Job Description

Be part of a consultancy at the cutting edge of information security.

Now a part of Accenture Security, our services include a comprehensive portfolio of advisory and advanced technical cyber security services.

We pride ourselves on our unique and meticulous approach to helping our clients solve their most complex information security challenges.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person.

Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity.

As a team:

You will work with some of the best in the industry, on prestigious projects with the worlds most high profile blue chip companies and enjoy the benefits of being part of Accenture Security. You will be using the latest technologies with clients to help them get to the next level. Do you want to work in an environment where…?

You’ll learn, grown and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways.

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and global network of experts, this could be the role for you.

In our team you will learn:

The role encompasses both monitoring and responding to alerts raised by various toolsets as part of an ongoing managed security monitoring service, coupled with analysing data sets gathered from Incident Response investigations and assisting Investigative Consultants to deliver positive investigative outcomes to our breach investigation consultancy engagements.


As a Lead Security Analyst, you will:

  • Respond to alerts escalated by shift analysts

  • Perform detailed analysis and undertake an in-depth investigation into potential and confirmed security incidents

  • Escalate incidents where necessary & acting as a point of contact throughout

  • Conduct threat hunting across client environments

  • Develop and refine threat hunting techniques

  • Review and action alerts flagged as tuning candidates

  • Conduct proactive threat research

  • Develop and implement new signatures/rules

  • Task and manage the delivery of junior analysts

  • Development & mentor junior members of staff

  • Manage the delivery of SOC projects

  • Support client engagements and or service meetings, representing the business to external stakeholders

  • Provide out-of-hours technical escalation support to shift analysts

  • Development SOC playbooks

We are looking for experience and skills in any of the following;

  • A detailed understanding of the core discipline, including knowledge of computer networks, operating systems, software, hardware, and security

  • An understanding of cyber security risks associated with various technologies and ways to manage them

  • A good working knowledge of various security technologies such as network and application firewalls, host intrusion prevention and anti-virus

  • Any relevant academic or industry specific training

Set yourself apart:

  • Ability to seek out new ways of working more efficiently

  • Sustain a high level of focus, effort, and energy

  • Share real stories and experiences to truly connect with others

  • Create an open environment that encourages team members be to their authentic self

  • Drive activities to ensure value is added and/or requirements are met


  • Minimum requirement to be on-site in the Cheltenham Offices 2 days per week

Mandatory Pre-requisite

SC clearance is mandatory. The criteria for SC clearance is all candidates that are considered must have been a UK resident for a minimum of 5 years with no long periods outside of the UK.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

What people are saying about us

"Love love love!

Current Employee - Analyst in London, England.

Pros: Fantastic culture, amazing flexibility, good rewards, varied work/projects, lots of extra-curricular activities/group.

Cons: Salaries competitive but not market leading, work life balance can be questionable at times.

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