Information Security Engineer
Here at The Guardian, we believe the open exchange of information, ideas and opinions has the power to change the world for the better.
More people than ever before are reading, watching and listening to Guardian journalism from across the world. Over the past year The Guardian achieved record digital traffic with our highest number of regular readers and monthly page views averaging over 1.1 billion.
In 2019 we hit our highest revenues in a decade and achieved the goal we set three years earlier to break even. We’re now on a path to achieve the goal of two million people supporting The Guardian by 2022.
That’s where you come in.
We are looking for an Information Security Engineer to support the day to day Information Security Department activities and wider GNM Information Security Programme.
About the role
As an Information Security Engineer you will be responsible for:
• Maintaining and optimise the existing Information Security tooling, develop new one
• Implementing integration and automation routines to promote effective security operations
• Running vulnerability scans, review results & eliminate false positives
• Researching and assess new cyber security technologies, build proof of concepts as the need arises
• Training junior team members
• Supporting the Head of Information Security and Information Security Operations manager in planning future improvements of the existing security tooling
• Minimum of 5 years information security or relevant experience
• Programming and Software development experience (Any of the following - Python, Scala, Bash scripting)
• A good understanding of GPG public key encryption and open source encryption solutions generally
• Hands on experience with AWS security solutions
• Nix engineering skills
Does this all sound like you? Then we’d love to hear from you.
How to apply
To apply, please upload your latest CV and a cover letter which outlines why you are attracted to this role, and why you’re a great match for what we’re looking for.
The Guardian offers 26 days’ holiday and a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, healthcare, dental insurance options, cycle to work scheme and 2 paid volunteering days per year.
We have a strong commitment to your learning, development and wellbeing, with hundreds of different courses available - ranging from bite-sized e-learning courses, to on-site workshops and professional certifications.
It’s the talent, energy and commitment our people bring to our business that make us who we are. Across our business we have some of the brightest and best people in media and beyond: award winning journalists, cutting edge commercial teams, industry leading digital talent and much, much more.
We are a vibrant and diverse community with many events groups and forums to get involved in. Our Kings Place offices overlook Regents Canal, with the newly-developed Coal Drops Yard, Granary Square and St Pancras Square shops, restaurants and pop-ups.
We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at the Guardian. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. The Guardian actively encourages applications from BAME candidates.
At The Guardian, many of our staff work flexibly and we will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements.