Job: Security Operations Lead

Title Security Operations Lead
Categories Technology Permanent
Salary £75k – £80k
Location South East London
Job Information

Harris Global has currently partnered with a leading client looking for a Security Operations Lead to head up the Security Engineering & Operations team. The purpose of this role is to manage the Security Operations team, providing day to day leadership on operational tasks and issues.

This role is responsible for running an effective and efficient security operations function.

Managing all aspects of the security operations team.

Responsible for maintaining the process and procedural documentation.

Performing governance activities.

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of information security including security solutions, security processes and new attacks and threat vectors.

Collaborating with the Security Architecture team to report appropriate operational issues that may be resolved at an architecture level.

Responding in a timely manner to any incidents and anomalies that are escalated by Security Analysts.


Proven track record leading an operational team in information technology and security.

Advanced knowledge and operational experience in: Firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, anti-virus and content filtering, URL filtering, authentication solutions, Switches, Routers, Voice Over IP (VoIP), Firewall zoning.

Advanced understanding of information security, border protection, incident handling and response, forensics, endpoint protection and encryption.

Advanced knowledge in security operations with particular emphasis on event management.

Experience with log analysis tools, phishing, network analysis and able to work with logs from various sources, such as web Servers, database Servers, SIEM tools

Knowledge and experience in using various security related exploits and tools.

Strong understanding of computer science: algorithms, data structures, databases, networks, and tool development.

Network infrastructure knowledge, advanced knowledge of TCP/IP and Internet protocols.

Strong ability to communicate: write clearly and speak authoritatively to different audiences.

Communicate and present concisely and effectively based on appropriate level of management interaction.


  • Undergraduate degree (preferably 2:1 or higher) in a relevant field (eg Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Security) or in a STEM major (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) is strongly preferred and a Master’s degree in relevant field is desired.
  • Security certifications such as CISM, CISSP, M.Inst.ISP, CISA by a recognised professional body are required.
  • Security certifications such as SANS Enterprise Defender (SEC501), EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) by a recognised professional body are strongly preferred.
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