Security Operations Team Leader

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Information Security

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  • Salary:

    £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Great Benefits

  • Contact:

    Garry Milner

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Security Operations Team Leader


The primary objective for this role is to ensure incident response and operational security activities are available and appropriate to meet the needs of the business. This is a business-critical role and is a mixture of leadership whilst remaining hands on expecting design, implementation and maturing the whole processes internally.
The ideal candidate will hold the usual security certifications (CISSP, CISM, GIAC etc) and will be a technically astute security all-rounder. It is essential that the candidate can develop a holistic view of the organisations security controls and be able to respond to security queries and incidents in an environment that is fast paced and sometimes demanding.

The Team leader will be responsible for:

Providing leadership and management to an international team of analysts
Providing subject matter expertise on detection, protection and response of security events and incidents
Liaising with the operational IT teams on incident response and improvements
Ensure operational processes are documented and kept up to date using feedback from incident lessons learned
Work with the Firms MSSP on BAU monitoring and response activities
Ensure response capabilities are mature and tested on a regular basis
Supporting the firms assurance activities and security certifications
Taking part in the on-call rota to ensure 24x7 operational capabilities


Several years experience of security operations activities, possibly in a SOC environment
Experience of wider operational security in international organisations
Demonstrable understanding of information security controls and technology
Team leadership/management
Experience of working with an ISO27000 ISMS
Excellent knowledge of technical security controls including Cisco firewalls & IPS, EDR solutions, web filtering, email filtering and logging & monitoring
Knowledge of Orchestration and Automation platforms