System Security Officer

Location:Greater London

System Security Officer

Would you like to work with end users, customers and support other BAE sites? We currently have a vacancy for a System Security Officer at our site in Abbeywood.

As a System Security Officer, you will be assisting in maintaining the security of the operational systems as part of a wider team and provide excellent opportunities to learn and develop their skills and experience.

This role will provide you with a variety of different working tasks and the ability to work with cutting-edge technologies

Your main responsibilities as a System Security Officer will involve:

Maintaining and managing a register of assets

Working closely with System Manager / Administrators and other Support Staff to ensure secure operation of the system at all times

Using the Protective Monitoring capability (based around ArcSight)

Enforcing Security Operating Procedures, maintaining local security instructions and seeking continuous improvement of them

Liaising with the Project Support Manager over 3rd line support issues

Ensuring that the System configurations and policies are applied consistently across the Gateway systems.

Acting as local point of contact for all matters related to security

Liaising with local site security personnel as required

Responding to security incidents, including initial investigation, reporting to external agencies such as MODCERT and the Joint Cyber Unit, and support to resolution

Acting as a point of contact for all matters related to forensic readiness

Performing regular audits of system accounting logs and physical assets/hardware

Reporting any system security loopholes, breaches or vulnerabilities which may come to light

Providing support to regular report production and to the Security Working Group

Carrying out daily / weekly / monthly processes in a timely manner

Your skills and qualifications:


Willingness to travel and work independently at customer site

Practical and self-motivated with a desire to see project success

Must already have or be prepared to undertake and successfully achieve a DV clearance

Systems Engineering, Systems Support or Asset Management

Willingness to provide telephone support out of hours, with occasional visits to site to resolve out of hours issues

What we're looking for in you:

You will have strong team ethics with the ability to challenge and be proactive on a day-to day basis

Location: Abbeywood

Salary: £38,300

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.

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If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today.You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.