Cyber Security Engineer

Posted 30 May by MBDA

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Bristol

MBDA is a leading defence organisation.  We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £55,000 (depending on experience)

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 additional days flexi leave
  • Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, and free car parking
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working; typically, this role will be 3-4 days per week on site working.

The opportunity:

Join the Product Cyber Security team providing specialist cyber security solutions across projects within MBDA UK, delivering effective cyber security for weapon systems and providing the design, documentation and evidence to support security approval and assurance activities.

The MBDA UK Product Cyber Security team has a strong pedigree in the delivery of security solution design and system accreditation. As part of the team you would have opportunities to represent the department on one or more projects sustaining MBDA's current products and  developing the next generation.

You will be able to use your skills and motivation to influence security design and play a vital role in delivering a usable capability to our end users.

We are at the leading edge of cyber security within the sophisticated weapons arena, and there will be plenty of technical and personal responsibility to challenge you. Alongside the project work the department also runs personal development and R&D activities to make sure its skills, technologies, and people are ready for the rapid pace of change in Cyber Security for the years to come.

  • Identify, assess and lead security risks to systems and then ensure the security measures to address these risks are implemented and validated to work
  • Input your balanced cyber security technical skills into a project team, taking account of the complex trades and requirements on cyber security design and assurance
  • Collaborate closely with the wider engineering team and provide cyber security expertise into the engineering lifecycle from initial requirements to operational guidance
  • Deliver the project's cyber security risk management process across the engineering lifecycle and provide guidance and support to the project based on a risk management methodology
  • Represent Cyber Security across project engineering functions and contribute to the project's Security Working Group
  • Produce the project security case and engage with the project collaborators with a focus on delivering against project achievements

This role offers the opportunity to be part of a rapidly developing technology area, shaping the responses to a sophisticated and exciting domain for MBDAs products. It offers the scope for you to use your technical skills, judgement and influence to affect the security of systems delivered to the customer and end User:

  • The ability to develop your knowledge and expertise, and face complex challenges in a domain that is critically important for the future of MBDA
  • Regular liaison with the end user, customer community and project seniors providing opportunities to introduce new cyber security thinking to MBDA and the customer
  • Your input into the engineering lifecycle, using your skills and experience to make a difference to equipment before and during its time in service
  • The challenge of delivering complex user-driven solutions into products, balancing the need for security against multiple competing demands and delivery deadlines
  • An opportunity to see the rapidly changing Cyber Security field from the inside and contribute to its development within MBDA UK.

What we're looking for from you:

  • An ability to undertake risk assessments and propose security measures in response across the range of physical, personnel, procedural and technical measures.
  • Understanding of MOD and Government information security policy, standards and guidance and the ability to tailor them to the specific needs of our product range
  • A validated delivery focussed mind-set, aware of the exciting demands on cyber security design, implementation and assurance
  • Awareness of systems engineering, electronics, software technology and development principles.
  • Prior experience of delivering security case documents for military equipment or similar
  • Proven ability to engage with partners, engineering teams and sub-contractors to provide direction, mentorship and support on acceptable and balanced information security solutions.
  • Understanding of systems and security verification, validation, testing and evaluation approaches, including HMG Information Assurance schemes and processes
  • A curiosity about emerging risk assessment approaches and next generation security functions and approaches.
  • DV clearance desirable but not crucial

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.   MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

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Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Securi

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