Catalyst Recruitment - People + Progress

SecOps Engineer

£41,000 / Newcastle upon Tyne / Jun 13, 2024

SecOps Engineer


Our client is a highly profitable and ambitious financial service business that has grown from scratch to c.£400m annual sales and over 600 head office staff, servicing over £30bn of assets under management and 20% of the UK financial adviser marker in approx. 17 years since inception. Its cutting-edge Technology function and people have grown and progressed with the company, now a team of c.50 developing robust and secure applications used internally and by its B2B and B2C customers throughout the UK. The company is on the next stage of its phenomenal journey and we’re now looking to help further strengthen the SecOps team, by appointing a first-rate SecOps Engineer.


Reporting to the Information and Cyber Manager, you will play a key team role in ensuring the organisation and its technology infrastructure remain secure. Your key responsibilities as SecOps Engineer will include:


·       Designing, building and implementing new security policy, controls, processes and tools

·       Assist with support of existing systems and/or business requests

·       Evaluation, testing and use of security technologies and tools

·       Performing security account administration and evaluate system security plan documentation.

·       Mentoring and coaching colleagues

·       Identify security issues and risks and developing mitigation plans

·       Developing and ensuring secure coding guidelines and best practices


As SecOps Engineer you’ll offer:


·       Previous experience in a similar SecOps Engineer or security-oriented 2nd or 3rd Line Support role

·       Proficiency with Azure

·       Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines and integrating security tooling

·       Continuous improvement focus

·       Sound professionalism with incident response

·       Initiative, adaptability and strong problem-solving skills

Rewards and Benefits:


  • Salary £25,000 to £35,000 + bonus (£6k) + pension + benefits
  • To secure maximum pay/rewards, you must possess all outlined experience, skills, knowledge and qualifications
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Hybrid working (2 office days per week)
  • Free parking
  • Hours 8.30am – 5.30pm, hol. 22 days + stats, increasing with service


Please note: High levels of interest mean we will only contact you if your application is shortlisted and this will happen within five working days. You must also be eligible to work in the UK.


SecOps Engineer, Newcastle upon Tyne

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