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 preferable – other UK wide locations considered.

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: Preston preferable – other UK wide locations considered

Salary: £30,000-£40,000 dependent on skills and 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

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 the Shared Services team, you’ll be at the heart of this endeavour – working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

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.