• IdealStaffs

Cyber Security Operations Analyst


Client: United Nations

Location: Valencia, Spain

Estimated Start Date: 1st September 2020



To apply for this position, please send your resume at office@idealstaffs.com referencing the job title. Applications from women are particularly encouraged.

IdealStaffs Consulting is looking for experienced and knowledgeable Information Security consultants who can become members of the team to deliver next generation cyber security services.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in a team of Security operations engineers investigating alerts, anomalies, errors, intrusions, malware, etc. to identify the responsible, determine remediation, and recommend security improvements;

  • Review security events that are populated in a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system

  • Analyze a variety of network and host-based security appliance logs (Firewalls, NIDS, HIDS, Sys Logs, etc.) to determine the correct remediation actions and escalation paths for each incident

  • Follows precise analytical paths to determine the nature and extent of problems being reported by tools, e-mails, alerts, etc.

  • Document all activities during an incident and provide leadership with status updates during the life cycle of the incident

  • Runs vulnerability scans and reviews vulnerability assessment reports. Manages and configures security monitoring tools

  • Reporting

  • Client-facing security meetings

  • Open tickets and assigning them to relevant teams after eliminating false positives;

  • Responsible for working in a 24x7 Security Operation Centre (SOC) environment;

  • Integrate and share information with other analysts and other teams

  • Other duties as assigned


Required Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocols

  • SIEM tools like Splunk, Q Radar, Arc Sight, Net Witness. Developing queries, data models and dashboards

  • Knowledge of email security, network monitoring, and incident response

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Knowledge of Linux/Mac/Windows;

  • Programming skills (Python, Ruby, PHP, C, C#, Java, Perl, and more)

Desirable Technical Skills:

  • Implemented security controls in line with CIS benchmarks, NIST guidelines or other best practices

  • Moderate knowledge of security related technologies and their functions (IDS, IPS, EDR, IRP, FW, WAF, SIEM, etc.)


Required Soft Skills:

  • Customer facing experience and oral communication skills

  • Ability to write documentation & reports

  • Creativity/ ability to find innovative solutions

  • Willingness to learn on the job

  • Conflict management & cooperation


Desirable certifications:

  • MCSE, CCNA, GCIH, CEH, GCFA or any SANS certification or equivalent certificate


Teleworking Option:

  • Yes, up to 5 days per week.


On-call requirements:

  • One week per month (rotation is subject to the number of team members)

  • May be required on an exceptional basis




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