Head of SOC - UAE


Abu Dhabi, AE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 02/20/2021
  • Website: www.callsign.com
  • Company Address:

About Callsign

Callsign is the app that makes identification quick, secure and private. No more passwords, forms and even business cards. Use your single Callsign across multiple channels and applications, at work and at home.

Job Description

Since our launch in 2012, we’ve been on a mission: to make digital identification simple and secure for everyone, and everything.

In that time, we’ve expanded constantly, and been joined by over 150 incredible people, all with the same vision. We’ve grown in other ways too – we raised $35M in our Series A funding round, and launched our game-changing authentication platform.

Our technology is now being used by hundreds and thousands of users worldwide, including some of the world’s leading financial institutions.

And this is just the beginning.

Over the next year, Callsign will double in size as we continue our mission to make every web, mobile and physical interaction seamless and secure.

We can’t do that alone, though. That’s why we’re looking hire the brightest, most inquisitive minds out there: the people who want to help us change the rules of identity ­– and have the skills and passion to make this mission a reality.

Does that sound like you? Let’s talk.

We are looking for a technical Head of Security Operations Centre (SOC) who will be responsible for leading and growing a team of experienced security specialists.

The Head of SOC will provide leadership, coordination, and operational management of the security operations and response team. You will play a critical role in building a world class security operations capability for CallSign, and lead security personnel, developing strategy, setting goals, and providing performance and professional development.

As the Head of SOC, you will lead the security operations and response team to build and continually improve the SOC, and manage security policies, procedures, and processes.


  • Lead the security monitoring and incident response team across our internal systems and SaaS environments., setting the direction and strategy
  • Responsible for maintaining KPIs, creating operational metrics, and reporting these to our security committee and ExCO
  • Responsible for screening and hiring security operations team members
  • Attending and leading threat modelling sessions
  • Support routine regulatory and compliance audit initiatives
  • Orchestrate our threat and vulnerability management programme using threat intelligence to support vulnerability prioritisation
  • Support the development of advanced detection analytics using custom use cases
  • Develop the Callsign security operations capability, leveraging purple teaming, threat hunting, and cyber threat intelligence
  • Manage and coordinate cyber incident response and forensic processes
  • Run regular TTX and playbook rehearsals, ensuring processes are regularly reviewed and updated
  • Work with other areas of the business to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance


  • SOC / Pen-Tester / Purple Team / Threat Intelligence / Threat Hunting / DFIR technical and management background
  • Experience in running and managing a SOC/CERT
  • Strong leadership and technical capability within incident response and crisis management
  • Strong background in AWS, Windows, and Unix security management and security controls
  • Strong technical knowledge of networking, data structures, directory systems, internet, security, and other technologies.
  • Experience working with Cloud environments (Azure, AWS, etc..)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to handle monitoring, alerting, and reporting in a multi-cloud/hybrid environments.
  • Understanding of the cyber threat landscape
  • Hold at least two of the following certifications (or working toward / or similar):
    • · GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC)· GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) · GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) · GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) · Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) · CISSP · CREST Certified Incident Manager
  • Be able to commute to Abu Dhabi, UAE at least 3 times per week
  • Be willing to work on a full-time permanent basis
  • Minimum of 6 years of technical information security experience
  • Minimum of 3 years experience within a management role
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies and tactics used within a SOC, and how they can be applied to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Previous experience in digital forensics, threat intelligence, incident response
  • Experience with Splunk, Azure Sentinel, ELK, Kansa, Timeline Explorer, SIFT, Sleuth Kit, and EDR is a bonus

Related Jobs

SOC Level3 (DFIR)

Callsign - Abu Dhabi, AE

SOC L3 (Threat Hunter)

Callsign - Abu Dhabi, AE

iOS Developer - UAE

Callsign - Abu Dhabi, AE

Security Engineer

Callsign - United Kingdom

Head of IT Architecture- UK

Callsign - London, GB
Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.