Cambridge, UK

IT Security Analyst

The Opportunity

Featurespace have an exciting opportunity for an IT Security Analyst to join our Security team based in our Cambridge office.

In your role as IT Security Analyst you will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the in-place security solutions designed to protect our networks, computers, programs, and data from compromise, damage, and unauthorised access.

You will be responsible for the identification, investigation, and resolution of security exceptions detected by those solutions. The role will require an analysis of issues, and you’ll work closely with the IT team and other business stakeholders to understand key concepts in these technologies to inform your analysis. You will be required to articulate the results of your analysis to others in order to inform improvements to processes, policy, and systems.

Day to Day

  • Strong knowledge of log collection, analysis, and correlation processes
  • Use analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities
  • Monitor and respond to:
    • Security alerts and provide incident response
    • Monitor identity and access management, including monitoring for abuse of permissions by authorised system users
    • Intrusions and unusual, unauthorised or illegal activity
    • ‘Phishing’ attempts and activity
  • Keep up to date with the latest security and technology developments
  • Use analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities
  • Generate reports for both technical and non-technical staff and stakeholders
  • Maintain an information security risk register and assist with internal and external audits relating to information securityents
  • Ensure your work is compliant with: legal requirement, external standard requirements, and Featurespace IT-related policies
  • Ensure all processes and controls that fall within your area of responsibility are operating effectively and are correctly evidenced as working
  • Assist with the creation, maintenance and delivery of cyber security awareness training for colleagues
  • Contribute to development of information security policy, standards and guidelines
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About you

Must haves:

  • Competent analysing and identifying security weaknesses across a heterogeneous IT environment
  • Experience using analytic systems based on tools such as Elastic stack, Splunk, GrayLog or LogRythm
  • Operational experience of some of the following technology:
    • SIEM – Security information and event management
    • IAM – Identity and access management
    • DLP – Data loss prevention
    • VA – Vulnerability assessment and mitigation
  • High level understanding of a broad technology areas, including SaaS, IaaS, networks, firewalls, storage and virtualisation
  • Understanding of common security methodologies

Great to haves:

  • Experience and/or understanding of AWS security
  • Experience of Windows and Linux systems administration
  • Knowledge of OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top Ten Risk Factors
  • Good awareness of ITIL standards and best practice within an operational environment
  • Experience working in an ISO27001/2, PC-DSS or SOC 2 environment

Personal Qualities

The work is often challenging and fast paced. We are looking for someone who has the following qualities:

  • Adaptable
  • Professional
  • Go the extra mile
  • A passion to work for one of the fastest growing fraud prevention technologies in the world


And most importantly, a small-company attitude: willingness to adapt to a variable role and a great can-do attitude.

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

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