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Operational Security Engineer – VR/24983

Status: Permanent
Location: Kingswells, Aberdeen
Ref: VR/24983
Rate: Available Upon Request

TMM Recruitment is working with one of the most prestigious oil and gas operators in the North East to source an Operational Security Engineer on a permanent basis. This position will be responsible for day-to-day administration of cyber security tools and services. The successful candidate will also conduct log-based and end-point threat hunting to identify threats and provide advice on the best steps to take on these threats.


Purpose of Role

  • The Operational Security Engineer is responsible for a broad range of cyber security operational tasks, including day-to-day administration of cyber security tools and services, as well as first- and second-level support for any alerts arising from the security information and event management service (SIEM)


Areas of Accountability, Responsibility and Competence Level

  • Conducting detailed analysis and triage using the companies cyber security services and tools.
  • Conducting log-based and endpoint-based threat hunting to identify threats and providing advice on the expected remediation steps.
  • Correlating activity across assets (endpoint, network, apps) and environments (on-premises, cloud) to identify patterns of anomalous activity and applying appropriate safeguards.
  • Reviewing alerts and data from sensors, and where applicable, documents formal, technical incident reports.
  • Providing relevant parties with incident response support, including mitigating actions to contain activity and facilitating forensics analysis when necessary.
  • Working with Operational Security Supervisor and wider Security Team to refine the cyber security services and tools, ensuring that all services remain up to date.
  • Researching emerging threats and vulnerabilities to aid in the identification of incidents.
  • Providing the business with incident response support, including mitigating actions to contain activity and facilitating forensics analysis when necessary.
  • Ensuring that all IS services have the appropriate cyber security core services applied before they move to production.
  • Working with minimal supervision, using clearly defined processes and procedures.
  • Facilitating the use of the performance metrics to improve output.
  • May be required to provide out of hours support via an on-call rota.


Critical Skills Qualifications Experience, etc.

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, collaborative (team working) with planning and execution skills.
  • Self-motivated and pro-active with a willingness to go the extra mile to achieve important goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work closely with the wider IS Team ensuring the companies applications, infrastructure and data are secure.
  • Experience of IS Operational security support (including own and cloud data centres) in the Oil and gas sector (preferred) or equivalent, previous experience of working with a diverse and multi-national vendor support model.
  • Knowledge of common vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques.
  • Strong problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills.

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