Element Materials Technology

Cyber Security Head of Engineering

Job Locations UK-London


Element has an exciting opportunity for a Cyber Security Head of Engineering to build and lead a Cyber Security Engineering team within the Cyber Security function which will design and implement highly secure technology solutions to protect against cyber threats and potential cyber-attacks.  The successful candidate will have an established background as a security engineering manager responsible for securing complex global environments and developing security solutions at scale . This will include deep experience in application, cloud and infrastructure domains.



  • Hiring, developing, and mentoring security engineers, and managing the day-to-day activities of the team
  • Lead the design and deployment of technical solutions and new security toolsets to mitigate security vulnerabilities, protect against cyber threats and automate repeatable tasks
  • Being a key contributor to the Security Strategy, defining the long-term vision for cyber security in close alignment with the business’s objectives
  • Acting as a trusted advisor, providing security leadership and guidance to business divisions, projects and third parties
  • Develop and maintain a Security Technology Framework and Roadmap within:
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend standard security products as potential security solutions
  • Develop and document designs for bespoke standard security components that deliver reusable security functionality
  • Liaise closely with Group IT infrastructure operations and development teams to support the implementation of standard security solutions
  • Identify gaps now and in future in line with the Security Technology Framework and Roadmap, and produce business cases to fund the implementation of technologies and processes to fill the gaps through investment

Skills / Qualifications

  • Ability to evaluate and articulate risks, develop consensus, raise awareness and provide thoughtfully considered cyber security solutions to various key business stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of the Cyber Kill Chain, Mitre Framework and the Diamond model and how they apply to threat intelligence
  • Strong understanding of various security technologies (FW/IPS/IDS/DDOS, EDR/MDR, DAST/SAST, Identity Access Management, SIEM & SOAR, etc.)
  • Vast experience working as a security engineer, implementing solutions in a variety of infrastructures with a cloud first mindset
  • Good exposure to leading or managing teams, including defining roadmap, solutions, and implementation of complex security tooling
  • Significant experience and detailed technical knowledge in multiple areas of: security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, application and cloud security
  • Experience with threat modelling or other risk identification techniques, and risk management
  • Strong project management experience desired for working on cross-functional projects
  • Demonstrated track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional projects with evolving requirements
  • Experience with a wide range of technologies and the ability to pick up new technologies quickly
  • Both a deep technical knowledge and business acumen with the ability to translate and distil complex technical information across all levels of the organisation
  • Excellent written and verbal technical communication with an ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 7,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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