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Emerald Publishing • Remote, UK

IT Security Engineer

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  circa £60,000

Remote-first – with office for co-working

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

The Security Engineer will be responsible for safeguarding Emeralds data and IT infrastructure, by implementing and managing robust security measures. They will ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, manage disaster recovery processes, and provide technical support to the team.

This role will report directly to the Infrastructure Lead and will sit within the Infrastructure Team. The successful candidate will do an in depth analysis across the full Infrastructure estate, to determine the current security status and report on recommendations.
Location: We perform at our best when we feel trusted and are able to choose an approach to working that suits us best, which is why we are a remote-first company. However, we also believe in face to face collaboration, and our UK colleagues meet once a month for team time and quarterly for company get togethers in our Leeds office, so we ask that you be within a commutable distance that you are comfortable with in order to attend the office on those occasions.

Day to day we’ll trust you to:   

  • Design, document and implement security measures to protect IT infrastructure and data assets.
  • Collaborate as part of the Infrastructure team to plan and execute a disaster recovery solution
  • Provide technical support and guidance to team members across Technology, acting as Technical Security Subject Matter Expert
  • Provide technical security input to assist project delivery
  • Responsible for technical delivery of the Security Roadmap
  • Build effective relationships with internal clients and external service providers.
  • Manage security monitoring alerts and provide efficient response and support
  • Provide technical Cyber Security and Security Breach incident and response
  • Manage Microsoft 365 E5 security stack
  • Provide regular security assessments and reports
  • Keep up to date with new attack vectors and security trends
  • Support ISM in the production of Information Security policies and procedures

You’ll need to have:   

  • Strong knowledge of Azure systems operations and architecture
  • Excellent personal time management and organizational skills
  • Effective communication across all levels of the business.
  • Proven track record of timely delivery of projects


  • Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or equivalent
  • Microsoft Azure Administrator
  • Azure Security Engineer Associate


  • 3+ years proven experience as a Security Engineer or similar role
  • 3+ year’s experience with Azure cloud services and infrastructure
  • Proficient working knowledge and experience managing Microsoft 365 E5 security stack
  • Experience of managing Microsoft Azure Sentinel desirable
  • Experience with enterprise level vulnerability management

What’s in it for you?

At Emerald, we value our people. Becoming a part of our team means you’ll join a trusting and flexible environment and we've been flexified so you can trust that we're a truly flexible workplace. All we ask is that you attend the office once a month to come together with work colleagues. You'll also have numerous opportunities to progress your career, as well as access to professional development and the opportunity to learn new skills.

You’ll receive a wide range of benefits, such as 38 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays, remote flexible working, a discretionary performance bonus, 6% pension contribution and various benefits aimed at supporting your wellbeing and work-life balance such as a working from home allowance. You can check out a full list of our benefits here.

Roles are advertised at a benchmarked market median rate. Offers will be made within a range of the median, depending on skills and experience.

Please note - Applicants must be authorized to work in the UK without restrictions or sponsorship. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Emerald Group is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our applicants. If you would like to request any accommodations/adjustments from application through to interview stages, please complete the relevant section within the application or contact us at peopleteam@emerald.com and let us know.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 16 weeks full pay, 16 weeks half pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full pay
Adoption leave – 16 weeks full pay, 16 weeks half pay
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – In-country
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Work from home allowance
Pregnancy loss leave
Carer’s leave
Tax-free childcare
Compassionate leave
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
On-site gym
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Annual bonus
Volunteer days – 2 paid days per year
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Summer Fridays - Friday afternoons off during the summer period
2 annual volunteering days
Emerald Extras - discounts /cashback schemes
Moments that Matter days
Regional variances apply to our regional offices

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Emerald Publishing provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Emerald Publishing is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Emerald Publishing

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

UK, China, USA, Dubai, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, Malaysia

Hiring Countries




South Africa

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Media & Agencies

Media & Agencies

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023
2nd – Media

2nd – Media

Industry awards 2022

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