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DevOps Team Lead

DevOps Team Lead

Blackthorn Trace have partnered with an innovative organisation that provides real-time sport related data to a large and demanding customer base comprising Sporting Associations, Sports Betting and Media companies. As a Lead DevOps Engineer you will play a key role in advising and supporting our development teams in their DevOps journey. Your primary responsibilities will include supporting and guiding DevOps engineers in your team as well as developers generally in their journey to a cloud based environment, making sure teams gain knowledge in cloud infrastructure, and assisting with monitoring and supporting products.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Attending DevOps planning and helping guide DevOps pathway of company in collaboration with DevOps Manager
  • Representing DevOps in brainstorming and project bootstrap and design sessions
  • Plan and brainstorming of new solutions to aid development process and delivery
  • High-tech ownership of the local DevOps practice
  • Impose rules for cloud, delivery & tooling
  • Creating high quality, maintainable, monitored and tested infrastructure and solutions
  • Ensuing best practices for DevOps
  • Finding problems before they occur and prevent them
  • Mentoring of DevOps engineers and developers
  • Advanced technical work for new tools
  • Ensuring that resolved problems don't reoccur
  • Ensuring that DevOps engineers don't use solutions not advised

Required attributes, skills and experience

  • Profound understanding of the mechanics of operating systems
  • Exceptional understanding of Docker containers, orchestration and registries
  • AWS cloud stack mastery
  • Capability to design scaleable and well tested solutions
  • Infrastructure languages ( such as Cloudformation )
  • Solid understanding of monitoring and alerting systems
  • CI and build automation
  • Understanding of networking & networking protocols, ability to analyse networking traces
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Ability to travel for a week or two at a time
  • Desire to work in a collaborative environment within a team
  • Several programming languages excluding bash and powershell
  • Willingness to learn and explore new technologies
  • Excellent understanding of distributed version control (git)

Desirable Attributes, Skills and Experience

  • Kubernetes
  • ECS
  • Ideally gitlab-ci, but also jenkins
  • nagios, check_mk, influxdb, opsgenie
  • Configuration management ( Ansible, Chef, Puppet, AWS Systems Manager)
  • Service discovery ( consul, etcd, zookeeper, others )
  • Experience in developing software
  • Serverless stack experienc

This role involves line management of staff.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

  • £55000 - £70000 per annum 12% Bonus

Our client, a global leader and Pioneer for nearly four decades within their market are looking for a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer to join their Cloud & Infrastructure team supporting their migration onto the cloud.

They're looking for an experienced infrastructure engineer with an in depth understanding of cloud services, mainly AWS. This opportunity will require and allow you to utilise your experience with overseeing infrastructure hosted by VMware, AWS and additional cloud platforms. The successful candidate will play a pivotal part in the adoption and transformation to the cloud, whilst supporting the migration to virtual machine in VSphere to AWS or additional cloud platforms. The versatility in this role will require experience working with project teams delivering engineering and operational support.

Required Knowledge and skills:

  • Technical expertise in VMWare vSphere 6.x
  • Expert technical expertise in Storage systems management - NetApp
  • Experience engineering and managing fiber channel SAN environments
  • Strong Linux infrastructure background and hands on exposure to Cloud and automation technologies.
  • Automation experience leveraging tools such as Puppet, Ansible, Salt, or SCCM
  • Professional scripting experience with languages such as PowerShell, Python, and BASH
  • Vendor certifications from VMware, Red Hat, and NetApp are a plus
  • A proficiency in Linux systems administration and server configuration (e.g. CentOS/RHEL)

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ansible, CloudFormation or Chef
  • OpenShift
  • ITIL Certifications - Foundation & Service Operations
  • Knowledge / experience of GCP, Azure
  • Server Capacity Management
  • Any Cloud certifications
  • Confluence / SharePoint
  • Hyper-converged platforms such as Nutanix

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

SOC Analyst

  • Up to £40000 per annum

Do you want to work with a team of experienced Network and Information Security Engineers? Are you ready to put your skills to the test whilst working for an incredibly successful MSSP who advise clients on Cyber Security on a Global scale?

