Senior Threat & Vulnerability Engineer

Date: 12-Jan-2022

Location: GB, EC1A 1AA

Company: Royal Mail Group

Job reference number 233916


Senior Threat & Vulnerability Engineer


Full time


Home based with one day per week in Chesterfield

Job title – Senior Threat & Vulnerability Engineer

We’re passionate about harnessing technology to deliver the best possible results for customers. The business is in an exciting period of transformation and here, within security, we are influencing and helping drive that change as new services and ways of working are defined and delivered. 

With a proud history of serving the UK, Royal Mail has been able to thrive by continuously adapting and adopting advanced technology and, with over 30 million customer touch points per day, 25,000 end user computers, 70,000 PDA’s supported by both on premise and Cloud platforms - we operate at scale. At Royal Mail Security, we have a leading role in taking the next steps. Our customer and workplace vision for the future is ‘Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device’ and security are a key enabler to accelerating that change and providing safe and secure services – this is the future for our workplace and not just a pandemic response.


With so much growth in parcels and e-commerce and the technology used to deliver our services, we need talented, change focussed people, like you, to help us get there. We know how to support business and communities - and we need to be agile to enable the business to achieve our goals. We’re focusing on investing in the security, technology, processes and people that are going to help us achieve great things together. By joining the RMG Security team, you will be driving meaningful change, pushing forward our transformation as an agile and customer focused team. We face new challenges every day. But we overcome them together, which brings incredible satisfaction and reward as we deliver more innovation, products and essential services for the UK and our customers.

Job Purpose

RMG Cyber Security Operations primary functions are to protect information assets and detect, analyse and respond to security information and events. In support of these objectives, RMG Cyber Security Operations are looking to augment their existing team through the addition of a Senior Threat and Vulnerability Engineer whose primary functions will be to:

  • Lead and oversee the maintenance and development of key security technologies that provide protective, detective, and analytical capabilities across RMG’s technology estate.
  • Provide senior Information security technical SME expertise to ensure successful delivery and information security project workstreams into the BAU Cyber Security Operations function.


In this role, your key accountabilities will be:


  • Cyber Security Operations. Working under the direction and guidance of the Security Platforms Engineering lead and following the Security Engineering strategy, maintain and develop key security technologies within the RMG estate to ensure that the Cyber Security Operations team have optimized, accurate access to the required toolsets and information.
  • Technology. Working closely with Security engineering, security architects and technology operations teams to ensure the correct operation, and optimal configuration of supporting security technologies.
  • Value. Lead technical teams to enable and develop appropriate levels of protection and logging from new and existing security technologies, maximizing their value to the Cyber Security Operations team. 
  • Reporting. Deliver and present appropriate KPI, KRI and other requisite reporting to Cyber Security leadership and act as an SME for projects and initiatives relevant to the role.
  • Stakeholder Management. Work closely with RMG technology teams, providing guidance and direction to ensure the correct placement, maintenance and support of security technologies relevant to the role. Build professional relationships to ensure cooperation between stakeholders and Cyber Security Operations. 
  • Supplier Management. Lead and direct third-party suppliers to ensure that delivery, maintenance and support of security technologies is provided effectively and within project timescales and service level agreements.


Qualifications and experience required:


  • Extensive experience in a similar role within a large, complex and technologically diverse organisation.
  • Experience of deploying, maintaining and configuring a wide range of security technologies with a large and complex environment
  • Must have in depth technical knowledge of security technologies including but not limited to:  
    • SIEM solutions
    • DLP Solutions
    • Firewall Solutions
    • Cloud Security Centres
    • Firewalls
    • IPS
    • CTI solutions
    • Vulnerability Scanners


Advantageous Qualifications:


  • Computer Science or Cyber Security Degree or Equivalent.
  • Technical and professional qualifications relevant to security technologies.



We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values and we’re proud to be recognised in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020 for a 7th consecutive year. We welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 
We are happy to support flexible working and would welcome having a conversation with you about how we could support your needs.
We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values.  We welcome applications from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.



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