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Senior Security Operations Centre (SOC) Analyst



IT, Operations
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2024
About Neo4j:

Neo4j is the leader in Graph Database & Analytics, helping organizations uncover hidden relationships and patterns across billions of data connections deeply, easily and quickly. Customers use Neo4j to gain a deeper understanding and reveal new ways of solving their most pressing problems. Over 75% of Fortune 100 companies use Neo4j, along with a vibrant community of 250,000+ developers, data scientists, and architects across the globe.

At Neo4j, we’re proud to be building the technology that powers breakthrough solutions for our customers, helping them cure diseases, fight fraud, crush pandemics, and accomplish their most ambitious missions—even if it’s getting humans to Mars. Learn more at and follow us @Neo4j.

Our Vision:

At Neo4j, we have always strived to help the world make sense of data.

As business, society and knowledge become increasingly connected, our technology promotes innovation by helping organizations to find and understand data relationships. We created, drive and lead the graph database category, and we’re disrupting how organizations leverage their data to innovate and stay competitive.

The Role:

Working with the Security Operations Lead, you will play a critical role in safeguarding our company's assets and ensuring the integrity of our systems and data. You will integrate into a small team of SOC analysts, coordinating technical deployment, and incident response activities, and implementing best practices to enhance our security posture. Using a range of tools, and working with security engineering colleagues, you will be part of a team creating a SOC service that supports our client and internal services.

You will be responsible for:

  • Working with the Security Operations Lead, technical planning, and delivering our SOC capability.
  • Ensuring the SOC capability is seamlessly integrated within the business.
  • Acting as a technical point of escalation for the SOC.
  • Support a collaborative and cohesive team environment, encouraging knowledge sharing and skill development among team members.
  • Develop and maintain SOC procedures, use cases, and playbooks to improve detection, streamline response efforts, and minimise impact.
  • Monitor and investigate security events and alerts generated by security tooling, analysing and investigating potential threats or anomalies.
  • Monitor and analyse cloud security logs and events to identify and mitigate security risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Coordinate proactive threat-hunting activities to identify and mitigate emerging security risks before they escalate.
  • Supporting incident response and management decision-making in response to incidents.
  • Manage and optimise SOC tools to maximise efficacy and efficiency in threat detection and response.
  • Configure and fine-tune security monitoring rules and policies to align with organisational security requirements and objectives.
  • Evaluate and recommend new security technologies and solutions to enhance SOC capabilities and effectiveness.
  • Drive SOC reporting activities including KPIs, threat detection, and response times.
  • Support the SOC with compliance and certification activity.
  • Grow your own and support the team's growth in professional competence.

To be successful in this role you should:

  • Love information security. At least most parts of it!
  • Degree educated or have the equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 7 years experience or knowledge in security operations or related roles.
  • Experience working in modern cloud environments such as AWS, GCP or Azure.
  • Experience using Security Information Event Management (SIEM), Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR), SOAR (Security Orchestration and Automation and Response) and related technologies.
  • Experience in developing SOC use cases and playbooks.
  • Experience in responding to security incidents and improving incident procedures.
  • Proficient in several programming languages including Python and PHP.
  • Strong analytical and investigation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as receptive listening skills, with ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise fashion to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience or knowledge in mentoring or training approaches for security operations.
  • An awareness of hacking techniques and trends.

Nice to have:

  • Appropriate certifications or relevant experience in SOC operations.
  • Experience using Linux environments.

Why Join Neo4j?

Neo4j is, without question, the most popular graph database in the world. We have customers in every industry across the globe, and our products are a proven product/market fit. Joining our team is an opportunity to shape the future of data and analytics. Below are just a few exciting facts about Neo4j.

  • Neo4j is one of the fastest scaling technology companies in this industry. Well over $100M ARR and still rapidly growing.
  • Raised biggest round of funding in all of database history ($325M Series F).
  • Backed by world class investors like Google Ventures (GV), Neo4j has raised over $582M in funding and is currently valued at $2Bn. This puts them among the most well-funded database companies in history.
  • 75% of Fortune 100 use Neo4j with more than 800 enterprise customers including Comcast, eBay, Adobe, Lyft, UBS, IBM, Volvo Cars and many more.
  • Emil Eifrem (CEO) has built an amazing culture that prides itself on relationships, inclusiveness, innovation and customer success.
  • Countless awards in the industry. Massive Enterprises and individual developers/ data scientists love Neo4j. Strong sense of community and ecosystem is built around the platform.
  • A recent Forrester Total Economic Impact Study pegged Neo4j as delivering 417% ROI to customers.

Research shows that members of underrepresented communities are less likely to apply for jobs when they don’t meet all of the qualifications. If this is part of the reason you hesitate to apply, we’d encourage you to reconsider and give us the opportunity to review your application. At Neo4j, we are committed to building awareness and helping to improve these issues.

One of our central objectives is to provide an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace for everyone to develop their potential and have a positive, career-defining experience. We look forward to receiving your application.

Neo4j Values:

Neo4j is a Silicon Valley company with a Swedish soul. We foster collaboration and each of us is empowered to contribute and put our innovative stamp on projects. We hire candidates who reflect the following Neo4j core values:

(we)-[:THRIVE_IN]->(:Culture {type: [‘Open’, ‘Inclusive’]})
(we)-[:ASSUME]->(:Intent {direction:’Positive’})
(we)-[:WELCOME]->(:Discussions {nature: ‘IntellectuallyHonest’})

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