SOC Analyst L1

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 £30,000. In addition to this, the position comes with a range of fantastic benefits.

VANRATH is delighted to have partnered with a leading cyber security firm to recruit an L1 SOC Analyst to join their talented global SOC team in Blefast.

Role Overview
The L1 analyst will operate at the front lines of cyber security, actively reviewing and analysing data to identify potential threats to our customers worldwide. The best candidates are inquisitive, eager to learn and possess a clear passion for the security industry.
The role is based upon a 24/7/365 shift pattern, supporting our Global SOC customers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Analysis of security incidents using an industry leading SIEM
  • Operate in a rotating 24x7 shift environment to include daytime, night time, and weekend work
  • Actively engage with customers on potential ongoing security incidents
  • Proactively analyse event data to adapt and improve current detection coverage
  • Work with internal partner teams with customer outcomes at the centre

Education & Experience

  • Degree in a relevant technical discipline, OR
  • Relevant Industry certifications (Security+, CEH, GIAC, etc.), OR
  • Commensurate technical industry experience

Required Skills & Competencies

  • Willingness to learn new skills and proactively drive self-education
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and work well with a team across multiple locations
  • Ability to work in a team environment, to work under pressure and show flexibility
  • Familiarity with networking concepts & protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, DNS, DHCP, HTTP, etc.)
  • Understanding of Operating System fundamentals (Windows or Linux)
  • Understanding of fundamental cyber security concepts, such as types of cyber attacks and why attackers perform them.

Desired Skills & Competencies

  • Previous experience working with a SIEM
  • Previous experience with other security detection technologies such as firewalls, IDS or log management (Splunk, etc)
  • Experience working in a shift-based environment
  • Previous experience in a relevant technical role, such as a NOC

  1. Consummate relevant experience may be accepted in place of missed criteria.
  2. There is no expectation of travel in this role
  3. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  4. The interested candidate must be amenable to work in shifting schedule and must be amenable to work on hybrid setup in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Cyber Security jobs in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact David Kernohan in the strictest confidence on 02890330250 or