IBM Senior Consultant / SME in Security Intelligence & Operations (SIOC) in BRUSSELS, Belgium

Job Description

The Senior Consultants SIOC should have in-depth of knowledge and experience in the core security domain Security Intelligence and Operations and should be able to speak across the entire security landscape as well. The consultants in the BeNeLux security services practice are advisors and management consultants who provide subject matter expertise in the form of briefings, workshops, and/or consulting engagements within their domain that assess a client’s security capabilities as well as recommending solutions to enhance a client’s overall security capabilities. Such client security capabilities may involve policy, process, technology, or organizational areas. Consultants will identify gaps in the current environment and recommend best practices or solutions to reduce client risk and increase their ability to deal with emerging threats and risks to the organization. Senior Consultants should be able to implement their recommendations within the client's situation and guide transformation processes. They can express strategic and operational directions to the client’s senior management, executive team and operational teams. They are ready to share their knowledge and experience with clients and other team members.

Tasks & accountabilities

  • Design, build and implement security incident and event management and monitoring systems for a client environment (SIEM – SOC)

  • Advize and design Incident Use Cases for different market industries and implement them

  • Align to widely accepted security standards and frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy

  • Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats

  • Adapt security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge

  • Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements

  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements

Core consulting skills

  • Strong communication and presentation skills and able to align the abstraction level with the audience (from customer representative to technical people)

  • Ability to guide groups and be a primary facilitator

  • Strong writing skills

  • Comfortable working in a project based / client serving model

  • Ability to shape client expectations

  • Drive client pursuits and engage in complex deals

  • Ability to work with global and diverse teams in a dynamic environment

  • Ability to work in a matrix management model

Security Domain Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge in core security domain SIOC (SIEM & SOC)

  • Experience in the design and deployment of technology and solutions in core domain SIOC

  • Knowledge of SIEM products on the market

  • Basic understanding of compliance issues (ISO 27001, SSAE 16, COBIT)

  • You are familiar with the IAM concepts and are ready to enlarge your knowledge on the subject.

  • You are familiar with the Security aspects of a multi-platforms environment (work in collaboration with Technical, Security, and Compliance teams)

  • You have a customer oriented spirit and are service minded with a sense for new business

  • You have a good transversal technical knowledge to be able to speak with all other IBM teams

  • Autonomous, you can integrate easily in the current team

  • Proactive, analytic and meticulous

  • Fluent in English, French and Dutch

The successful consultant will be an internal advisor to other IBM consultants and to clients. The consultant will assist in pre-sales, sales, deal closure, and especially the delivery of security consulting and transformation services.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in designing and implementing security architectures

  • Experience with the design and build of two or more different security solutions (like Vulnerability Management, SIEM, Network Security, Endpoint Detection & Response ,... )

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in systems integration and overall IT architecture

  • Expertise in creating technical documentation of Architecture, Design, Use cases and Test cases.

  • Ability to work in an international context and excellent communication skills

  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and working relationships in a project-based / client-serving model, and to work closely with people at different levels of an organization

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

master degree

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.