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Lead Security Operations Analyst

DLA Piper
Leeds or London
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Vacancy Type
IT, Other specialist roles
Contract Type
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

The role

The Information Security & Resilience team are responsible for security activities across the DLA Piper International firm.

This role is an exciting opportunity to join our Cyber Security team in a pivotal role within Security Operations. Reporting to the Senior Security Operations Manager, the right person will be responsible for leading the detection and response of security incidents as well as help shape and develop our capabilities. This is a hands-on role and you’ll be expected to lead enhancements and refine our processes and procedures.  You may also be called on to support exciting new projects supporting the firm as it undergoes significant transformation around technology and sustainability.

As part of our in-house security operations team, you’ll work with the latest security technologies and industry leading service providers to detect and respond security incidents and support general security operations activities covering Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe.

The Lead Security Analyst will be responsible for:

  • Providing subject matter expertise on detection, protection and response of security events and incidents
  • Liaising with the operational IT teams on incident response and improvements
  • Reporting on key operational metrics from the team
  • Ensure operational processes are documented and kept up to date using feedback from incident lessons learned
  • Ensure response capabilities are mature and tested on a regular basis
  • Educating and assisting in the development of Security Analysts
  • Design and implementation of custom use cases
  • Identifying areas of improvement in current tools and processes
  • Acting as a stand in for the Senior Security Operations Manager as needed


  • Extensive industry experience related to infosec activities, (2-3 in a SOC environment)
  • Experience of wider operational security in international organisations
  • Demonstrable understanding of information security controls and technology
  • Team leadership/management
  • Excellent knowledge of technical security controls including, SIEM, SOAR, EDR, firewalls, IPS/IDS, web filtering, email filtering
  • Familiarity with frameworks such as, MITRE ATT&CK, Cyber Kill Chain, SIGMA, STRIDE
  • Knowledge of Cloud Security Services such as M365 stack
  • Fundamental understanding of cloud technologies (IaaS and SaaS)

The role works closely with the IT Operational teams so must have a good technical knowledge but the team being led is not responsible for day-to-day security engineering.

The ideal candidate will hold the usual security certifications (CISSP, CISM, GIAC etc) and will be a technically astute security all-rounder.  It’s essential that the candidate can develop a holistic view of the firm’s security controls and be able to respond to security queries and incidents in an environment that is fast paced and sometimes demanding.

The following characteristics are essential:

  • Customer focused and Service minded
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Passionate about Information Security, Cyber and technology
  • Appreciation for working in a global organisation with different cultures
  • Pro-active, inquisitive and resourceful
  • Methodical and analytical
  • Organised and self-motivated
  • Desire to develop (themselves, their colleagues and their capabilities)

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients, and we achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed.

We’re proud to serve an international client base that includes more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 companies. We help the world's top companies with their business-critical issues. Many of the deals we work on are complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Our lawyers have wide experience in arbitration, banking, competition and trade, as well as corporate crime and corporate finance. We have strong practices in employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and have developed key teams in pensions, private equity, real estate, tax, and technology

As a firm we are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive culture for all of our people, where differences are genuinely valued. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

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+44 (0)20 7349 0296
160 Aldersgate Street

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