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Threat Analytics Lead


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Job Purpose

The Threat Analytics Lead has overall responsibility of employing advanced threat data analytics at scale to discover, correlate, identify and mitigate the most harmful threats targeting Admiral. Reporting to the Head of Threat Intelligence & Analytics, you will collaborate with Threat Intelligence analysts, security engineers and SOC analysts to create and iterate analytics pipelines. This will require quantitative or qualitative analysis of large attribute, ideational and relational data sets, using ML & AI, to proactively generate tactical or strategic insights driving courses of action.

The role will have management responsibilities for a small yet focused team, whilst also being responsible for building and leading through analysis using anomaly detection and behavioural analytics, whilst embracing new AI/ML technologies, to discover insights that are not readily apparent. The work of the threat analytics team is critical to maintain pace with the threat landscape, whilst working alongside the Threat Intelligence team to share with the wider industry.

The Threat Analytics function is a new team that is here to supercharge our usage of cyber related data to secure our customers, employees, and assets.


The Threat Analytics Lead will:

  • Lead, develop and mentor a small team of threat data analysts, fostering an environment of continuous learning and development.
  • Establish and maintain an effective yet scalable threat-analytics function.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage the day-to-day activities with overall vision and direction collaboratively set and supported by the Head of Threat Intelligence & Analytics.
  • Drive forward the continuous creation and improvement of our threat detection models and capabilities through the application of data analytics and machine learning.
  • Generate and provide actionable insights and recommendations to key stakeholders through data analytics, informing decision making and at all levels.
  • Collaborate and engage effectively with the Threat Intelligence team, other teams across Tech and the wider business where applicable to assess identified anomalies and support effective data collection, storage and analysis to deliver the threat analytics vision.
  • Recruitment, development, and retention of technical resources including career pathway development for all team members.
  • Implement strategies for proactive threat hunting, using data analytics and machine learning techniques to discern patterns and anomalies.
  • Develop and maintain analytical strategies for proactive threat hunting using data analytics.
  • Actively engage with vendors to identify, utilise and innovate cutting-edge tools and technologies, optimising datasets whilst enhancing our current analytical capabilities.
  • Lead the development and implementation of advanced analytic techniques to predict and pre-empt cyber threats whilst advancing the use of analytics to drive innovation.
  • Effectively communicate complex analytical findings and insights to mixed audiences,  through visualisations, presentations, reports and other means.
  • Keep abreast of new trends and developments in technology and data analytics, and evaluate their potential to improve our current position.
  • Foster a culture of data-driven decision making, acting as a champion, whilst maintaining high standards of integrity and professionalism.

Essential Experience/Skills:

  • 4 years’ experience working in Analytics or associated field (ideally overseeing a small team).
  • Minimum of a degree in STEM or another technical field.
  • Experience in using data insight to drive business decisions, growth, and innovation.
  • Experience with analytics tools: BigQuery, Numpy, Vertex, Jupyter, BI tools: PowerBI, Looker and respective languages: SQL, Python, R.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with technical and non-technical audiences and a desire to work within a fast-paced, dynamic team environment.
  • Deep understanding and interest in data and its application to drive adoption and growth.
  • Adept in the collection and extraction of both structured and unstructured data from multiple internal and external sources.

Desirable Skills:

  • Deep technical and applicable knowledge of the cyber threat landscape, with effective counter measures in a financial services environment.
  • Experience in a financial services analytical function.
  • Skilled in threat hunting, behavioural anomaly detection and predictive threat modelling.

Salary, Benefits, and Work-Life Balance

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

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we’re consistently voted one of the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.

All colleagues will receive 33 days holiday (including banks holidays) when they join us, and this will increase with length of service, up to a maximum of 38 days (including banks holidays). You also have the option to buy or sell up to five days of annual leave in addition to your allocation.

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