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Senior Cloud Security Engineer

Thought Machine

Thought Machine

Other Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Thought Machine’s mission is bold – to properly and permanently rid the world’s banks of legacy technology. To achieve this, we have developed the foundations of modern banking and built core and payments technology which runs natively in the cloud. What we are attempting is hard and means we need great people working together to build great technology.
We have grown rapidly in the past few years – growing our team to more than 500 individuals across offices in London, New York, Singapore and Sydney. We have raised more than $500m in funding and are now valued at $2.7bn. Our investors include Molten Ventures, Eurazeo, Intesa Sanpaolo, Temasek, Nyca Partners, JPMorgan Chase, Standard Chartered, and more.
We have created a culture enabling our team to produce the best work in the industry, ensuring we have fun along the way. We're regularly cited as having a fantastic workplace culture and have been recognised by Sifted magazine as having one of the highest Glassdoor ratings for a UK fintech company and the most generous employee share package in the industry. We've been named AltFi's B2B Fintech of the Year, placed in the FinTech50, and named one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies by the Financial Times in 2023.
A Cloud Security Engineer is an individual contributor to the larger Security Engineering team. We desire engineers who are architects and designers, can create solutions (often in code), and think creatively about security challenges and threats. We for a passion for unique solutions and the exploration of unique ideas and perspective that you can bring to a challenge.
The Security Engineering team is a cross-functional team made up of individuals who bring their own unique expertise in either (or both) application security and infrastructure (cloud) security. We allow team members to move from project to project, subject to subject based on their skills, experience, and interests. Each team member brings their own expertise to bear in ways that are collaborative and designed to find the best solutions to complex problems.
The team covers the following areas, and individuals contribute to any of them based on their own expertise:
  • Designs and reviews to build a secure product and platform
  • Threat modelling to identify relevant areas of focus
  • Define the best in class protective and detective security controls
  • Development of automation tooling
  • Implement cutting-edge tooling and measures
  • Code review and assessment to minimise exposures and vulnerabilities
A large part of Thought Machine product security function is a greenfield challenge; we are building the bank of tomorrow with cutting edge technology. To achieve this we need innovative thinking to create security solutions in our products and our infrastructure. We look for people who think outside the box, and outside of traditional silos to find unique solutions and approaches to security that lead the industry.
  • Provide security expertise and mentorship to Thought Machine engineering teams through the stages of planning, design, and testing of new solutions.
  • Co-develop threat models with engineering teams that identify relevant threats and relevant strategies for mitigation
  • Design and build cloud native preventative and detective controls that operate at scale
  • Build and maintain automation to actively audit and assess infrastructure-as-code and in-place infrastructure
  • Develop (in code) security tooling, contribute to third-party security products, and develop updates for existing tooling that is in use in our environment
  • Work with cloud engineering and operations teams to develop tooling that maintains our secure operating state in production
  • Perform security reviews and security testing
  • Contribute to the overall security strategy, security tooling selection and creation
  • Operate collaboratively with other Thought Machine teams with autonomy, trust, and influence