Senior Security Engineer - Help Us Build Secure Public Services

Offer by Government Digital Service (GDS)






About this job

Compensation: £49k - 70k
Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Senior
Role: System Administrator
Industry: Agile Software Development, DevOps, Software Development
Company size: 501-1k people
Company type: Public


amazon-web-services, ruby, python, terraform, linux

Job description

The Cyber Security team are looking for skilled engineers with a keen interest in security to help us deliver the tooling, practices, and processes that keep our systems and applications safe in a modern, Agile way.

This is an exciting opportunity to work across a wide platform of modern technologies including PaaS, containerisation and serverless compute (Lambda) integrating and developing API’s, automation bots (vulnerability, intrusion, compliance, secrets) and other security tools for the team and wider GDS tech-community.

In a Senior Security Engineer role at ThoughtWorks, here's what you'll get to:

  • learn something new every day
  • automate tasks, deployments, and tests. Creating infrastructure as code, taking responsibility for the quality of code you produce
  • identifying and defining system security requirements
  • designing computer security architecture and developing detailed cyber security designs
  • work in small multidisciplinary agile teams and utilise a modern, forward-thinking approach to security

You should apply if:

  • you're happy to quickly research and learn new tools and techniques
  • you're familiar with working practices such as TDD, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and DevOps
  • you're experienced in management, helping colleagues with their career development and coaching more junior staff members
  • you have a good understanding of Python/Ruby (or another modern web language) ideally within a software development team and a willingness to learn new technologies and languages
  • you've experienced building, managing and deploying modern technical systems in Amazon Web Services with orchestration tools such as Terraform

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