Security Operations Centre Manager

Posting Date: 18 February 2020

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire, GB, PO6 3EN

Company: Babcock

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About the role
Here at Babcock we have a unique opportunity for a SOC Manager to be responsible for the overall successful operation and management of the Security Operations Centre, including all elements of the operation, staffing, related processes and systems.  You will ensure that both Commercial and HMG environments are monitored to the policies set by the Information Assurance team.


Your role will involve;

  • To be responsible for managing the team.  This includes but is not limited to selection and recruitment, appraisals and performance management, mentoring and ensuring communications are cascaded and understood as appropriate;
  • Manage the finances of the team to optimise service costs;
  • Service management where there is a reliance on a 3rd party for delivery of specific services. This includes incident, request and financial management;
  • Provide system security advice and reporting to senior management, system staff and users;
  • Ensure that the Security Operations Centre is effectively monitoring the IS Commercial and HMG environments to ensure that security is not breached and remedial action is taken in a timely manner;
  • Ensure all security patching is tested and deployed correctly thus mitigating against security vulnerabilities and other bugs;


What do I need to do the role?


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experienced Security Analyst 
  • Experience in managing a team
  • Substantial proven relevant IT Security experience including internet, networking and security testing methodologies.
  • A proven track record of delivery in a multi-disciplined environment
  • Demonstrable experience of security related incidents and work requests
  • Experience of UK HMG information security processes and policies
  • Familiarity with industry leading security products and SIEM toolsets
  • Experience of working within a change control and incident management environment
  • Knowledge and experience of SPF, JSP 440
  • Qualification in GIAC-GCIA (GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst) desirable


Technical & Specialist Knowledge:


  • Good overall understanding of IT security fundamentals and systems including:
  • Multiple operating systems
  • Client Server applications
  • Firewalls
  • Enterprise anti-virus product sets
  • Networking principles and Internet protocols
  • Patch management
  • Forensic monitoring
  • In depth knowledge of CESG product sets
  • Up to date industry awareness


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 will need MOD SC Clearance with suitable criteria and willingness for DV clearance if required, plus other security clearances as contracts demand e.g. Met Police security clearance.


You will also have ability to travel between sites.


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

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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