Senior Cyber Security Analyst - SOC

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Senior Cyber Security Analyst – SOC – CTP or Perm – Raleigh, NC or Remote/EST – $60.00-$72.00/hr.

The final salary or hourly wage, as applicable, paid to each candidate/applicant for this position is ultimately dependent on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s/applicant’s qualifications, skills, and level of experience as well as the geographical location of the position.

The end client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas for this position; all parties authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply.

Our client is seeking a Senior Cyber Security Analyst – SOC in Raleigh, NC or Remote/East.

Role Description

The SOC Analyst will work directly with other team members in a "hands on keyboard" role to detect and respond to threats against company owned systems, networks, applications, and infrastructure

• Assists the other SOC Analyst in responding to alerts generated by AV, IDS, IPS, SIEMs, and other systems
• Protect systems by defining, configuring, and auditing access privileges, control structures, and resources
• Develops tools and scripts to automate daily SOC activities, such as parsing logs
• Configures new alerts in response to latest security trends
• Lead investigation efforts against intrusion attempts and perform in-depth analysis and correlation of network traffic, host-based alerts, and forensic images as needed
• Document all activities during an incident and provide leadership with status updates throughout the life cycle of the incident
• Assists Corporate IT Helpdesk and Enterprise Cloud Management projects by consulting as a security professional
• Manages deployment of security solutions against computer systems and infrastructure
• Provide guidance to administrators and users on vulnerability mitigation steps required
• Evaluating and investigating new tools and technology to stay on top of current information security trends
• Manages use and access control of Information Security tools
• Performs Threat Hunting within environments to hunt for indicators of compromise
• Recognizes problems by identifying abnormalities, reporting violations
• Captures and analyzes malware samples

Skills & Requirements

• Experience with Splunk is required
• Minimum 2+ years of IT experience with progressive responsibilities, and with at least 1 year of Cyber Security protection experience
• Experience in Windows, Linux, and Cloud Environments (Azure/AWS/GCP) environments
• Strong understanding of key infrastructure systems (Active Directory, Linux, Databases, Virtual Environments)
• Strong understanding of TCP/IP networking concepts, VLANs, subnets, routing and switching
• Programming skills to automate parsing logs, hunting for IoCs, and other tasks
• Experience with security tools and platforms including SIEM, IPS/IDS, SecOps, Endpoint and Server protection, Network protection, Firewalls, etc
• Experience with tuning Network and Web Application Firewalls rules
• Extensive experience in Cyber Threat and Vulnerability Analysis and Remediation
• Advanced knowledge of Digital Forensics & investigative Response
• Threat Detection and Response capabilities
• Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing publications

Benefits/Other Compensation

This position is a contract/temporary role where Hays offers you the opportunity to enroll in full medical benefits, dental benefits, vision benefits, 401K and Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit).

Why Hays?

You will be working with a professional recruiter who has intimate knowledge of the industry and market trends. Your Hays recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process in order to understand your skills, experience, needs, and drivers. You will also get support on resume writing, interview tips, and career planning, so when there’s a position you really want, you’re fully prepared to get it.

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Hays is committed to building a thriving culture of diversity that embraces people with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better we serve our candidates, clients, and employees. We are an equal employment opportunity employer, and we comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, HIV-positive status, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. One of Hays’ guiding principles is ‘do the right thing’. We also believe that actions speak louder than words. In that regard, we train our staff on ensuring inclusivity throughout the entire recruitment process and counsel our clients on these principles. If you have any questions about Hays or any of our processes, please contact us.

In accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law protecting qualified individuals with known disabilities, Hays will attempt to reasonably accommodate those individuals unless doing so would create an undue hardship on the company. Any qualified applicant or consultant with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should call or text 813.336.5570.

Drug testing may be required; please contact a recruiter for more information.

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