SOC Engineer

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Raytheon UK

We are searching for a SOC Engineer to join the IT function. This is an integral role in our Cybersecurity organisation, working closely with SOC analysts, network specialists and information assurance staff to help protect the organisation and colleagues from cyber-attack.
The SOC Engineer will be responsible for building the security architecture and systems within the SOC, as well as maintaining and improving the security monitoring and analysis tools. As a SIEM subject matter expert, you will also be responsible for the maintaining and recommending new tools, as well as updating the systems. You will be a key player across technology groups interfacing with Network, Data Centres and our internal Design Authority with a remit of driving cyber best practises into our operation.

You will be responsible for the daily maintenance and support of applications and related hardware associated with our solutions for intrusion detection (IDS), Security Incident Event Monitoring (SIEM), and packet capture (PCAP). You will be expected to deliver upgrades and manage configuration of technology that underpins cyber operations, this is will include working with and management of external vendors and service partners. You will also be a subject matter expert for these tools, providing guidance to our Security Operations Centre.

Main Duties

  • Responding to requests from SOC to tune SIEM, IDS and associated tooling in an effective and timely manner.
  • Working with threat management teams and liaising directly with Network and Data Centre teams to ensure Network architecture, Security Zone configuration and deployment of sensors and remediation platforms Is optimal and effective.
  • Proficiency in use and maintenance of SIEM or Security Toolsets
  • Responsible for the maintenance and currency of tooling, ensuring tools are available and being maintained supporting Incident and Vulnerability response
  • Planning, preparing and executing technology change across a rapidly evolving environment
  • Record faults and arrange repairs.
  • Conduct MACD to rules and configurations as directed by line management and approved taskings via job requests.
  • Ensure platform is patched and maintained to correct level.
  • Arrange via change control all maintenance and changes.
  • Maintain all related CIs in the CMDB.
  • Report on availability, capacity, faults, risks and CSI.
    Area of Responsibility (not confined to but including):
  • Forcepoint DLP, Forcepoint WEB Hygiene, Forcepoint Email Security, NEXPOSE, SIEM-QRadar, SEP

Candidate Requirement

  • You will be a self-starter with the ability to prioritise your own workload.
  • Experience of working in a SOC environment with proven experience in systems management
  • Experience of SIEM Engineering including on-boarding, troubleshooting and administration of log sources#
  • Ability to obtain and maintain UK Secret clearance
  • Experienced in working with TCP/IP, Firewalls and network technology (Cisco, Juniper, Microsoft etc)
  • Industry qualifications such as CISSP, CCNP, MCSE or CMI Malware Investigations or equivalent.
  • Excellent customer facing skills, internally and externally facing with national and international agencies.
  • ITIL Foundation


  • Experience of creating small utilities or scripting in Powershell, Perl or Python.
  • Experience of working in MOD and/or other regulated industries i.e. banking, telecommunications.
  • Experience of usecase development and implementation.
  • An understanding of designing and implementing secure systems to HMG security requirements.
  • Any knowledge of cyber security best practises such as GPG13, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, ISO27001 would be advantageous.

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics or proven experience in a required area of expertise.

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