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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Circa £50,000 + Excellent Benefits

Gloucester, GB

Career Area:  Data, Tech & IT

Security Engineer

A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

Working hours: Full time 
Location: A mix of remote and some travel to our Gloucester/Barnwood office 
Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits 
Closing date: 04/02/2022

The Opportunity

As the UK’s largest generator of low-carbon electricity, it's vital our IT Infrastructure is at the top of its game.  We are looking for a Security Engineer to join an already excellent team, helping to protect our systems and the UK's Critical National Infrastructure. 

Help us on our mission to help Britain achieve net zero through low-carbon electricity, electric vehicles and other innovative technologies by managing the security of EDF's estate of applications and services on the AWS and Azure platforms.

Day to day you will:

  • Be a technical SME within your assigned area of Secuirty.
  • Test, implement, deploy, maintain, and administer the cyber defence infrastructure hardware and software.
  • Analysis and development of the integration, testing, operations, and maintenance of systems security.
  • Conducting independent comprehensive assessments of the management, operational, and technical security controls and control enhancements employed within or inherited by an information technology (IT) system to determine the overall effectiveness of the controls.
  • Assist in identifying, prioritising, and coordinating the protection of critical cyber defence infrastructure and key resources.
  • Ensure all systems security operations and maintenance activities are properly documented and updated as necessary.
  • Coordinate with Security Analysts and other Security Engineers to manage and administer the updating of rules and signatures (e.g., intrusion detection/protection systems, antivirus, and content blacklists) for specialised cyber defence applications.
  • Perform cybersecurity testing of developed applications and/or systems.
  • Implement and maintain system security measures in accordance with established procedures to ensure confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation.
  • Provide cybersecurity recommendations to leadership based on significant threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Work with stakeholders to resolve computer security incidents and vulnerability compliance.
  • Perform risk analysis (e.g., threat, vulnerability, and probability of occurrence) whenever an application or system undergoes a major change.
  • Support necessary compliance activities (e.g., ensure that system security configuration guidelines are followed, compliance monitoring occurs).

Our teams are set up to work flexibly, therefore you don’t have to live in Gloucester. As long as you are in a position to travel to the office when required to collaborate with your team and stakeholders you can be based anywhere in the UK.

Paul Mckay, Enterprise Product Manager says " The ability to be flexible with my location, and using a blended working approach means that I have reduced the time spent commuting, which has allowed for more productivity. It has also meant that I am able to attend events at my Son’s school, more easily, and I now never miss a delivery. It has also meant that I am able to take the dog for a walk as needed during the day, allowing me to clear my head." 

The Role & Skills

You'll work under broad direction, being fully accountable for your own technical work. There is no formal line management in this role. We have a culture of development and growth within the team so you may be asked to help coach our apprentices and junior engineers.

As a Security Engineer, you will need: 

  • A deep understanding of Firewall Technologies, in a complex and regulated environment, and across a hybrid deployment.
  • An understanding of Vulnerability Management Tools, such as Tenable.
  • A desire to contribute to a highly technical team, and be prepared to learn and develop yourself and others around you.
  • An excellent awareness of the technology and best practice pertinent to their domain, and interest in maintaining that awareness.
  • Proven ability to collaborate and communicate with both IT and business-facing colleagues.
  • Capable of facilitating discussions across stakeholder groups and forming recommendations based on risks and organisational context.
  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of designing, evaluating and maintaining security solutions in large complex business environments.
  • Significant experience of working with third parties such as solutions vendors, outsourced and research partners.
  • Experience of working with IT security operations, compliance, risk and governance practices.

It is a requirement of this role that the post holder either holds or can obtain and maintain Security Check (SC) clearance

Competitive Salary & Benefits

At EDF we’re dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives. We’re delighted to offer a range of benefits to support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. 

In addition to a competitive starting salary, we offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, health cover, cycle to work scheme, gym membership, discounts and employee pricing.

Please let us know if you’d like to discuss flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application. 

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