Security Operations Centre Specialist

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Date: 19-Jan-2023

Location: Edinburgh, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: Security Operations Centre Specialist

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Edinburgh

Closing date: 1st February 2023


About the role:

We are looking for a Security Operations Centre Specialist to join the Operational Security team.


The purpose of a Security Operations Centre (SOC) Specialist is to enable the detection of potential security issues which may result in cybersecurity incidents. The role will perform triage of newly discovered cyber events and co-ordinate confirmed cyber events with the Defence team to investigate. The role will have a primary focus on the monitoring of security controls within Royal London through the ongoing development and analysis of alerts to cyber security events.


The successful candidate will be joining a mature SOC environment responsible for investigating alerts escalated by our MSSP and collaborate with the Incident Response team. Our team is also responsible for Performing Threat Hunts, writing Detection Engineering rules and provide quality assurance on Use-cases and escalations.

We pride ourselves on being a highly collaborative environment where openness and transparency are at the centre of our culture.


Key responsibilities

  • Proactive threat hunting & analysis of security events to identify and prevent security threats from materialising.
  • Assist in the development of use cases, playbooks, policies, and custom tooling to improve our security maturity. Recommend security enhancements and service improvement to help drive effective detection, containment, and eradication of security risks.
  • Understanding of Security Monitoring tooling used in both on premise & cloud environments.
  • Apply risk management techniques in your day-to-day role.



  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of security information and event management (SIEM) tools from industry leaders. Splunk knowledge preferred.
  • Experience of perimeter and host security intrusion techniques, including threat hunting as part of incident response.
  • Analytical and methodical approach to demanding technical challenges.
  • Used to working to a high level of accuracy and have a dedicated and focused work ethic.


What we offer

We've always been proud to reward our employees by offering a number of great benefits including:

  • A generous group pension scheme (up to 14% matching employer contribution)
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days
  • Annual company and performance based bonus
  • Life assurance (up to 8 x annual salary)
  • Enhanced parental leave policies
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Access 24/7 to confidential health, legal & financial advice

Full details can be found on our benefits page.


About Royal London

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK.  Since its foundation 160 years ago, Royal London has supported millions of people to protect and provide for themselves and their families.


We believe that being together some of the time will help our colleagues to feel truly connected to our Spirit of Royal London culture. Many of us value the passing conversations, social interactions and building relationships that comes from being together in the office, so we have adopted a hybrid working model, with some of your time spent in the office, and some from home. We are always open to discussing flexible working arrangements, we will discuss working patterns or locations that ensure you have the freedom to be your best


Our culture is welcoming, friendly, flexible and we aim to make you always feel included. We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break or those who are transitioning from different sectors. Our culture comes from within, or to put it another way, it comes from our people. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.


We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


In fact, the first pillar of our People Promise is designed to make sure you 'work somewhere inclusive'. We want to live up to this promise; it’s good for our people and good for our customers too, because our workforce should reflect our communities.

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