Security Design Specialist

Information Security London, United Kingdom


The Company

G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology company. We have a deep interest in ground-breaking scientific research and cutting-edge technology. We offer a dynamic, flexible and highly stimulating environment where good ideas are prized and rewarded. Our working culture is positive and informal with no dress code.

The Role

As a Senior Security Design Specialist you will operate within a dedicated, highly visible team of subject matter experts, providing security consultancy and risk-based design services across G-Research and its suppliers.

You will be mandated with threat modelling and ensuring controls and compliance requirements are assessed against all change initiatives, projects and business-as-usual operations impacting our trading system, products, technology innovations and services. What is more, as a senior team member you will be responsible for supporting IT security risk management service delivery.

Other tasks will include:
  • Assess the security of in-house and third party applications, services and infrastructure.
  • Make technical security recommendations to improve the security of new or existing applications, services and infrastructure.
  • Identify key points that will require auditing to ensure future compliance with internal policy/standards or are indicators of compromise.
  • Define security operation templates to ensure that the security of applications, services and infrastructure are managed in line with principals agreed during the initial assessment.
  • Assist developers and systems administrators in designing and evaluating secure solutions.
  • Create and document security standards and procedures.
  • Continue to develop a framework to allow an agile and consistent approach to security assessment and design.
The Individual

Due to the senior nature of the role it is essential that you have proven experience operating in time critical, complex and technical or information security environments. You should also understand intricate software and system interactions as well as deployments within secure organisations.

Other desired skills are:

  • Experience of threat modelling applications, services and infrastructure.
  • Practical experience implementing/assessing risk against company standards.
  • Practical experience reviewing engineering designs and enhancing security solutions against company standards.
  • Experience of delivering secure designs or security architecture of large projects.
  • Knowledge and a demonstrable passion for information & technical security and its technologies.
  • Strong and relevant academic qualifications
  • Highly effective communication and analytical skills.

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 vibrant West End close by, you are in walking distance of many top London attractions, theatres and shopping districts.


Why should you apply?

  • Market-leading compensation plus annual discretionary bonus
  • Top private healthcare
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • Pension Scheme