SOC Analyst

Information Security London, United Kingdom


Job Specification – SOC Analyst


This is a rare opportunity for an experienced, motivated, meticulous, and technically-minded person to join the security operation centre/ computer security incident response team of a financial research institution. The role involves working with sophisticated information security tools, investigating security incidents and ensuring that policies/ procedures are observed to maintain and improve the security posture of the company.

The Company

At G-Research we research investment strategies to predict returns in financial markets across multiple asset classes. We also develop the research and execution platform to deploy these ideas in

markets globally.


Our investment strategies, software and IT Systems are used to:

  • Evaluate, forecast and simulate investment ideas
  • Test for and control risk in investment portfolios
  • Maximise investment returns across a range of markets and products


Our software and services are used in markets around the globe and around the clock.


We offer a dynamic, flexible and highly stimulating working environment, where good ideas are

prized and rewarded correspondingly.


Information Security is vital to the business due to the nature of the intellectual property that the company generates on its clients’ behalf. Information security is championed by executive management and understood to be important by everyone in the company.

Responsibilities/ Accountabilities

  • Contributes to and enhances the information security capability knowledge base.
  • Supports delivery of information security services in accordance with requirements, delivering to timescales, quality measures and standards including change control.
  • Supports the development of the information security function by adopting a proactive and innovative approach to continuous improvement.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with business units and stakeholders to support security activities.
  • Supports the delivery of the information security awareness program.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience operating in time critical, complex, technical environments.
  • Experience of security suites e.g. AV, IDS, Proxies, ASV, SIEM, FIM, IAM, DLP.
  • A demonstrable passion for technical security.
  • Experience within complex environments.
  • Experience in understanding complex software and system interactions.
  • Experience in understanding complex technical security controls.
  • Experience in vulnerability and incident management.
  • Strong experience in one or more of the following: Python, Power shell
  • SQL knowledge.


  • BSc. in Computer Science (at least 2:1) from a top-tier university
  • (Desired) MSc. In Computer Science / Data Science / Statistics


  • Knowledge of penetration testing techniques.
  • Ability to identify and define risk mitigation strategies.
  • Knowledge of IT control frameworks (e.g. ISO, NIST, COBIT, PCI)