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Security Operations Specialist – London

Security Operations Specialist

We’re looking for a Security Operations Specialist to join our growing team in London. 

Your mission:

You will be working as part of the Security and Security Operations teams. You will take ownership of security infrastructure and will be in the front line of defense responding to new threats - detecting, analyzing and mitigating attacks and abuses. You will be improving and developing TransferWise security monitoring solutions. Together with Engineering and Infrastructure teams you will find new ways to keep our customers and TransferWise safe from malicious actors while staying invisible for good customers.

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Choose your own path to success - you’ll have the freedom to define the vision and the responsibility for making it happen
  • Be flexible in how and where you work, we understand everyone needs a little something different so we’ll do our best to make it happen
  • Travel to work with our teams in our offices around the world
  • Inspire teams with your ideas, knowledge and self-starting attitude

A bit about you:

  • Passionate about Cybersecurity and Information Protection;
  • Either good in Windows and Powershell or in Linux and able to automate basic tasks;
  • Experience working within a production environment;
  • Experience with data analysis - extracting information from large sets of data and finding patterns or abnormal activity.
  • Have strong communication skills and the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to other Wisers.
  • Are willing to travel, to work and learn with dev teams.
  • Are willing to be on-call on a rotation basis and work at night if needed.
  • Be excited to work in a high-growth company, and throw themselves fully into a revolution.
  • Be open, communicative, and fun to work with.
  • Understanding of common web vulnerabilities (OWASP Top 10)
  • Experience working within Linux server environment

Nice to haves:

  • Experience in securing networks or OS hardening;
  • Experience in VMware, AWS, Azure cloud security;
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes security;
  • Experience with Ansible;
  • Experience with Python;
  • Experience with TICK stack;
  • Experience with ELK stack, rsyslog, logging in general;
  • Experience with IDS, SIEM, vulnerability scanning solutions;
  • Basic understanding of statistics and Machine Learning;
  • Experience with microservice architecture;
  • Understanding of Scrum and Agile development;
  • Java experience, back-end MVC frameworks to understand how our product works;
  • Social engineering skills


A bit about TransferWise:

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone.

Our People:

At TransferWise, you’ll be joining a movement of people who believe in a better, fairer, more transparent way of moving money around the world. You’ll collaborate to do your best work and take on problems that no one has looked at before.

If you’re keen to learn, grow, try new things and aren’t afraid of a bold plan, you’ll fit right in.

How we work:

At TransferWise our strategy emerges from the collective brainpower of all our people, who are organised in dozens of independent, autonomous teams. Teams stay closest to our customers, so they choose what problems to solve and where to spend the most time.

You’ll experience radical levels of ownership and empowerment within your role. Plus the opportunity to see the direct impact of your work on our customers.


Some important stuff we would like you to know

To meet our regulatory obligations as a licensed financial services company, TransferWise needs to take background checks on all new hires, which may include Criminal and Credit checks. Please discuss with the Recruiter if you have any concerns regarding this process.

At TransferWise we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, we want to make sure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. So if you need any reasonable adjustments – at any point in the process – we’ll do our best to help. Just let us know what you need on your application form or reply with your request to the email we send you after you have applied. You might need a reasonable adjustment if you’ve got a disability. Or maybe you live overseas, and you’d prefer to meet us over Skype.

Please don’t send anything to the adjustments address if you’re a recruiter, or if you’re making a speculative application. We do work with recruiters from time to time – but only through LinkedIn. And we only accept job applications when a position is actually open. So you’re better off just checking the recruitment pages regularly.