Network Security Engineer - Security Engineering

Location: Salford Quays, M5 3TT (Hybrid working)

Contract Type: Full Time


Job Title: Network Security Engineer

About the Network Security Engineer role

As a Network Security Engineer, you will be required to build, maintain and support key network security technologies as part of the operational and project activities within the Security Engineering Team.  This role will focus on network security technologies, such as DDoS mitigation, IPS/IDS, advanced network security controls, next generation firewalls and network and traffic monitoring.  As a security engineer, you will also be working closely with the IP engineering and IP operations teams, as well as the wider security business unit.           

How will I add value in this role?

You’ll be responsible for implementation of the security vision within the wider technology team, working as part of a multi-disciplined security engineering team and the larger security function to implement appropriate security policy, process and technology.

You will build, support and enhance TalkTalk’s network-based security controls in-line with the wider defined security strategy Develop relationships with key business and technology stakeholders in order to influence and drive the security agenda in TalkTalk. 

As part of this, you will ensure Network security is included at the initiation and design of projects and infrastructure designs. Your attention to detail will be key to the creation and maintenance of solution and technology documentation as well as ensuring they are reviewed and adhered to. You will provide support and guidance to the TalkTalk NOC, SOC and Operations Teams and work with the infrastructure and network design teams to test and deploy security-based solutions and capabilities.

The position requires a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and contributes to an energetic and motivated team environment, actively seeking new practice and thinking within the network security industry. A focus on the customer to ensure solutions remain true to the objective of delivering great service is essential to the success of the team.

Out of hours and on call duties will be required as determined by the requirements of the business.

About you

You will have a strong background in Security and understanding of security best practices and understand how security impacts within a large and complex telco-grade network. You will have an expert understanding of security technologies e.g. NGFW (New Generation Firewall), DDoS, Netflow, WAF etc.). You will be able to demonstrate a high degree of network expertise, holding network qualifications (e.g. CCNP/JNCIP). You’ll possess a good understanding of centralized network authentication platforms e.g. Radius, TACACS, LDAP, Diameter etc.

Prior telco knowledge and expertise would be advantageous but not essential and ideally you will be degree level educated and/or hold security qualifications (e.g. CISSP, CISM etc). Some exposure with OWASP and similar standards would be beneficial. Experience in using mixed cloud on premise and off premise infrastructure would also be advantageous. The ability to obtain & hold security clearance may be required.

The Benefits

We value the importance of recognising and rewarding our colleagues at TalkTalk. As well as providing a great range of core benefits such as annual bonus, a company pension scheme and private medical insurance, we also offer income protection and life assurance. We also embrace flexible working and support you achieve your career goals. You’ll also gain access to our range of products.

The Company

We’re TalkTalk, a challenger brand in the world of Broadband, Phone, Mobile and TV. Our job is to bring the best value connectivity, to everyone. We believe every customer matters, so we offer products and services that are simple, affordable, reliable and fair.

We’ve created a working environment where you can be yourself and give your all. You’ll be called on to out-think the competition and work closely with your colleagues to come up with new ideas, and deliver great results for our customers. This is your chance to make a difference, and great performance will take you far. It won’t always be easy, but it’s always exciting and it promises great opportunities for you, and our business, especially if you’re ready to stand for something.

Location: Soapworks - Manchester

Country: UK

Start date: ASAP

Type: Perm

Salary: Competitive + bonus/benefits

As a recognised Top 50 Inclusive Employer in the UK, we know that diversity means success and innovation. We want our workplace to reflect the communities and customer we serve. Being inclusive is part of our DNA; we are all 100% human, and we create a culture where you can truly be yourself.

We’re also not your usual 9-5. We are a dynamic workplace and we want to talk to you about how you like to work.


  • My Wellbeing

    We want you to feel good at work — and not just because you’re doing great things for our customers. We run lots of wellbeing initiatives throughout the year.

  • My Products

    We offer all of our people free TalkTalk Fibre, TV and Phone (you’ll be helping us make them what they are, so it’s only fair that you get to enjoy them).

  • My Flexibility

    We all lead different lives and like to work differently, so whether it's working from home or starting and finishing your day later, we’ll give you the flexibility you need to do your best work.

  • My Benefits

    Think company pension scheme, private medical insurance, income protection and life assurance, plus all sorts of other benefits designed to make your life easier.


Network Security Engineer - Security Engineering

Location: Salford Quays, M5 3TT

Contract Type: Full Time