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SOC Analyst

British Columbia
Information Security
Starting at $70,000
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***This vacancy is a remote role intended for British Columbia residents***

Technology is at the heart of driving Admiral’s business.

About Admiral Tech

With a history of innovation, UK financial services leader Admiral Group are expanding their world-class Tech department to British Columbia.

From Cloud through to DevOps, our technology department comprises over 600 people and is an exciting and fast-paced environment. If you’re looking for a technically challenging and rewarding role with outstanding support and opportunities for progression, you’ve come to the right place.

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About Admiral in Canada

One of the UK’s most recognizable insurance and financial service providers, Admiral offers insurance, loans, and various other products to over 9.1 million international customers.

In 2007, Admiral launched its Canadian office in Halifax with a small group of 20 staff. Today, we employ 500 people throughout Nova Scotia who support our UK customers with home and motor insurance policies. 

We’ve been recognized as one of Canada’s Great Places to Work every year since 2010 and named one of Nova Scotia’s and Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers annually since 2015. In 2023, the Great Place to Work® Institute ranked Admiral as the 2nd Best Workplace in Canada.

In 2022, we brought Admiral Tech to Canada, providing wrap-around global support to our business. With the industry's forward momentum and a vibrant, homegrown talent pool of up-and-coming professionals, we’ve quickly become a formidable tech option within Admiral Group. This role is an exceptional opportunity to influence the foundation of Admiral Tech in Canada.

About the Job – SOC Analyst

The Security Operations Centre (SOC) is part of the Admiral Group’s Security Operations function. The SOC seeks an experienced SOC analyst to join Admiral’s SOC in Canada. As a SOC Analyst, you will respond to and investigate security events within Admiral’s environment.

The security analyst team is a vital part of the SOC (along with the Threat Hunting function, which is also part of the SOC). They work closely with other security operations functions such as Digital Forensics & Incident Response, Threat Intelligence, and various technology and business units. This role might require working on a scheduled shift rota on weekdays and/or weekends.


The SOC Analyst will:

  • Triage cases/alerts on SOAR and SIEM platforms.
  • Triage cases generated on Admiral’s Data Loss Prevention (DLP) platform.
  • Perform initial investigation of other detention platforms used by Admiral such as EDR (Endpoint Detection & Response) and email protection systems.
  • Conduct threat hunting using Admiral’s security systems as and when needed.
  • Assist the DFIR (Digital Forensics and Incident Response) team during an incident response investigation as and when needed.
  • Work and collaborate Stay up to date on the changing threat landscape.

Key Interactions

  • Engage with the overall SOC team on case investigations.
  • Engage with the Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) team.
  • Engage with the DFIR team when needed.
  • Engage with various stakeholders within Security Operations as and when needed.

Knowledge and Experience Required

  • 3+ years’ experience in any of the following: SOC; incident response; digital forensics.
  • Experience in alert triage on a SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) solutions such as Microsoft Sentinel, LogRhythm, Chronicle, Splunk, QRadar.
  • Analysing security log / alerts such as those from Firewall, EDR.
  • Understanding of frameworks such as Cyber Kill Chain, MITRE ATT&CK.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience with a SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation & Response) platform would be highly advantageous but not mandatory.
  • Familiarity with public cloud platforms such as Azure, GCP and AWS and security practices on those platforms.
  • GIAC Certifications such as the following would be desirable but not mandatory: GCIH, GCFE, GCIA, GDAT, GCDA, GISP.


Salary, Benefits and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will depend on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will gladly discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business that puts our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have an outstanding work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we’re consistently ranked nationally as one of Canada’s (and the world’s) best workplaces. To that end, you will have an element of scheduling autonomy to strike an appropriate balance between personal flexibility and business needs.

All colleagues will receive 34 days of paid time off (including statutory holidays) annually when you join us. Paid time off will increase with the length of service, up to a maximum of 39 days (including statutory holidays).

You can view some of our other key benefits here 

Our Commitment to You

As an equal opportunity employer, Admiral is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace free from discrimination based on race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, age, family status or any other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment on that basis.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.