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Job Description

Excited to grow your career?

Our mission is to 'help people save and invest with confidence'. We are looking for great people to join us, so please come and invest in YOUR future at HL.

Hargreaves Lansdown, a leading FTSE 100 FinTech company, is undergoing an Agile transformation. Information Technology has underpinned Hargreaves Lansdown’s success, and will play an increasingly important role in HL’s future strategy and growth as the company continues its digital journey. As part of this journey, we are working hard to increase security testing capabilities across all change. We are therefore looking for a Security Testing Engineer with a proven track record in information security / security testing, who enjoys working with a variety of technologies and wishes to progress their career, assisting in security assurance across the business.


Design and implementation of automated security testing solutions / vulnerability scanning within an SDLC

Supporting senior management in defining testing strategy, tools and technologies

Owing the implementation of proof of concepts for new tools to support automated security assurance during agile sprints

Onboarding chosen automation solutions, liaising with teams across the business to build and deploy

Integrating use of security tooling into agile teams and business processes

Tool maintenance and optimisation through ruleset reviews and feature upgrades

Being responsible for the monitoring of tool effectiveness (Cost / Benefit analysis)

Production of management information / reports to demonstrate effectiveness

Triage of vulnerabilities, identification of false positives and providing mitigation and risk advice

Identification of improvements and shift left opportunities

Championing security testing as part of the delivery pipeline, and a secure by design culture

Cultivate strong working relationships across the business including IT, projects, squads, SOC, InfoSec and Vulnerability Management, to ensure processes are smooth and efficient

Adhering to deadlines, prioritising work, and provide progress updates against plan


Experience of DAST toolsets such as BurpSuite Enterprise, InsightAppsec, Qualys, Acunetix

Experience of SAST toolsets such as Veracode, Checkmarx, GitLab

Understanding of CVSS or other vulnerability risk measurement frameworks

Good knowledge of security vulnerabilities and an aptitude to keep up to date with emerging ones

Understanding of agile software development methods

Proven experience working in an IT security / security testing field

Appreciation of the different types of software development languages and deployment tools

Appreciation of cloud technologies such as AWS and Azure.

Highly organised with advanced planning & organising skills, as well as a good attention to detail

Experience in writing processes and optimising them based on feedback

Why Hargreaves Lansdown

Here at Hargreaves Lansdown, we’re the UK’s number 1 investment platform for private investors, based in Bristol. For more than 40 years we’ve helped investors save time, tax and money on their investments.

To achieve our mission, we believe we have a workplace like no other, with constant learning, dynamic teams and a great ethos. We're steered by core values that promote service, quality, innovation, and opportunity in everything we do.


Performance-related annual bonus scheme
25* days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays, plus 1 day additional Christmas closure time
Option to purchase up to an additional 5 days holiday each year
Pension scheme - up to 19% contribution
Flexible working options available
Enhanced parental leave benefits
Variety of travel to work schemes, including season ticket loans and cycle to work
Bike storage and shower facilities
Employee assistance programme
Volunteering opportunities
Annual events, activities and sports groups
Smart casual dress policy and dress down Fridays

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't tick every box. If you're excited about working for us, and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need!

Hargreaves Lansdown is an inclusive employer that values diversity in its workforce. We encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
This role may also be available on a flexible working or part time basis – please ask the Talent Acquisition team for more information.

Please note, we are unable to provide employment sponsorship to candidates.


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