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Security Engineer - Security Platforms

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire



The Role - Security Engineer (Security Platforms)

Responsible for the platforms that help secure the organisation. This will include designing, implementing and operating enterprise security technology controls and platforms such as Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Endpoint Detection & Response, Anti-Virus (AV), Email Security Gateways and Cloud Access Service Brokers (CASB). With a focus on protecting and preventing threats, including malicious software and loss of sensitive and confidential data. This role includes managing and improving existing controls, researching new controls and techniques, and improving the overall security compliance through the use of automation, monitoring and alerting, integration with SIEM, and development of security standards, procedures, and playbooks.

Whilst specific responsibilities will be dependent upon the changing needs of the Tesco business, the following provides an overview of the role's key responsibilities and measures:

  • Follow our Business Code of Conduct always acting with integrity and due diligence
  • Represent the Technology Security team and assist other teams to investigate security incidents
  • Work closely and collaboratively with security, infrastructure and engineering teams
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues within the wider global Technology organisation and the business to establish effective and productive relationships
  • Involvement in and leading of security incidents which occur on Tesco systems
  • Drive improvements for use cases for the security operations team
  • Drive adoption of new tools and techniques being able to understand their value and impact
  • Keep technical skills up to date and keep track of new technologies, understanding how they might benefit the team
  • Share knowledge with the wider security community
  • Champion continuous improvement within the department

This role will best suit an individual who enjoys working as part of a team, is well organised, pragmatic and a lateral thinker with an inquisitive mind who is motivated to make change for the better and, most importantly, puts our customers first.

  Key Skills and Experience


You'll need to demonstrate experience of working with enterprise security platforms:

  • A good understanding of information and cyber security principles and best practices
  • A strong understanding of one or more of the following areas:
    • E-mail security standards (including SPF, DKIM, DMARC and PKI)
    • Data Loss Protection (DLP)
    • Anti-Virus (AV)
    • Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR)
    • Cloud Access Service Broker (CASB)
  • An understanding of Windows and Unix internals would be an advantage, but is not essential
  • Experience of working with O365 Exchange Online Protection, Forcepoint, Mimecast or similar security products would be an advantage, but is not essential
  • Experience of working with products such as Microsoft, Sophos and Symantec endpoint security would be an advantage, but is not essential
  • Ability and willingness to pick up new products and platforms quickly, transferring skills and best practices when needed
  • Flexibility to join an on call rota and work outside of normal business hours when occasionally required
  • One or more of the following certifications:
    • CompTIA Security+
    • SSCP
    • CISSP
    • Or equivalent security certification


  • Flexibility, ability to plan and organise, responsiveness, creativity, self-starter
  • Able to build solid working relationships with peers and senior leadership
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to all levels of seniority and disciplines within the organisation

Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.

Benefits Package

  • Colleague Discount Card (including a second card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco.
  • An annual bonus scheme where you could achieve up to 3.5% of eligible 2017/18 earnings.
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Share Schemes
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & - Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses
  • Sunday and Out of Hours premiums available

Posted 111 days ago

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