Cyber Security Lead - SOC

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Job Description

Could you lead a world-class team at the cutting edge of cyber security?
This is an opportunity to work with the best in their fields and command a vast armoury of cyber security resources. Our Cyber Security Lead is the technical lead for the front line of defense in the American Express Cyber Fusion Centre (CFC). From our offices in Brighton, Cyber Security Analysts are empowered to deliver next generation incident response with the resource backing and career development opportunities of a global household name, but without the commute to London. If you have a progressive and innovative mindset you could be using the latest technology, collaborating with experts around the world and defending American Express from the most advanced cyber attacks.
  • Provide advanced technical oversight and support to Cyber Security Analysts conducting front line cyber incident investigations
  • Lead end-to-end analysis and identifying opportunities to improve technologies, capabilities, and processes.
  • Maintain awareness of real-world cyber security threats and engage in the innovation of new analytic methods for detecting threats.
  • Support senior leadership in continuous development of incident response capabilities.
  • Coach and mentor Cyber Security Analysts
  • Participate in rotational on-call work


Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.


Salary: Competitive

Posting date: 05/02/20

Closing date: 03/03/20

Minimum Qualifications

Substantial Information Security experience and technical understanding, including:


  • Secure network architecture, web app pen testing, and OWASP standards
  • Linux and Windows platforms, operating system hardening, and engineering
  • Scripting and automation using python and bash
  • Familiarity with technologies including SIEM, NGFW, VPN, Proxy, IDS/IPS, and NGAV
  • Expert understanding and experience in multiple security domains, for example platform hardening, vulnerability management, penetration testing, applied cryptography, network/application traffic control, forensics, exploits and malware.
  • Excellent business and technical risk analysis skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Committed to continuous learning and professional development, and passionate about developing others.
  • Preferred: CISSP, CEH, GPEN, GWAPT, GREM, and CCNA


Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.


American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.


We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.


Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.


The powerful backing of American Express.


Don’t make a difference without it.


Don’t live life without it.

A competitive benefits offering designed to support our employees’ total health and wellbeing, including:


  • Health care scheme
  • Defined contribution pension plan
  • Dental scheme
  • Virtual GP
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Core holiday allowance with opportunity to buy or sell additional days
  • Car Allowance/Company Car Option
  • A range of flexible benefits to choose from designed to suit your lifestyle: healthcare plan options, health assessments, critical illness coverage, cycle to work, season ticket loans
  • Employee Discount Portal
  • Back up childcare/adultcare
  • Onsite facilities include; Fitness classes, Health Checks, Digital Health Kiosk, Physiotherapy, Healthy Living Nurse, Wellness Studio and subsidised staff restaurant


To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on or 00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038).

ReqID: 20002076
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Feb 5, 2020, 7:31:12 AM