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Security Engineer

Leading Quant-Driven Market-Maker


Posted 4 Wks Ago


Fantastic opportunity to join a leading algorithmic trading firm as a hands-on, technical Security Engineer. Specialists within electronic market-making in FX, equity, fixed income and commodity markets, they have one of the best names in the industry and attract the best talent.

The Information Security team is accountable for all aspects of the firm’s security, both physical and IT. In this role, your main focus will be ensuring users and developers are always working in the safest operating environment. To do this, you’ll collaborate with software engineers to proactively identify security flaws and architect technical solutions. You’ll also be tasked with anticipating incidents and protecting against attackers, improving detection capabilities and designing defence controls.

The successful candidate will be expected to work across a broad range of security roles and projects, including compliance-related tasks and the analysis of third-party software and services.


  • 3-5 years’ experience in Information Security, with track record of successful large-scale security design & deployments (instead of reliance on vendor products)
  • Good knowledge of academic Computer Science including system level programming
  • Programming experience in at least one statically typed language (they use Golang; scripting is in Python)
  • Deep familiarity with UNIX and Windows authentication systems with system-level knowledge of other areas a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills; with the ability to present across the business, from senior management to highly technical engineers to non-technical colleagues


  • Experience in any of these fields: cryptography (including analysis of the properties of cryptographic systems), some OS development (either Kernel or Userland), familiarity with Kerberos and related authentication technologies.
  • Previous experience in finance industry


  • Generous compensation package – you are making a direct impact on the PnL
  • Flat hierarchy, focus on teamwork, where people are rewarded on merit and excellence
  • Outstanding benefits, including onsite gym/sauna/fitness classes, extensive medical cover, and excellent professional development opportunities
  • Cutting-edge, beautiful offices in central London