Threat Detection & Incident Response Analysts (SOC)

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Thought Machine, one of the UK's leading fintech companies, is undergoing a period of rapid expansion and is looking to hire a number of candidates in the role of Threat Detection & Incident Response Analyst.

Our mission is to cure one of the banking industry's primary problems: its reliance on outdated IT infrastructure. Nearly every bank is stuck on a legacy IT platform, which cripples their ability to innovate and give their customers the type of service they deserve.

Our solution to this is Vault: a complete retail banking platform that is capable of being configured easily to suit the needs of any bank. We have built Vault from the ground up as a cloud native, microservice API architecture platform. Thought Machine has a deep culture of engineering excellence, and we believe it is this which delivers a solution compelling enough to engender a seismic shift in the banking industry.

Thought Machine is looking for highly talented individuals to help grow the company and achieve our ambitious goal. We pride ourselves on having an excellent internal culture, where we strive hard to create the best possible working environment; a healthy mix of great technical work, fast pace, supportive atmosphere, and of course our irreverent sense of fun.

Thought Machine hires team members of excellent calibre in every role. While a lot will be asked of you, you will benefit greatly from working in a world class team, with colleagues who excel. Working at Thought Machine is fast paced and team oriented with an emphasis in delivering the highest quality work in every role.

Thought Machine is looking for a SOC Engineer to join their Threat Intelligence and Incident Response team. The engineer will join a rapidly growing security team responsible for designing, delivering and maintaining Thought Machine’s operational cybersecurity capabilities. The position would involve the use of a broad range of skills, including the development of tooling, forensic analysis, and offensive security testing.


  • Develop and integrate security event monitoring and incident management services.
  • Respond to security incidents as they occur as part of a 24/7 incident response rota, managing incident response throughout the incident lifecycle
  • Implement metrics and dashboards to give visibility of Thought Machine’s security posture.
  • Automate repeatable incident response workflows to minimise the amount of manual work required in incident response.
  • Maintain documentation to ensure the repeatability and standardisation of incident response procedures.
  • Conduct cyber forensics to support incident management, intelligence and any legal investigations
  • Participate in root cause analysis of incidents in conjunction with engineers across the company.
  • Conduct threat intelligence research to provide proactive protection against new threat vectors.
  • Update and deliver training programmes on information security and privacy for staff and management
  • Implement data loss prevention processes and technology
  • Provide subject matter expertise on a broad range of information security standards and best practices.
  • Offer strategic and tactical security guidance for IT projects, including the evaluation and recommendation of technical controls.
  • Contribute to a programme of continuous risk assessment, intrusion detection and vulnerability review


  • Proven experience working in security operations and incident management
  • Significant development experience in at least one programming language
  • Familiarity with cloud environments and Kubernetes
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, particularly written communication


  • Highly competitive salary
  • Pension plan
  • Private health insurance (including dental & optical)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Onsite gym
  • Sports and hobby clubs, subsidised by Thought Machine
  • All the latest tech you need
  • Start the day properly with fresh fruit and cereals
  • Huge rage of healthy (and not so healthy) snacks, smoothies, juice, tea, coffee and soft drinks on tap
  • A talented & experienced team as your colleagues
  • An environment where we encourage learning and progress
  • Weekly food pop up
  • Monthly social with arcade games

Thought Machine are committed to making a measurable positive impact on people's everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and value people who take a journey unique to them. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development. You are encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description.

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