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Senior Security Analyst

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Information Technology



Senior Security Analyst – Threat Intelligence, Security Monitoring and Incident Response

We have exciting opportunities for Senior Security Analysts to join our Security Operations team based in Dunstable. The successful candidates will be responsible for leading and improving day-to-day IT security operations, including Threat Analytics, driving operational process improvements, improving security monitoring and leading incident response activities. This is a great opportunity to fully immerse yourself in all aspects of Security Operations in a global enterprise.

We’re the UK’s biggest hospitality company, proud to own Costa Coffee, Premier Inn and some of the UK’s most well-known restaurants. We employ around 50,000 people, serving around 27 million UK customers every month across our 3,000+ hotels, coffee shops and restaurants

What you will be doing

  • Leading threat intelligence capability development utilising industry leading technologies
  • Lead process improvements, delivering increased capability to detect threats and respond appropriately
  • Drive improvements in metrics, embedding key SLAs into day to day partner relationships
  • Lead improvements in technical, management and exec reporting
  • Leading vulnerability management activities, from framework development to hands on tooling and process integration with appropriate business/technical/service management teams
  • Develop and improve response playbooks using the latest orchestration and automation tooling
  • Work within the business to build relationships and improve internal processes
  • Security incident management, driving and managing incidents to a successful conclusion; leading continual improvement of processes
  • Conduct technical approval of change and monitor the Security reporting mailbox
  • Supervise Junior Operations Analysts, taking time to support, train and mentor
  • Hands on with various industry leading security toolsets, leading reviews, improving reporting, ensuring continual improvement in security posture and tooling is fit for purpose

What we are looking for

  • Previous experience working within a Security Operations Centre
  • Solid hands on Information Security experience
  • SME knowledge of several (not necessarily all) of the following areas: SIEM, Behavioural Analytics, ML/AI, SOAR tooling, vulnerability management, threat intelligence feeds and process, security incident response processes and activities, firewalls/email/proxy/ERP, Office 365, AWS, Azure, Oracle Cloud
  • Ideally have experience of working in a large, global organisation, in environments involving multiple partners and multiple streams of project improvement activity.
  • Determination and tenacity to drive service and improve security across the business
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A self-starter, able to work well on their own initiative where needed, as well as being a solid team player
  • CISSP or GCIA/H certified would be desirable but not essential

Whitbread is an inclusive employer, strongly believing that everyone is unique and there should be no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. We are open to flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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30 Aug 2018

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