IT Operations/Security Engineer

An opportunity to shape, deliver and secure the future systems and platforms for a world renowned British cybersecurity software business with robust security requirements.

PortSwigger role vacancy


Based in Cheshire in the United Kingdom, PortSwigger is a global leader in the cybersecurity sector. Our cutting-edge software is used by over 50,000 customers in 150 countries to help them secure their web applications. We go beyond just selling software. Our educational and research output is used by millions of people globally to learn about web security.

We first made our name with Burp Suite, the leading software for web penetration testing. We have since broadened our focus with the release of Burp Suite Enterprise Edition, which is aimed at software development teams and large organizations with extensive web assets to defend, and the Web Security Academy. Our software products include our customer-facing website, the Customer Success Platform.

We are a fun group of people from a diverse range of backgrounds, who pull together to produce amazing outcomes for our customers. We achieve this by continually investing in and supporting our people, giving them opportunities to flourish in our supportive and collaborative working environment.

Role details: IT Operations/Security Engineer

Timeframe: Permanent position.

Location: Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom.

We are minutes from the M6, and easily commutable from Manchester, Stockport, Wilmslow, Warrington, Chester, Crewe, Macclesfield, and Northwich.

Salary: We pay excellent salaries above the normal market level, and this is always determined based on your individual skills and contribution.

Holidays: 25 days plus public holidays.

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Benefits: Share options, 8% employer pension contribution.

Life assurance: 4x salary.

Income protection: full pay for first 6 months of incapacity followed by 75% of salary plus pension contribution.

Private medical insurance (Bupa).

Working hours: Core hours are 9am to 5pm, with flexibility to start any time between 8am and 9.30am.

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The business has a high bar for cybersecurity intended to protect the core intellectual property and integrity of our products and services whilst ensuring we are resilient to the impact of any events. We run modern technology stacks across all facets of our business and provide the underlying infrastructure and services to meet the demands of an agile and ever evolving business.

The majority IT infrastructure is hosted in the cloud with access managed by single sign-on (SSO) and multiple factor authentication (MFA). The on-premises infrastructure is strictly limited to provide end user devices, networking equipment, audio visual, and building management systems.

This role is an opportunity to join a team for someone who gains satisfaction from supporting team members, delivering operations and engineering projects to a high standard whilst having a keen eye for cyber security.

About you

You are a person who thrives on understanding technology that supports business objectives whilst delivering excellent frictionless service. You are likely a technology enthusiast and it is more than just a job with it being a true vacation for you. You have a genuine interest in enhancing businesses with technology and automation. You relish the opportunity to do more-with-less by driving productivity and scalability with end-to-end technological solutions. You have a passion for delivering systems which are not only performant but also resilient and secure.

Key responsibilities

Responsibilities will extend to all connected systems and services utilized by the business. On premises, this will include end user devices, networking, audio visual, building management systems, and building access control. In the cloud, this will include systems employed for software development, testing, staging, and production. In third-party cloud services, this will include collaboration (email, file storage etc.) and other productivity software.

Essential skills

Desirable knowledge and skills

Our current infrastructure employs Fortigate (Cloud and on-premises), FortiSwitch, FortiAP, FortiAnalyzer, FortiClient EMS. Direct experience of all these technologies would be beneficial but is not essential.

Experience of managing Mac working environments.

Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Familiarity with containerization principles and frameworks such as Docker, Kubernetes, etc.

Experience with monitoring and alerting tools such as PRTG, CloudWatch etc.

Experience with TeamCity, Nexus Repository and GitHub Enterprise Server.

ISO27001 controls and governance.

GDPR related controls and governance.

Be well rewarded

We firmly believe in paying people what they're worth to us, not just what we can get away with or what they could earn elsewhere. We pay excellent salaries above the normal market level, and this is always determined based on your individual skills and contribution. In addition to a generous base salary, we offer share options and a comprehensive benefits package.

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