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SOC Specialist

Job Req ID:  72781
Posting Start Date: 

Solihull, United Kingdom, B91 3LT

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Description: 


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


Job Title: SOC Specialist

Location: Homer Road, Solihull

Salary from £45,000 per annum plus 6% pension, x2 annual salary in life insurance and 25 days holiday plus bank holidays


About the role


The SOC Specialist role within the ITS Security Services will be responsible for operational performance across the technology and services delivered by the 24*7 Security Operations Centre. This role is to support the 24*7 Security Operations Analysts in ensuring that the company information is protected, in accordance with the needs of the business and according to Information Security principles of availability, integrity and confidentiality.


This role also supports the technical implementation of the Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) toolset and other SOC Toolsets – this is a Project and OnGoing Service Delivery role; the individual will have to demonstrate that they have the ability to self-motivate and to disseminate knowledge to the Security Analysts.


About you


  • Excellent knowledge of IT Security best practices.
  • Broad infrastructure and technology background including demonstrable understanding of security operations in mission critical environments.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Highly effective and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Proven experience in operating SIEM systems in business critical environments.
  • In-depth knowledge of security issues inherent in common corporate environments.
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and to know when to seek guidance.
  • Proven technical ability and experience in Unix/Linux/etc.
  • Proven technical ability and experience with Microsoft Windows.
  • Proven technical ability with networking systems.
  • Experience of mentoring and coaching.




On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities.  Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

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