Principal Security Analyst (Level 3)

The Missing Link (Sydney NSW, Australia) 6 days ago

Fantastic opportunity to join a high performing team renowned for their expertise across security and having a great culture.

  • Competitive salary + bonus
  • Lead a technical team with diverse vendor exposure
  • Must be an Australian Citizen

About Us

The Missing Link have been operating in Australia for over 20 years with offices in both Sydney and Melbourne. With over 100+ staff, you will be joining a highly successful team which is set to grow.

Our core offerings include cyber security, hardware and software, resiliency, cloud, communications, infrastructure, consulting services and managed services.

We're recognised as industry leaders and accredited to the highest levels in the design, delivery, and support of the latest technologies. We partner with market-leading global and local vendors to deliver you world-class business outcomes through IT transformation. Today, The Missing Link is one of the most awarded IT companies in Australia.

About You

You are a results driven individual with a strong technical focus and have a detailed knowledge and understanding of modern IT Security technologies across the cyber landscape. Your passion for security, personal development and mentoring others will contribute constructively towards the team and its operation, and you are self-motivated and always driven to improve your security knowledge and skills. You work well independently and in a team environment and are looking for that next opportunity where you wish to make a long and lasting contribution in a supportive, encouraging, close knit and focused security team.


The Role

We are currently seeking a motivated Principal Security Analyst. Whilst working closely with the Security Operations Centre (SOC) Manager, you will work as part of the SOC providing support to our managed service clients. You will be responsible for configuring and monitoring IT security systems, supporting the customer in responding to security incidents, will act as an escalation point for analysts, lead security detection and incident response activities, perform threat and vulnerability analysis as well as investigate, document, and report on complex incidents for clients upon request. You will have opportunity for training and development across a broad range of security technologies with the opportunity to gain industry certifications.


  • Serve as the technical lead and a point of escalation for SOC analysts.
  • Perform technical event and incident triage and analysis, advanced incident response and forensics investigations for critical incidents and the creation of post incident reports.
  • Oversee completion of day-to-day work including log review, client reporting, vulnerability management, alert analysis and triage, client escalation and system tuning.
  • Contributes towards continuous improvement including detection, processes, run books, operational procedures, service efficiency and reporting.
  • Support the SOC manager and fulfils managerial responsibilities in the absence of the SOC Manager.


  • Monitor, analyse and triage logs, alerts and events from a variety of different technologies.
  • Perform advanced digital forensics and incident response for confirmed incidents.
  • Troubleshoot and support security prevention, firewall, endpoint and SIEM technologies.
  • Execute daily adhoc tasks or lead small projects as needed.
  • Support the SOC Manager and SOC Analysts as required.

Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years of working experience in a System/Network Admin role or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of working experience as a Senior Security Analyst.
  • 5+ years of working within a Security Operations Centre (SOC) environment.
  • Hands-on security knowledge of Windows/Linux/Unix platforms, threat-hunting and DFIR, Security SIEM systems and technologies including firewalls, email, web, endpoints, operating systems, IPS/IDS, cryptography, networks, and vulnerability management platforms.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of IT security controls.

Education / Training Requirements

  • IT Bachelor or equivalent education.
  • Security certifications: CISSP, CEH, OSCP, GCIH or equivalent.
  • Networking Certifications: CCNP, NSE-4, PCNSE, CCSA or equivalent.

Education / Training - Highly Desirable:
Any (or all) of the following Security Vendor certifications:
AlienVault, Alsid, Carbon Black, CyberArk, Darktrace, Fortinet, LogRhythm, Okta, Proofpoint, Rapid 7, Tenable and Zscaler.


  • Great environment, with excellent benefits
  • Growing, award winning company
  • Company culture that fosters learning and development
  • Career progression with lots of on the job training and certification opportunities
  • Great bonus structure
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