Cyber Security Operations Technical Specialist

Location Manchester
Discipline: Retail Banking
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Zoe Taylor

Contact email:
Job ref: 026722
Published: about 2 months ago

Cyber Security Operations Technical Specialist  

Home/Manchester - (1 day p/week in the office + on call support)

35 hours per week, full time 


We’re not a bank that follows the crowd. Instead, we like to stand out for all the right reasons. Our bank is built on co-operative values that stand strong today. A lot has happened in 150 years, we don’t just help people with their money, but help people fight for justice and the causes they care about. Our unique customer-led Ethical Policy, has made us a natural leader in environmental and social issues today, and we’re market leaders in ESG as rated by leading ESG ratings agency Sustainalytics*. 


There has never been a more pressing time for our Bank to focus our efforts on causes that matter to our customers and colleagues. Why not see where you can make a change, and join the UK’s original ethical bank to continue our ambitions to lead the industry on environmental and social issues in 2024 and beyond.


About the role: 

As a Cyber Security Operations Technical Specialist, you’ll perform monitoring, detection, analysis and response of Cyber Security events. You’ll will be familiar with the security technologies used to perform threat and vulnerability monitoring within the Bank as well as possessing and analytical mindset to perform impact and risk analysis by correlating data from various data sources. You’ll also be responsible for security event/incident management, development and implementation of security controls to protect the organisation against cyber security risks, threats and vulnerabilities and coordinating incident response processes. 


Key Accountabilities: 


*               Undertake and develop technical information security monitoring to ensure that vulnerabilities and threats are identified and the appropriate response taken

*               Develop and document complete technical monitoring and management processes.  To include monitoring, alerting and response actions aligned to Bank IT Standards and industry best practice

*               Provide expert level technical advice to support the design and implementation of Cyber Security monitoring

*               Contribute to the development of technical strategy and governance processes to support delivery of core Security Technologies into the organisation to demanding deadlines

*               Lead or contribute to major investigations of complex and critical security issues and incidents, and assess and provide recommendations / solutions to Tower Lead


Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:  

*               Strong information security skills, technical knowledge of information security topics, information security technologies, networking, good time management, stakeholder management and communications skills.

*               Excellent knowledge of ensuring compliance with Bank Security Standards and legal and regulatory requirements.

*               Experience of working with project teams

*               Experience of working within a Security Operations Centre

*               Strong internal & external stakeholder engagement

*               Strong technical background in the field of security technologies and architectures. 


Knowledge of technological trends, management and developments in the area of IT and Information security, particularly in the fields of:


*       Network Monitoring

*       Malware Detection/Analysis

*       Vulnerability Management

*       IDS/IPS

*       SIEMs

*       Data Loss Prevention

*       Penetration Testing

*       Cyber Security Incident Response


Preferred experience in the Financial Services Industry.  Understanding of emerging trends, developments and current issues facing the UK retail financial services industry.


What You Can Expect From Us: 

*       27 days holiday at start, rising to 30 days

*       Agile working including opportunity to work from home

*       Competitive pension / income protection / life assurance

*       2 paid days for volunteering per year

*       Positive working environment in contemporary offices centrally located in Manchester

*       Strong career path within Financial Services

*       Family friendly policies and supportive working environment

*       Recognition scheme and a culture in which we celebrate success

*       Colleague network groups committed to inclusion and diversity within our Bank.


Our Bank is committed to continuing to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment where all colleagues can fulfil their potential. We welcome applications from talented individuals from all backgrounds and lifestyles who can work with us in maintaining a culture of belonging, where people are valued and respected.


If you require more information or this document in a different format, please contact our careers team on 0344 844 9911.


As a reputable employer regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, all offers of employment for this role are subject to a series of background checks, including criminal (DBS) and financial checks.


*Rated by Morningstar Sustainalytics in the Regional Banks sub-industry with a score of 8.5 as of 9 October 2023.