Security Engineer

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 12/01/2024

Security Engineer

Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

As a Cyber Security Engineer, you will lead the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of Tesco’s cyber security prevention + detection capability. You will be required to understand the changing threat landscape, identify opportunities for improvement in existing capability, establish new prevention and detection opportunities, and ensure appropriate coverage for the organisation. You will work closely with multiple teams, including security operations, engineering, and risk & compliance, in a fast moving and agile environment.

You will be responsible for

Responsible for developing and driving the cyber security prevention and detection capability both day-to-day and strategically for the Tesco Group. This includes analysis of existing endpoint security capability and secure configuration, determining appropriate controls and benchmarks.

You will need to ensure prevention and detection capability is fit for both on-premises and public cloud environments, working at significant scale, and across a diverse range of asset types.

In addition, you may provide support during cyber security incidents, participate in threat hunts, and work with other security teams to deliver automation and standardisation to improve efficiency and response.

You will need

Key Skills and Experience

  • Working knowledge of both threat prevent and detection capability
  • Working knowledge of Windows or Linux system internals
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure, cloud security and APIs
  • A broad understanding of security concepts; an interest and passion for cyber security
  • An analytical mindset; ability in problem solving and comfortable working on production systems at scale

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Understanding of modern attacker TTPs
  • Working knowledge of query languages such as KQL or SPL
  • Experience hardening user and server endpoints
  • Working knowledge of at least one major programming language, including scripting languages like Python, PowerShell or Bash

Desirable certifications:

  • One or more from:  CompTIA Security+, GIAC, Microsoft, ISC2. Where appropriate other industry relevant certifications will be considered

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work!  These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (and bank holidays)
  • Great colleague discounts and deals, saving you money on everyday purchases, utility bills for the home and more
  • Retirement savings plan – save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Buy as you earn and Save as you earn share schemes
  • Opportunities to get on – take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training to help you achieve the career you want

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer’s favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is “Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day”.  Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers.  It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of, and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves.  At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings.  We’re committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities.  We’re a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we are moving to a more blended working week – combining office and remote working.  Our offices continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate.  Talk to us about how this can work for you.

Note: Should you be successful in your application, your employment will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

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