IT Security Analyst

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Thought Machine, one of the UK's leading fintech companies, is undergoing a period of rapid expansion and is looking to hire a number of candidates in the role of IT Security Engineers.

Thought Machine is solving one of the biggest problems in banking. Since launching in 2014, our mission has been to liberate banks from outdated, legacy technology which stifles their ability to innovate. Thought Machine’s core product is a cloud native, core banking engine built to run any type of bank - from established Tier 1 banks all the way to new challenger banks.

To move closer to achieving our mission, we are looking for highly talented individuals to join the fast growing team. With a founding team drawn from Google, we have a deep culture of engineering excellence and we believe it is this which delivers a solution compelling enough to engender a seismic shift in the banking industry.

Thought Machine was recognised on LinkedIn’s Top Startups List (2019) and named in Fintech 50 (2019). We pride ourselves on having an excellent internal culture, where we take cultural fit as important as technical fit when we make new hires. At Thought Machine, we strive hard to create a fast-paced, supportive and fun working environment to enable the team to produce the best technical work in the industry.

As an IT Security Analyst, you will be part of the security team and support the IT team in looking after the security of the corporate space. You will be responsible for the ongoing security controls design and validation of IT corporate security tools and processes in line with Thought Machine security standards and ISO 27001-27002 certification control requirements.


  • Design and implement security controls in line with the risk management framework.
  • Align security controls design and monitoring with major certifications and standards (ISO27k, SOC2).
  • Be able to automate administrative security tasks.
  • Comfortable conducting administrative hands on tasks when required.
  • Ability to switch context, prioritize, own and complete security operational tasks.
  • Provide analysis, assessment and trending of security log data from a large number of heterogeneous security devices.
  • Analyse potential cyber threats from a variety of intakes taking appropriate response actions to include threat containment and/or escalation.
  • A good understanding of networks, security and patch management.
  • Develop bespoke security monitoring tools.



  • Experience in managing privileged access management.
  • Extensive knowledge in designing infrastructure and data protection security controls.
  • Automate the security management of OSS based corporate infrastructure.
  • Solid linux administration experience.
  • Entreprise Gsuite security management.
  • Conducted periodic user access control assessments
  • Knowledge of common Internet protocols and applications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & customer facing skills
  • Scripting experience (Bash, Python)


  • Experience with data privacy requirements and data flow management
  • Secure Web Filtering & Data Loss Protection
  • Business continuity design and testing experience
  • ISO 27001-27002 and NIST 800-53 security controls requirements
  • Mobile Device Management
  • SME Cisco network management


  • Highly competitive salary
  • Pension plan
  • Private health insurance (including dental & optical)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Onsite gym
  • Sports and hobby clubs, subsidised by Thought Machine
  • All the latest tech you need
  • Start the day properly with fresh fruit and cereals
  • Huge range of healthy (and not so healthy) snacks, smoothies, juice, tea, coffee and soft drinks on tap
  • A talented & experienced team as your colleagues
  • An environment where we encourage learning and progress
  • Weekly food pop up
  • Monthly social with arcade games

Thought Machine is committed to making a measurable positive impact on people's everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and value people who take a journey unique to them. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development. You are encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description.

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