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Senior Security Engineer, Identity & Access Management

Senior Security Engineer, Identity & Access Management

  • Location: UK Wide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00TR00058
  • Closing Date: 09 March 2021

It’s easy to misunderstand what Nationwide is like. Why? Because we’re not like a bank. We’re not like other financial services companies either. As an Identity & Access Management Security Engineer here, you’ll sit within a growing delivery team optimising user and member experience, working at the heart of our IT estate on our Financial Crime and Risk applications.

What you’ll be doing

You will engage with the development teams at the pre-commit stage by helping them provision the cloud infrastructure and development environment including DevSecOps tools selection and configuration in consultation with our cloud centre of excellence. You will help the teams carry out threat modelling, high level and detailed security designs working closely with Group Security and Enterprise Security Architecture. You'll continue the engagement in the commit and acceptance stages by assisting the development team with tools configuration, security controls implementation, fuzzing, internal penetration testing and automated tools’ alerts investigation and remediation. We will have regular security engineering forums, in which we consult with each other, looking at the problems from each of our specialties’ perspective. You will hopefully be our identity & access management security specialist.

About you

We’re looking for an Identity & Access Management Security Engineer with experience in designing for security and secure programming specialised in implementing identity and access management solutions – working as a security engineering subject matter expert across our variety of systems portfolio.

You should have demonstrable experience in…

  • Knowledge of Security tokens and their design
  • Authentication and authorisation protocols
  • Ability to write code in at least one programming language proficiently and being familiar with other programming languages strengths and weaknesses in regard to security
  • Full appreciation of Software Development Lifecycles and knowledge of Agile and DevSecOps
  • Full appreciation of authorisation models and techniques
  • Full appreciation of how identity and access management can be implemented in the Cloud
  • Design for security, threat modelling and application security methodologies and frameworks

You should have good general understanding of…

  • Cryptographic primitives and protocols and their applications and limitations
  • Secure protocol design
  • API gateway and Service Mesh and their security implications (i.e. APIGEE, ISTIO…)
  • Distributed systems security architectures (Microservices, containerisation, container orchestration systems [i.e. K8s], cloud application security concepts…)

The extras you’ll get

Our people’s success isn’t based on how long they spend at their desk. While you’ll have contracted hours, we want to offer a flexible environment where possible. That might be working from home, logging on from other offices across the UK, or working part time or compressed hours.

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 30 days holiday

Why work at Nationwide

We’re a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures. For over 130 years, we’ve supported each other and our communities, and we’ve done the right thing for wider society too.

If you come to work here at Nationwide, you’ll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.

What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So if you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute, then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button.  You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, and so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.

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