Lead Cloud Security Engineer




IT & Internet


£100,000 to £115,000 Per Annum



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Lead Cloud Security Engineer 

Location: UK Remote

Salary: £100k - £115k + Fantastic Benefits + Excellent Pension

The Client:

Our client, a prominent organisation, collaborates with the NHS to empower researchers in discovering disease causes and developing innovative treatments, with a focus on prioritising patients and participants.

The Role:

This opportunity would suit someone who is looking to do something that is impactful, where you can clearly see the results of the work that you’re doing and help shape a Security Engineering function. You will lead on new and interesting projects that are the first of their kind and have a hugely positive social impact.


  • Working with the cloud engineering team and providing expert advice on securing their use of Azure cloud services, Kubernetes and containers.
  • In particular, providing guidance and a level of oversight for Azure network security and Key Vault.
  • Encouraging and leading on a ‘shift-left’ approach to security.
  • Overseeing and supporting the operation of Microsoft Defender for Cloud.
  • Developing and getting wider buy-in for security policy as code (using OPA or similar).
  • Assisting with maturing their use of and supporting the operation of Entra ID (previously AAD) for IAM, Identity Governance and Privileged Identity Management.
  • Driving the work to secure their Data Platform, including their use of Databricks, Dagster and Snowflake along with in-house developed applications and CI/CD pipeline.
  • Collaborate with wider tech and security teams on the implementation and operation of a robust Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) service.
  • Supporting, coaching and mentoring members of the wider security team.


  • Proficient in writing Terraform, KQL and ideally Python and PowerShell.
  • Significant experience of securing Azure and Azure security services (e.g. Key Vault, NSGs, WAF, etc.) 
  • Significant experience of securing Kubernetes (ideally AKS) and container security.
  • Significant experience of automating security capabilities and operations and security/policy as code (e.g. with OPA, Azure Policy, etc.) 
  • Experience with Microsoft’s Defender suite, in particular Defender for Cloud.
  • Experience with Microsoft Entra ID (previously AAD), including the Identity Governance capabilities Hands-on experience with Microsoft Sentinel.
  • Ideally experience of securing Github and Github actions (or similar).
  • Ideally experience in securing data platforms (e.g. Databricks, Dagster, Snowflake).
  • Experience in Threat Modelling.
  • Exposure to Agile working and DevSecOps.
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001.
  • Relevant certifications, such as: Microsoft certifications (MS-500, AZ-500, AZ-700, SC-200, SC-300), CompTIA Security+ and Cloud+, Cloud Security Alliance CCSK,  ISC2 CCSP 

Apply now for this exceptional opportunity to work with a dynamic team and further enhance your career.

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Key Words – KQL, Terraform, Python, Azure, Key Vault, Security, Microsoft, Sentinel, Microsoft Defender, Powershell, Dagster, Security Engineer, Security Consultant, Security Analyst, Cloud Security, Cyber Security, Engineer

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