IT Security Specialist - SOC (Hybrid)


On Site
USD135,000 - USD140,000
Contract - W2


NIST 800-53
Incident management
Help desk
Cyber security
Computer science
Information Technology
Security operations
ISO/IEC 27001:2005
Penetration testing
Information retrieval
System on a chip
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Job Details

IT Security Specialist - SOC (Hybrid)

We have an immediate need for an IT Security Specialist - SOC to join a global oil exploration and production company. The IT Security Specialist is an experienced and dynamic individual who will serve as the lead for the organization s Security Operations Center (SOC) function.

Location: Houston, Texas (Hybrid)

This job expects to pay around $135,000 140,000 annually.

What You Will Do:

  • Contribute to cybersecurity vision, roadmap, and execution plan
  • Lead and mature the enterprise incident response process including updating the plan, documenting playbooks, facilitating cyber drills, coordinating with Incident Response vendors, setting up alternate communication channels, implementing automation in IR process to reduce response time, etc.
  • Respond immediately to any security-related incidents (e.g., data breaches, viruses, phishing scams) and perform/lead cyber incident triage, including determining scope, urgency, potential impact, and materiality, identifying the specific vulnerability, and making recommendations that enable expeditious remediation
  • Oversee the day-to-day operational support of the SOC, including leading the weekly SOC Incident review meetings, handling and prioritizing help desk tickets, incidents, and cases
  • Oversee On-Call support capability and provide On-Call support ensuring timely response in remediating critical incidents after hours and weekends

What Gets You The Job:

  • Bachelor s degree in cyber security, Computer Science, or a related Information Technology field
  • Minimum 5 years experience in cyber security with 2 years experience in working in a Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Hands-on experience investigating (potential) security incidents including analyzing high volumes of logs, network data and other attack artifacts
  • Hands-on experience documenting Incident Response plans, playbooks and SOPs in line with security best practice standards such as NIST, SANS, etc.
  • Knowledge of incident categories, incident responses, and timelines for responses
  • Knowledge of security best practice standards such as NIST CSF, NIST 800-53, ISO 27001, etc.
  • CISSP, GCIH FA certification
  • Familiarity with a standardized incident response framework (SANS/NIST)
  • Knowledge of different classes of attacks (e.g., passive, active, insider, distribution attacks)
  • Knowledge of cyberattack vectors and stages (e.g., reconnaissance, scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, etc.)
  • Knowledge of penetration testing principles, tools, and techniques

Irvine Technology Corporation (ITC) is a leading provider of technology and staffing solutions for IT, Security, Engineering, and Interactive Design disciplines servicing startups to enterprise clients, nationally. We pride ourselves in the ability to introduce you to our intimate network of business and technology leaders bringing you opportunity coupled with personal growth, and professional development! Join us. Let us catapult your career!

Irvine Technology Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Irvine Technology Corporation complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.