Purple Team Cybersecurity Engineer

Europe, United Kingdom, London
Job ID: 1799

Job Description

Our client, a New York city headquartered trading firm, is looking for a passionate Cybersecurity Engineer (Purple Team) to join their London Cybersecurity team to help bolster their defences and protect the company’s people, data, and infrastructure from the wilds of the internet.

Role Responsibilities:

As a Cybersecurity Purple-Minded Offensive Engineer, you will work with a range of internal teams to identify security issues and security-control deficiencies. But unlike strictly offensive roles, this role requires you to help craft solutions to the problems you find. You’ll do that by helping teams understand the nature of the security issues, discussing trade-offs for various solutions, and helping implement detection-based mitigations when appropriate.

This is both a technical and a people-facing role. Expect to help uncover potential issues in new and existing solutions—at times you may be able to rely on your technical background to do this, but you should also be comfortable discovering issues by talking to someone who understands a system but not what a malicious actor might be capable of doing.

You’ll help identify areas for improvement in training employees across the firm, and be comfortable delivering it formally and informally, so it’s important that you’re able to communicate clearly with both technical and non-technical folks.

Technical Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • Strong offensive security background; you should be able to sniff out underlying security issues and help teams reach practical and effective solutions
  • Understand what a “secure” solution looks like, and can help build and implement one from the ground up
  • Equally comfortable breaking down complex problems and processes on a whiteboard, and taking a hands-on approach to problem-solving and troubleshooting
  • An excellent communicator who thrives on talking to people and building relationships; a collaborative mindset is a must
  • A strong Linux background—you know your way around a terminal and are confident in your scripting ability
  • Comfortable taking accountability and able to document your decision-making rationale
  • Proficiency in any programming language is a plus

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