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SOC Manager - Security Operations Centre


Bristol, GB, BS31 2YH

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:              SOC Manager
Location:              Stoke Gifford, Bristol + Hybrid Working Optons
Compensation:     Attractive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                SF54054


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a SOC Manager at our Bristol Business Park site.


The role
As a SOC Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will co-ordinate the Security Operations Centre (SOC) team activities and personnel to undertake the range of cyber monitoring/SOC infrastructure tasks.


Day to day, you’ll provide leadership to the MOD Hosted Services SOC team under the management/guidance of the Head of Cyber Security.


  • Ensure high levels of security on the supported data centre platforms, including working with 3rd party vendors and wider stakeholders within Babcock and customer SOC/security teams.
  • Work with the Lead SOC Analysts to ensure the team covers SOC monitoring shifts for 24x7 SOC operations and be a point of escalation for shift SOC staff in event of security or technical issue which requires a response or follow-up.
  • Ensuring the health of all SOC/monitoring tools including Splunk, Cribl, Solarwinds, McAfee EPO, Eracent and Tripwire; including maintaining a healthy ingestion of logging events into the SIEM, and develop and tune toolsets as required.
  • Threat monitoring and threat intel in accordance with established policies and procedures.

This is a full time, onsite role based in Bristol. Whilst this post is based in Bristol, the successful candidate will be required to undertake occasional travel to other UK MOD/Babcock/Customer sites and provide on-call support.


Essential experience of the Security Operations Centre (SOC) Manager

  • Proven experience within multiple IT Security functions with building and maintaining cyber security systems and tools.
  • Experience in a management or team leader role covering SOC function/SIEM tools/monitoring platforms.
  • A good knowledge of MOD security / SOC systems, tools, security processes and reporting procedures is required.
  • Proven ability to solve complex problems, build and maintain a great team working environment, define and refine SOC playbooks/procedures.


Qualifications for the Security Operations Centre (SOC) Manager

  • We value difference and we don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


Please note that this position is subject to national security vetting. The successful candidate will be a Sole UK National, who is able to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements, this will include obtaining SC and DV level of security clearances. For further information please visit National security vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Competitive pension scheme with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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