Expert Security Analyst


Location: Greater Manchester

Job Type: Full time


Would you like to work in a supportive, collaborative and innovative company?

you enjoy working as part of an enthusiastic, passionate, and collaborative team?

Join our Cyber Operations team

The Softcat SIEM team provides our customers with cyber security monitoring, analysis, assessment and remediation.

Success. The Softcat Way.

Softcat is a £1billion+ pa turnover technology solutions business and trusted partner to names like Apple, Microsoft and Adobe. Offering a growing portfolio of services including software licensing, cyber security and IT infrastructure, we give our technical teams the tools and support to make exciting things happen. This is where to achieve more for your career.

Do you have the passion for Security?

Working as part of our Security Intelligence team, you'll be the most experienced technical individual responsible for supporting the resolution of complex incidents, customer management, threat hunting and developing our security intelligence services (as part of an Agile team, through pre-defined use cases).

As Senior Security Analyst, you'll be responsible for:

  • Working with the Security Intelligence Practice Lead to develop Softcat's Cyber service(s) in line with pre-defined use cases and scalability
  • Communicating complex technical or intelligence related information to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Identifying, evaluating and communicating new and ongoing cyber security threats to customers and relevant stakeholders
  • Leveraging a multitude of security threat monitoring tools that identifies data breaches and network compromises using externally generated threat intelligence
  • You'll identify areas of automation in existing platforms to drive efficiency
  • Provide on-call escalation support within the team

What we need from you

  • Prior experience working within a Managed Service Provider or Managed Security Service Provider organisation (preferred)
  • Relevant Security industry certifications, CISSP/CISM, etc… (preferred)
  • Security Administration / Architecture experience preferred, inc cloud (preferred)
  • Hands-on experience with SIEM platforms, such as Alien Vault, Security Analytics, Splunk, or ArcSight
  • Capable of supporting, training, mentoring junior team members along with providing out-of-hours and escalation cover
  • Pragmatic approach in identifying and evaluating new tools sets that will help us drive SOAR

Work in a way that works for you

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:

  • Hybrid working – 2 days in the office 3 days working from home
  • Working flexible hours - flexing the times you start and finish during the day
  • Flexibility around school pick up and drop offs

Working with us

Wherever you work, we want you to experience the freedom and autonomy to realise your potential. You will feel supported by a team that celebrates individuality, encourages different perspectives, and embraces every background.

Join us

To become part of the success story, please apply now

As part of our commitment to supporting, attracting and retaining the best diverse talent, Softcat is proud to partner with organisations like WORK180, My G Work and Black Young Professionals. Work 180 endorse employers that demonstrate on-going support for women at work, including offering benefits and policies that best support female employees. My G Work support us in our aim of attracting more LGBTQ+ talent. The BYP network support us in diversifying our talent pool by tapping into the black professional community.

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