Lead Information Security Specialist

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Lead Information Security Specialist

Would you like the opportunity to lead a range of projects within the BAE Systems Air Sector and wider business units? Would you like utilise your Cyber Security and Information Assurance expertise at the forefront of technological innovation? We currently have a vacancy for a Lead Information Security Specialist based at any of our sites in the South of the UK.

As a Lead Information Security Specialist, you will be working at the frontier of cyber security and information assurance engineering preventing compromise by determined and well-resourced 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 Information Security Specialist will involve:

Working closely with Technical Authorities on different projects

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 mitigation's 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 Information Security Specialist:


Subject matter expertise in a specialist domain including RMADS and Accreditation processes

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

Demonstrable experience of identifying information risks and application of appropriate and realistic controls

Experience of working across multiple projects delivering Cyber Security solutions

Must be able to produce reports, both written and verbal, to senior stakeholders, including customers and non-specialists

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


Awareness of architectural frameworks and experience in applying security architecture principles

Experience gained within the defence sector

What we're looking for in you:

You will have a positive and proactive attitude, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, to allow you to work as a team or as an individual on projects; often these will require discretion and protection of company IP along Company guidelines. You will also have the ability to work with customers in order to guide and influence, this may also involve customers without an understanding of the cyber security industry. Undertaking change and leading change management strategies as well as the ability to apply influence to different working groups will also be key to success in this role.

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

Salary: £65,000 + and relocation support can be considered

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

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.