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  • Posted: Mar 29, 2024
    Deadline: Not specified
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    We deliver open source to the world faster, more securely and more cost effectively than any other company. If you're interested in a career at Canonical, we are a remote-first company so please apply to any suitable role as skills are valued more than location, despite some having a preferred geographic preference.
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    Head of Security Operations

    • The SecOps team's mission is not only to secure Canonical, but also to contribute to the security of the wider open source ecosystem. They might share knowledge through public presentations and industry events, and share threat intelligence with the wider community or represent Canonical in sector-specific governance bodies.

    This role reports to the CISO.
    What you will do in this role:

    • Hire and mentor a team of outstanding technical security professionals
    • Define Canonical's SecOps security standards and playbooks
    • Own and drive the architecture and design of the SOC
    • Analyse and improve Canonical's security architecture
    • Evaluate, select and implement new security tools and practices
    • Identify, contain and guide the remediation of security threats and cyber attacks
    • Grow the presence and thought leadership of Canonical SecOps practice
    • Contribute to open source threat intelligence initiatives
    • Drive threat modelling, table top exercises and other SecOps practices across Engineering, IS and Canonical
    • Develop Canonical SecOps learning and development materials
    • Publish blog posts, whitepapers and conference presentations
    • Identify, implement and track SecOps KPIs
    • Plan and deliver SecOps work in the framework of Canonical's agile engineering practice
    • Work with Security leadership to present information and influence change

    What we are looking for

    • Proven track record of mitigating with advanced threat actors and nation state threats
    • Expert technical understanding of SOCs from the ground up
    • In depth knowledge of SOC architecture and design including strategies for logging, firewalls, network segmentation, honeypots etc
    • Someone who understands how the SOC works not just how to use it
    • Expert in Linux security
    • Ability to define, implement, automate and measure effective incident response playbooks
    • Knowledge of security architecture and market-leading security tools
    • Experience contributing to, and consuming, threat intelligence feeds
    • Experience in security risk management frameworks such as NIST CSF
    • An exceptional academic track record from both high school and university
    • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or STEM, or a compelling narrative about your alternative path
    • Drive and a track record of going above-and-beyond expectations
    • Deep personal motivation to be at the forefront of technology security
    • Leadership and management ability
    • Excellent business English writing and presentation skills
    • Confidence to report security performance metrics with accountability for accuracy and completeness

    Optional things we value

    • Experience in offensive or defensive security teams with hands-on ability
    • Experience with open source security tools
    • Experience with security standards such as ISO 27001
    • Experience with security posture management of corporate endpoitns

    Method of Application

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