DevSecOps Tech Lead

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Location
London
Department
DevOps
About The Role

DevSecOps Tech Lead

 

Experienced in technical security implementations and innovation? Join us at Checkatrade.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Staff Engineer to join our growing Platform team. In 2023 our ambition is to be a high-performing, delivery-focused organisation, and a beacon for engineers at all levels who value meaningful career growth.  We are looking for technical leaders in Security Engineering to guide our teams and be part of shaping our engineering culture of high performance and technical excellence.  As a lead DevSecOps Engineer in the Platform team at Checkatrade, you will provide technical leadership of your domain. This includes supporting our engineering strategy and mentoring and coaching other platform engineers on security practices. Build out and own technical progression and innovation in your field as well as implementation. With an exciting growth journey ahead, investment in tech and focus on building best in class tech teams, this is an exciting time to join us! Sound good? We’d love to hear from you!

Location: London or Portsmouth based. Hybrid working applies with 2 days in office, 3 days at home.

Where do you fit in?

You will report to and work with Head of Platform Engineering to support high performing platform engineers to deliver at pace.  You’ll work collaboratively and closely with the Engineering leadership as well as the wider Platform team. This includes coaching and mentoring other individual contributors on information security practises.  You'll be the technical lead for engineering and IT security and provide guidance on technical decision-making with an eye towards simplicity, high standards and a strong bias towards delivery. You’ll be hands-on in security system design, architecture, development, testing and monitoring.

What's in it for you?

You will be a key part of the business success and will own and deliver a high level security framework. You will work with a cutting-edge tech stack built on Google cloud, working on an event-driven architecture with the help of serverless technologies and best-in-breed supporting services, using solid best practices to drive innovation for the future. Our tech includes C#, React Native, Typescript, Cloud Run, Cloud functions, Terraform and Firestore. We practice a shift-left methodology, TDD and BDD, automated CI/CD and fix forward. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward moving digital platform investing in its people and technology. An excellent salary and benefits package that includes a bonus, car allowance, Rewards Gateaway, electrical vehicle scheme and much more!
 

We are an equal opportunities employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Previous experience in a similar DevSecOps lead roles with expert level of skills in security automation and programming.
  • Proven experience working with client and enterprise security.
  • Experience in Zero Trust and BYOD implementations.
  • SDLC security implementations and controls.
  • Compliance tools around cloud infrastructure.
  • Proven experience in authorization and authentication platforms and consolidation.
  • Experience with IaC security tools and controls.
  • Google cloud security professional certification or equivalent
  • Understanding of the Checkatrade tech stack and security challenges within those. (GCP, Serverless on Google, Terraform, Firestore,NoSQL, C#, React, Typescript and Datadog)
  • Salesforce and/ or Mulesoft experience would be highly desirable although not essential.
  • You’ll be skilled in security system design, architecture and providing guidance on technical decision making.
  • Understanding of security testing frameworks and security driven BDD.
About Us
Checkatrade is the consumer choice for finding a local reputable and reliable tradesperson. For over 20 years, we've been the place where reputation matters most - and if you join us, you’ll ensure that our trade members continue to uphold these high standards. With 47,000 trades available to help with your home improvement project, we’re here to help no matter how big or small the project you are undertaking is. We're currently going through a period of significant investment and growth and we're looking for exceptional people to join us on our journey to help us achieve our ambitious goals. This is a really exciting time to join our team

 

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