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Big Data Engineer

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  30-Nov-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Location: Brentford

Our Team: Cyber Security

At Vodafone Group Cybersecurity operations, we help our customers remain secure and resilient in a world of increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks.  We offer a unique combination of highly resilient networks, enterprise-class cloud platforms, advanced security systems and expert advice, helping limit the risks of a mobile workforce, such as commercial losses, regulatory breaches or threats to individuals, whilst enabling productivity and employee satisfaction. In Cyber Prevent, Engineers collectively define and implement the global Cyber Prevent platform designs and operations.  They work closely with central Group Technology and Cyber Security teams & globally dispersed local Cyber Security teams to ensure that the cyber security platforms are: globally consistent; effective and efficient; have the right technical adequacy and coverage; and are delivering the optimum risk reduction effect.


The Big Data Engineer is accountable and responsible for designing, implementing, operating and optimising the Elastic Stack infrastructure whilst providing guidance to Vodafone Operating Companies’ security teams on the activities related to the Elastic Stack infrastructure and the future roadmap of this Big Data platform.  This is achieved through taking the lead in the constant improvement of the configuration of the Elastic Stack platform, as well as writing deployment policies and guidelines for infrastructure deployment and defining and maintaining best practices guides.

With us you will:

• Accountable for the configuration and change management of the Elastic Stack platform.
• Accountable for the correct operation and operational processes across the Elastic Stack infrastructure, defining and following industry best practices.
• Serve as Subject Matter Expert for the Elastic Stack providing guidance and advice on technology and support for the definition and implementation of the roadmap.
• Engage with Security Architecture and Security Design teams to define and develop automated capabilities via APIs
• Work cooperatively within the Security Operations Centre and other Cyber Security teams to establish and maintain a strong and supportive relationship with customers.
• Act as a point of escalation for other Engineers and provide guidance and mentoring.

Apply if you have:

• Extensive hands-on experience in the design, management and maintenance of solutions based on the Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Beats).
• Experience of the management and maintenance of Apache Kafka.
• Design of security automation via the definition of Application Programming Interfaces.
• Application of CI/CD pipeline principles to the security environment.
• Experience in the containerization of security workloads using Cloud-based Kubernetes.
• Extensive experience in driving SIEM strategic roadmaps and developing next generation SIEM solutions such as Big Data platforms.
• Track record of delivering cyber security platform operations in a complex & dynamic technology environment.
• Effective collaboration across globally dispersed teams in order to deliver the consistency, and risk reduction, outcomes required.
• Active & compelling engagement of people and stakeholders, across a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, up to and including Cyber Security Leadership Team level.
• Communicating & reporting concise summaries of complex scenarios & information across diverse and senior stakeholder groups.


Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.