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Group Cyber - Security Operations Centre Engineer


Knottingley, ENG, GB, WF11 0HP London, ENG, GB, W1H 6AZ

Job ID:  51642
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  IT



Role Description:

Work as the security operations and monitoring subject matter expert within Ardagh, supporting the SOC analysts on security monitoring and alerting operations, as well as reporting the state of security monitoring capabilities to the SOC Lead. You will be responsible for configuring and managing technical rule sets within the SIEM technology and optimising Ardagh’s global security monitoring processes and capabilities. You will also be responsible for monitoring the SOC environment, identifying and responding to security threats, and providing thought leadership, as well as sound technical mentorship on how to respond to security incidents.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the Ardagh core values through upholding our standards of business conduct, complying with Group policies & procedures, and leading by example.
  • Establish a working environment which promotes the importance of employees acting with integrity and in an ethical manner in line with the Group Code of Conduct
  • Manage the Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) solution, including onboarding log feeds, tool configuration and tuning
  • Perform security monitoring platform health checks to ensure that the security solutions are operating effectively and efficiently
  • Act as the L3 escalation point in analysing and responding to security incidents from various security technologies and platforms
  • Respond in a timely manner (within documented SLA) to configuration, maintenance, incident management and other requests
  • Acknowledge, analyse and validate incidents received through other reporting mechanisms such as email, phone calls, management directions, etc.
  • Report and optimise false positive alarms within the SOC tooling
  • Document and maintain SOC playbooks that outline that detailed monitoring and operating procedures used by SOC analysts
  • Interface with the Incident Response Management function to report potential or actual incidents that have occurred
  • Interface with the Forensics & Investigation function to help identify entry-points and the impact of security breaches


  • A Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in a related technical area, preferably in programming, information technology or computer science discipline. 
  • A baseline level of knowledge on the Information Security Management Standard (ISO 27001) and NIST CSF
  • One or more of the following certifications: IBM Certified SOC Analyst, CSA, MS Certified Security Operations Analyst, CCNA or OSCP

About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 20,000 people with revenues of almost $10 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe, Africa and the Americas.


  • Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favourite beverages from?
  • Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?


Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

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