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PwC Azure Cloud Security / SOC Manager in Hartford, Connecticut

Specialty/Competency: Cloud Computing & Networking

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Not Specified

A career in our Cloud and Network Architecture practice, within Cloud Computing and Networking services, will provide you with the opportunity to focus on the joint business relationship between PwC and Google, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and other cloud based platforms that bring new and innovative services to some of the largest companies. We help our clients adopt the cloud to transform Information Technology, scale and streamline operations and create new cloud based businesses through our strong alliances. You’ll be at the forefront of helping organisations around the globe adopt innovative technology solutions that optimise business processes or enable scalable technology.

Our team helps organisations transform their network architecture and infrastructure to fundamentally change the role of Information Technology from an custodial asset to an orchestrator of business services. As part of the team, you’ll focus on the architecture of data centres, including the design and implementation of network architecture and information storage to optimise innovation and programme delivery for our clients.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.

  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.

  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.

  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.

  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.

  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.

  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.

  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.

  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.

  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

5 year(s)

Required Knowledge and Skills :

Demonstrates extensive-level, abilities success with managing the identification and addressing of client needs by:

  • Being a leader in security engineering and SOC operations delivery - driving strategy, automation, analytics, and advanced threat analysis, as well as provide operational management of the security team;

  • Building and managing a team of IT security professionals, foster innovation, and drive accountability within the SOC engineering team;

  • Overseeing technical delivery, assessing and continually improve output and ensuring processes are developed and adhered to to drive operational excellence;

  • Providing administrative direction and support for daily operational activities;

  • Benchmarking, analyzing, reporting on, and making recommendations for the improvement and growth of the infrastructure and systems;

  • Establishing operational foundations, defining metrics and KPIs to drive governance, quality, and efficiency

  • Working experience with technical architecture, Sentinel solution deployment, Azure Managed Services, Waterfall, Agile with SCRUM;

  • Working experience managing a Security Operations Center using Azure Sentinel, Microsoft Security Center, Log Analytics, and ConnectWise;

  • Working experience in incident handling/incident response techniques within an Azure environment;

  • Understanding of ITIL, Agile processes including Change management and incident management;

  • Understanding of log management (format, storage, transport, etc.) and different types of log sources;

  • Understanding security information and event management (SIEM) and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) platforms;

  • Understanding current cybersecurity threats and trends, Governance, Risk and Compliance concepts, standards, and frameworks;

  • Emerging technologies and tactics used within a SOC and how they can be applied to improve efficiency and effectiveness; and,

  • Understanding of the information security industry and the current threat landscape.

Preferred Qualifications

Certification(s) Preferred :

  • Microsoft Azure Security related certifications are highly preferred

  • CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional

  • GIAC - Global Information Assurance Certification

  • GSEC - Global Security Essentials Certification

  • ISACA - IT Audit, Security, Governance and Risk Certifications

  • SC-200

  • AZ-500

  • MS-500

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates extensive-level, abilities success with managing the identification and addressing of client needs by:

  • Maintaining working experience in IT security in intrusion detection systems, web application firewalls, IP reputation systems, and investigating malware and host compromise incidents;

  • Leading or serving as a senior member of a security operations team;

  • Writing technical reports and dashboards; and,

  • Working with Azure and O365 management and security logging capabilities, content management and writing detection logic on security event platforms.

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