Cyber Security Engineer

Salary up to £50,000 per annum
Discipline Digital Technology

We’re looking for a Cyber Security Engineer to join our team responsible for implementing, managing and enhancing the technology underpinning N Brown’s cyber security services.

You will have solid working knowledge and experience within the field of Information Security Systems, both in and out of cloud environments with strong experience and knowledge of AWS.

We are looking for a person that has been actively, designing, building and maintaining tools such as web application firewalls, intrusion detection technologies, vulnerability scanners and SIEM’s.

The position also requires experience and knowledge of software development practices, code control and CI/CD pipelines in a DevOps type environment, creating and maintaining code.

We are looking for an established engineer that is pragmatic, with a good understanding of the risks to the business and practical ways to mitigate them, someone who can make the most of the tools available and solve problems creatively, and who keeps the needs of our internal customers at the forefront of everything they do.

What will you do as a Cyber Security Engineer at N Brown?

  • Develop and maintain self-service security tools for N Brown's engineering teams.
  • Operate within a DevOps style environment for CI/CD.
  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiency in security processes through automation, programmatically.
  • Onboard and integrate AWS native security tools to enable detection and response to incidents, vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, etc in our AWS environments.
  • Developing self-service security tools for N Brown's engineering teams.
  • Work with other operational departments to ensure that our cyber controls remain effective, fit-for-purpose and are performing optimally.
  • Design, engineer and implement new security tooling.
  • Maintain current security platforms and ensure they are operating effectively.
  • Support the wider Security team improve their efficiency through automation, and support incident response efforts when required.

What skills and experience will you have? 

  • A proficient problem-solver that can work autonomously
  • Knowledge of monitoring cloud environments using cloud native tooling.
  • Experience in software development, pipelines and automated deployments.
  • An understanding of relevant security threats and controls to protect against them.
  • Experience responding to incidents across corporate and customer-facing web applications, identifying potential threats and mitigating/escalating as required would be beneficial.
  • Experience with SIEM Platforms (ideally Splunk), including working with logs and creating correlation searches and dashboards is a plus.
  • Experience of working within PCI DSS, or other compliance frameworks.

Software and Technology 

  • Coding languages (Python, Terraform)
  • Build pipeline tools (Gitlab)
  • IaaS (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • SIEM (ideally Splunk)
  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools such as MS Defender APT.
  • Network and Host Intrusion Detection/Prevention tools
  • Web Application Firewalls (ideally Akamai)
  • Vulnerability scanning tools (ideally Rapid7)

N Brown – who we are and why work for us? 

At N Brown, we’re committed to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment that values equality for all. Our vision is that by ‘championing inclusion, we’ll become the most loved and trusted fashion retailer’. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are, therefore, at the heart of our culture.

We’re a forward-thinking digital retailer with a financial services proposition to be proud of. We’re customer-obsessed, serving them through three core brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, and Jacamo. We’re experienced, with over 160 years of trading under our belt. We’re inclusive, as we believe in fashion without boundaries; and we’re sustainable, striving to make as little impact on the planet as possible.

What’s in it for you? 

  • Hybrid working  
  • 24 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 days
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
  • Access to Apricity, a self-funding IVF benefit at a reduced rate
  • Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution
  • Mental Health support both internally and externally, including access to our wellbeing champions and counselling services
  • A range of financial wellbeing support
  • Colleague discount across all N Brown brands
  • Onsite café with subsidised rates and local restaurant discounts!
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
  • Paid volunteer time – all our colleagues can take a full day paid to volunteer for a charity of their choice

Ways of Working 

We offer hybrid working which varies across the business depending on the role you’re in. For this role, the expectation would be 1 day per week. Our Head Office is located in the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre. So if you are travelling by train, tram or bus we’re perfectly located, plus we’re surrounded by cool cafes, trendy bars and the best places to eat!

Our working hours are 36.17 per week and our core working hours are between 10am - 4pm. Given we don’t have strict working hours you can find the working pattern that’s right for you.

Our promise to you: 

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

What happens when you apply to a role at N Brown? 

As soon as we receive your application, we’ll send you an email to let you know. We always aim to come back to you as soon as possible with an update and we really appreciate you taking the time to apply for a role with us. Good luck!