Security Operations Analyst

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Tait Communications

For over 50 years, Tait Communications has been delivering critical communication solutions for public safety, transportation and utility customers.

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Te Tūranga - The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cyber Security Operations Analyst to safeguard Tait's corporate IT systems, products, and services from cyber threats. This role involves implementing, managing, and optimizing the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution and other monitoring and security management tools.

As a Security Analyst, you will apply and enforce policies, standards, baselines, guidelines, and procedures based on ISO 27001 and NZISM. You will be expected to have a comprehensive understanding of the enterprise's security goals as outlined in its policies and procedures and to actively work towards achieving these objectives. This position reports directly to the Chief Information Security Officer.

The duties of the role will include:

  • SIEM Implementation and Configuration
  • Monitoring and Incident Response
  • Threat Detection and Analysis
  • Deploy and configure the Tait SIEM solution according to organizational requirements and industry best practices.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate log sources, data feeds, and threat intelligence feeds into the SIEM platform.
  • Customize dashboards, alerts, and reports to provide actionable insights into security events and threats.
  • Monitor security events and alerts generated by the SIEM platform to identify potential security incidents.
  • Uphold the overall security stance of the business by reviewing events that occur within the security stack, pinpointing vulnerabilities, escalating incidents, and advising or deploying mitigation tactics.
  • Perform in-depth analysis of security logs, network traffic, and other data sources to identify emerging threats and attack patterns.

To be successful in this role you will need to have a good technical understanding of the following:

  • Security Information and administration and Event Management (SIEM)
  • SQL
  • TCP/IP, computer networking, routing, and switching.
  • C, C++, C#, Java or PHP programming languages.
  • IDS/IPS, penetration and vulnerability testing.
  • Firewall and intrusion detection/prevention protocols.
  • Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems.
  • Network protocols and packet analysis tools.
  • Anti-virus and anti-malware.

Ō pūkenga - About You

To be successful in this role, you will have a bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology, or related field.

As well as:


  • Proficiency in using and administering a SIEM solution.
  • Experience with network security, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and endpoint security technologies.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and collaborate with diverse teams.
  • Use of Threat Intelligence tools


  • SOC Level 1
  • (CompTIA) CySA+, (Certified Ethical Hacker) CEH
  • ISO 27001 / CISA / CISM / CISSP
  • Knowledge of Threat Intelligence application solutions
  • Knowledge of NZISM, NIST and CIS

Ngā painga - what's in it for you?

We are an employer that is committed to making a difference for families and communities and supporting people to build rewarding careers. We achieve this through employing people who connect with our Values (Commitment to listen. Courage to Act and Integrity to Deliver) that underpin our way of working together. We are committed to investing in our people, developing both individuals and teams to support a high-performance culture.

  • We prioritise your wellbeing through health insurance, annual flu vaccinations and extra sick leave in your first year.
  • We provide a comfortable work environment through modern office facilities with free onsite parking, gym, and café.
  • We recognise your commitment through long service benefits.
  • We balance work with fun through our active social club!

Ko wai mātou - About Us

For more than 50 years, Tait Communications has been designing, delivering, and supporting critical communications networks for public safety, transportation and utility customers around the world. Founded in Christchurch by Sir Angus Tait, we now have a network of customers and offices that spans the globe.

Our employees value being part of a creative team committed to providing technological solutions that make a real difference to the communities we support. By joining Tait, you'll be joining a community of people with a wealth of knowledge and expertise, who care deeply about their work and the genuine impact it has for our customers, and who support each other to grow and develop.

Ko koe pea tēnei? - Sound like your kind of role?

If you are looking to take that next step in your career and are ready to work for a high performing organisation, alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, please submit your application with CV and cover Letter and we look forward to hearing from you.

Applications will be assessed as they are received, and your CV will be held unless you contact us to requesting this to be removed:

Applications will close Tuesda 25th June 2024 at 5pm

For more information about the company, our products and solutions offered to our customers, please visit our website:

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Tags: C CEH CISA CISM CISO CISSP CompTIA Computer Science Endpoint security Firewalls IDS Incident response Intrusion detection IPS ISO 27001 Java Linux Malware Monitoring Network security NIST PHP SIEM SOC SQL TCP/IP Threat detection Threat intelligence UNIX Vulnerabilities Windows

Perks/benefits: Health care Team events

Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: New Zealand

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