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Job title: Information Security Operations Specialist - 12 Months FTC

Location: Leeds

Overview of the role:

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Information Security Operations Specialist to join our Cyber Security Operations (SOC) team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the security of our organization’s computer systems, networks, and data. The Information Security Operations Specialist will also collaborate with other teams to identify and mitigate potential security risks and develop strategies to improve our overall security posture.

This is a great opportunity for a suitably experienced individual to directly influence and improve the security posture of the company.

This role follows a hybrid approach to working, allowing you to combine working from home with working in our modern offices. These discussions are between you and your manager to find the best pattern for you both, while recognising that quality time together is essential for keeping us mission-aligned.

Our Leeds office is at the heart of our business. The 8-storey building has an onsite staff gym and cafeteria, two heated rooftop terraces, a dedicated gaming room and a staircase amphitheatre. The space brings all our teams under one roof in the biggest private letting office in Yorkshire.

What you’ll do:

As an Information Security Operations Specialist, you will become a pivotal member of the team supporting the organisation’s cyber defence strategy. The Cyber Security team provides an exciting and challenging environment, using best of breed tools and methodologies to protect and strengthen the company’s IT platforms.

As an Information Security Operations Specialist, you will:

  • Act as the 1st line of defense for security related topics.

  • Investigate and respond to security incidents, including data breaches and cyber-attacks.

  • Provide advanced log analysis to support open incident investigations.

  • Identify and recommend useful automation & tuning opportunities on current use cases, along with recommending implementation of new relevant detective use cases to better cover the threat landscape.

  • Research and propose implementation of new preventive security controls to improve the overall security posture of the organization.

  • Develop and maintain operational processes and procedures.

  • Participate in assigned internal security assessments or audits.

  • Collaborate with other teams to identify and address potential security risks across the organization.

  • Stay up to date with the latest security threats, trends, and technologies to ensure that the organization remains protected.

What you’ll bring:

An experienced IT professional capable of providing expertise on many of the aspects of cyber security.

Your experience:

  • Experience in cyber security, with demonstrated experience in security analysis, incident response, threat intelligence and threat hunting

  • Experience with security tools such as IDS/IPS, SIEM, endpoint protection, proxy, cloud security and vulnerability scanners.

Your skills:

  • Strong knowledge of security standard processes, tools, and techniques.

  • Demonstrated experience with security incident response, forensics, and threat hunting.

  • Solid understanding of security technologies such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, access control, encryption, and anti-virus/malware solutions.

  • Strong ethical values, integrity, and a commitment to confidentiality.

  • Strong analytical and excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal technical & business communication skills (English).

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

  • Solid sense of urgency and ability to work under pressure.

  • Excellent task management and planning skills for self.

  • Great coaching and team-player skills.

Requirements:

  • A keen interest in security and a strong desire to learn new technologies and a passion for information security.

  • A solid grasp of IT Security concepts.

  • Solid understanding of:

  • Operating systems (Windows, MAC OS, Linux) at a filesystem level.

  • Fundamental internet protocols, services, and technologies (e.g.: HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, SMTP, SSH, LDAP, TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, REST, JSON, etc.).

  • Common security controls (e.g.: proxies, firewalls, WAF, IDS/IPS, etc.).

  • Incident response and incident handling processes.

  • Endpoint and network-based investigations.

  • Log reviews for identifying evidence of past intrusions.

  • Operating system and application exploits.

  • Malware and exploit kit functionalities.

  • Lateral movement and persistence establishment mechanisms.

  • Detection of anomalous system activities.

  • Indicators use for the identification of scope and breadth of attacks.

  • Industry certifications from vendors: GIAC, EC-Council, Cisco, ISC2, Juniper, CompTIA, ITIL, Microsoft, Unix, Oracle, etc.

  • (e.g.: CEH, GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GCFA/GCFE, CISSP - or similar)

  • Experience working with Cloud technologies including AWS & Azure – considered a plus.

Work schedule:

  • Standard business hours Mon-Fri – (flexible)

  • + On-Call 24/7 rotation (1 week/analyst)

It’s ok if you don’t think you tick every box on this list. We love people who want to challenge themselves and are passionate about what they do. If you believe you can contribute in some areas and are eager to learn, we encourage you to apply.

Why choose us:

Aside from a generous base salary, we have a fantastic benefits & rewards program that is designed to encourage personal and career development.

  • Discretionary end of contractperformance bonus

  • 30 days paid leave

  • Health and dental insurance for you, and 50% coverage for your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)

  • Personal life insurance and income protection

  • The option to join our company pension scheme

  • External learning support of up to £2,000 or equivalent in local currency, dedicated 4 learning “Power Hours” every month during office time, full access to the Udemy and Mindtools platforms, in-house leadership program and many other training opportunities for developing your skills and progressing your career

  • Looking to extend your family? You will receive a cash gift of £1,000 for your new addition whilst working for us

  • 26 weeks primary carer leave at 100% pay & 4 weeks secondary carer leave pay at 100% pay

  • Free Gym membership & access to an on-site gym

  • Social events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties

  • Online Discount Scheme, including discounted shopping and cinema vouchers.

Equal opportunities:

At Flutter International we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where our people can be their authentic selves and thrive. We embrace and celebrate diversity, respecting all our uniqueness and differences.

We welcome you to let us know whether you have any accessibility needs. All you need to do is email us at talent@flutterint.com . Your journey with us is focused on ensuring you have what you need to be your best self.

Learn more about the works we are doing on Inclusion and Belonging here: https://careers.flutterinternational.com/working-at-flutter-international/diversity-equity-inclusion/

The group:

PokerStars is a proud member of the Flutter Entertainment family, a global leader in sports betting, iGaming, and entertainment. We're not just another company; we're listed on both the prestigious FTSE 100 index on the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). What sets us apart is our world class brands, cutting-edge products, and our International division includes our operations in over 100 global markets and offers sports betting, casino, poker, rummy and lottery, mainly online. What truly defines us is our commitment to ensuring that the excitement of gaming and entertainment is experienced in a responsible and sustainable way. Our remarkable team of over 8,000 colleagues drives this vision, spread across 28 offices worldwide.

Information Security Operations Specialist - 12 Months FTC

  • Leeds, United Kingdom
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