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The Opportunity

SOC Lead


Kforce has a client seeking a SOC Lead in Miami, FL.

Position Summary:
The company Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst is crucial representative of the security engineering and architecture team. The SOC analyst will be interfacing and collaborating across multiple teams. This position also serves as an escalation point for the SOC, so a higher than fundamental level of understanding of supported and new technologies is required within the realm of Information Technology, Network, System Admin, and I.T. Security Operations.

Secondary functions will be around Security Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Application Security, Data Security, Identity and Access Management (IAM), Security Operations, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Security Intelligence and Network / Infrastructure security. The SOC Analyst will be responsible for other duties as assigned and escalating problems and issues to engineers and Tier 2 as required.

Other duties include documentation of all tickets and request through the ticketing system before the end of each shift, ensure successful handoff of procedures between SOC and NOC and must be able to work a shift routine. The ideal candidate should have high energy, be passionate about automation, system availability and problem solving, crisis management, be thoughtful and methodical and calm under pressure.

Job Responsibilities:

  • General security SOC scanning, confirmation, audits and assessments

  • Internal and External security penetration testing, including web applications security assessments

  • Firewall Security policy generation and reviews

  • Monitoring and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows Server infrastructure including but not limited to AD, DNS, IIS, SQL and Group Policy

  • Completes a daily analysis and monitoring of client/server systems for any potential performance and/or stability issues; provides Tier 1/2 support for any open issues


  • Bachelor's degree and / or 0-2+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Minimum 10-12 years of experience with a proven record of successful deployment and management of security solutions at a mid to large-scale enterprise environments

  • Technical certifications considered an asset are: CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, GCFA, GPEN, GCCF, CCNA, CCNP

  • Experience with UNIX and Windows in an administrative capacity

  • Experience with one or more of the following: TCP/IP networking / various Intrusion Detection Systems / various firewall systems / various scanning systems / Strong knowledge of Information Security concepts

  • Experience of network or IT security incident & crisis management, customer satisfaction and working to metrics is important

  • Experience working in a normal business environment under ISO or ITIL practices is preferred

  • Experience with log management and/or SIEM technologies such as Splunk

  • Experience analyzing both log and packet data to include the use to Wireshark, tcpdump and other capture/analysis tools

  • Obtained or demonstrates an active pursuit of one or more of the following certifications: Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications, or other related certifications

  • Candidate must be reliable and able to function as part of a 24x7 operations center

  • Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills are required to document and communicate findings, escalate critical incidents, and interact with customers

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Job Information

  • Location:
    Miami, FL 33172
  • Job Status:
    Full Time, Employee
  • Career Level:
    Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Posted:
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