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Security Operations Analyst

Job Description

Salary/ Benefits
In order to attract the very best talent on the market a generous remuneration package is on offer of up to £45,000 dependent on experience plus bonus and a range of benefits including:

  • Bonus scheme (10%)
  • Shift allowance (20%)
  • Pension
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Extensive personal development and training opportunities
  • Flexible holidays - increase your standard 25 days by purchasing extra days.
  • Dental plan.

VANRATH are pleased to be working with an industry leading Telecommunications company who are recruiting for a high calibre candidate to fill the Security Operations Analyst role.

The Ideal Person

  • 1-2 years in a technical cyber security operations role
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP networking, and common protocols effected by malware
  • Basic programming/ scripting skills (Bash, python, PowerShell etc.
  • Experience of working with a SIEM
  • Understanding of tools/ techniques used by attackers
  • Any industry certs (CISSP, CHE, OSCP etc) highly desirable


  • Perform forensic analysis and gather evidence
  • Correlation monitoring using multiple SIEM technologies
  • Assist in gathering forensic data and physical equipment
  • Act as incident responder for potential incident identified
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • In-depth understanding of the cyber threat landscape and advances adversary tactics
  • Conduct security assessments regularly to identify vulnerabilities and performing risk analysis.
  • Analyse the breach to reach the root cause.
  • Generate reports for IT administrators, business managers, and security leaders. These reports serve as an input to evaluate the efficacy of the security controls.
  • Advise and implement necessary changes required to counter the attack or improvise security standards.
  • Keep the security systems up to date and contributing to security strategies.
  • Document incidents to contribute to incident response and disaster recovery plans.
  • Perform internal and external security audits.
  • In the case of third-party vendors, verify their security strength and collaborate with them.
  • Monitoring security infrastructure, identifying and reporting Real Time attacks and vulnerabilities on the client network.
  • Identification of incidents and subsequent analysis and investigation to determine their severity and the response required.
  • Ensure that incidents are correctly reported and documented in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Cybersecurity job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jordan Madden in the strictest confidence.