Cyber Security Engineer


Financial Conduct Authority

The Financial Conduct Authority is the conduct regulator for around 50,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK and the prudential supervisor for 48,000 firms

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Cyber Security Engineer

Salary: National ranging from £49,700 - £70,000 and London from £53,300 - £80,000 per annum

Would you like an opportunity to be at the forefront of our ambition to be a data and technology driven regulator of the future? 

The team/department

The Security Engineer sits within the Cyber Security product group and supports the platforms, applications and security systems that deliver enterprise security services to the organisation.

What you will be doing

  • Build, deploy and maintain a range of robust, fit-for-purpose and scaled enterprise security tools and services

  • Maintain and develop the tools, processes and procedures to meet the business needs, strategic objectives and team requirements

  • Develop and maintain the systems and procedures to protect the confidentiality of information within the organisation

  • Provide technical assistance and security SME knowledge to the wider team as part of the Security & Service Management activities including incident and problem management, risk management and mitigation

  • Support the Cyber security colleagues, Programmes & Projects with the design and implementation of new enterprise security products, services, policies, and procedures

  • Coaching and guiding the Digital Technology & Innovation (DTI) Product Groups and wider DTI Security community

What you will get from the role 

  • Access to a wide range of innovative cyber security tools and applications

  • Exposure to multiple cloud providers and security suites

  • Development opportunities across a multi-technology Cyber team

Our competitive flexible benefits scheme gives you the opportunity to create a personalised benefits package, tailored to suit your lifecycle. You can use this allowance to purchase additional benefits such as dental or cycle to work or you have the option top up your base salary by taking this as cash.  

Core benefits that you will receive as standard are 

  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays

  • Private healthcare with Bupa  

  • A non-contributory Pension of at least 8% of basic salary each month (there are several contribution levels that increase depending on your age – up to 12% a month once you reach age 35)

  • Life assurance of eight times your basic salary  

  • Income protection  

We support hybrid working which means you will be able to work from home up to 60% of the time over a month with the remainder of your time in one of our three office locations.  

The skills and experience you’ll have 


We are a signatory to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. This means that we will offer an interview to disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role.  

  • Proven experience of working in a security engineering role supporting Enterprise Security services, products, and architecture

  • Good understanding of the Security frameworks such as NIST, CIS

  • Deployment and maintenance of Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions such as Cyberark, Delinea etc

  • Deployment and support of Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) solutions such as Sailpoint, Saviynt etc  


  • Willing and able to obtain a SC Clearance

  • Manage incidents, problem investigations, undertaking patching & release management activities in addition to managing product risks & mitigation activities

  • Technical security knowledge and exposure to relevant technical architecture, environments, platforms, software industry and business practices

  • Good knowledge and demonstrable experience of Information Security principles, tools, processes, and procedures

  • Experience of coaching others to improve security knowledge and skills

About the FCA 

The FCA regulates the conduct of 50,000 firms in the UK to ensure our financial markets are honest, fair and competitive. We do this to make sure markets work well for individuals, businesses and the economy as a whole. For more information on what we do, our three-year strategy can be found here.  

The FCA's Values & Diversity

Our ambition is to cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences and similarities enable us to be a better organisation – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation, and delivers better regulation.

The FCA is committed to achieving greater diversity across all levels of the organisations. Given this, we particularly welcome applications from women, disabled and minority ethnic candidates for our Senior Associate role.

Flexible working 

We welcome applications from candidates who are looking for flexible arrangements. Many of our staff work flexibly including working part-time, staggered hours, and job shares. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want but we won’t judge you for asking.  


As part of the FCA’s on-going commitment to develop our national presence, most of our vacancies are now open to working in our Edinburgh, Leeds, or London offices.  This means that as part of the application process you will be able to select your preference of which office location you would like to work from.  This role will require time working at the Leeds office alongside team members when it is more practical and effective to do so, for example planning sessions, workshops. This might average at 1 day per month.

Useful information

Applications for this role close at midnight on 21st June 2024

This role is graded as Senior Associate – Regulatory


Got a question?  

If you are interested learning more about the role, please contact the following: 

For internal applicants, please contact Michael Wood at 

For external applicants, please contact Asha Gladis on 

What to expect from our assessment and selection process

The assessment process consists of a virtual screening conversation and if successful a competency and technical based interview.

Application support

We want to remove any possible barriers and are committed to providing a wide range of reasonable adjustments so that you can keep the focus on your conversations and be at your best.  

If you have an accessibility requirement, disability, or condition that means you might require changes to the recruitment process, please contact your recruiter to discuss this further. Our aim is to make your application as easy and comfortable as possible, and your recruiter will be happy to work with you to make any necessary arrangements where possible. 

We’re a signatory to the Disability Confident scheme. This means that we will offer an interview to disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. A minimum criterion needs to be measurable when reviewing a candidate’s CV. Exceptions may apply if due to the volume of applications, we are not able to interview all eligible candidates who qualify under the scheme.

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