Motorway • London, United Kingdom

Senior SecOps Analyst

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Job Description

About Motorway

Motorway is the UK’s fastest-growing used car marketplace – our award-winning, online-only platform connects private car sellers with thousands of verified dealers nationwide, ensuring everyone gets the best deal. Founded in 2017, our technology-led approach has redefined the experience of selling a car, generating thousands of monthly car sales and helping us to grow to a team of more than 400 people across our London and Brighton offices.

Motorway is now valued at over $1 billion and is backed by some of the world’s leading technology investors, having raised £143 million in Series C funding.This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-growing scale-up at a crucial phase of growth and help change an industry for the better.

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced Senior SecOps Analyst to assist in the development, enhancement and execution of our Security Operations capability. The successful candidate will develop SOC processes, procedures and workflows for systems security monitoring and security incident response. This role will work collaboratively with other business technical and non-technical teams.

The role will involve:

  • Coordinate activities within the SOC, Implement and optimise SOC processes and handle resource allocation and task delegation.
  • Establish and operate Threat Hunting process
  • Expanding and maturing security operations and cybersecurity incident response capabilities (including security toolsets, Playbooks, R&D and Use cases)
  • Managing the day-to-day security monitoring of networks, systems and security logs for indications of intrusion or malicious activity and handle escalated events
  • Leading on security incident response activities and co-ordination of SOC resources
  • Management reporting (including metrics, reports and dashboards)
  • Providing mentoring of SOC Analysts and production of relevant training materials (including tabletop exercises)
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement security best practices, ensuring secure by design principles

What You'll Get:

  • Opportunity to make a huge impact on the companies success
  • Support and guidance from talented colleagues
  • Exposure to working with a multiple disciplinary security team team
  • Fantastic industry based experience to further advance your career


We encourage you to apply, even if you might not meet all the requirements. You’ll be directly reporting to a Manager, who will help mentor and guide you in your career.

  • Proven experience of working in a Security Operations Centre (either as a Lead or Senior SOC Analyst)
  • Must be able to be a part of on-call rota
  • Strong knowledge of the information security threat landscape, tactics, techniques, attack vectors associated with security threats
  • Strong technical knowledge of AWS and GCP administration, security tooling, cloud security operations and incident response
  • Technical knowledge of best practice security for networks, systems, web applications, APIs and databases
  • Hands-on experience with common security tools such as SIEM, endpoint protection, scanners, proxies, WAF, IDS/IPS
  • Good knowledge of security standards and frameworks (e.g. ISO27001, PCI DSS, MITRE ATT@CK, NIST CSF)
  • Systems forensics and investigation skills (MACOS and Windows internals)
  • Relevant security certifications (e.g. GSEC, GCED, GCIA, GDSA, GCIH)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills


At Motorway, we believe in rewarding you with more than just a pay cheque. That's why we've created a benefits package to help you do your best work and support your development.

From benefits that help look after your health, to a personalised learning budget, cycle-to-work scheme and enhanced parental leave, we’ve got you covered.

  • A competitive salary
  • Stock options - we succeed and fail together as a team, so we want you to be included in our success
  • Annual learning budget - you can choose how you like to learn and find the best learning experiences to support your progression.
  • BUPA health insurance
  • Discounted dental through BUPA
  • Discounted gym membership through BUPA
  • On-Hand volunteering membership + 1 volunteering day per year
  • Hybrid working from home (approximately 1-2 days in the office a week)
  • Pension scheme
  • Motorway car leasing scheme - lease a zero-emissions electric vehicle at a significant discount
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
  • Regular social events

Equal Opportunities Statement:

Motorway is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. We believe our workforce should reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Given the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all interviews will be conducted by phone or virtual connection to protect our candidates and employees.


Company benefits

Health insurance
Enhanced maternity leave – 6 months fully paid
Enhanced paternity leave – 1 month fully paid
Cycle to work scheme
Volunteer days
Share options
Dog friendly office
Personal development budgets
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Faith rooms
Meditation space
Compassionate leave
Enhanced sick pay
Mental health platform access
Teambuilding days
Open to job sharing
Open to part-time employees
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are moderately happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Motorway

Company employees


Office locations

London & Brighton

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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