You will be comfortable with working within a SOC and carrying out your normal routine of providing security analysis of customer security events using SIEM tools to monitor and manage systems, whilst assisting in vulnerability management for a portfolio of blue-chip and mid-market customers. You will also have a great work ethic and be willing to go the extra mile.

Whilst working in a 24/7 shift rotation pattern you will be interfacing with a varied array of personnel from infrastructure teams to Heads of operations. Travel to Client sites may also be required depending on work undertaken.

This role requires the following operational skills:

  • Good understanding of Network Security.
  • Ability to provide relevant and timely analysis and recommendations to customers based on analysis of events from a SIEM platform.
  • Customer-facing, with good report-writing skills and strong communication skills at all levels.
  • Ability to provide technical and service leadership to L1 and other L2 analysts. Be a thought leader in the SOC.
  • Ability to consistently deliver to deadlines while prioritising competing demands for time, without sacrificing quality.
  • Professional, hard-working and have the ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Good understanding of ITIL processes, including Change Management, Incident Management and Problem Management.
  • Willingness to share information, improve documentation, and train other analysts.
  • Ability to work on shift rotation

Additional Skill set:

  • Analysis of alerts arising from Security Event and Information Management tools, ideally based on HP ArcSight.
  • Vulnerability Scanning and reporting ideally based on Qualys. Prioritising and tracking remediation of vulnerabilities.
  • Experience of network-based User Behaviour Analytics (DarkTrace, ArcSight User Behaviour Analytics etc) advantageous but not essential.
  • Experience of packet-capture tools and analysis of packet flows advantageous but not essential.
  • Experience of security assessment and penetration testing tools advantageous but not essential.
  • Knowledge of Threat Intelligence Services advantageous but not essential.
  • Experience working with service providers and network management platforms (SolarWinds).
  • Microsoft data manipulation.

If you feel you are the right person for this role and you are ready to engage with a varied array of clients and test your skill set whilst working for this MSSP then get in touch now.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

IAM Specialist - Java Dev

  • £70000 - £80000 per annum 13% bonus

Do you want to join an award winning FinTech team that is challenging the way the world pays!?

Our client has an important mission to change and connect the world. They value their teams and the tens of thousands of people that work for them by striving to make every effort to accommodate for every individuals needs.

Do you want to be apart of a top tier Security Architecture Team who live and breath Cyber Security. Without Cyber Security they would not be one of the leading financial giants today.

You will have the use of the latest tools and given every opportunity for self-development. As Security Architect, you will be working with a wide range of clients and professionals learning and growing everyday.

The Role

  • You'll work with and take direction from IAM Security Architects to help achieve the goals of the Security Architecture and IAM Programs.
  • Design and will assist with the implementation and optimization of Identity and Access Management solutions for systems and infrastructure used by internal staff.
  • Review and evaluate solutions for enterprise and business use.
  • You'll be working on an array of technologies that may include:
  • Web Access Management using standard solutions such as CA SSO/SiteMinder, Oracle Access Manager, ForgeRock, etc.
  • Single Sign-on and Federation using standard protocols and frameworks such as Kerberos, SPNEGO, SAML 2.0, ADFS, OpenID Connect, etc.
  • Privileged Access Management using solutions such as CA PAM/Xceedium Gatekeeper, BeyondTrust PowerBroker, Dell Privilege Manager, Managed sudo, etc.
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Familiar with modern deployment - Docker, Mesos
  • Strong technical competency and experience in the IAM domain
  • Gained good experience as a solid hands-on programmer/developer with specialization in Java and J2EE. Bean Shell, knowledge of SailPoint Java Objects exposed through application
  • Gained solid experience in developing and customising any of the IAM solutions such as Sailpoint IIQ, OIM, TIM, Forgerock, etc...
  • Strong experience in IT Security/IAM and thereby able to demonstrate a high level of technical ability in implementation and design of the IAM solutions
  • Database: SQL (Strong SQL Skills)
  • Experience with LDAP and AD
  • Experience with Unix Systems (Solaris, AIX, Linux)
  • Experience with web technologies: XML, SPML, SOAP, REST, HTML, Web and Application Servers.

If you want to be apart of a team who can fund and develop your ideas and provide you with industry recognised training then apply now!

