Information Security Engineer

12 Dec 2017
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The opportunity?

The senior principal security engineer will provide specialist information security support across programmes and pursuits within the Business, delivering effective information security solutions integrated within complex weapon information systems and sub-systems, providing documentation and evidence to support security approval and accreditation activities within the programme context.

The Role

- Identifying security risks within complex weapon information systems, products and solutions and ensuring that those risks are addressed by the implementation and delivery of effective and balanced security measures.
- Assist in the timely integration of information assurance activities with system engineering, design, manufacturing and support programmes.
- Engaging with stakeholders, engineering teams and sub-contractors to provide direction, guidance and support on acceptable and balanced information security solutions.
- Liaison with customers, accreditors and technical authorities.
- Contribution to, and conduct of, trade studies related to information security.
- Providing security documentation and evidence to meet MOD security accreditation requirements.
- Involvement in the entire systems engineering lifecycle of delivered weapon systems including specification of security requirements, development of security architectures, reviewing design and implementation, specification of verification requirements review of verification outputs and development of operational guidance.
- Contributing to corporate information assurance knowledge and capability and maintaining knowledge of technology development and implications for information security.
- Providing local management for a small team of specialist information security engineers.

Whats in it for you?

- You will be joining a team with a strong pedigree in the delivery of information assurance.
- You will be able to influence systems as they develop from concept to delivery and gain first-hand experience of working with military customers.
- Alongside core engineering projects you will also have the opportunity to conduct internally funded research packages.
- A variety in project work that will enable you to apply the breadth of your information assurance skillset and experience and develop a deep understanding of the technologies involved.
- As information assurance develops across the company and on bilateral and multinational projects you will also have the opportunity to work internationally.
- MBDA also offers a comprehensive learning and development programme to enable the development of skills that support both technical delivery and broader professional development.

Whats great about the team?

- The MBDA Information Security Team works internationally delivering Information Assurance to a broad range of customers.
- Information security personnel are currently deployed across the full spectrum of MBDA projects.
- This diversity and our integration with other engineering disciplines provide a motivating and challenging working environment and a great opportunity to advance your career.
- The Information Security Team has members at both Bristol and Stevenage; it currently comprises a total of 8 Engineers with varying levels of experience and a diverse range of skills.

What are we looking for?


- Knowledge and understanding of MOD and Government information security policy, standards and guidance.
- Experience in generation of information security Risk Assessments, Risk Treatment Plans and Risk Management and Accreditation Documents.
- Demonstrable knowledge of systems engineering, electronics principles, software technology and development principles.
- Information assurance experience across the Systems Engineering, Development Lifecycle would be preferred.
- Experience in the specification and development of effective and balanced information assurance solutions or approaches.
- Understanding of systems and security verification, validation, testing and evaluation approaches, including HMG Information Assurance schemes and processes.


- Experience of product / systems development environment.
- Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Ability to work with limited day-to-day supervision, must know when to seek assistance.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills with ability to adapt depending on audience
- Ability to discern the key technical, commercial, and programme influences from available 'noisy information
- Ability to contribute to cost, schedule adherence, and technical performance trade-offs
- Systems thinker and systems engineering experience.
- Experience of team leadership/management.

What would you get?

- Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.

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