The Security Big Data Lead will be the University’s recognised authority on big data analysis with a strong focus on the information security domain covering all aspects including collection, normalisation and enrichment, storage and retention, analysis and visualisation. You will have extensive knowledge in information systems security, lead and undertake independent analysis and research in the field, provide strategic guidance to the organisation, and educate stakeholders in technical roles and senior executive level in the field of security big data analysis with the aim of incident detection and prevention.
You bring extensive operational experience in operating heterogeneous system landscapes to the OxCERT security team; take a leadership role in the architecture, development and operation of internal systems; and offer expert consultancy across a wide range of University departments, projects, and initiatives.
You will take a leading role in the information security incident response activities to identify threats and respond with the appropriate actions to investigate and remediate.
A key component of the work will be the ownership of the security big data analytics toolchain. The post holder will be responsible for the infrastructure and systems supporting OxCERT’s security analytics function. You will continuously improve the toolchain and further automate the workflow in collaboration with the Head of Information Security Operations and the OxCERT team. For this purpose, the post holder is expected to bring prior experience in incident response, profound knowledge in managing and configuring an industry standard security information and event management (SIEM) tool preferably based on the Elastic stack, and excellent programming and automation skills.