Security Engineer - Protect the services of every UK Citizen

Offer by Government Digital Service (GDS)






About this job

Compensation: £49k - 61k
Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Mid-Level
Role: System Administrator
Industry: Agile Software Development, DevOps, Software Development
Company size: 501-1k people
Company type: Public


security, web-services, terraform, python, ruby

Job description

As a Security Engineer at Government Digital Service, here's what you can do:

  • design computer security architecture and develop detailed cyber security designs 
  • engineering, implementing and monitoring security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks, and information
  • share knowledge of tools and techniques with your wider team 
  • act as a digital ambassador, supporting recruitment, identifying good practices for GDS to adopt and sharing experiences, eg through blog posts, tech talks at conferences etc.
  • participate in our in-house (2nd line)  support, and the out-of-hours support rota - you’ll be paid an allowance, and a further hourly payment, for any duties you perform when on call
  • learn something new every day

You should apply if:

  • the work we are doing sounds exciting 
  • 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're experienced in building, managing and deploying modern technical systems in Amazon Web Services with orchestration tools such as Terraform
  • you want to be involved in helping to build/keep secure public services that you (and every UK Citizen) use frequently.

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