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GSOC Manager

Job Title: GSOC Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: United Kingdom
REF: 513
Contact Name: Sam Page
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

GSOC Manager – Birmingham, FTSE 250 International Service Company.


Up to £70k Depending on experience


SC vetting cleared or willing to undergo process



This is a fantastic and extremely rare opportunity to manage a FTSE 250 international service companies Global Security Operations Centre.


My Client is establishing a new GSOC and CSIRT function, and is looking to build a team of cyber Security Specialists.



Key Accountabilities:

Work with the Cyber Project team to establish the service design, operational procedures, tenders / partner agreements for Managed Security Service Providers where appropriate and help build and support the function from the ground up.


Assume full responsibility for identifying and scheduling all appropriate certifications and inspections of the SOC, its systems, personnel and functions and ensure procedures and protocols are in place that enable the timely and effective response to, and management of, incidents, events, notifications, calls and other activities related to the SOC and its role as a central monitoring station.


Manage SOC personnel work patterns, provide direction on a day-to-day basis, and oversee and drive training of staff to ensure the highest levels of competency.


Perform analysis, planning, and provide direction in order to ensure that the GSOC is delivering maximum value to the business and provide training and develop Standard Operating Procedures for personnel assigned to the GSOC to facilitate effective performance. Maintain a state of readiness through regular practised drills, training, and through situational awareness.


Ensure all verified incidents are managed through the ITSS Incident Management function and provide direct communications for all critical items requiring the attention of senior management through the Head of Security. Manage SOC service availability during Crisis Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery invocations.


Serve as the hub for the monitoring, analysis, and interpretation of risks and threats that may affect the business and ensure all systems, both hardware and software, are functioning properly, and immediately notify appropriate stakeholders when they are not.










Desired Skills:


You should have a solid IT background covering IP Networking, Windows, Linux, Unix, and good troubleshooting skills with commercial experience of working in a SOC or MSSP in a team leader role where you have been responsible looking after a team of 3 or more people. It is essential you have SOC Engineering experience have solid SIEM experience, and ideally from a related background such as Senior Level SOC Analyst, SOC Shift Manager or SOC Management.


SOC design and operations best practice and related standards.


Capable of managing both local and remote resources across different time-zones

Incident response and handling experience.


Desired Qualifications:


Degree in a technical engineering or IT related field or equivalent commercial experience.


CISSP, CISM or equivalent certification required is highly advantageous.


Networking certifications


Willing to undergo security clearance




Forward your CV, along with a brief covering letter to  to find out more.


Sam Page

01908 886 037