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Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst

Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst

  • Location United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required No
  • Job category IT&S Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 138153BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

BP has embarked on an ambitious plan to modernize and transform as an integrated energy company, using digital technologies to drive efficiency, effectiveness, and new business models. As an Operational Information Security Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting information security and risk activities for Operational Security Management.

The Security Operations Center is responsible for monitoring and responding to incidents, performing initial triage, and escalating serious threats to members of the Cyber Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the various business entities in BP. The SOC Analyst is the first point of contact many have with the Digital Security organization and therefore we also have an ambassadorial role in promoting Digital Security to the wider bp. As such they must be knowledgeable about the various business segments and be able to answer or direct to others, on security related questions covering a wide range of topics.

You will be part of the SOC team, located in the US and UK. This post will be located at the US facility in Houston.

As a member of this team, you will provide Operational support enabling the team to provide 24/7 coverage globally; on a rotating shift schedule (Including some evening, weekend, and public holiday shifts).
  • Rotating 12 hour shift pattern (2 on – 2 off – 3 on – 2 off – 2 on – 3 off)


Essential experience and job requirements:

  • You will have strong problem-solving skills as applied to technical solutions
  • Relevant experience of information security and risk
  • You will have sound technical knowledge of security as applied to IT Networks, systems, and applications
  • You will have the ability to develop strong customer management skills

Key accountabilities

  • Provides sound technical expertise in support of information security and risk activities specific to the specialism and Security Operation Centre objectives e.g. Undertaking Incident detection and response activities; reporting on vulnerabilities and escalating to SOC and CERT colleagues in support of the businesses.
  • Supports the implementation and application of relevant operating processes and procedures, and ensures all activities adhere to the relevant standards.
  • Liaises with various teams and senior collaborators across BP to advise on information security and risk and manages third party service providers that are helping to deliver related projects as required.
  • Seeks opportunities for continuous improvement within the specialism in response to internal and external developments. working with team members to identify continuous improvement plans.
  • Align with BP's Code of Conduct and models BP's Values & Behaviors.

Essential education:

Bachelor's degree (e.g., Information Security, Network Security, Information Assurance, Information Technology, Computer Science) or equivalent experience and/or qualifications.
Technical capability
  • Good understanding of basic networking principles
  • Deep technical analysis ability
  • Understand the basics of email routing
  • Understand threats impacting our industry
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Leadership and EQ

  • You embrace a culture of change and agility, evolving continuously, adapting to our changing world.
  • You are an effective teammate, looking beyond your own area/organizational boundaries to consider the bigger picture and/or perspective of others, while understanding cultural differences
  • You continually enhance your self-awareness and seek input from others on your impact and effectiveness
  • Well organized, you balance proactive and reactive approaches and multiple priorities to complete tasks on time
  • Apply judgment and common sense – you use insight and good judgment to inform actions and respond to situations as they arise
  • Stay in sync with BP's Code of Conduct and demonstrate strong leadership through BP's Leadership Expectations and Values & Behaviors


Desirable criteria

  • COMPTIA Security+ / CYSA+ CASP+
  • SANS Certification GSOC; GCIH
  • CISSP Certification and accreditation
  • Certified Ethical Hacker - CEH
  • Cisco Certifications (CCNA or similar)
  • Similar/ higher certifications

Why join us

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.
There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation

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