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Company                    A large multinational Oil and Gas firm based in Sharjah

Position Title             SOC Analyst

Direct Supervisor      Manager, IT Security

Department               Information Technology

Job Location             Sharjah

Job Summary and Scope of Responsibilities 


  • Evaluate and respond to information security alerts and incidents.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  • Evaluate and analyze security incidents and alerts generated by the SOC and/or MSSP.
  • Liaise with different internal IT teams to ensure timely response to incidents and alerts.
  • Ensure different SLAs of incidents and alerts is met.
  • Support the SOC and/or MSSP in analysing and investigating security incidents and identify root cause.
  • Maintain and distribute reports of incidents and SLA met.
  • Work with stakeholders to resolve security incidents and vulnerability compliance.
  • Monitor health of security sensors like EDR, SIEM etc.
  • Periodically communicate security announcements and updates to end-users.
  • Keep up to date with security trends, threats and control measures.
  • Coordinate tasks as directed by the supervisor to assist in the improvement of the security of IT system.

Minimum Educational, Technical Qualifications/Certifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology. Technical knowledge of networking concepts and network infrastructure. Technical knowledge of cybersecurity concepts and SIEM technologies. Solid understanding of network and computer security, security testing, software security
  • Certifications required: CISSP and/or CEH.
  • Familiar with penetration and vulnerability testing. Familiar with antivirus, Firewall, IDS/IPS protocols.

Minimum Professional Experience Required

  • Minimum 2 years of SOC L2 experience.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Core Competencies

  • Technical and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication, written and verbal skills in English
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Willingness to learn new technologies
  • Problem resolution skills
  • Strong analytical, critical observation skills

Behavioral Competencies

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Ability to Prioritize and Multi-task
  • Alertness & attention to detail
  • Ability to work in fast‐paced environment
  • Ability to work with individuals from different backgrounds
  • Good reasoning and sound judgment abilities

Functional Competencies

  • Technical knowledge of cybersecurity and incident response.
  • Working knowledge of SIEM and other security technologies.
  • Working knowledge of vulnerability assessment tools.
  • Working knowledge of standard networking protocols
  • Experience with Windows & *nix platforms





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