Security engineer

England, Oxfordshire, Didcot
Up to £35500 per annum
10 Jul 2019
07 Aug 2019
Charlie Mortimer
Job Type
Salary: from £35,500 per annum when working full time (35 hours a week)

Location: Harwell

We're looking for amazing people to help us drive a digital revolution for the benefit of society.

About you

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can't tick every box. But we realise the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist. So, if you can do most of what we are looking for, go ahead and apply. You could be exactly what we need!

We're ideally looking for someone with:

  • Significant experience and knowledge in Linux server administration
  • Working experience and knowledge of data networks and communications
  • Experience designing secure networks, systems and application architectures

About the role

Are you an experienced security engineer looking for the next step in your career?

As our new security engineer, you will be part of the team that modernises and automates our new and existing systems and services.

Another interesting part of your role will be maintaining Jisc's internal infrastructure and systems, enabling the security of our own Janet network.

The Janet Network is the busiest National Research and Education Network (NREN) in Europe, carrying over 1.5 PBytes of information annually.

Please click here for the full job description.

About us

We want a world where people learn, discover and thrive through access to technology. No matter who they are or where they live. We're a social enterprise, so every penny we create is reinvested in our core purpose.

We're a place where people make a difference to our members, feel valued and have fun. Our values are our guiding principles. They are are pride, passion, pace, trust, and teamwork.

Why work at Jisc

We want to make sure our people have the flexibility they need to balance their personal lives and do well at work. So, we focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working including flexible hours and working from home.

We're always learning and developing. All our people have access to a huge variety of learning resources to help them achieve this.

Our benefits are great too:

  • We offer 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and 3 days Christmas closure)
  • We contribute a huge 19.5% to your 8.8% for your pension from day one
  • We provide discounts on IT equipment, a cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans
  • We also offer generous parental leave arrangements, career breaks and volunteer leave


This role will be based in Harwell.

Connecting with each other is a doddle, thanks to our technology, but getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can, so you may need to travel on occasion. Our main offices are in Bristol, Harwell, London and Manchester.

Other stuff you need to know

At Jisc we celebrate diversity and know that it's critical for our success. We work hard to make sure were inclusive. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you.

If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, let us know. We will be happy to help.

We review CV's as we receive them and interview as soon as we receive good applications. We don't use closing dates. So, please apply as soon as possible to avoiding missing out on this role.

For any queries, please email

No agencies please.

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