Managed Cyber Defence Solution Architect (Senior Manager)

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PwC is a market leading provider of cyber security services to organisations worldwide, from think tanks and charities, to the world’s largest corporates. Our global team of over 4,850 cybersecurity professionals includes specialised consultants, former law enforcement officials, forensic investigators, intelligence analysts, data scientists, legal professionals and industry leaders in cybersecurity and privacy. We are rated as a leader by multiple industry analysts for Global, EMEA and Asia-Pacific Cybersecurity services. Our Managed Cyber Defence service is central to this, providing cutting edge 24×7 threat prevention, hunting and response services for global clients, fusing market leading EDR technology with proprietary PwC behavioural content, threat intelligence, and automation. As a solution architect you will leave and breathe security telemetry, EDR technology stacks (particularly Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint), automation and orchestration, and enjoy getting squeezing every ounce of functionality, capability and insight from technology and data.About The Role
The Solution Architect role will be the lead for the technology strategy and evolution of our Managed Cyber Defence service. This will involve close collaboration with analyst teams using the technology ecosystem to deliver services, incident responders and threat intelligence analysts observing new threat activity in the wild, and with technology partners in terms of their roadmap.
Your roadmap will encompass service microevolutions which are released on a daily or weekly basis to accommodate rapid requirements due to threat actor activity or new hunting techniques, as well as the multi-month and multi-year roadmap.
Preference may be given to candidates available to work in our Edinburgh office – however, remote working is possible for the right candidate. The role involves minimal travel and is primarily remote from our client organisations.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Own the technology strategy which underpins our Managed Cyber Defence threat hunting service, for on-premise, cloud, and containerised environments.
  • Understand our current technology ecosystem and its use in underpinning client services.
  • Working closely with clients, pre-sales teams and other technical consumers to understand current and emerging requirements.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key technology partners, including Palo Alto Networks and Microsoft. Research and remain current on emerging product features, proactively assessing and integrating their usage into our service offerings.
  • Input to our perspectives on technology ecosystems for globally scalable cyber defence services, and participate in internal global communities of interest relating to threat hunting and managed security services.
  • Lead cross functional collaboration with technical incident response, threat hunting and threat intelligence teams.
  • Prioritise the allocation of DevOps resources in line with roadmap requirements.
  • Present service roadmap strategy internally and externally.

Skills and Experience:

  • A background in technology strategy and execution of managed threat hunting services.
  • Previous hands-on deployment and management of technical security solutions.
  • Deep knowledge of EDR solutions such as Cortex XDR, Microsoft Defender 365, CarbonBlack, SentinelOne, CrowdStrike Falcon or similar, and their integration with SOAR platforms.
  • Experience working with analyst teams to reduce alert fatigue, and automate components of the analysis and response lifecycles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.
  • Hands-on experience of Python.
  • Strong knowledge of Windows system internals, Active Directory security, and general enterprise IT security tooling.
  • A comprehensive understanding of typical attacker techniques and tradecraft.
  • Demonstrable Change Management experience working with multiple stakeholders

We’re a leading provider of trust in the digital world – in the eyes of our people, our clients and our stakeholders. Today’s business environment is different. More complex. More connected. Companies not only face new and unknown risks, but also new and untapped opportunities. Our team is at the forefront of this change, join us to be a part of transforming how risk is perceived and capitalised on.

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