Security Engineer

London, England, United Kingdom

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate
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Starling engineers love building things, creating new stuff, learning new technologies and working with others across all areas of the business to bring brilliant products and features to life. Hear from our engineers in our latest blogs or our case studies with Women in Tech.


Our infrastructure spans across AWS, Google Cloud and our physical data centres to support our internal operations. You will work within the Security Engineering team to engineer and support the technical mechanisms that ensure that the bank's systems and data remain secure at all times.


Overview of the role:

  • Designing, building and maintaining internal security tools, controls and services;
  • Automating security processes and procedures;
  • Investigation, triage and management of security incidents as part of the Security Incident Response Team;
  • Evaluation, selection and implementation of security products and services;
  • Technical security review and analysis of proposed solutions to identify and define appropriate security controls and their configuration;
  • Contribution to Starling Security Architecture Design Decision Documentation; and
  • Identifying current and emerging technology issues including security trends, vulnerabilities and threats.

Requirements

We’re open-minded when it comes to hiring and we care more about aptitude and attitude than specific experience or qualifications. Below is an overview of experience that would be helpful:


  • Knowledge of public IaaS technologies, in particular AWS and GCP
  • Experience of working in a DevOps, SRE, Security Engineering and/or software development role
  • A Working knowledge of applied cryptographic techniques
  • Experience in programming in Python, Node.js and/or Java or Golang
  • Good networking and associated protocol knowledge
  • Experience of selecting, implementing, and maintaining security products and services
  • A practical understanding of logical and (Linux) operating system security controls
  • A genuine enthusiasm for identifying security problems and building solutions to them


Our process:

Interviewing is a two way process and we want you to have the time and opportunity to get to know us, as much as we are getting to know you! Our interviews are conversational and we want to get the best from you, so come with questions and be curious. In general you can expect the following:

  • Initial phone call - ~30 minutes
  • Take home technical test to be discussed in the face to face - ~3 hours
  • Technical face to face - ~1.5 hours
  • Final Interview (normally done on the same day as the face to face) - ~40 minutes

Benefits

Starling technology works in a hybrid pattern both from home and one of our three offices. We’re open to applications from across the UK including fully remote, if you’re hybrid our preference is that you’re located within a commutable distance to either our London, Southampton or Cardiff office, so that we’re able to see each other and collaborate in person too.


Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday (plus public holidays)
  • An extra day’s holiday for your birthday, taken a week on either side of the day
  • 16 hours paid volunteering time a year
  • Part-time and/or flexible hours available for most roles
  • Hybrid/remote working
  • Private Medical Insurance with VitalityHealth including mental health support and cancer care. Partner benefits include discounts with Waitrose, Mr&Mrs Smith and Peloton
  • Generous family-friendly policies
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Varied social groups set up and run by our employees
  • Perkbox membership giving access to retail discounts, a cashback scheme, a wellness platform for physical and mental health, a birthday box and weekly free coffee
  • Access to ‘salary sacrifice’ benefits such as Cycle to Work scheme

Full details are available on our careers site


About Us:

Starling is a leading digital bank on a mission to disrupt the banking industry.

Since our launch in 2014, we've surpassed 2 million accounts, including over 350,000 business accounts. Our total deposits, meanwhile, have topped £5 billion and we have lent over £2bn over the same period. We're a fully licensed UK bank, and we have the culture and spirit of a fast-moving, disruptive technology company. We've won the Best British Bank award four years running, and now employ over 1500 people across our London, Southampton, Cardiff & Dublin offices.

Starling Bank is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud of our ongoing efforts to foster diversity & inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Starling Bank are considered without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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