Principal Security Engineer (Deployment, Security & Ops), Defence

Principal Security Engineer (Deployment, Security & Ops), Defence

  • London
  • Engineering

Improbable has created SpatialOS: a networking solution combining low latency, tools for faster iteration, and a ready-to-go architecture capable of supporting innovative games.

Now the Improbable Defence division, building on the backbone of SpatialOS, has combined world class scientific modelling, market leading AI, mission specific user interfaces and a uniquely flexible and secure deployment model to create a powerful simulation platform tailored to the needs of the military.

Our mission? To enable the most realistic and effective military simulations ever experienced, making defence users more effective on operations and decreasing the cost of military preparedness. 

Your mission

We are standing up a new team to help us deal with some of our biggest challenges in Improbable Defence - making sure we have a solid, performant and secure foundation to run our product and services on. By the nature of our customers - security is paramount and we need to always be ahead of the game. Making our offering cloud agnostic is also one of our unique features and we are constantly looking for ways to gain more efficiencies in our Operations layer.

We are looking for a number of people to help us seed this team and grow our capability in this space. We don’t expect expertise across all of the areas listed below (no one can know all of that!) - rather, passion for building mature cloud based products, willingness to harness that passion into work but as importantly - share it and grow our entire engineering team’s familiarity and understanding of Security, Deployments and Operations.

Please note due to the nature of this role you will be expected to meet requirements associated with obtaining UK security vetting clearance

Your Impact

  • Here are some of the challenges you’d be expected to help us solve as part of this team. These are just a small sample  :
  • How do we balance correctly security and performance across our PaaS layer (K8s, commercial clouds, bespoke networks).
  • How do we support our partners and guarantee their IP is well protected from other partners in our network.
  • How do we mature our software and “think operations” (e.g observability) as part of our engineering DNA.
  • Analyse, Define and design the role of an “admin” in our SSE implementations. This may sound simple, it really isn’t!
  • You will bring together a range of knowledge and skills within the domains of Security, Deployment and Operations, to deliver tailored solutions for each customer
  • You will use your team working skills to work with engineers in other teams to help them understand their role in supporting this work, and review their designs and proposals.
  • You will help and advise our engineering design to make best use of orchestrating frameworks such as kubernetes, and understanding security implications within a microservices architecture.

We'd love to hear from you if you identify with the following:

  • You are a Lead software engineer with a demonstrable history of deploying complex Iaas, PaaS or SaaS software to customers with complex security requirements.
  • You have worked on a range of infrastructure or platform projects and are experienced with orchestration frameworks like Kubernetes.
  • You have worked with a range of OO languages and are comfortable working with new technologies as they arise.
  • You enjoy systems architecture work, collaborating with a range of stakeholders inside and outside of the business.
  • You enjoy and are adept at mentoring and helping other engineers to understand complex deployments.

  • Current or recent UK security vetting clearance (SC) is advantageous but not mandatory.
Nb: While we think the above experience could be important, we can’t predict the future and so we’re keen to hear from applicants that believe they have valuable experience. If you identify with the team & mission, but not all of the suggestions, then please still apply!!
Equal Opportunity
The best ideas are often the least expected and require new ways of thinking; that’s why our teams at Improbable are made up of an incredible range of talented people. Improbable is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.