19 Jun 2017

Full-Time Senior Security Engineer

Directline Group – Posted by AdminOrpington, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Senior Security Engineer

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress your career within the Security Operations team at Direct Line Group, a market leading Insurer based in Bromley.

The Senior Security Engineer is a member of the Security Engineering & Operations team and reports to the Head of Security Engineering & Operations. The purpose of this role is to provide technical and functional leadership to the Security Engineering team , overseeing the delivery of team responsibilities and working with third party suppliers to ensure security services are delivered to a high standard.

IT Security Operations

• Responsible for managing all aspects of the security engineering team, ensuring staffing levels, responsibilities and the development needs of staff are identified and planned.

• Ensure that security engineering team appropriately represented and participates in service introduction activities, validating that new DLG services meet all operational security requirements

• Responsible for ensuring that security engineering maintain high levels of technical oversight of all security tools and infrastructure services in use throughout the DLG estate.

• Working with third parties to continually improve and mature the services delivered to DLG, and engineering recommendations are incorporated into technical delivery roadmaps.

• Overseeing the vulnerability management service, ensuring that each stage of the lifecycle runs effectively and management information is delivered to all key stakeholders.

• Responsible for the availability and stability of all internal DLG security tools or infrastructure.

• Delivery of a robust firewall access request process that operates within agreed lead times and meets the needs of the business.

• Development and maintenance of key performance indicators that provide a view over the effectiveness of the security engineering function and status of technical security controls.

• Providing weekly and monthly reporting of the status of security engineering across the DLG estate, highlighting risk areas and working to develop remediation plans as required.

• Maintaining up-to-date detailed knowledge of information security including security solutions, security processes and new attacks and threat vectors.

• Collaborating with the Security Architecture team to report appropriate operational issues that may be resolved at an architecture level.

• Working with the Threat Intelligence team to identify opportunities for security controls optimisation in line with threats affecting technology services.


  • Undergraduate degree (preferably 2:1 or higher) in a relevant field (e.g. Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Security) or in a STEM major (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) is strongly preferred and a Master’s degree in relevant field is desired.
  • Security certifications such as CISM, CISSP, M.Inst.ISP, CISA by a recognised professional body are required.
  • Security certifications such as SANS Enterprise Defender (SEC501), EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) by a recognised professional body are strongly preferred.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts – a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation’s best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Closing date – Undisclosed

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Job Categories: Engineering and sECURITY. Job Types: Full-Time and Permanent. Job Tags: Directline Group, diversity, equality, full time, inclusion, London - Bromley, permanent, and senior security engineer. Salary: Competitive.

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