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Cyber Security Operations – Director/SVP

  • Location: London
  • Salary:
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: SNH2502918250
  • Sector: Banking, Asset Management/Funds , Insurance , Other Financial Services , Commerce and Industry , Corporate Security
Job Description

Cyber Security Operations – Director/SVP


A leading International bank is looking for a seasoned security operations director to join their high tech team based here in London. This role will be part of the Cyber Security and Data Privacy team and work with Security, Infrastructure and Application services team to manage and remediate any security threats and incidents.


Role outline


  • The Director of Security Operations will be responsible for the design, strategy, build and support of Security Operations across the bank, including their 24 x 7 Security Operations Centre.
  • You will be expected to convey technical security requirements, monitor the effectiveness of the existing IT security controls framework, and raise the level of security awareness and policy compliance within IT and the wider business.




  • You will be leading and managing the Security Monitoring, Detection and Response teams including attracting, hiring, developing and retaining team personnel, workload assignment, process development and light project management
  • Part of the role, you will be leading Security Monitoring, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Threat Hunting and Cyber Security Risk Assessments. 
  • You will be expected to perform in-depth network security analysis and work with the SOC analyst team conducting incident response, event analysis and threat intelligence for the corporate enterprise




  • Expertise and leadership in security practices, technology, operations and threat detection and response
  • Proven hands-on experience in SIEM concepts such as correlation, aggregation, normalization, and parsing as well as proven experience managing a large SIEM deployment Advanced knowledge of content creation concepts and best practices
  • Contributing to and delivering on initiatives in cross functional, sourced, or matrixed teams
  • Current information security certification, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified SCADA Security Architect (CSSA) or Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
  • Excellent understanding of regular expressions, development of custom/flex Parsers, Python and/or Unix Shell scripting
  • Solid understanding of events, related fields in log records and alerts reported by various data sources such as Windows/Unix systems, IDS/IPS, AV, HIDS/HIPS, WAFs, firewalls, and web proxies.
  • Working knowledge of industry security frameworks (e.g., ISO2700X, NIST, Cloud Security Alliance)
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