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Security Engineer

Posted: 25 May 2022 Closes: 8 Jun 2022
London Up to GBP50000 per annum
Permanent & Full-time R-000291_1653494484

At Wellcome we believe great ideas can change the world and improve health for everyone. We help great ideas to thrive by supporting scientists and researchers, taking on big problems, fueling imaginations and sparking debate.

We are looking for a Security Engineer. You will be a vital part of Wellcome, contributing to the ongoing enhancement of its information security function, implementing security controls and responding to security events. You will be implementing key security processes and working with Wellcome's third-party security service providers, as well as working with the rest of the Information Security team to ensure that good security practices are applied throughout the organization.

Key objectives:

  • Support and implement organisation-wide information system security controls (e.g. processes, procedures, tools and techniques) relating to the management of user access and identity, and security monitoring and threat detection.

  • Provide practical, pragmatic guidance on ways to ensure that Wellcome is kept secure.

  • Complete governance activities related to Information security (e.g. User Access Recertification processes)

  • Facilitate the integration of supported systems / applications into existing security controls

  • Monitor and optimize the effectiveness of automated processes for security controls, such as user account management

  • Support technical investigations into security breaches, events and threats and engage with relevant authorities and stakeholders during the life of the incident.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the implementation of countermeasures to threats to confidentiality, integrity, availability and relevant compliance.

  • Understand and implement mechanisms that predict emerging threats and flaws in technology and digital systems and services.

  • Participate in continuous reviews of identity management and security operations controls and risks and ensure corrective action is taken as required.

  • Implement processes to comply with any relevant statutory, internal, or external regulations, standards, and codes of good practice.

  • Support the information security strategy and help to ensure that it achieves the objectives that have been set.

Skills and Experience:


  • Previous IT security experience

  • Proven experience in implementation of information security projects in complex and dynamic environments

  • Risk Management experience

  • Legislation and regulatory compliance, e.g. ISO 270001

  • Influence, Persuasion and Personal Impact

  • Ability to articulate information security issues clearly and concisely without causing alarm

  • Ability to remain calm and composed in adverse circumstances

  • Degree or equivalent security qualifications


  • Commercial Orientation

  • Cyber Essentials

If you are interested in the role, please make sure when submitting your application, you attach your CV and complete the questionnaire form

Salary: £50,000 plus our attractive Benefits

Contract Type: Permanent

Advert closing date: 8th May 2022

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please contact us at .

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