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Penetration Tester - Security Consultancy

  • £35000 - £60000 per annum

Blackthorn Trace has partnered with the UK's leading Security Consultancy with openings for all levels of consultants across their UK office locations - London, Basingstoke and Manchester. Offering £35k - £60k depending on experience.

With 15 years experience working with clients all over the world. They provide specialist advice and solutions on all aspects of security. From professional to managed services through to commercial (vendor) and open source tools. Every Client will require a tailored solution to their needs. Every day is different. If there is a problem, they will hunt it, find it, dissect it and overcome it.

My Client allocates a generous quarter (1 in 4 weeks) of your working time to spend how you see fit (with access to their state of the art labs). To research and innovate, allowing your skills to develop. With a belief that self study and development is the key to a flourishing business.

The Job

Your role will involve carrying out penetration testing and security assessments right up to targeted attack simulations which may span several months, working with various end users.

You will be solving complex cyber-security problems on a daily basis and to do that requires an interesting mix of skills. To be successful and help our clients with their challenges we know you'll need the following on top of willingness to go the extra mile:

You will need a passion for security;

  • You live and breathe computing, security and hacking.
  • You know your subject area without our input.
  • Have the ability to run ports scans with or without assistance of NMAP.
  • Have the drive to find the root of all problems.
  • WebApp Testing and SQLi experience
  • Infrastructure Testing
  • Mobile App Testing
  • OSCP & OSCE are desirable DOE.


Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Senior Security Architect

  • £85000 - £95000 per annum bonus

Our client are the global leaders in electronic payments, therefore cybersecurity is at the beating heart of their business. It's down to diligence and expertise that makes them the undisputed leader in electronic payments. It is their top priority to create a top-tier Security Architecture team, poised to defend against any potential cyber threats.

We're looking for those of you who are inherently driven and fascinated by the art and science of cyber defence. We'll equip you with the very best tools and tech so that you can deliver top notch results.

The Role:

The Senior Security Architect will work as a member of the Global Cybersecurity organization - Security Architecture team, which is focused on improving technology and architecture decision-making through collaboration with management, staff and customers on technology strategy, enterprise architecture, and investments in strategic security technology.

The individual, with a broad cybersecurity plus systems and network architecture knowledge and experience, will provide overall direction, lifecycle management and leadership for security architecture and technology. Leading and contributing to the security posture of our client's networks and systems, data centre infrastructures, cloud architectures and solutions.

  • Developing, contributing and management of Security Architecture Specifications, Security Architecture Analysis, Threat-Modelling, Security Requirements, Security Standards and Design Patterns, Reference Architectures, Security Strategies and Roadmaps
  • Applying security design principles to develop security solutions architectures
  • Providing strategic points of view for security solutions
  • Developing and/or carrying out the strategic direction of security projects to enable execution of the information security strategy
  • Driving security technologies evaluations, proof-of-concepts, and production pilots
  • Building strong cross-organizational relationships and effectively influencing staff across the IT organization and product groups
  • Working closely with the other technology architects to ensure that security is properly embedded in their technology domains architectures

Key Skills:

  • Moderate to significant Cybersecurity, engineering and design experience in Networks, Data Center Systems, and Cloud Infrastructure and Platforms
  • Good experience in threat-modelling of complex systems
  • Experience in delivering comprehensive architecture specifications for complex infrastructure security solutions
  • Experience with creating technical documentation: product documentation, technology and systems/network architecture, and technical whitepapers.
  • Working experience with the following security technologies: Firewalls, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Vulnerability Scanning, WAF, Wireless LAN, NAC, DLP, DDoS Mitigation, WAN security, SIEM, Content Filtering, Cloud Security gateways, Secure Proxies, SSL crypto solutions
  • Strong knowledge and working experience with SDN (Software-Defined Networking), NFV (Network Function Virtualization), and network virtualization/overlays; microsegmentation
  • Strong hands on cloud architecture, with knowledge and working experience in: OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Server Virtualization hypervisors (KVM, Xen, Hyper-V, VSphere), Linux Containers technologies (Docker, Mesos, Kubernetes), and distributed computing
  • Strong expertise and experience with Linux and Linux security
  • Hands-on experience and strong understanding of technology and enterprise security

If you believe you are a heavy hitter in the Security Architecture arena, then you could add true value to our clients already world class team. Apply within!

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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