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Director SOC Team Leader (available remote)


About this role:

This is a new role, created to support Gartner’s growing Security Operations team. You will lead day-to-day operations to Protect against, Detect, and Respond to threats to Gartner’s reputation, customers, and Information Technology. The Security Operations Lead is a highly technical role that leads the operational response to security events and incidents as well as providing a point of escalation. You will serve as the Deputy to the Head of Security Operations and be deeply involved in the planning and execution of projects involving the SOC. You will play a key role in defending Gartner’s network and intellectual properties as you “lead from the front”.

Who We are: We are a group of passionate information security professionals dedicated to Protecting, Detecting, and Responding to threats. Our team is filled with lifelong learners who are consistently researching ways to better defend and stay ahead of the threats of tomorrow. We are a collaborative group, where good ideas come together whether they come from the most experienced or the newest members of the team. 

Who You are: You are either a security leader looking for your next challenge or an experienced security professional looking to take your career to the next level of responsibility. You enjoy working closely with other team members to solve complex problems while continuing to hone your own skills. You have the ability and drive to see a project to its completion while making course corrections along the way. You are capable of handling the most challenging security alerts and incidents and are comfortable delegating tasks to others in the heat of an incident. You are not comfortable with the status quo and seek innovative solutions to automate repetitive tasks. You are convinced that cloud computing is not just a phase and comfortable with both on-prem and cloud native security operations. You desire to build up other security professionals and don’t shy away from teachable moments.

What you will do:

  • Drive operational excellence of a geographically dispersed Security Operations team

  • Serve as the first escalation point in the incident response process

  • Assist with selecting, building, and implementing tools to automate security monitoring and incident response tasks

  • Develop innovative and cutting-edge detection content aligned with ATT&CK, Cyber Kill Chain, and various other cyber security frameworks

  • Define and enforce service level objectives to ensure the 

  • Partner with the Head of Security Operation to define and produce actionable, value demonstrating metrics for the team and key business stakeholders

  • Work with key stakeholders to identify, respond to, and remediate information security issues

  • Develop junior members of the team through coaching and mentoring

  • Contribute ideas and solve problems as part of a fast-paced, growing, and evolving team

 What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Information Security, Engineering, or 5+ years of experience in Information security

  • Previous experience leading a team or progressive growth in responsibilities in a SOC environment

  • Previous experience in a SOC, Hunt Team, or Incident Response Team

  • Experience with SIEM and SOAR

  • Experience building and tuning detection capabilities

  • Ability to mentor junior team members

  • Passion for security and solving tomorrow’s problems

What will make you stand out:

  • Cloud experience (AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Relevant certifications (GCIA,GCIH, GCFA, GCFE, etc.) are great but experience is key

  • Demonstrated ability to transform and shape teams

  • Scripting or programming experience (Python, PowerShell, Bash)

  • DFIR subject matter expertise

  • Previous red/purple team experience (practical or lab based)

  • Previous threat hunting experience

  • Ability to automate tasks and code solutions to repetitive problems

Who are we?

Gartner delivers actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams. Our expert guidance and tools enable faster, smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s most critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have nearly 16,000 associates globally that support our 14,000+ clients in more than 100 countries.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?

Our teams are composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations. We believe that a variety of experiences makes us stronger—as individuals, as communities and as an organization. That’s why we're recognized worldwide as a great place to work year after year. We've been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index. Looking for a place to turn your big ideas into reality? Join #LifeAtGartner

What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

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