• Office Location: Dragon Court, 27-29 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5LX
  • Office Name: Reed.co.uk
  • Salary: £70000 - £110000
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 452923

Security Engineer

Reed.co.uk are looking for a Security Engineer to join their expanding team based in Holborn, Central London (work from home approximately 3 days a week).

As a Security Engineer you will be an expert in cyber security, protecting and monitoring our cloud based services. You will be up to date with the latest cyber security threats and controls and you’ll
help our teams keep our customer’s data safe and secure.

You’ll be contributing to both the DevOps and Architecture teams working on new and existing services and cloud infrastructure. The role will include a mixture of hands on engineering work, high level architecture and advice as well a leading on security initiatives as needed.

The role is suitable for a talented Security Engineer with a solid background in the fields of cyber security, software development and operations.
As a Security Engineer, you will:
  • Provide expertise in the field of cyber security
  • Help our teams to be aware of and to follow cyber security best practices
  • Seek out and troubleshoot cyber security related incidents
  • Build monitoring and alerting capabilities
  • Automate cyber security related controls and actions
  • Evaluate security related products and services
  • Look for ways to strengthen our cyber security posture
  • Organise vulnerability and penetration testing
  • Own the security incident response process
  • Take part and contribute to company wide security initiatives
What success will look like in 1 year:
  • High level of cyber security compliance based on certification and maturity models
  • Highly automated cyber security monitoring and alerting in place
Capabilities and Competencies
  • Detail oriented
  • Enjoys problem solving
  • Has a passion for automation
  • Loves trying and working with new technology
  • Shows a desire to learn and self-improve
  • Has an Agile approach to software delivery
  • Enjoys working as part of a successful team
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Security – (Amazon Web Services prefrred)
  • Containers, Kubernetes
  • Cryptography and networking
  • OWASP Top 10 and secure web development
  • Penetration testing and dynamic analysis tools – Burpsuite etc
  • Continuous integration and static analysis – sonarQube, checkMark etc
  • Logging and dashboarding – ELK and other tools
  • Management of a technical security incident response
  • Programming – .NET, .NET core, python, nodejs
  • Scripting Tools – Powershell, Bash
  • Desirable – certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification or the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification


  • Flexible working as standard (including remote working options and flexible working hours)
  • 10% weekly personal development time 
  • Regular hack days with rewards for prize winners 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible holiday scheme (buy, sell and carry over your holiday) 
  • Paid time off to move home 
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Enhanced family leave benefits
  • Insurance benefits including life assurance
  • Love Mondays events 
  • Discount scheme including gyms and popular retailers 
  • Range of wellbeing and mental health support avenues
  • Newly refurbished office in an amazing location, with countless bars, restaurants and theatres right on the doorstep
  • These are just some of the great benefits we offer everyone working at Reed.co.uk!


Join Reed and help us achieve our purpose of improving lives through work.

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  • #1 Recruitment Agency – Glassdoor Best Places To Work 2020
  • Glassdoor Top CEOs 2019
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Graduates to Work For 2021
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All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. Reed is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We are a MINDFUL EMPLOYER and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

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