SOC Principal

Ireland · Dublin 24, Leinster
Department Ireland
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation DOE

We are growing our SOC team and are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic SOC Principal to join our team.


Your role will involve

As a SOC Principal, you will act an escalation point for our Junior SOC  Team, who are responsible for monitoring our customer environments for events and security incidents. You’ll be responsible for determining if events escalated by the team constitute security incidents, and if they do you will analyse the incident and escalate with the customer when further investigation or a resolution is needed.  You’ll also work with our security engineers to develop and tune SIEM rules and response procedures, documenting everything as you go to ensure effective communication with the rest of the team and the customer. Where you find common or repeat problems you will have the opportunity to analyse the trends and suggest and implement processes or technical improvements to resolve them.

This role will suit you if you’re eager to learn, have a keen interest in problem solving and ready to progress your security career.


Ideally you will have the following skills/ experience

  • 3-5 years experience working in a SOC environment.
  • Expert knowledge of SIEM or Log Collection tools (Splunk, QRadar, ArcSight, etc).
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Network Security, Information Security, Information Technology, or Mathematics (or equivalent work experience)
  • Keen problem solving/ troubleshooting skills
  • The ability to learn new technology and concepts quickly


To be successful in the role you will also need these skills and attributes

  • A can-do attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. You should be able to communicate technical details clearly
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert for all SIEM related queries
  • Ability to mentor others, and an eagerness to assist Tier 1 Analysts improve themselves
  • The ability to adjust and adapt to changing priorities in a dynamic environment
  • A pro-active approach to addressing issues and requests and the ability to multi task
  • Great organisational skills and attention to detail


Bonus points if you have any of the following:

  • Prior work experience working with IBM QRadar & Sentinel
  • Prior work experience creating, modifying and tuning SIEM rules to reduce false positives
  • IBM QRadar or similar SIEM Certification / Experience
  • Vulnerability Management Experience
  • Vendor specific certifications / experience – Fortinet, Cisco, Checkpoint, Juniper etc.
  • Theoretical or practical knowledge in the following areas:
    • Incident response, SIEM
    • Unix, Linux, Windows, etc. operating systems
    • Well-known networking protocols and services (FTP, HTTP, SSH, SMB, LDAP, etc.)
    • Exploits, vulnerabilities, network attacks
    • Packet analysis tools (tcpdump, Wireshark, ngrep, etc.)
    • Regular expressions
    • Database structures and queries


What can you expect in return?


We believe in treating our team well so in addition to salary, we offer the following benefits:


✈️ 25 Days annual leave (plus an extra day for your birthday! 🎂)

💸 5% Employer Pension Contribution, Income protection and death in service cover

💻 Laptop and mobile phone

🧠 EAP and employee wellness programmes

🏠 Work from home (or the office depending on your preference!)


We have put a lot of effort into adapting to the changing nature of work that came in 2020 and the investment that we have made in our infrastructure has meant that we are able to facilitate working from home for our entire team. Work life balance is important to our team so it’s important to us, in addition to work from home we can facilitate flexible/family friendly working hours.

All applicants must have a valid work permit or be legally entitled to work in Ireland.


“We take our responsibility to protect your personal data seriously. Please see attached link to our privacy policy which explains how we deal with the personal data of any prospective employee.”

https://www.ward.ie/wp-content/uploads/Privacy-Policy_Ward-Updated.pdf


We do not require agency assistance in sourcing this role

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  • Location
    Dublin 24, Leinster
  • Department
    Ireland
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    DOE