Salary: £500 - £550 per day

Type: Contract

Location: Fareham

Job Reference: SIEMSME

SIEM SME / SIEM Solutions Design & Implementation
£550 per day – Fareham – 12 months


The SIEM SME is joining a major multi-year programme of work to modernise systems and services in a high security environment, working on design and implementation of SIEM Solutions.

Roles & Responsibilities

As the SIEM Subject Matter Expert (SME) you will be responsible for supporting the Design Lead in producing the end to end design and engineering of the SOM cyber Security capability. This role will be responsible for extending product evaluation criteria with Product specific criteria, work with selected vendors in evaluating a select set of candidate products; documenting evaluation results and developing recommendations.

On selection of the appropriate product you will work with the Design Lead/Technical BA’s to refine requirements (user stories), liaise with other SME’s/ Design Leads to produce an integrated Cyber Security design for SOM overall.

You will also be responsible for ensuring quality of the solution including product build out, configuration, testing, training and operational handover. The role also involves working with other programs (non SOM) to accommodate their requirements and configure the tool set accordingly working with the SOM on-boarding team.

Included in the Cyber Security SME role are the following capabilities

  • Security Event Collection and Aggregation (Agents, etc.)
  • Security Event Correlation & Alert Management
  • Threat & Vulnerability Management
  • Security Operation Centre
  • Security Penetration testing oversight
  • Supporting Security Policy, Standards & Risk Management
  • Anti Virus solution
  • Security Policy Orchestration
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Security Dashboard
  • Providing Compute capacity demand to Core Infrastructure for storage, network, CPU and shared service(IaaS)
  • Integration with other SOM capabilities

Skills Required

  • Five to Ten years experience in Security Management Systems
  • Proven experience of Designing and implementing SIEM solution sets
  • Proven experience in integrating security tools such as AV, AAA, Firewall, Data Loss Prevention, IDS/IPS into an overall Security Event Management solution
  • Experience of applying SIEM to cloud systems ( e.g. VMware/UCS)
  • Experience in Threat and Vulnerability Management
  • Experienced in Security Hardening and penetration testing
  • Recent hands on Design/Engineering experience in Service Management (Security) and Infrastructure Design
  • Strong leadership and self-motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to decompose requirements and produce low level design
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple disparate teams

Skills Nice to have

  • Knowledge/Experience of HP ArcSight, Splunk, RSA, SolarWinds, etc.
  • Knowledge of Checkpoint firewalls or equivalent
  • Knowledge of McAfee , Symantec endpoint security or equivalent
  • Knowledge of CA CMDB and/or BMC Atrium
  • Working knowledge of Agile Methodologies such as SCRUM
  • Experience of working with the ITIL framework

**Candidates MUST be eligible for SC Level Clearance**

SIEM SME / SIEM Solutions Designer / Architect
£550 per day – Fareham – 12 months