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Senior Cyber Security Engineer

Focus Resourcing
Closing date
15 May 2024

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Job Role
Cyber Security Consultant
Job Type

Due to growth our client is seeking an experienced Cyber Security Engineer for their team in Reading. For this exciting role we are seeking an engineer who has gained knowledge and experience in web application security, web application firewalls, vulnerability management and penetration testing. They are also looking for experience working with cloud hosting providers, managing application testing and working with system owners/developers to improve application security.

The Senior Cyber Security Engineer role will be challenged with researching and implementing the latest technologies in the industry. This environment is highly technical and collaborative. You will work closely with the Head of Cyber Security, and join other Senior Cyber Security Engineers, to implement effective security solutions and harden existing systems.

As a Senior Cyber Security Engineer, you will:

  • Carry out daily security engineering/ operation tasks under an ITIL framework
  • Using strong technical knowledge, continuously analyse and make recommendations to implement effective security controls, system hardening and security improvement projects with a particular focus in application/web hosting security.
  • Develop an understanding of the threats, risks, vulnerabilities and evolving attack vectors facing the business.
  • Assist with timely security incident investigation to recover service in complex cross–technology environments.
  • Work to defined SLAs & KPIs.
  • Represent Information Security as required at IT meetings.
  • Assist in the management of patching, vulnerability analysis and penetration testing to ensure recommendations are risk assessed and implemented in a timely manner.
  • Assist in group security training, reviewing the market for effective information security solutions, annual reviews of supplier's information security processes, client information and assist IT with Security Administration.

The person:

  • Security Engineering, Network security and/or SOC experience.
  • Experienced engineer with demonstrable detailed knowledge of security products, Web Application Firewalls, SASE, access control, SIEM, AV, email and web security gateways, firewalls, load–balancers, ACLs, TCP/IP, routing and switching.
  • Strong understanding of Security Infrastructure design, IT Security best practice and hardening standards
  • Strong understanding of common IT protocols, infrastructure and systems e.g. Networks, Domain management and virtualised infrastructure
  • Understanding of security operations and keen to learn
  • Strong communication skills and able to work collaboratively with IT and other stakeholders
  • Has, or is working towards, higher level qualifications in Information Security e.g. CISSP, SANS GCIA, Comptia Security+ and/or CCNA/CCNP or equivalent qualifications
  • Computer Science degree, or relevant experience. Knowledge of ISO27001, Cyber Essentials and AAF control frameworks would be highly desirable


  • Competitive salary
  • Participation in a Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days holiday
  • A set of core benefits including pension plan, life assurance, employee assistance programme, access to a qualified, practicing GP 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • A comprehensive range of voluntary and flexible benefits to suit you and your lifestyle including holiday trading, tech scheme, cycle to work scheme, dental cover, healthcare cash plan, critical illness cover, private medical cover for self and family, travel insurance and a broad range of discounts at hundreds of retailers.

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