Head of DevSecOps

London, ec1
120000 - 180000 GBP Per annum
22 Jan 2022
27 Jan 2022
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
DevSecOps Lead

Due a period of unprecedented growth KX are currently looking for a DevSecOps Lead to join our R&D team on a permanent basis.

This is a truly unique opportunity to join our business as the first dedicated hire in this area and help shape our security strategy in a meaningful way.

Key areas of this role include:
  • Responsibility for network and infrastructure hardening, system authorization and authentication, security policies
  • Understanding secure coding practises
  • Working in securing multi-tenanted systems
  • Experience with managing security in cloud infrastructure; securing Kubernetes clusters
  • Private networks; VPNs; securing development and production environments with appropriate firewalls
  • Experience in deploying and operating cyber security solutions
  • In depth understanding of AWS, Terraform, Ansible and be able to demonstrate an understanding of cloud network security fundamentals.

In order to be suitable for this role you will need to have a considerable DevSecOps experience and ideally have previous experience of implementing a security strategy in a commercial business.

You will also need to be an effective communicator as you will working with stakeholders of all levels and as the team grows you will be responsible for their day to day management.

About Us: KX is a division of First Derivatives (FD), a global technology provider with 20 years of experience working with some of the world's largest finance, technology, retail, pharma, manufacturing and energy institutions. KX delivers the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics and applications across multiple industries. Kdb+, the core platform underpinning FD's software division KX, is the world's fastest time-series database, deployed in markets as diverse as financial trading, space exploration, telecommunications, and Formula one racing. Kdb+ combines streaming, in-memory and historical data in a simple and unified platform. Since the company's inception, KX's singular goal has been to provide its customers with the fastest, most efficient, and most flexible tools for processing real-time and historical data.

Working with us: At KX, you will embark upon a career with life-long learning at its core, facilitating rapid professional and personal development and the opportunity to design your own path. We support a variety of external training courses and accreditations and are truly passionate about our Mentor Program, through which our senior colleagues generously set aside personal time to coach and support others in their career progression. We are delighted to have several active internal networks, social committees, and charity initiatives, designed with the intention of meeting the holistic needs of our employees and giving back to our communities.

Our employees are rewarded with numerous benefits as part of their employment, including (and subject to location):

● Competitive Salary

● Extensive Health Care Package

● Pension plan

● Employee Assistance Programme

● Annual leave increasing with service

● Group Life Protection Benefit

● Training opportunities

● FD Internal Network and Sports & Social Calenda