Senior SOC Analyst / Security Engineer

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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We are ADARMA, one of the largest independent security services companies in the UK. As a business formed and run by former senior security leaders, we know our stuff. Which is why our clients include 30% of FTSE 100 organisations from all industry sectors.

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced SOC Analyst with some knowledge around Security Engineering and/or use case development to join our growing Security Operation Centre in Edinburgh. This is an excellent opportunity for a proven SOC Analyst who’s looking to make a move towards a Security Engineering position with a cyber-specific consultancy.

In this multifaceted role, the Senior SOC Analyst will monitor and analyse events and act as an escalation point to the tier 1 SOC. Outside of this, the primary focus of the role will be working on development activities including development of Security Use Cases, Security Rules, process documentation and reporting, as well as performance tuning.

Principal Accountabilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Undertake detailed incident analysis by relating data from various sources to assess if a critical system or data set has been impacted and advise on appropriate remediation
  • Performing data analysis to determine how best to meet desired security controls
  • Perform tuning of Splunk in response to customer requests/monitoring outputs
  • Support and develop Use Cases, Rules and Log Sources
  • Configuring, maintaining and enhancing the toolset in accordance with the customer’s needs

This role will work in a 24/7 SOC environment and will involve working on a shift rotation which includes nights, days, weekdays and weekends.


  • Proven experience within a SOC at L2 as a minimum
  • Working knowledge of Splunk with the ability to develop use cases
  • Broad knowledge of general and security technology and standards, such as server security, firewalls, networks, TCP/IP, encryption
  • Adept at triaging security alerts; employing a methodical and coherent response to security incidents
  • Comfortable following playbooks, checklists and online resources for guidance in response to incidents
  • Data governance framework experience (confidentiality of all data owned by or controlled by an organisation)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


Excellent reward package including (but not limited to): membership to a group personal pension plan, private health care, life insurance of four times salary, discretionary bonuses, membership to a health and well-being cash back scheme, gym membership discounts and access to a 24/7 employee assistance programme.

Adarma is committed to encouraging a positive working culture by focusing on personal development through training and providing various opportunities for employees to share their ideas and influence the direction of the business.

All requests for flexible working are considered on a case by case basis to balance employee and client requirements.

Job region(s): Europe
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