SecOps/Security Engineer

Product · Lancaster, Lancashire
Department Product
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Who are we?

Born out of a 10-year research project with Lancaster University’s linguistic and cyber security departments, Relative Insight originally designed its technology to support the UK government identify paedophiles masquerading as children online - heavy but important work!

Our technology is based on comparison - so if you take a group of 13-year olds talking online, you'll see that the language they use is very similar. If you compare that to how a 40-year-old adult man talks, you'll notice very specific but subtle differences.

So today, we apply the same methods of language comparison to uncover crucial and unexpected differences in the way people talk. This then helps organisations inform new strategies to interact and communicate more effectively with their audiences.

What does the role involve?

Relative Insight are looking for security engineer to work within our DevOps function. We are currently experiencing rapid growth and so have increasing security demands from our customers.  You will work alongside our current highly talented engineering team to raise our security standards and satisfy our customer’s needs. You will be responsible for overseeing the security of our cloud infrastructure, managing monitoring and alerts for potential security breaches and suggesting changes to improve our overall security culture.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that our systems are secure and robust against external threats
  • Develop security policies to ensure all systems follow relevant security standards
  • Implement appropriate monitoring and alerting strategies to quickly identify any unusual activity or potential security breach
  • Investigate any security breaches and suggest appropriate remedies
  • Organise vulnerability and penetration testing
  • Suggest security best practices to ensure a Secure Coding practice amongst our software developers


  • Experience of securing modern Cloud Platforms (particularly AWS)
  • Knowledge of information security concepts, emerging IT security trends, and data protection requirements
  • In depth understanding of the methods of security attacks and how these can be detected
  • Ability to assess and analyse a wide range information to draw conclusions on how to improve the security of our systems
  • Knowledge of security monitoring, prevention and control systems
  • Hands-on experience of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, intrusion protection systems, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, etc.
  • Problem solving attitude
  • A desire for continuous improvement

Nice to have

  • Recognised security related professional certification (e.g. CISSP, CISM, CEH, CompTIA Security+, DSOE)
  • Experience with SaaS solutions
  • AWS certification



  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - We care about the wellbeing of our team so no matter what life throws your way, our EAP can help you through it. Providing you with free and confidential expert guidance and counselling, and more.
  • Relative Insight Academy - We love learning! Our Academy provides an opportunity for us to stretch our knowledge and learn new skills. This starts with a structured Induction Programme, where you learn everything you need to know to get up to speed in your role as quickly as possible.
  • Tech Scheme - If you are in need of personal tech, we will loan you the money (up to a certain value) to purchase what you need and agree on a payment plan for you to pay back the owed amount.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme - This is a government tax exemption initiative to promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution. It allows you to loan money from the company to purchase cycles and cyclists' safety equipment. We will then agree on a payment plan to pay back the owed amount, less TAX.
  • Special Leave - This is an additional 5 days of holiday per year. The aim of special leave is to provide balance for employees across work responsibility and personal commitments. Examples: Birthdays, House Moves, Domestic Reasons, Parental Leave.


Relative Insight believes in, and commits to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Anyone who applies for a job with us will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We strive to provide team environments that let everyone maximise their potential in the company. We take all of this seriously.

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  • Location
    Lancaster, Lancashire
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience