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Senior Security Analyst

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Sopra Banking Software is one of the fastest growing Fintech companies, featured in IDC Fintech Top 100 Rankings! We build the technology that powers the world’s best financial institutions, enabling millions of people to access better financial services.

We are committed to employing a diverse and inclusive workforce where all our people can be themselves and success on merit. So if this sounds like a culture you would like to be part of then be assured that we will welcome your application.

We believe our people are our greatest asset. We actively encourage the professional development of our employees with on the job training, learning from our subject matter experts, access to our Sopra University e-learning, and the benefit of external training opportunities.

As part of our hiring process new employees will be required to pass a consumer credit check and DBS check If you have any concerns about this please raise them with the recruitment team.


Sopra Banking Software as a financial sector managed services provider is seeking a Senior Security Analyst who will report directly to the IT Security Operations Manager.

The role requires an individual to:

  • Proactively monitor for, identify, respond to and resolve security incidents
  • To conduct internal technical and compliance audits to ensure that processes are being followed and that controls are effective.
  • Work with the IT Security Operations Manager to continuously improve the security posture of the business.
  • Mentor junior analysts and provide guidance on security best practices to teams across the department.

This is a hands-on role combining technical work with responsibility for information security for managed services within Sopra Banking.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Respond to and investigate potential security incident alerts contributing to new security monitoring use cases, and ensure all investigative activity is properly documented in ticketing systems and followed up with the relevant support teams.
  • Take ownership of internal auditing within the department to ensure compliance with ISO27001 and Sopra Banking Software security policies and procedures.
  • Work with the IT Security Operations Manager to implement required controls as required as part of the IT Security roadmap and initiatives.
  • Identify vulnerabilities and security risks of networks, operating systems, applications, databases and new technology initiatives.
  • Validate vulnerability findings and provide guidance during remediation efforts.
  • Identify and document security risks identified during project initiatives and BAU activities.
  • Perform research on latest security/cyber threats, which can drive improvements in active projects and into existing tools and processes.
  • Provide IT security operational support to managed services teams.
  • Review and improve current operational procedures , write and maintain new supporting procedures and policies and perform regular audits of these.
  • Liaise with customers and external auditors to assure them of SBSUK’s security controls.
  • Review changes brought to CAB to ensure that they do not introduce security weaknesses.


Essential Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience as a Senior Security Analyst or similar role within a large organisation.
  • Experience with internal auditing for ISO 27001 compliance.
  • Working knowledge of common vulnerability assessment tools and techniques used for evaluating operating systems, networking devices, databases and web applications.
  • Good understanding of networking technologies, principles and concepts.
  • Good understanding of various technologies and operating systems and hardening configurations, i.e. Windows Server, Linux, Solaris, etc.
  • Good knowledge of security best practices, security solutions, and methodologies for conducting security assessments.
  • Good knowledge of cyber security threats and techniques used by adversaries to compromise systems, both technical and non-technical techniques.

Preferred Requirements

  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) or equivalent professional certification.
  • EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) or equivalent professional certification.
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) or equivalent professional certification.
  • Any of the following:
    • Experience with Dell SecureWorks
    • Experience with Qualys
    • Experience Securing Oracle Databases
    • Experienced working in and securing cloud environments (AWS preferred).
  • Knowledge of UK financial sector regulation and/or bank and building society IT operations.


By joining the Sopra Banking Software team you will enjoy our excellent rewards and benefits schemes including 6% pension contribution, employee share scheme, an option to buy or sell holiday days, medical insurance, health cash plan, flexible working where possible, plus many more excellent benefits.

Basic salary of circa £30,000 - £40,000 p/a

  • Placed on:Mon 7 October 2019
  • Location: Sheffield

Sopra Banking UK

Office 1 The Square, 2 Broad Street West
S1 2BQ Sheffield
United Kingdom

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