Security Operations Centre Analyst

Posting Date: 02 January 2020

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire, GB, PO6 3EN

Company: Babcock

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SOC Analyst
Babcock Corporate Services

About the role:

Join an energetic and good humoured team of highly skilled security analysts working in a dynamic environment. The team is responsible for cyber security on a large estate of information systems operating on a global scale.


Major Tasks and Activities: 


• Analysis of security events and escalation as required
• Writing IDS/IPS signatures
• Creating SIEM rules for alerting
• Analysis of network traffic
• Analysis of log data
• Analysis of malicious code such as Javascript or VBA macros
• Analysis of emails


What do I need to do the role?


The role would suit an experienced analyst having previously worked in a SOC environment.


Knowledge and Experience:


• SOC or cyber security analysis experience
• Knowledge of multiple operating systems and applicable system administration skills (Windows, Linux).
• Host based forensics
• Experience using Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools
• Detailed understanding of TCP/IP.
• Experience with malware analysis and sandboxing
• Experience with network packet capture tools such as tcpdump and wireshark
• Experience with hacking/penetration testing software
• Excellent understanding of commonly used Internet protocols such as SMTP, HTTP, and DNS.




• Experience of coding in any of the following languages
• Javascript
• Python
• Perl
• Powershell
• Bash
• C# / VB .Net
• Experience with SQL and or defining database schemas
• Experience in writing Yara or ClamAV signatures


What else do I need to know?


This role is based in Lakeside, Portsmouth. A vibrant and accessible campus that has shops, restaurants, hairdressers and a nursery on site. It has parking for employees and runs a free shuttle bus from city centre trains and bus stops.


You must have or be willing to obtain SC/DV security clearance.


We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.


We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online.  Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job.  Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices.

If you experience difficulties please visit our website.  Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.





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