Cyber Security Engineer

Oxford, England, United KingdomOxfordOxfordshireUnited KingdomEurope

Exscientia is an AI-driven pharmatech company committed to discovering, designing and developing the best possible drugs in the fastest and most effective manner. Exscientia developed the first-ever functional precision oncology platform to successfully guide treatment selection and improve patient outcomes in a prospective interventional clinical study, as well as to progress AI-designed small molecules into the clinical setting. Our pipeline demonstrates our ability to rapidly translate scientific concepts into precision-designed therapeutic candidates, with more than 25 projects underway. By designing better drugs, faster, we believe the best ideas of science can rapidly become the best medicines for patients.

We’re seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to contribute to our mission to develop better medicines, faster, to people around the world joining a team of IT professionals, working together to protect the business, its data and employees.

The Cyber Security Engineer role will be involved in many aspects of Cyber Security for the business, ranging from day to day running of security tooling, analysing alerts, physical security and assisting in future planning and strategy with the Security Team.

The Cyber Security Engineer role is ideal for someone who may wish to experience planning, testing and implementing Cyber security across all areas of an exciting and expanding business or a senior technical person wishing to move into the Security arena.

As the Cyber Security Engineer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Assist in all areas of cyber security, including offensive and defensive.
  • Assist in selecting and implementing industry leading technologies.
  • Carry out analysis on security alerts, identifying and recommending actions on high risks.
  • Day to day running of the Exscientia security toolset.
  • Providing input into security strategies and future planning.
  • Be responsible for Exscientia’s protective monitoring platform.
  • Assist in implementing a security culture throughout the business.
  • Create documentation and reports on cyber security for the business.


  • 3+ years’ experience in a Cyber Security or IT technical role in a cyber security focused company.
  • A passion for Cyber Security and working as part of a team.
  • Ability to plan own time effectively, able to prioritise key tasks, work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Basic technical knowledge above CompTIA+ level.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience with industry leading security toolsets, in EDR, Email, SOAR, Logging, Cloud, VPN.
  • Experience in a SOC analyst role.
  • Understanding of threat mapping and hunting landscapes.
  • Familiarity with security frameworks such as ISO, SOX, NIST.


  • Work together to make a positive contribution to patients by revolutionising the pharmaceutical industry through AI-driven discovery.
  • We will work with you to kick-start or further grow your career – from funding for professional development and conference attendance. To the opportunity to acquire valuable skills, work on problems that matter, and learn from world-class technological and scientific leaders.
  • Opportunity to join an inclusive, collaborative and intellectually stimulating culture
  • We will work with you to provide a highly competitive compensation as we continue to grow and thrive.
  • Our team’s health and well-being is important to us we offer a generous holiday allowance, provide flexible working and remote working to encourage all of our team to manage their own work, time and life along with wellbeing and mindfulness support.
  • When you are in the office, you will have access to a kitchen stocked with an endless supply of food for all employees. Along with access plenty of break out areas so you can get to know the people you are working with. Some of the best ideas start with a coffee break!
  • Hear from our team why they enjoy working here

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