IT Security Engineer

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IT Security Engineer

Would you like to work as part of a team safeguarding BAE Systems UK enterprise IT infrastructure against cyber threats using the IT Security Technical Control Software solutions and compensating controls? We currently have vacancies for an IT Security Engineer at our site in Preston (other UK wide locations considered).

As an IT Security Engineer, your day to day 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. This is not a typical network engineer or analyst role therefore knowledge of networking for troubleshooting is required. This role could also lead to future opportunities with the team or wider BAE Systems Business.

Your main responsibilities as an IT Security Engineer will involve:

Production of targeted and concise documentation that can be easily understood by service stakeholders

Maintain an excellent working relationship with BAE Systems peers, to ensure a consistency of approach both internally to BAE Systems and externally to industry working groups.

Understand current as well as emerging security threats and design security architectures to mitigate threats where possible.

Stay abreast of new security technologies/solutions and integrate into security architecture design when and where appropriate

Deputise for Senior Security Engineers when required.

Your skills and qualifications as an IT Security Engineer:


Knowledge of SIEM toolsets

Experience of managing network and cyber security infrastructure / toolsets, including firewalls, IDS / IPS, endpoint protection, network security, network architecture. (Palo Alto, Cisco etc)

A strong technical background with a proven experience in an IT Security role

A strong understanding of network cyber security infrastructure / toolsets and its management, including firewalls, IDS / IPS, endpoint protection, network security, network architecture. (Cisco, Palo Alto, etc)

Good understanding of architecture and configurations of large scale networks (30,000+ devices) and the underlying security technologies

Experience of working with system management toolsets in a technical capacity

Background of prior experience of information/cyber security (Government or commercial sector).

Knowledge and understanding of security toolsets

ITIL Process awareness & demonstrable usage

Working on Enterprise environments in a Cyber role

Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware / OS Hardening


Product specific - Engineering installation support & maintenance of Splunk and or McAfee,

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills with the confidence to interact with people at all levels within the organisation, present complex analyses and influence decision makers

Location: Preston

Salary: Competitive – 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 th

e 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