Senior Cyber Security Analyst

  • Job Reference: 37293
  • Date Posted: 5 July 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £48,000 to £73,000
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

In Team Digital, we’re planning for a future where the technology solutions we co-create and design enable us to achieve our goal of protecting our greatest natural resource and allowing our customers, communities and the environment to thrive.
As a team, our vision is to create an everyday digital experience for the people we serve - our customers - by putting them at the heart of everything we do. As part of our award-winning team you’ll help the business become an intelligent, connected organisation to deliver our digital transformation and turnaround.

We seek a Senior Cyber Security Analyst to be responsible for maintaining SecOps (Security Operations) solutions, controls and processes across the organisation. This role requires a deep understanding of SecOps concepts, technologies, and best practices, as well as the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and will be committed to ensuring the highest level of security, compliance, and user experience.

What you will be doing as a Senior Cyber Security Analyst
  • Investigate security alerts from our SIEM tool and provide appropriate incident response actions.
  • Liaise with technology and business stakeholders in relation to cyber security issues/incidents providing clear descriptions and actions.
  • Support the Cyber Security Operations Lead for security and privacy incidents, triaging events and performing root cause analysis to understand how incidents arise. There is a need to be on call.
  • Monitor, analyse and optimise SecOps tool performance (e.g. SIEM), identify potential issues, and recommend and implement proactive solutions.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business requirements and implementing security controls that are proportionate to the risk.
  • Stay current on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices to continuously improve security operations.
What should you bring to the role?
We want to bring together a team of brilliant tech minds with game-changing ideas. We’re looking for people who will help us re-imagine the way we work and the way we get things done:
  • A truly digital mindset. Open to collaboration. Open to risk. Open to new ways of doing things.
  • Obsessed with data. Obsessed with excellence.
  • People who think and behave differently to the way we do. 
Essential Experience
  • Extensive experience in a technical Cyber Security or IT role, preferably in an enterprise environment
  • Exposure to working with a security operations centre (SOC) or similar environment.
  • Triaging problems or issues in a structured and disciplined manner
  • Experience in remediating cyber risks in ever-changing digital environments
  • Strong knowledge of Multi-factor authentication (MFA), Privileged Access Management (PAM) and Security Information & Event Management (SIEM)
  • Good understanding of IT, networking, and end-user computing
Desirable Experience
  • Familiarity with managing network security capabilities such as NAC (Network Access Control), Firewalls, Proxies/VPN, IDS/IPS, etc.
  • Experience writing Kusto Query Language (KQL) for Sentinel queries and alerts.
  • Degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field.
  • Microsoft SecOps specific certification(s) e.g. Microsoft Security Operations Analyst (SC-200)
  • Hands-on experience utilising and configuring Microsoft Security Operations tools such as Sentinel and Defender.
  • Any generic cyber security industry certification(s) such as CISSP, CISM, or CCSP.
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary up to £45,000 - £65,000 per annum
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service (Plus bank holidays) 
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing
Who are we?
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive. Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We must keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water
At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.