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IT Security Specialist (Security Operation Centre Deployment Specialist) - Contract

Agency: Housing and Development Board
Job no.: 553454
Work type: Contract, Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:InfoComm, Technology, New Media Communications, Engineering

We provide affordable homes of quality and value. We create vibrant and sustainable towns. We promote the building of active and cohesive communities. We inspire and enable all staff to give their best.

As an IT Security Specialist, you will be responsible in developing a detailed roadmap for the building of a Security Operation Centre (SOC) at HDB. The roadmap should address HDB’s short-term, mid-term and long-term needs on security monitoring and response to cybersecurity threats. The roadmap shall include elements of people, process and technology. The roadmap shall provide a continuous improvement approach for the SOC to achieve the required maturity level.

A detailed implementation plan shall be developed based on the proposed roadmap. The candidate shall lead the implementation of HDB SOC with the following deliverables:

  • Define SOC organisation structure and headcount requirement
  • Define roles and responsibilities of the SOC
  • Define the SOC infrastructure requirement (SOC room, tools etc)
  • Define SOC performance metrics and measurement methods
  • Develop incident response playbook for SOC
  • Build and develop the SOC processes
  • Develop daily and monthly reports to monitor on SOC key performance indicators
  • Define career progression plan for SOC teams
  • Develop training roadmap
  • Define new use cases for monitoring
  • Develop a threat hunting framework



  • Demonstrable experience and in-depth knowledge in cyber security operations, cyber intelligence gathering, incident response and investigations.
  • At least 3 to 5 years of experience in managing a SOC.
  • Professional certifications would be added advantage: CISSP, CISM, CREST, GIAC Certified Incident Handler, CEH or any other relevant qualifications
  • Strong experience in various cyber security technologies such as IDS/IPS, firewalls, SIEM, APT, email security, web security, endpoint security, malware analysis, etc
  • Candidates with experience in threat hunting / red teaming will be preferred.
  • Previous experience in the setup of a SOC is beneficial.
  • High attention to detail and quality.
  • Be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Must be highly reliable, trustworthy, honest, and commitment oriented.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


Successful candidates will be offered a 1+1 year contract.

All applicants will be notified on whether they are shortlisted for the position within 4 weeks of the closing date of this job posting.

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