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Cloud Application Security Engineer


Information Technology
United Kingdom - Bristol Office

About us

Internet connected and smart home products are growing areas for Dyson where we aim to continue our reputation of being innovative and disruptive. Since our first launch of products in connected space, we have grown fast to several millions of connected machines, and we are envisioning a steep growth in 2022 and beyond both in scale and connected features.

We want to expand the team to build reliable, scalable, and secure services and features to support these increasing demands with innovative and competitive technologies in IoT, Machine Data Lake, Data Analytics and Machine Learning to support our vision.

We have a ‘You build it, you run it’ ethos and run all our services within Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Our teams are responsible for the architecture, development, testing, and operational support of their services in all environments. We are a global department with teams located in the UK, Singapore, and China and we encourage flexible, independent, and innovative thinking in our engineers to deliver solutions.

We’re building world-class cross functional Agile teams to deliver our ambitious vision in the connected space.

If you thrive on working in a collaborative, stimulating, dynamic environment and relish difficult software engineering challenges then we’d like to speak to you!

About the role

As a Cloud Security Engineer within the Connected Cloud department, you will work closely with our cloud development teams and engineers to ensure that our cloud native IoT platform, associated tooling and the cloud services that we design, build and deploy are secure. 

In addition, you will explore innovative ways to improve our overall security posture and deal with common security challenges presented by our cloud workloads.

We primarily leverage AWS to host and secure our services, along with:

  • Cloudflare to protect our public facing endpoints
  • Jenkins for CI/CD orchestration
  • AWS OpenSearch/ELK, Grafana for application monitoring
  • Azure Sentinel for our Security Incident & Event Management platform
  • Trend Micro Cloud Conformity for compliance monitoring and adherence with cloud best practices
  • Veracode for SAST/SCA for scanning our cloud microservices and containers
  • C#, Node.js, and Python to create our services

What you’ll be doing:

  • Responsible for promoting good security hygiene and best practices
  • Defining security requirements, guidelines and policies for our engineers, platforms, tooling and services
  • Working alongside our Cloud teams supporting, assisting and advising how to design and build secure services and platforms
  • Identifying and assessing our security risks, threats and vulnerabilities and providing a pragmatic approach for applying mitigation where necessary 
  • Advocating a shifting left mentality to ensure possible threats or security issues can address early within the development cycle
  • Working with the wider software teams to design and improve the security of our current and future products
  • Ensuring we comply with regulatory requirements and Dyson security standards
  • Identifying new technologies, tools, and approaches to help continually improve our security standards and quality
  • Act as point of contact for any security related queries or issues and educated our engineers in security best practices

You’ll have:

  • Strong foundations in software engineering
  • Experience in securing cloud services (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Good understanding of security best practices, ranging from governance and compliance through to vulnerability management
  • Some level of coding experience (in any language)
  • Technical experience in some of the following areas:
    • Threat modelling
    • Risk assessments 
    • Secure coding
    • Identity management and authentication
    • Software development
    • Network security
  • Exposure to Agile working practices
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • An interest in learning new technologies, skills and techniques
  • Ability to keep abreast of cloud security advisories, alerts, security trends and practices

Please apply if you:

  • Think this sounds fun
  • Want to help drive security to the left
  • Like resolving complicated problems
  • Have experience with some of our technologies and tools

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.