Security Engineer


Job Number: 10716

Location: Acton Support Centre (LHO001)

Contract: Full Time / Permanent


Information Security - Security Engineer

The ever-changing retail market with multichannel capabilities driven by evolving technologies and interactive customer-focused applications is an attractive target for attackers. Reporting to the Security Engineering Manager, the Security Engineer works within the Security Engineering team in their efforts, enterprise-wide, to ensure the companies’ technical defences are fit for purpose. The security engineering team is responsible for all aspects of the “protect, detect, respond” lifecycle.


The Security Engineer will be expected to work with IT operations to ensure that network defences are in place and up to date and working with application development and engineering teams to ensure that applications are integrated into a coherent security architecture. The role will require a strong background in risk management, and an in-depth understanding of technical aspects of security. Although not essential, an understanding of any relevant regulations and legislation that affect the operations of Dixons Carphone within UK&I is also desirable.


Main Areas of Responsibility

  • Working closely with Network Analysts and Infrastructure Service Providers to ensure security technologies are operational and effective;
  • Produces and analyses reports on intrusion detection/prevention systems, log analysis and Data Loss Prevention (DLP);
  • Provide regular reports to Security Engineering Manager and other stakeholders regarding the operational security posture of the company;
  • Propose technical security solutions to fix known risks, issues and vulnerabilities;
  • Maintain an awareness of the technical security product market and recommend products to the Security Engineering Manager as necessary;
  • Driving technical remediation efforts to reduce information security risks across the Dixons Carphone estate;
  • Provides reporting against metrics covering Security Incident Response services;
  • Provides analytical tool support to parties performing analysis on large sets of data;
  • Hunts through existing sets of data to understand what is normal and what is abnormal;
  • Works with application SMEs to hunt for malicious activity that may or may not be present in unmonitored applications.


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills and be approachable for all members of staff;
  • Detailed knowledge of security standards and guidance such as NIST Cyber Security Framework, ISF Standard of Good Practice etc.
  • Bachelor degree in a related field such as information security, management or computer engineering;
  • Active CISSP certifications;
  • Other relevant certifications (such as GCIH, GCIA, GCFA);
  • Extensive experience with common security analytics, threat intelligence, security case management and other information security platforms;
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years’ experience in security incident response, security analytics, cyber threat intelligence and security threat hunting;


Dixons Carphone is Europe’s number one electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, with more than 40,000 colleagues across nine countries, including the UK and Ireland. Every day, we use our people’s expertise to reach out and help new customers. What’s more - we’re exploring extraordinary new markets, from wellness to security, so that in an ever more connected and constantly changing world, we can offer our customers the most comprehensive service.

It’s an exciting time to join us and find yourself a place in our growing success story, apply now.