Senior Cybersecurity Analyst - SOC

  • Job type

  • Location

    Texas/ Hybrid
  • Profession

  • Industry

    Technology & Internet Services
  • Pay

    $35.00 - $40.00/hr.

Senior Cybersecurity Analyst – SOC – Contract – Austin, TX / Hybrid – $35.00 - $40.00/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.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship not available.

Our client is seeking a Senior Cybersecurity Analyst – SOC in Austin, TX / Hybrid.

Role description

• Drive the global security monitoring and rapid response mission across the team
• Detect, respond, mitigate, and report on cyber threats/incidents that may impact the environment
• Model effective communication and response to internal stakeholders within your investigations
• Improve runbooks, processes and response capabilities
• Resolve problems independently and understand escalation procedures
• Participate in security incidents and act as the technical Subject Matter Expert during significant security incidents
• Collaborate with technical leads: Engineering, Operations, Service Desk, Applications and BISOs on matters related to security monitoring across global footprint
• Collaborate and serve as liaison to Managed and/or Unmanaged Security Service providers
• Act as an internal information security consultant to the business and technology units, advising on risks, threats and control practices related to Rapid Response
• Conduct training and knowledge sharing sessions within the team
• Drive rule tuning and detection use cases across our SOC tools
• Provide oversight and mentoring to other team members to improve team capabilities

Skills & Requirements

• High School Diploma or GED required
• Relevant IT security industry recognized certifications (CYSA+, Sec+, GSOC, BLT2, etc)
• 4+ years of information security experience in a security operations or engineering role
• Strong understanding of networking protocols and firewall management
• Enterprise experience in incident response or security operations environment
• Experience with programming or scripting languages
• Experience tuning rules within SIEM tools like Qradar
• Strong experience with EDR platforms, such as Crowdstrike, Microsoft Defender 365, Uptycs or Carbon Black, conducting analysis as part of investigations
• Experience with cloud computing platforms, e.g. IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Azure
• Experience with host virtualization platforms, e.g. VMware, Hyper-V
• Experience with application container technologies, e.g. Kubernetes
• Purple team experience conducting attacker simulation and adversary emulation
• System administration skills for Windows and Linux
• Windows, Linux and/or Mac forensics
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Relevant IT security industry recognized certifications (CASP, CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, GMON, OSCP, etc.)

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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