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Staff Engineer (Cloud Platform - Security)

London, Open to Flexibility Competitive Salary

Why choose us? 

You might already know us - we're the ones with the Meerkats! Compare the Market has helped revolutionise the insurance market and we have been growing rapidly since starting in 2006. 

We are on a mission to transform the comparison industry, moving beyond endless forms and generic search results, to a highly personalised, service-led experience. In order to do so, we recognise that we need to consistently deliver seamless, personalised customer experiences through a connected data and technology ecosystem. 

Diversity and Inclusion 

We're a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and talented professionals. With an inclusive and open workplace, we encourage our people to create and share ideas – supporting their growth and celebrating their uniqueness. 


Our teams operate out of our London and Peterborough offices with flexibility to a hybrid working approach. 

Salary & Benefits 

Besides a competitive salary we offer 25 days' annual leave, pension as well as tons of other flexible benefits (Think 2 for 1 Cinema/Meal tickets, Gym, shopping discounts etc.) 

A little about the team 

As the Staff Engineer for Security Engineering at Compare the Market, you will assume a key position providing engineering and architectural expertise and guidance that enables the security components of the cloud platform vision to be delivered. You will use your deep technical knowledge of information security, the software development lifecycle and security tooling to influence decisions about what tools and technologies will enhance the security of all our services and solve engineering challenges. On top of that, you will have the opportunity to guide, mentor and coach engineers, developing your own leadership skills in the process.  

Our environment is one that has 190+ technical people in a company that champions Pair Programming, innovation days and a challenge culture, as well as uses a plethora of tools and technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, Kafka, Java, Scala, Python, .NET Core, Node.js, MongoDB and more. So, in addition to working with cutting edge technologies, you will be constantly challenged, setting strategy, direction and raising the bar on how we do things! Your enthusiasm for exploring new technology and tools will be valued in this team. Your peers will be smart, and you will work in a fast-paced, constantly evolving team who are striving for world-class, engineering excellence. 

What we want to see from you: 

As an experienced individual, you will be able to demonstrate involvement in the delivery of security focused services that underpin business or consumer facing products, and the part you played in improving their quality. 

  • Deep experience working with security frameworks (NIST CSF, ISO27001, etc) with cloud-based platforms (AWS, GCP, etc.), highly distributed systems (e.g., microservice architectures, containers, FaaS) and tools that enable software engineering teams (e.g., CI/CD, Observability, privileged access management, dependency supply chain analysis, vulnerability detection/prevention/containment, access/identity management, etc).  

  • Demonstrable experience setting a technical vision and working with a team to achieve it. 

  • Advocate of engineering excellence, contributes to technology wide engineering standards, processes and tools  

'We are committed to offering equal chances to you throughout the application process, so if you require any special adjustments to be made, please let us know. We will work with you to make any appropriate arrangements.’  

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