Lead Incident Response Development Engineer

United Kingdom, Guildford
07 Sep 2019
15 Nov 2019
Job Type
Please note that my client cannot offer sponsorship for this position.

Your new company
My client are one of the the world's largest video game publishers and it is probably safe to say that you would be familiar with many of their titles! You might not be aware of how committed they are to creating games for every platform - from social to mobile to console - to give their consumers the ability to access anywhere they demand. This all means more opportunities - which means more opportunities to unleash your creative genius!

Your new role
An Incident Response Development Engineer is a pivotal role in my client's ability to respond to cyber threats - both sophisticated and broad-based. The objectives of the role includes, but are not limited to:
  • Developing tactical and strategic custom security analytics and incident response tools (e.g. custom file analyser(s), custom protocol decoders, network detection content, rules and signatures, etc) for the Corporate and Network environments.
  • Development & customising current technologies (e.g. their incident tracking & management platforms, building and managing new industry-provided tools/platforms, etc).
  • Supporting the Threat Intelligence Unit to develop advanced detection, aligned to adversarial tactics, techniques and procedures.
  • Big data analytics and machine learning - projects to look for unknown internal and external threats
  • Machine Learning - leveraging ML to spot malicious internal and external activity

The successful candidate will develop new tools and scripts to support intrusions analysis, malware reverse engineering and incident response. They will have an opportunity to developer their cyber security related skills and become proficient on the basis that they are able to meet all of their IT development requirements. They are always looking for cross-fertilisation and the ability to have all-hands on deck during serious incidents/attacks.

What you'll need to succeed

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Industry experience in a large, mission-critical environment
  • Strong programming and scripting skills (Python, SQL, familiarity with NoSQL databases, solid understanding of Linux OS)
  • Specific Node.js, JavaScript backend experience
  • Understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals, network protocols, system administration and network architectures.
  • Problem solving to learn new technical and non-technical analysis techniques to overcome problems.
  • Ability to self-learn and maintain a strong proficiency in technical tools, countermeasures and techniques
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to understand complex problems while formally presenting them simplistically
  • Ability to work independently and in a cross functional team
  • Must be willing to travel to other company locations as necessary to support development work relating to security incidents and intrusions work.
  • Additional experience with C and/or C++ is also desirable

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive salary of up to £70k
  • 20-25% Bonus
  • Stock $15-20k per year for the first 3 years

What you need to do now
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