IT Security Specialist - Edinburgh

Trendzer is a multi-national high growth company with offices in the UK and the Netherlands. As the market-leading provider of website, marketing and cloud services to SMEs, we work with thousands of companies - from small businesses who are ready to take their first steps online, to global brands and blue chips that are household names in the UK and overseas.

Brief Outline

Trendzer is now seeking an IT Security Specialist to work closely with the Platform and IT teams. The role offers an excellent opportunity to gain practical and commercial experience in a fast-paced technology business. This varied role requires an individual who is willing to be flexible in managing their workload and who will take on a wide range of tasks and responsibilities including:

  • Ownership of the security of the Web Platform at the Infrastructure, OS, Services and Applications levels.
  • Manage the security and vulnerability profiles of the SaaS Cloud Linux cluster.
  • Conduct vulnerability and penetration testing on the web platform, web hosting as well as internal IT assets.
  • Manage service continuity and implement & monitor disaster recovery protocol
  • Implement and upkeep operational IT Security processes in collaboration with the IT Manager
  • Contribute to the identification and responsible for the collation and presentation of emerging security risks and threats

Experience (essential)

  • Extensive experience with OWASP implementation and best practice
  • Experience with Linux system hardening and security
  • Experience with Apache web server, MySQL, NFS security configuration
  • Experience with running static and dynamic Pen testing on Application code as well as Infrastructure
  • Experience with Security and Ethical hacking suites
  • The ability to manage incidents and reduce their impact on the business should they occur
  • Experience in the implementation and use of technologies like IDS/IPS, Firewall, Anti-Malware, Web Monitoring, DLP and E-Mail monitoring

Experience (desirable)

  • Experience with container technology such as Docker
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Proven knowledge of risk management processes


  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Able to prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong customer service orientation

If you are interested in applying for this position, then get in touch - we’d love to hear from you. Email

Please include an up to date CV and use your cover letter to tell us why we should work together and what greatness you would bring. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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