Senior Cloud Security Engineer

  • Job Reference: R0049217
  • Date Posted: 19 October 2023
  • Employer: Centrica
  • Location: Windsor, Berkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Pension, bonus, car allowance and benefits
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Centrica are going through a fascinating period of change. We're evolving to become a truly purpose-led organisation, helping millions of customers to live more sustainably, simply, and affordably. We truly believe that we have a huge role to play in helping the nation to cut carbon emissions and prepare for a net zero future, and it's a role we are immensely proud of.

An opportunity to play your part

The Senior Cloud Security Engineer plays a crucial role in designing, implementing, and overseeing the company's security configuration of its core cloud solutions. You will define, enhances, and implements Centrica's information security architecture, while ensuring consistent administration of information security policies, standards, procedures, and controls to effectively improve security posture. You will work in a team of senior engineers, who run our security platforms every day.

Location: You can work in Windsor/home; we have people working all over the UK but also a range of office locations.

We have tailored our well-being & benefits package around our employees as follows:

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential

  • Car allowance

  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap

  • Pension scheme

  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan

  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days

  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance


  • Take engineering and operational ownership of our cloud security platforms, with a particular emphasis on Microsoft's suite of security tools

  • Regularly review and refine cloud security policies to ensure they align with industry best practices and regulatory standards.

  • Lead and manage Cloud Security projects, ensuring they are delivered on time and meet the set specifications.

  • Collaborate with IT and security teams to seamlessly integrate cloud security solutions into the existing infrastructure

  • Assist the Cyber Defence team in in post incident remediation tasks

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement

What we need from you:

  • Experience in developing security architecture and standards and implementation guides

  • Experience working in an engineering or hands on position.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in cloud platforms (Azure and AWS), with specific expertise in Microsoft's security solutions

  • Proven track record of designing and implementing cloud security solutions in large organisations, preferably within the energy sector

  • Proficient in cybersecurity best practices and threat mitigation strategies

  • Programmatic skills in and around Python, PowerShell and Terraform

Education: Bachelor's degree in area(s) of study such as information technology, computer science, information systems, or relevant experience

We are proud to be recognised as a disability-confident employer. Our customers come from a variety of different backgrounds, and so do we. We hire great people from all walks of life, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We will continue championing inclusivity while investing in our local communities to create a better, more sustainable world for everyone. We are incredibly proud to have been recognised by The Times for being one of the Top 50 Employers for Women.

Our people are the beating heart of our business. We are incredibly proud of our commitment to being FlexFirst. From childcare to furry friends, we listened to our people and understood that they work best when they are comfortable and have a flexible working model that suits their individual needs.