Security Operations Center (SOC) Manager

at SolarWinds (View all jobs)

Austin, Texas

Req ID: 200888

At SolarWinds, we’re a people-first company. Our purpose is to enrich the lives of the people we serve—including our employees, customers, shareholders, Partners, and communities. Join us in our mission to help customers accelerate business transformation with simple, powerful, and secure solutions.

The ideal candidate thrives in an innovative, fast-paced environment and is collaborative, accountable, ready, and empathetic. We’re looking for individuals who believe they can accomplish more as a team and create lasting growth for themselves and others. We hire based on attitude, competency, and commitment. Solarians are ready to advance our world-class solutions in a fast-paced environment and accept the challenge to lead with purpose. If you’re looking to build your career with an exceptional team, you’ve come to the right place. Join SolarWinds and grow with us!

Your Role:

We are looking for a seasoned Security Operations Center (SOC) Manager to lead a dedicated team of four (4) security analysts and will report directly to the Information Security Operations Director. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, liaison, maintenance, and management of the SOC. You will also be responsible for driving continuous improvement in our detection and monitoring program, ensuring optimal utilization of our SOC vendor, and fostering a collaborative, high-performing team.

Your Impact:

  • Lead and manage a team of SOC analysts: Provide guidance, coaching, and development opportunities in a collaborative and high-performing team environment.
  • Optimize detection and monitoring: Refine existing playbooks, implement new technologies, and enhance detection capabilities to stay ahead of evolving threats.
  • Maintain and manage SOC infrastructure: Ensure optimal performance of EDR and XDR technologies and manage the SOC vendor relationship.
  • Drive operational excellence: Implement and improve security processes, procedures, and best practices within the SOC.
  • Escalate and manage security incidents: Follow established incident response procedures, coordinating with internal teams and external stakeholders.
  • Stay informed of the threat landscape: Monitor and analyze threat intelligence, identifying and mitigating potential risks.
  • Communicate effectively: Collaborate with cross-functional teams and non-technical stakeholders, providing clear and concise security information.
  • Report on program performance and metrics: Report regularly to senior management on the overall health of the SOC program, metrics, and key performance and risk indicators.

Your Experience:

  • 3-5+ years of experience leading or serving as a senior member of an operational security team.
  • Strong understanding of security concepts, SIEM, EDR, and XDR technologies.
  • Solid knowledge of cybersecurity best practices and the threat landscape.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to engage non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience managing vendor relationships and ensuring effective service delivery.
  • Experience with cloud-based security solutions.
  • Certifications like CISSP, CISA, or CCNP Security.

SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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