Senior Security Engineer, Financial Services, London, City

Senior Security Engineer, Financial Services, London, City

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Cyber Security & IT Risk

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  • Salary:

    £80000 - £85000 per annum + Excellent Banking Benefits

  • Contact:

    Andrew Nitek

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North Starr are seeking a strong Technical Security Engineer for their global financial services client in London. Super opportunity to work in a newly created position, with an international focus. There will be both strong technical and business facing in this role.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • The analyst performs monitoring, research, assessment and analysis on Intrusion Detection and Prevention tools as well as Anomaly Detection systems, Firewalls, Antivirus systems and proxies.
  • Follow pre-defined actions to handle BAU and High severity issues including escalating to other support groups Execute daily adhoc tasks or lead small/medium projects as needed.
  • Respond to tier 3 SOC tickets and manage security incidents.
  • Create and maintain operational reports for Key Performance Indicators and weekly and Monthly Metrics
  • Perform initial risk assessment on new threats and vulnerabilities, perform assessment phase of Vulnerability and Threat Management process
  • Perform assessment as well as troubleshooting and help isolate issues with IDS/IPS sensors, Antivirus servers, Vulnerability scanners.
  • Support other teams on dealing with security incidents
  • Perform forensics activities within Incident Response process.


  • 5+ years working in the information security field.
  • 2+ years working in security operations.
  • 2+ years working in finance area is an advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of Intrusion Detection (deep TCP/IP knowledge, and Cyber security), various operating systems (Windows/UNIX), and web technologies (focusing on Internet security)
  • Ability to read and understand packet level data Intrusion detection and prevention and Network Security Products (IDS/IPS, firewalls, etc) Host Security Products (HIPS, AV, scanners, etc)
  • Exposure on Threat Modeling, Vulnerability assessment or forensic analysis fields are an advantage.
  • Certifications from GIAC, (ISC)² are preferred [CISSP, SSCP, GCIA,GPEN ]

Please send your CV for this highly exciting role ASAP.