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Waterstons • United Kingdom, United Kingdom

SOC Analyst

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

A bit about us

Our main focus at Waterstons is to help our customers build a better business by blending technology and strategy. We have offices in the UK and Australia. Our team also work across the globe to provide unique business solutions that directly adds value to our clients’ businesses.

Our clients tell us our people are our greatest strength, and who are we to disagree? We believe in our colleagues, and we make it a priority to reward their hard work. Unlimited holidays, flexible working, and private medical healthcare. These are only some of the amazing things we offer.

Did we also mention that we’ve been awarded Gold Investors in People for a fourth consecutive time?

About the Role

As a SOC Analyst within our Cyber Division, you will build relationships with prospective and active clients across the business and act as their trusted advisor; helping them to secure their business through the pragmatic use of technology and protect them from incoming threats.

Our SOC service is one of the latest service innovations presenting the opportunity for those with entrepreneurial flare to mark their mark on this evolving offering. We are aiming to build a team of the best and brightest talent to ensure our clients infrastructure and reputation is safe guarded against the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape.

This role will be in a varied environment and include you sharing your knowledge and experience to support, coach and mentor your colleagues.

Day to day responsibilities

The role will involve looking after Security Operations for a range of clients and sectors and responding to any active threats. Some of the daily responsibilities include responding to alerts generated by:

  • Malware Detection Platforms (e.g. AV, EDR, XDR)
  • Cloud Platforms (e.g. Office 365, GSuite, Azure)
  • Web Filtering systems
  • Firewalls
  • IDS/IPS
  • SIEM

Some of the skills we are looking for

  • Acute attention to detail
  • Resilient and results oriented
  • An analytical thinker and keen to keep learning and developing new skills and use your initiative to solve problems
  • Personable, customer focused and have the ability to build relationships with customers and colleagues
  • A passion for security and technology to be used to identify and solve problems at our clients to improve their security posture
  • Ability to keep calm under pressure, as you’ll be remediating major Security incidents and will be expected to lead the response
  • Relevant experience

Nice to have

  • A degree in Cyber Security or a related subject
  • Great organisation, timekeeping, and prioritisation skills.
  • Experience in supporting, coaching and mentoring your colleagues

Waterstons perks

As well as offering a competitive salary, we have an attractive benefits package including:

  • A healthy work life balance with flexible and agile working being the norm
  • Unlimited holiday allowance
  • EV car scheme (salary sacrifice)
  • Rest days
  • Room to grow with supported development opportunities and sponsored training
  • Enhanced family policies
  • If you ever need it, company sick pay and life assurance
  • Supported wellbeing with regular initiatives, an employee assistance programme and private medical insurance
  • Flexible benefits such as a dental scheme, eye care support, season ticket loan and cycle to work

We require a security check to be carried out on all colleagues due to the nature of some of our clients’ industries.

Waterstons is committed to creating and an inclusive, understanding, and flexible place to work. We value diversity, equality and inclusion and encourage everyone to 'bring their whole selves' to work. We believe that a company that works to truly embrace and value diversity, create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, and feel valued and appreciated is a better company to work for.

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Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Unlimited annual leave
Enhanced sick pay
Teambuilding days
In office massages
Commuter loan
Cycle to work scheme
Life assurance
Salary sacrifice
Interest free loans
Employee discounts
Employee assistance programme
Pregnancy loss leave
Carer’s leave
Season ticket loan
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Salary Sacrifice - Electric car scheme
Private Medical Insurance
Unlimited Learning Budget
Re-set days - to take care of yourself

We asked employees of Waterstons how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Location
93%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
88%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
76%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
73%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
88%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
90%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Waterstons

Company employees

300

Office locations

Durham, Glasgow, London and Sydney

Hiring Countries

Australia
United Kingdom