.

  • Growth and Development: Actively seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth, championing learning and evolution for oneself and the organisation.

  • Analytical Thinking: Demonstrates a systematic approach to resolving issues and identifying improvements.

  • Collaboration: Works effectively across various teams and fosters a collaborative environment.

  • Proactive Nature: Anticipates potential service issues or user needs and acts on them before they escalate.

  • Continuous Learning: Shows a commitment to personal and professional growth and keeps up with the latest trends and practices.

  • Customer-Centric: Always considers the end-user's experience and strives to enhance the quality of IT services delivered.

  • Problem-Solving: Demonstrates resilience in finding solutions to complex challenges.

  • Adaptability: Remains flexible and positive in a constantly evolving environment and handles change constructively.

About your application

We review every application received and will get in touch if your skills and experience match what we’re looking for. If you don’t hear back from us within 10 days please don’t be too disappointed – we may keep your CV on our database for any future vacancies and we would encourage you to keep an eye on our career opportunities as there may be other suitable roles. Please note that this role involves mandatory pre-employment background checks due to the nature of the work NCC Group does. To apply, you must be willing and able to undergo the vetting process. This role being advertised will be subject to BS7858 screening as a mandatory requirement.

If you do not want us to retain your details please email global.ta@nccgroup.com. All personal data is held in accordance with the NCC Group Privacy Policy. We are committed to diversity and flexibility in the workplace. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you during the application process, please tell us at any stage.