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Sarah UKFast | Account Manager

Security Developer

Over the past two decades, UKFast has grown from a start up to a multi-million-pound business. We are one of the UK’s leading cloud, and secure managed hosting providers - supplying dedicated servers, private and public cloud hosting solutions, and a full range of technical, cybersecurity, and DevOps consulting services.

Dedicated to innovation and providing world-class solutions, we help transform our customers’ businesses. We bring together cutting-edge technology with multi-award-winning customer service and support. We have the highest NPS in our industry and we work hard every day to re-earn our customers’ loyalty. We support a full cross section of UK enterprise, from local businesses and charities, to global manufacturers and retailers, local and central Government, the NHS and the Ministry of Defence.  

UKFast are currently looking for an established Security Developer to help produce and deliver Security products to our growing client base and be involved in shaping our security vision for the future. Reporting primarily to the Head of Security, you will play a key role in the further development of security products as the department looks to expand in 2021.

Working closely with the wider security team, your role will support in defining a compelling strategy and roadmap to transform UKFast’s Security offering. This is a unique opportunity for the right talented individual to have a truly transformative impact on our business, with end-to-end ownership from product conception to delivery and ongoing optimisation.

Your role will be to expand UKFast’s existing security products; developing a deeper understanding of customer personas, products, and competitors. Using your initiative to crack challenging problems with elegant solutions at pace, will become part of your every day. You will be responsible for developing security software and integrating features into existing applications and you will work to produce security tools that provide intrusion detection, automated incident response playbooks, implementing rulesets, traffic analysis, virus and malware detection. 

Success in this role will be rewarding and bring a multitude of opportunities for the right candidate. Your role will be at the heart of a crucial and exciting time for the UKFast security team where the department and products are at the centre of company investment and change. 


  • Lead role in software design 
  • Implementation and testing of IT Security related applications and tools. 
  • Creating new software systems  
  • Use of agile methodologies, in the full software project lifecycle. 
  • Prototyping of new solutions using programming techniques that incorporate the most secure programming practices. 
  • Project documentation 
  • Deployment and on-going support of UKFast Security Products 
  • Designing software solutions based on UKFast security requirements 
  • Implementing and testing of IT Security 

Essential Skills:

  • Up to date knowledge of cyber security, prominent threats and remediation’s 
  • Up to date understanding of programming languages Python and Go 
  • Practical experience of using operating systems MS windows & Linux distribution 
  • An analytical mind 
  • Knowledge and experience using open source tools such as OSSEC, Suricata, Zeek, ELK, and vulnerability scanning software Nessus, experience in writing signatures using Yara 
  • A good technical understanding of authentication, session and communication protocols for security will be necessary 

Essential background:

A good understanding of the following technologies is required: 

  • Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems 
  • Knowledge of syslog and event viewer 
  • Incident Response  
  • Nessus  
  • Wazuh 
  • OSSEC 
  • GitLab 
  • NIST CVSS Vulnerabilities and scoring system 
  • XML 
  • OS Specific log data  
  • Nginx 
  • Apache 
  • IPTables  
  • ELK 

Desirable Background:

Knowledge and experience with the following technologies: 

  • Kibana 
  • ClamAV 
  • Computer Forensics 
  • Ethical Hacking 
  • AWS/ Azure experience 
  • CompTIA Security+  
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer 
  • DevNet Associate 
  • Certified Network Intrusion Analyst 
  • Practitioner Intrusion Analyst 
  • Registered Intrusion Analyst 
  • Certified Host Intrusion Analyst 
  • Certified Malware Reverse Engineer 
  • Certified Incident Manager 
  • CCSLP – Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional 

Why UKFast?

  • Birthdays off as an extra paid holiday
  • Private health insurance after one years’ service
  • Full paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks after two years' service.
  • Flexible working
  • Award-winning training and education centre with four full-time teachers to help you obtain accreditations, develop and learn.
  • Pearson Vue test centre on-site
  • On-site gym
  • Games zone with arcade games and retro consoles.
  • Free onsite parking
  • Table tennis and pool tables          
  • Team building experiences
  • Regular quiz nights and LAN parties
  • Family days out and cinema nights
  • Volunteer days to help support our community and charity partners
  • An active and engaged LGBTQ community with group events and educational sessions arranged regularly

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