Lead Cyber Analyst

  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: London, UK
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Reference: R/044853

Lead Cyber Analyst – Remote working

A successful senior cyber analyst will be a hands-on, technical, subject matter expert who also possesses advanced analytic tradecraft, deductive reasoning and critical thinking. The senior cyber analyst will be able to take advantage of world class Internet intelligence datasets. .

Job Description

Senior Cyber Analyst will be capable of handling the most complex investigations and delivering a report with negligible oversight from peers.

Able to deliver in person presentations to clients without supervision.

Also demonstrates the ability to lead and mentor other analysts.

Performs review of reports by other analysts with constructive feedback.

A Lead Cyber Analyst has a combination of top technical acumen and results together with personal leadership, maturity, professionalism and ethics; sets the tone for his or her teammates, holding themselves to the highest standards and helping others to do the same.

This position is based in the UK and will be virtual (The primarily place of work will be from employee’s home.) but with the willingness and ability to travel occasionally.

Minimum Required Skills

• Analysis

o Consistently demonstrates ability to deconstruct complex task requests into its component tasks and underlying data sets, resulting in a plan to deliver an analytic output

o Consistently demonstrates ability to look beyond obvious to identify other options for gaining insight

o Consistently mentors others

o Consistently demonstrates ability to contribute to development of new analytic or data collection ideas/projects

o Consistently demonstrates ability to craft and maintain programs of extensive Reverse Engineering of families of malware for ‘world class’ cyber intelligence reporting.

o Malware Analysts will have advanced skills with internal and external run time and static analysis tools

o Consistently demonstrates ability to manage virtually all cyber intelligence requests from start to finish without supervision.


o Is opsec aware to engage strategically with closed forums and their user communities

o Is fully cognizant of cross-boundary legal frameworks and how they govern interaction with internet resources

o Consistently demonstrates ability to develop and maintain personas

o Understands source protection

o Consistently demonstrates ability to contributes to development of new capabilities

o Consistently oversees activities of lower level Analysts; mentors lower level analysts

• Reporting

o Authors complex reports

o Consistently demonstrates doing quality control of reports across all styles and subjects

o Consistently demonstrates assisting in definition and development of new reporting products

o Consistently mentors others on report writing

o Consistently writes at ‘above standard’ level for cyber intelligence reports with virtually zero need for Quality Control

• Presenting

o Able to deliver compelling technical or strategic presentations to all audiences

• Mentorship and Leadership

o Consistently demonstrations ability to manage the day-to-day operations of an element of the cyber intelligence organization, in addition to taking a major role in the most complex and critical cyber intelligence reports.

o Consistently assists with staff mentoring and personal development and highlighting any pressing pastoral care issues.

o Consistently works directly with cyber intelligence clients

o Consistently called upon to help resolve the most difficult of challenges, architect long-term solutions, and to explain and present the same to teammates and partners.

o Consistently recognized as an example of maturity, professionalism, and ethics.

o Consistently able to successfully lead cross-functional teams in an organized, communicative fashion and deliver to agree upon scope and plan.

o Consistently enhances the technical health of his teammates and team.

o Consistently research new technologies and recommend the ones that provide the best fit. The Lead Analyst will mentor teammates on the methods by which to evaluate new technologies and their suitability for our environment and projects.

Additional Desired Skills

• Demonstrated knowledge of operating system concepts, database queries, malware analysis, network/application forensics and network protocols

• Skilled in technical and non-technical writing. Above average verbal and written communication skills,

there will be an element of customer facing engagement and maintaining relationships

• Advanced analytical and problem solving skills

• Effective prioritization and time management skills with the ability to shift focus to higher, breaking priorities without concern

• Demonstrated track record of teamwork

Typical Experience and Education

• At least 5 year doing Analysis in the Cyber Security realm.

• Relatively senior-level experience of cyber security, with generally at least 10 years’ work experience in the information security field or a recent relevant academic concentration.

• Ability to write technical reports with virtually no need for corrections of style and investigative approach.

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