Security Engineer - IoTMethods

London, England, United Kingdom 08-07-2023


Methods is a £100M+ IT Services Consultancy who has partnered with a range of central government departments and agencies to transform the way the public sector operates in the UK. Established over 30 years ago and UK-based, we apply our skills in transformation, delivery, and collaboration from across the Methods Group, to create end-to-end business and technical solutions that are people-centred, safe, and designed for the future.

Our human touch sets us apart from other consultancies, system integrators and software houses - with people, technology, and data at the heart of who we are, we believe in creating value and sustainability through everything we do for our clients, staff, communities, and the planet.

We support our clients in the success of their projects while working collaboratively to share skill sets and solve problems. At Methods we have fun while working hard; we are not afraid of making mistakes and learning from them.

Predominantly focused on the public-sector, Methods is now building a significant private sector client portfolio.

Methods was acquired by the Alten Group in early 2022.


  • Creating and implementing security protocols to ensure the security of IoT devices and applications.
  • Developing and testing software to detect and prevent security breaches.
  • Reviewing code and conducting risk assessments to identify vulnerabilities.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure security and compliance are implemented throughout the development life cycle.
  • Conducting security training and awareness programs to increase security awareness among employees.
  • Identifying and managing threats and breaches to security infrastructure.
  • Conducting penetration testing of IoT devices and applications to test security measures.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Proven experience in security engineering, IoT security, and risk assessment.
  • Familiarity with software development life cycle (SDLC) processes and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of authentication mechanisms, encryption technologies, and security protocols such as IPSec, SSL, and SSH.
  • Experience in developing and testing software using Python, C++, and Java.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate technical ideas and issues to both technical and non-technical audiences.


This role will require you to have or be willing to go through Security Clearance. As part of the onboarding process candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard; details of the evidence required to apply may be found on the government website Gov.UK. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed, or rejected. Details of this will be discussed with you at interview.


Methods is passionate about its people; we want our colleagues to develop the things they are good at and enjoy.

By joining us you can expect:

  • Autonomy to develop and grow your skills and experience
  • Be part of exciting project work that is making a difference in society
  • Strong, inspiring, and thought-provoking leadership
  • A supportive and collaborative environment

As well as this we offer:

Development – access to LinkedIn Learning, a management development programme, and training

Wellness – 24/7 confidential employee assistance programme

Flexible Working – including home working and part time

Social – office parties, breakfast Tuesdays, monthly pizza Thursdays, Thirsty Thursdays, and commitment to charitable causes

Time Off – 25 days of annual leave a year, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy 5 extra days each year

Volunteering – 2 paid days per year to volunteer in our local communities or within a charity organisation

Pension – Salary Exchange Scheme with 4% employer contribution and 5% employee contribution

Discretionary Company Bonus – based on company and individual performance

Life Assurance – of 4 times base salary

Private Medical Insurance – which is non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)

Worldwide Travel Insurance – which is non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)

Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay

Travel – season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme

For a full list of benefits please visit our website (


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