Director Security Operations

London, Greater London, South East, England

Posted:56 days ago
Location:London, Greater London, South East, England
Job Ref:BH-34121
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:£0 - £120000 per annum
Expiry date:2/2/2023
Director Security Operations

Exciting opportunity for a Senior Security Operations Professional to join an exciting FinTech business and help build and run Security Operations from the ground up.


  • Fully own the roadmap, ways of working, techniques, tools and processes of the Security Operations team
  • Ensure the business is able to respond effectively and efficiently to cyber threats & incidents
  • Leading workflows and duties such as threat hunting and intelligence gatherin, mentoring and developing SecurityOperations staff to actively hunt and respond to adversaries
  • Engage with the wider business to understand the risks and threats and use this to inform requirements for the Security Operations Centre (SOC)
  • Carry out internal cyber and DLP (Data Loss Prevention) investigations
  • Manage and investigate cyber-related forensic activities
  • Develop security incident response plans & procedures including Security Incident Crisis / Emergency Management
  • Develope and create automation principles as the default way to go in all operational activities across the domain, and influence beyond
  • Build relevant KPIs & dashboards for regular review with the CISO
  • Possess strong communication and business skills to communicate with senior problem resolution stakeholders

  • Demonstrable experience of building and leading operational security teams
  • Ability to lead a distributed team in an agile, product-led organisation
  • A good understanding of security topics in AWS, GCP, serverless, container platforms and Infrastructure as a Code environments
  • In-depth knowledge of security concepts such as cyber-attacks and techniques, threat intelligence risk management, incident management etc..
  • Knowledge of tactics & techniques used by threat actors e.g. MITRE ATT&CK framework
  • Knowledge of various IT services, components and technologies including but not limited to Windows, Firewalls, Network/Endpoint security provisions, IDS/IPS, email principles and security enhancements, Web Proxies, SIEM etc
  • Proven ability to handle high pressure situations with key stakeholders
  • Experience of leading technical security issues to resolution, incident response coordination.
  • Strategic vision to provide leadership and direction to develop best in class Security Operations capability
  • Experience Designing and building SOCs and implementing SOC functions in line with either ITIL or eTOM
  • Being a subject matter expert on threat hunting, incident response, intrusion detection, and threat intelligence to develop automated detection and response capabilities
  • Have a proven experience and understanding of how to work with and quickly build positive cross functional relationships
  • Self-starter able to work with minimal supervision and dedicated to delivering results
  • Experience working within Financial Services, ideally across multi-market jurisdiction
  • Have awareness of 1LOD to 3LOD operations and what they are needed for within financial operations
  • Have experience in start up/scale up size organizations

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