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Senior DevSecOps Engineer



Other Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2023

About Zego

We’re a commercial motor insurer on a mission to save people time and money. From nationwide taxi fleets to self-employed scooter delivery riders, our customers are our driving force. We work hard to make insurance simple, affordable and stress-free for every one of them.

When we started back in 2016, we knew that traditional insurance held businesses back. It was too complicated, too time consuming, and it wasn't priced fairly. So we set out to change that, building insurance products to empower professional drivers throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

So far, we’ve raised over $200 million in funding, and we’re proud to hold the title of the UK’s first insurtech Unicorn (a private company valued at over $1 billion). We’ve grown from a scrappy start-up into an industry changing organisation. And there’s plenty more to come.

How we work

We believe that teams work better when they have time to collaborate and space to get things done. We call it Zego Hybrid.

It’s not “hybrid working” as you might know it – we don’t ask you to work from the office on set days. It’s a flexible approach that allows every Zegon to be their best.

Home can still be your primary place of work, with team days and events at our central London office when we need to get together. We cover the costs for all company-wide events (3 per year), and provide a separate hybrid contribution to help pay towards travel costs for our monthly pizza socials and other team get-togethers.

We think it’s a good mix of collaborative face time and flexible home-working, setting us up to achieve that right balance between work and life.

Overview of our Engineering Team

Zego puts technology first in its mission to define the future of the insurance industry. By focusing on our customers' needs we're building the flexible and sustainable insurance products and services that they deserve. And we do that by empowering a diverse, resourceful, and creative team of engineers that thrive on challenge and innovation.

Purpose of the Role

You will play a key role in shaping the future of the DevSecOps function at Zego.

  • You will be part of the team ultimately responsible for the security of the Zego Hosting Platform and services
  • You will collaborate closely with Product Engineering, Technical Operations, DPO, Information Security and Compliance to help build secure products and services
  • You will champion agile methodologies, metrics and tooling to support the teams in incrementally improving our security posture

What you will be working on

  • You will work closely with our product and technical operations teams to identify and address vulnerabilities across our stack
  • You will shape the direction of our security tooling and infrastructure to improve our overall security posture
  • You will monitor and respond to security incidents and engage with our bug bounty programs to drive resolution
  • You will discover and triage vulnerabilities engaging with the relevant teams to fix or mitigate
  • You will contribute to code reviews following security coding standards and best practices
  • You will develop and maintain security documentation related to application and infrastructure security, including policies, procedures and guidelines
  • You will engage with the wider Zego team to foster a culture of security excellence
  • You will share learnings internally and externally through guilds, meet-ups and conferences
  • You will support external security audits, assessments, certifications and pen-testing

What you will need to be successful in the Role

We are looking for engineers who embrace the DevOps culture to deliver continuous improvements to our security posture. Engaging and empowering the team to drive change leveraging metrics and championing automation and observability.

Experience should include

Strong security experience in:

  • AWS, especially around IAM permissions and networking
  • Containers and Kubernetes
  • Terraform
  • Git and GitOps
  • Pipelines (CI/CD)
  • Coding and scripting, ideally in Python, Scala or Node

What's it like to work at Zego?

Zego has a truly international and inclusive team, unified by great ideas and collaborative thoughtfulness. Our people are the most important part of our story and everyone plays an essential role in our journey. We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and who are motivated by change. There’s plenty of room to learn and grow, as part of our ongoing training programmes or directly from other experts. You’ll work alongside a talented group of people who respect each other's differences and seek to understand fresh perspectives.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.