IT Security Analyst

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IT Security Analyst

Would you like to work as part of a team safeguarding BAE Systems UK enterprise IT infrastructure against cyber threats through the use of the IT Security Technical Control Software solutions and compensating controls? We currently have vacancies for IT Security Analyst at our site in Preston.

As an IT Security Analyst, your role will be to proactively install, manage and update toolsets as required, whilst continuously working towards organisational, departmental and individual objectives and uphold security standards and principles.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in a Cyber Security Environment whilst using the toolsets and projects in a large network enterprise environment.

Your main responsibilities as a IT Security Analyst will involve:

Contributing to the development of the services through process, people and technology where appropriate.

Monitoring internal sources of information in line with the Analyst role.

Proactively manage and update toolsets as required for the role.

Providing 3rd line support to IT Security as required.

Providing response to large scale or complex security incidents

Performing analysis of data to determine if there is a risk to the business, and inform the appropriate team

Contributing to the development of the services through process, people and technology where appropriate.

Contribute to IT Security Technical Control Software solutions service pilots and proof of concept testing in support of the cyber security investment programme.

Ensuring that any changes to IT Security Technical Control Software solutions are executed within a project framework as appropriate

Your skills and qualifications as an IT Security Analyst:


Demonstrable knowledge of installation, configuration & ongoing support of hardware

Technical troubleshooting of network attached toolsets

A strong technical background in IT and associated technologies

Analytical background with the ability to analyse and interpret large and complex data sets and articulate observations, conclusions and recommendations

Appreciation of networks, server technologies and end user computer technologies

Understanding security threats, exposures and risk


Background of prior experience of working in an information and/or cyber security environment (Government or commercial sector) environments

ITIL Process experience

Technical background with experience in an IT or IT Security operations or equivalent role

CCNA qualification

What we're looking for in you:

You will possess an open and communicative style that engenders trust and promotes good working relationships. You will be able to work with people, sometimes in challenging environments with an innovative approach to solving problems. You will also have the ability to work with BAE Systems internal stakeholders up to senior management level, and external stakeholders up to an equivalent level to deliver the best solutions for the business, thus contributing to maintaining BAE Systems reputation with all its key customers.

Location: The Strand - Preston

Salary: Circa £32,000 dependent on experience

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Shared Services

BAE Systems is home to the engineering expertise, technical skill and ingenious people that keep the UK at the forefront of defence and security capability. We manage some of today’s toughest challenges, delivering the most complex programmes, which generate critical export growth whilst supporting thousands of advanced manufacturing jobs distributed throughout the UK.

Now we want even more great people to join us.

To support such a uniquely complex range of operations, our Shared Services people are likewise hugely diverse. About half of our 1000 employees are at 32 UK locations, in customer-facing roles, adding benefit and value to BAE Systems operations, people and property. We are home to experts who thrive on mental challenge - often specialists who are leaders in their fields.

Whatever the area you work in, the focus is always on delivering the highest quality solutions at the lowest possible cost. We welcome people with diverse skills and experience who bring a real passion for customer focus.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.