Security Specialist

Engineering London, United Kingdom


The Company

G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology company. We use scientific techniques, big data and world-class technology to predict future movements in financial markets, and develop the platform to deploy these ideas globally.

The Role

Security of in-house software development is central to the business' goals. Software at G-Research is developed primarily in C#. Reporting into the Secure Architecture Team Manager, the key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Applying advanced security techniques in team software, shared libraries and controls:
    • shared security components for use by our developers
    • high assurance software (e.g. for cryptographic key management)
    • bespoke security tools/controls for use by the InfoSec division
  • Contributing to the company vision for security architecture
  • Assisting with team outreach regarding secure development lifecycle
  • Maturing software engineering & quality practices within Information Security
  • Working closely with other developer teams to ensure security best practice

Forthcoming challenges for the team include developing (or integrating) solutions for code integrity, endpoint authentication, application armouring, data tagging & information flow control, and process sandboxing. The security specialist would be expected to become the SME on the security solution and spearhead the team's work to apply/integrate it.

The Individual

The candidate must be a seasoned security expert with both specialist skills and a breadth of general security knowledge. The candidate should have experience in defensive security software development, producing vendor products, in-house defences or in research. They should be enthusiastic and have a genuine interest in both the attack and defence sides of application security. 
Commercial or personal experience is required in security & cryptography topics that demonstrate security skills. Examples are:

  • Authentication technology
  • Transaction systems integrity
  • Reverse-engineering resistance / obfuscation
  • Securing distributed systems
  • Open source development security
  • Crypto libraries (e.g. openSSL, bouncycastle)
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Kerberos / Active Directory security
  • Malware analysis
  • Cryptocurrency

The candidate should have an appreciation of good software architecture and knowledge of platform internals: compilers, language VMs, operating systems, assembly code.

The Location

Based in the heart of Central London, we are served by 5 stations and 6 tube lines, with the closest station Goodge Street within seconds of the office. With the vibrant West End close by, you are in walking distance of many top London attractions, theatres and shopping districts.


Highly Competitive + Bonus