Threat Detection Platform Engineer

  • Job Reference: 776-en_GB
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Employer: Cadent
  • Location: Coventry, GB, CV7 9JU
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

At Cadent we're excited to be part of the future of UK energy! We've got a clear roadmap that will drive our performance to the forefront of our industry and support the UK government in achieving its net zero targets by 2050.

We're making a difference through innovation and new ways of working. Together we're shaping a cleaner, greener future for our 11 million customers whom we put at the heart of everything we do.

Job Purpose

You will be playing a major part within our Cyber Security Operations centre, be involved within the decision making process when it comes to shaping the future of our Cyber Space. We are looking for someone who can understand and document detailed business requirements using appropriate tools and techniques with excellent understanding of the way the organisation works and the sector it operates in . You will be Actively demonstrating and promoting Cadent values, and positively contribute to a customer-oriented approach. The use of data modelling practices to analyse your findings and create suggestions for strategic operational improvements and changes is required with consent from internal and external stakeholders to fully understand data content.

Key Responsibilities

Functional Accountabilities

  • Design, develop, and maintain the organization's threat detection platform infrastructure.
  • Accountable for Implementation and configuration of security tools and technologies for threat detection, including SIEM (Security Information and Event Management), IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System), EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response), and others.
  • Accountable for management of integrations with OT assets ensuring detection logic is appropriate for our OT/IT environment and associated threat landscape.
  • Accountable for the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the OT/IT threat detection platform.
  • Extending visibility of cyber threats beyond basic detection processes
  • Accountable for optimising CSOC security monitoring tools and developing detection rules based on use cases derived from threat modelling.

Specialist Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with cybersecurity analysts to define and implement detection rules, use cases, and playbooks within the platform.
  • Monitor and analyse security event data to identify potential security incidents or threats.
  • Develop custom scripts, queries, and integrations to enhance the functionality and effectiveness of the threat detection platform.
  • Stay informed about the latest trends and developments in cybersecurity threat detection techniques, tools, and technologies.


Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a related field. (Master's degree preferred)
  • Proven experience working as a Threat Detection Platform Engineer or in a similar role within the cybersecurity field.
  • In-depth knowledge of security tools and technologies used for threat detection, such as SIEM, IDS/IPS, EDR, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with implementing and managing threat detection platforms, preferably with tools like Splunk, ELK Stack, QRadar, etc.
  • Strong programming/scripting skills (e.g., Python, PowerShell) for automation and customization of security tools and platforms.
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity frameworks and best practices (e.g., NIST Cybersecurity Framework, MITRE ATT&CK Framework).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Relevant certifications such as CISSP, GIAC or equivalent are a plus

What's In It For You

Here at Cadent, we are committed to supporting our employees to get the best out of themselves. For this role in particular we can offer:

         Funding and support towards completing qualifications

         Ample opportunity for progression within the business

         Mentoring and guidance opportunities


Why Join Us

We offer a host of benefits to suit your lifestyle and support your well-being. These include:

  • 25 days' holiday, plus 8 statutory days and an option to buy or sell holiday days
  • An Annual Performance Bonus of up to 15% of your salary
  • A generous pension scheme where the company double matches your contributions up to 12% i.e. if you contribute 6% a month, the company will contribute 12%
  • A competitive salary that's reviewed each year against the market median salary for your role, skills, knowledge and experience
  • MyChoices benefits like bicycles, salary sacrifice cars and healthcare that you can pick and choose from. You could get a better deal than you would on the high street and make tax and National Insurance savings
  • A free Employee Assistance Line where you can get support and advice on any of the challenges you're facing, completely confidentially
  • Support to help you cover the cost of professional membership subscriptions, course fees, books, examination fees and time off for study leave - so long as it's relevant to your role
  • A Matched Giving scheme where the Company will match any funds raised by permanent employees for registered charities up to £400 each year
  • Private Medical Insurance for you, your partner and your family available through MyChoices, our flexible benefits programme, with access to a 24 hour Bupa HealthLine
  • The chance to say thank you to one another when you've done a good job through our Cadent Congratulates Scheme
  • Plus many more benefits that help you join the dots between your work and home life!


We want our employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance and are happy to discuss flexible working options with you if the role can accommodate it. Let us know about your flexibility requirements, whether that be reduced hours, remote working, flexible start/finish times, or compressed hours, and we will be more than happy to explore what's possible for the role.


Diversity and Inclusion

Don't meet every single requirement listed? 


Understanding, learning, and celebrating what makes us different, as well as what we have in common, is good for us as individuals and enables us to work better together as one team. Cadent is committed to being an equitable and diverse employer that fosters an inclusive culture for all our employees, therefore, all our employment decisions are assessed based on qualifications, merit, and business need. So, if you're excited about this opportunity but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification mentioned, we would still love for you to submit your application - You may just be the right person for this role or other opportunities at Cadent.


As a recognised Disability Confident Employer, we are proud to champion inclusion in the workplace and ensure to provide an environment that is accessible to all and supports individuals throughout their journey with Cadent. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process. 


We place great importance on equity, diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Our employee communities Women in Cadent, Pride at Work (LGBTQ+), Embrace (ethnicity and religion), Thrive! (disability) and the Cadent Military Community can't wait to welcome you! 


Circle Back Initiative

As an active and proud member of The Circle Back Initiative, we aim to ensure that all candidates receive a response to their application, regardless of the outcome. 


We will be receiving applications until the specified date above, though Cadent retains the right to close this vacancy early without prior notification, so it is advisable to complete your application at your earliest convenience. 


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What's next?

To be considered for this role, please submit your application with an up-to-date CV and our Talent Acquisition team will get in touch soon.

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