Senior Security Engineer

Hays Talent Solutions
414.00 - 525.00 GBP Daily
16 Oct 2020
30 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Full Time Senior Security Engineer Vacancy Available - Reading


  • Reading, (Working From Home currently)


  • ??414 per day PAYE + Holiday
  • ??525 per day - Umbrella

Monday to Friday (full time)

26 weeks

Job Overview
A key member of the Global Security Architecture & Engineering team within the Global Security function of Technology Operations; responsible for Application security design, architecture, engineering and testing within a project capacity with a view to ensuring the company is in line with security & compliance requirements. Drive and implement solutions for reducing technical risks and a reduction in security vulnerabilities by developing and working with both in-house and outsourced Development teams to introduce and maintain Secure Software Development Programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Security implementation of GDO projects across T&I, delivering high quality services and creative solutions across all application development platforms
  • Perform design reviews of new applications, products, and services to identify potential risks and recommend appropriate mitigations.
  • Perform security assessments/penetration testing of applications
  • Carry out code review of high-risk application code
  • Perform post incident root-cause analysis and develop and implement strategies to prevent recurrence
  • Create technical security standards for relevant technologies
  • Assist with development and delivery of the clinets application security strategy
  • Responsible for monitoring and driving Application Security Compliance during project life cycle
  • Work with stakeholders to implement security solutions and initiatives addressing new vulnerabilities
  • Delivering the technical aspects through plan > design > build for project & compliance security testing
  • Responsible for development of solutions to secure architecture requirements and standards.
  • Engage across multiple functions on a global level to ensure Code Development Lifecycles are in place and application verification is drive through all application development programs.
  • Ensures accurate delivery progress reporting is completed and communicated to relevant stakeholders

Experience and personal attributes

  • Minimum 5 years' hands-on experience of application security. This could either be as an AppSec specialist within a security team, or as a developer with significant experience of securing and defending applications against real-world threats
  • Programming knowledge in one or more of the following: PHP, Python, Objective C and Swift,C#, .net, Java, JavaScript, Perl
  • Authentication/Authorization frameworks eg OAuth
  • Knowledge of common infrastructure technologies used to deliver and support applications eg Linux, Windows, databases, load balancers, containerization, public/private cloud environments.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to form strong business relationships across multiple locations. Ability to create management reporting to convey operational metrics, trends or other key information.
  • Strong experience in designing, integrating and deploying security solutions in a dynamic, high pressure working environment
  • Demonstrate strong influencing and persuading skills, encourage colleagues and teams to change established processes and achieve improvements and best practice
  • Experienced at identify security flaws in applications via architectural assessment and threat modelling
  • In-depth knowledge of security aspects of at least two of the following:
  • Modern web applications and related technologies (Angular, React, Jquery, Spring, etc).
  • Android and IOS mobile applications
  • APIs and micro services
  • Experience of manual security testing of applications using relevant tools (eg Burp suite, Nikto, SQLmap)
  • Familiarity with common application related compliance requirements - GDPR, PCI-DSS, CAS-T
  • Timeliness in all actions with quality consciousness towards services received and provided
  • Experience of analysing, assessing and resolving complex technology requirements, problems and issues

Specific Skills & Abilities:

  • Co-creates and executes Strategy
    • Implements on the T&I objectives as reflected in the company's strategic objectives and the pillars of one promise, one plan, one company
  • Innovates with a customer focus
    • Surprises and delight our customers and innovates based on the needs of tomorrow
  • Entrepreneurial Drive for Results
    • Tenacious and relentless in their drive for results. Striving to achieve simplicity for our customers and employees
  • Lives One Company
    • Works across our Matrix/footprint to achieve the best outcome for the business, our customers, employees and shareholder
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of network security risks and resolutions obtained with a major network operator
  • Detailed and extensive technical knowledge of security challenges, risks, technologies, architectures and systems
  • In depth understanding of technical trends and developments within the Telecoms/IT industry

Next Stage
Telephone interview

Start Date

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