Security EngineerOctopus Energy

London, UK 02-05-2023
Kraken is the technology behind Octopus Energy. 

As a Security Engineer you’ll form part of a small but growing security team with a wide range of active and planned projects across the entire Octopus Energy Group.

You’ll work with all parts of the Group to improve our security posture. This will include observing our security certification controls, ensuring new infrastructure meets appropriate security standards, being hands-on with security tooling, and generally working with the security team to offer guidance, define strategy and provide oversight on all InfoSec matters.

This is a varied role in a new team. You’lll have the opportunity to get involved in other security-related projects and initiatives as needed. We encourage you to take on new challenges and projects that align with your skills and to collaborate with other teams to drive improvements in security across our entire organisation

What you'll do

    • Build and maintain security tooling and infrastructure to improve our overall security posture
    • Monitor and respond to security incidents 
    • Work with the wider Platform and application teams to ensure that our infrastructure, systems, and applications are secure
    • Develop secure coding practices and provide guidance to development teams on application security best practices
    • Keep up to date with the latest security trends and technologies related to application security, and evaluate their potential impact on our systems and data
    • Develop and maintain security documentation related to application security, including policies, procedures, and guidelines

What you'll need

    • Good experience in at least some of the areas mentioned above (we’re not expecting any candidate to be an expert in all areas)
    • Excellent information security and technology background
    • Strong understanding of web application security concepts, including OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities, secure coding practices, and application security testing tools
    • Experience with security tools and technologies, such as web application firewalls (WAFs), static and dynamic application security testing (SAST/DAST) tools, and vulnerability scanners
    • Good AWS experience and familiarity with various AWS security services
    • Knowledge of industry and regulatory security standards, such as ISO 27001, SOC2, and GDPR
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and mitigate security risks
    • Prior experience in software development, demonstrating a strong foundation in programming principles and an understanding of secure coding practices

What will help

    • Security certifications (any of the famous abbreviations) 
    • Certifications from cloud providers’ certification paths
    • Security qualifications (e.g. apprenticeships or degrees)
    • Experience with preparing high quality documentation
    • Experience using logging tools (whether this was a SIEM system or not) to generate alerts and reports
    • Knowledge of the MITRE ATT&CK framework

What you'll love about us

    • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
    • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people 
    • Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee Benefits

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.


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