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Security Operations Center Manager



Minnetonka, MN, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 13, 2023

Ostra Cybersecurity is hiring a Security Operations Center Manager to lead and manage a team of cybersecurity analysts.

Ostra Cybersecurity combines best-in-class tools, proprietary technology, and exceptional talent to deliver Fortune 100-level protection for businesses of all sizes.

The Security Operations Center Manager reports to the Vice President of Security Architecture and will develop and implement strategies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Security Operations Center and the Security Incident Response teams.

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Location: Local in our Minnetonka, Minnesota office or Remote for out-of-state candidates

At Ostra Cybersecurity, problem-solvers with an entrepreneurial spirit can thrive in a positive environment designed for those wanting to make a difference. We value innovation, leadership, and talent development – not corporate mediocracy. Our team knows how to go the extra mile, stay engaged, and keep a sense of humor even when doing hard things.

As a Security Operations Center Manager, you will accomplish:

  • Leading and managing a 24x7 team of cybersecurity analysts, including hiring, training, and performance management.
  • Ensuring that the team is meeting its goals and objectives and providing regular feedback to team members.
  • Collaborating with other cybersecurity teams to implement security controls and best practices across the organization.
  • Developing and maintaining policies and procedures for incident response, security operations, and other cybersecurity functions.
  • Providing guidance and mentorship to team members to help them grow in their careers.
  • Communicating with leadership, clients, and other stakeholders to provide updates on the team's activities and progress.
  • Staying up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the cybersecurity and incident management field and sharing knowledge with the team.
  • Analytical and resourceful Cybersecurity Leader with experience in threat hunting, security incident response & investigation, cyber defense operations, and network and information security.
  • Proficient in cyber threat exploitation trends, from identification to mitigation of malfunctions, hacks, and malware threats.
  • Efficient in developing and implementing pertinent security measures by security event analytics, log analysis, incident response, internal and external threat monitoring, case management, and host-based forensics.
  • Experienced in advanced persistent threats (APT), security information and event monitoring (SIEM) frameworks, and log management platforms.
  • Developing and implementing incident management policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Managing and coordinating the response to incidents that impact the organization's technology infrastructure.
  • Identifying and fixing incidents based on their severity and impact on the organization.
  •  Providing leadership and guidance to incident response teams

Who You Are:

  • A great leader and manager, with the ability to motivate and inspire team members.
  • Excellent communicator, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of security technologies and tools, including Endpoint Security, Email Security, Mobile Device Management, Security Logging, Firewalls, IDS/IPS and SIEM systems.
  • Intellectually Curious – You are genuinely interested in learning about a wide variety of topics and ideas; a fast learner that quickly adapts and masters new information; and continuously improves yourself by pursuing new learning opportunities and seeking out new challenges.
  • A Critical and Analytical Thinker – Skeptical and open-minded, you value fairness; respect evidence and reasoning; seek clarity and precision; and consider different points of view. You are methodical in how you approach problem solving and you do it in a way that is evidence based.
  • A Self-Starter – You thrive on continually setting and accomplishing objectives, and easily adapt to changes in your role, environment, and processes.
  • Low ego, high integrity.


What You Bring:

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information security, or relevant experience.
  • Industry certifications, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), CompTIA Security+, CySA+ certification, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH).
  • 5+ years of relevant experience with incident response and security operations.
  • Strong understanding of attacker motivations, tactics techniques, and procedures.
  • UNIX / Linux based operating systems knowledge.


For more information about our company, visit www.ostra.net.