Lead Cyber Security Engineer


Lead Cyber Security Engineer

Would you like the chance to work across and lead on various projects within the Air Sector and broader business units within BAE Systems, delivering value add Cyber Security and IA expertise? We currently have a vacancy for a Lead Cyber Security Engineer at our site in

As a Lead Cyber Security Engineer, you will be working at the frontier of cyber security and information assurance engineering preventing compromise by determined and well resource threat actors.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with leading edge products as well as the chance to become a strategic leader in a Global business.

Your main responsibilities as a Lead Cyber Security Engineer will involve:

Working closely with Technical Authorities on different projects

Taking day to day direction from the Engineering Managers of the projects your working across

Working with internal teams and interacting with the customer through the MoD and export customer accreditation systems, although not all systems have a target of accreditation and other risk management systems will need to be implemented

Attending security working groups with the customer and working across and interfacing with different Systems Technical Authorities from BAE Systems

Contributing towards the delivery of key security enforcing products to MOD and export customers

Leading the Product Security interface to achieve and maintain the accreditation process and apply appropriate Risk Management strategies to meet the customers’ needs

Leading on secure infrastructure and front-line deployed products, providing the Cyber Security expertise into these projects

Working on and taking the Cyber Security lead on systems deployed across multiple security domains, at all levels of classification

Working closely with the Engineering Design Team on a number of internal and external projects throughout the UK, taking the lead on these

Understanding the product information risk context and proposing controls and mitigations to reduce the risk of compromise of complex systems and architectures

This role will involve the mentoring of junior members of the team, providing unique Cyber Security leadership opportunities whilst working with leading edge solutions

Your skills and qualifications as a Lead Cyber Security Engineer:


Must be able to produce very high-quality reports, both written and verbal, to senior stakeholders, including customers and non-Cyber Security specialists

Subject matter expertise in at least one of the following security technologies – Software Engineering, High Integrity Network Security Architectures and Implementation, Protective Monitoring, IAM, Encryption, Cloud Security, RMADS and Accreditation processes

Demonstrable exper+B6ience of identifying information risks and application of appropriate and realistic controls.

Experience of working across multiple projects delivering Cyber Security solutions

Ability to travel to different sites throughout the UK to enable the completing of tasks to meet project needs

Hold CESG Certified Professional, SIRA or IA Architect at Senior Level, CISSP, CISM or equivalent qualifications

Senior CESG Certified Practitioner in SIRA or IA Architect

CISSP, CISM or equivalent


Awareness of architectural frameworks and experience in applying security architecture principles to small or large integration projects (MODAF / TOGAF / DODAF) would be useful but is not essential

Ideally have experience of IA Engineering delivery in a defence systems integrator business

Any CESG Certified Practitioner qualifications will be looked upon favourably, although the role is asking for Senior CCP in SIRA or IA Architect, other specialisations may be considered

A background in any of the following: Cloud Security, web application security, software engineering or penetration testing will also be looked upon favourably and should be included in the sift if we have candidates that apply with those skills

What we're looking for in you:

You will need to have strong written and verbal communication skills. You will need to be able to work as a team or as an individual on projects; often these will require discretion and protection of company IP along Company guidelines.Ability to work with customers in order to guide and influence, this may also involve customers without an understanding of the cyber security industry.Must have a proactive and positive attitude.Must have the ability to apply influence different working groups. Must be able to undertake change and lead change management strategies as and when these are required.

Location: Can be based at any of our BAE Systems UK sites

Salary: £65,000 + and relocation

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.

BAE Systems Air

BAE Systems Air brings together the company’s international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.

BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.

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.