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Senior Cyber Security Analyst – Contractor

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In Team Digital, we’re planning for a future where the technology solutions we co-create and design enable us to achieve our goal of protecting our greatest natural resource and allowing our customers, communities and the environment to thrive.
As a team, our vision is to create an everyday digital experience for the people we serve – our customers – by putting them at the heart of everything we do. As part of our award-winning team you’ll help the business become an intelligent, connected organisation to deliver our digital transformation and turnaround.

We seek 2 Contract Senior Cyber Security Analysts to be responsible for maintaining SecOps (Security Operations) solutions, controls and processes across the organisation. You will be mentoring and assisting with leading the SOC team to ensure appropriate prioritisation and remediation of alerts and incidents.
This role requires a deep understanding of SecOps concepts, technologies, and best practices, as well as the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and incident management skills and will be committed to ensuring the highest level of security, compliance, and user experience.

What you will be doing as a Senior Cyber Security Analyst – Contractor

Investigate security alerts from our SIEM tool and provide appropriate incident response actions.
Support the Cyber Security Operations Lead for security and privacy incidents, triaging events and performing root cause analysis to understand how incidents arise.
Acting as the key contact and escalation point for the SOC team.
Liaise with technology and business stakeholders in relation to cyber security issues/incidents providing clear descriptions and actions.
Monitor, analyse and optimise SecOps tool performance (e.g. SIEM, PAM, MFA), identify potential issues, and recommend and implement proactive solutions.
Develop and maintain SecOps documentation, policies, and procedures.
Maintain cyber security solutions with existing systems, applications, and infrastructure
Evaluate and recommend technologies, tools, and vendors to meet business needs.
Perform proactive threat hunting for new and emerging cyber threats.
Collect data that drives cyber security compliance metric dashboards.
Support compliance with relevant industry standards, regulations, and best practices, such as GDPR, NIS and ISO 27001.
 
What you should bring to the role?
We want to bring together a team of brilliant tech minds with game-changing ideas. We’re looking for people who will help us re-imagine the way we work and the way we get things done:

A truly digital mindset. Open to collaboration. Open to risk. Open to new ways of doing things.
Obsessed with data. Obsessed with excellence.
People who think and behave differently to the way we do. People who don’t want to just be another cog in the machine.
Essential Experience

Extensive experience in a technical Cyber Security or IT role, preferably in an enterprise environment
Exposure to working in or with a security operations centre (SOC) or similar environment
Triaging problems or issues in a structured and disciplined manner
Experience in remediating cyber risks in ever-changing digital environments
Ability to explain complex IT / Security problems in a simple manner to non-technical audiences
Strong understanding of IT infrastructure, networking, and end-user computing.
Proficient in configuration and troubleshooting of Multi-factor authentication (MFA), Privileged Access Management (PAM) and Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) systems.
Experience writing Kusto Query Language (KQL) for creating and tuning Sentinel queries and alerts.
Desirable Experience

Familiarity with managing network security capabilities such as NAC (Network Access Control), Firewalls, Proxies/VPN, IDS/IPS, etc.
Degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field.
Microsoft SecOps specific certification(s) e.g. Microsoft Security Operations Analyst (SC-200)
Hands-on experience utilising and configuring Microsoft Security Operations tools such as Sentinel and Defender.
Any generic cyber security industry certification(s) such as CISSP, CISM, or CCSP.
What’s in it for you? 
Daily rate – £550
IR35 determination: Inside IR35.
Location: Hybrid
Length of assignment:  13 Weeks
Required Start date: ASAP.
 
Who are we? 
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear – to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive. 
 
Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all. 
 
But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part? 

Working at Thames Water 
At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business. 

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings. 

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process. 

Find out more about working at Thames Water. 

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way. 

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

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