Information Security Engineer

Security · London, London, City of
Department Security
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Information Security Engineer

Being at the forefront of financial technology innovation and being responsible for protecting the information of some of the world’s biggest financial institutions, at FINBOURNE security is a primary focus. Whether its prevention, detection or incident management we’re always looking as to how we can better prepare and develop our company or products to further protect our customers. 

All of our engineering teams have a passion for quality, testing and collaboration, and our security engineering team is no different. We leverage advanced technology and modern practices to continually strive towards a more secure platform and industry.

As a member of the Security Engineering team, you will be responsible for helping the business to understand tactics and threat techniques facing the business and provide advice on how best to mitigate these. Further, you will understand the trade-offs of these controls and recognise their priority considering our industry and business needs.

We’re looking for technologists that will be able to turn threat intelligence and security use-cases into actionable and addressable controls. You will be excited by the idea of working with teams across the business, with a variety of different cutting edge technologies and development languages – always striving to improve our security as the business rapidly scales.


Job title: Information Security Engineer

Location: London, UK 

Salary: Competitive


Key responsibilities:

Technical Contribution

  • Develop and support the technical mechanisms that ensure that FINBOURNE's systems and data always remain secure.
  • Building, maintaining and extending internal security tools, infrastructure, controls, and services.
  • Automation of security operational processes and procedures.
  • Review code from other members of the team.
  • Develop an understanding of all areas of security and help other teams and customers with their challenges in this space.
  • Research new ideas and prototype new tools and technologies.
  • Evaluate and automate integration with third-party vendor supplied technology
  • Work with all our engineering teams to help with security related development
  • Building out automated testing and validation of our controls and defences

Process Improvement

  • Contribute to and enhance our engineering practices.
  • Develop ways to better improve our system awareness and monitoring to identify issues and trends early.



  • Share knowledge, experience and new ideas with the wider team
  • Provide technical mentoring for team members

What skills, experience and qualifications we require: 

You’ll have a passion for technology, security and have experience developing software.

You should be well organised, and have excellent communication skills, with the ability to discuss complex topics with both technical and non-technical audiences. It is essential that you’re willing to take the time to understand a problem before making any changes. You should be able to describe the trade-offs made in any design choice and learn to improve and consider your approach with feedback from the wider team.

Knowledge of Financial Services (or Asset Management specifically) would be beneficial, though not essential.

Knowledge in the following areas is essential:

  • At least 3 years of experience working in a technical Information Security or software development position
  • A cyber security relevant professional or higher educational qualification
  • Experience explaining the risk of security threats and creating pragmatic technical mitigations
  • Experience of general IT infrastructure technologies and principles
  • Professional experience or accreditation of working with security in a cloud hosted environment
  • Familiarity with Networking Architecture (OSI Model), TCP, HTTP(S) and SMTP
  • Development in C# (.NET Core) or equivalent language, e.g.: C/C++, Java

Experience in any of these is also highly desirable:

  • PowerShell, Bash, Python, JavaScript
  • Golang/Rustlang
  • Git
  • Experience dealing with security incidents using the NIST or ISO frameworks.
  • Kubernetes
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Docker
  • Linux


The following certifications are also highly desirable:

  • Security+, Network+,
  • SANS GREM (GIAC Reverse Engineering of Malware), GDAT (GIAC Defending Advanced Threats), GCTI (GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence).
  • CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
  • CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional.
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification.
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CeH) certification.




FINBOURNE Technology was founded in 2016 with the mission to reduce the cost of investing and increase transparency for everyn one. We’re doing this by changing the way the world manages investment data with LUSID, our open cloud-based investment data platform and marketplace. LUSID is for everyone in the asset management industry from start-up fund managers to global investment institutions.

Seven of us started on this journey and we have now grown to more than 70 people. We’ve taken best practice from the b2c technology world and applied this to a b2b technology world currently stuck on old legacy systems with limitations and lengthy implementation periods. What this means is that LUSID is open, API first and developer friendly – a true first for the asset management industry.  You can see what our team is busy building – we’ve published APIs for all functions publicly, and released Software Development Kits for developers in four languages (C#, Java, Javascript, Python) on Github.

With strong funding behind us and an expanding customer base, we have ambitious growth plans to become the de -facto industry standard for hosting the world’s investment data.  To help us build our open system where individuals and institutions own their own data, we’re looking for talented and creative problem solvers to join our team. We think it’s a pretty exciting place to be right now and we’re always looking for passionate, innovative people to join us on our journey.


Our Culture

Working at FINBOURNE is fast paced and exciting. The most important qualities we look for are a hunger to learn, passion for quality and a willingness to take the time to collaborate, teach and learn from colleagues.


  • During your first three months with us, we encourage you and your manager to agree a 90 day plan to document your training and induction. This will give you clear objectives and ensures you’re provided with support in the areas that you require it the most.
  • You’ll also have regular meetings with your manager and should expect to receive regular feedback from them.
  • We run daily team stand ups so you’ll quickly get up to speed on what your colleagues are working on and be able to share your accomplishments and challenges with your team.
  • We host monthly company-wide meetings where you’ll receive regular business updates and insight into our strategy.
  • We host knowledge sharing sessions where employees share best practice and new ways of working. These range from fortnightly Q&A sessions about the finance industry to our weekly code craft club.

Our benefits  

  • Performance related pay: Financial rewards which can include a direct route to a financial stake in the company via our discretionary Stock Options Scheme 
  • Pension: We offer a choice of pension schemes with employer contributions
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave: Paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave, which includes 13 weeks full pay for maternity and adoption leave and 6 weeks full pay for paternity leave
  • Holiday: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays 
  • Cycle to work scheme: Buy a bike and cycling accessories out of your pre-tax salary and spread the cost over 12 months
  • Flexible and remote working: We have a mature attitude towards flexible and remote working. Whether you’re a night owl, morning person, parent, carer or simply need flexibility to work a different pattern to the norm, we’re committed to helping you be productive and work in a way that is best for you
  • Learning and training:  We run regular internal training sessions on a wide variety of topics. These range from fortnightly Q&A sessions on the finance industry to our weekly code craft club. We also encourage employees to tailor their own development by making use of online learning tools and courses to supplement on the job training.
  • Regular company-wide socials:  Before lockdown last year, team and company-wide socials happened regularly. These ranged from bowling trips, visits to the science museum, company-wide breakfasts and ski holidays. We hope to resume all of that shortly! Since lockdown we have continue to run social events including online gaming tournaments, quizzes and weekly one to one virtual catch-ups to keep everyone connected!


FINBOURNE Technology is a Skilled Worker sponsor and we can support candidates requiring work permission if appropriate.  

For more information about us please visit our website.  

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