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Director of Cyber Operations (Threat Hunting)

£100000 - £125000 per annum

Blackthorn Trace have partnered with a leading, global security consultancy that provide a managed detection and response service through proactive threat hunting. Our client are now looking for a new Director of Detection and Response to help lead their highly technical team and continue to grow the consultancy and their offering.

The ideal candidate will come from a highly technical background within a SIRT/SOC/Threat Hunting and will be comfortable with public speaking at well known industry events, writing blog posts on related topics and maintaining a public presence as a security influencer.

You will be responsible for leading the growth and delivery of the MDR services for a global client list and continue to develop the service and team ensuring to stay ahead of the industry. You will maintain strong client relationships and influence the direction of our clients technology roadmap while playing a key strategic role in their ambitious growth plans and shaping the future direction.

Our client are offering a chance to build you into your own brand and influencer within the security industry as well as the opportunity to work with arguably one of the most experienced technical team in the industry.


  • Take responsibility for growing the MDR services revenue stream in line with agreed targets.
  • Manage costs and budgets with regular reporting to the Managing Director and contribute to re-forecasting on a quarterly basis.
  • Expand the team into new regions.
  • Lead, build, coach and develop the global detection and response team to ensure capability remains at the forefront of the industry.
  • Work closely with the R&D team to help drive the direction and roadmap of the technology stack to enhance the hunt teams capabilities.
  • Provide support with client meetings and presentations as well as representing the brand at relevant industry events.
  • Identify and monitor potential competitors to maintain a competitive service.
  • Develop and communicate plans within the team and at executive level.

Who we are looking for:

An experienced leader who believes in and can help execute the business vision:

  • Experience in developing services and taking them to market.
  • A strong familiarization with the security industry.
  • Experience in managing costs against budget.
  • Extensive experience leading and developing technical teams.
  • A technical background within a similar environment.
  • An inspiring and engaging personality and leadership style.
  • A proven track record of successfully delivering, under pressure within aggressive timescales.
  • The ability and willingness to challenge the status quo and not follow a certain, familiar path.

Please get in touch now for more information on the position and what our client can offer you in terms of career progression.

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