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Network Security Architect

Location: Chippenham
Company: Airbus
Contract type: Contract
Hours: Full time
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AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of € 70.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Job Description

We are looking for a Network Security Architect to join Airbus Defence & Space at either our Corsham (Wiltshire) or Stevenage site. You will be design authority on a leading edge service provider network and will report to the Chief Systems Design Authority.

You will ensure the 'as designed' integrity of the technical security approach, ensuring network infrastructure can be considered 'governed' in terms of Network and Information Assurance. A significant part of this is the independent security verification of network security methodologies through architecture and baseline control.

You will be a senior network designer with experience of implementing designs in a secure network environment with a telecoms service provider. We will expect you to maintain appropriate levels of certification, for which support will be provided in financial and study leave terms.

You will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance.

Tasks and responsibilities

Drive security change through development or review of network architectures, so they:

  • Fit business requirements for security

  • Mitigate the risks and conform to the relevant security policies

  • Balance information risk against cost of countermeasures

Support services through the engineering design process:

  • Understand the business environment and the information risks that systems of interest are subject to

  • Provide a focal point for resolution of network security and information risk matters

  • Propose alternate architectures or countermeasures to mitigate risks from initial solution architectures

  • Provide consultancy and advice to engineering on IA and architectural problems

  • Ownership of the security architecture and baseline

This role will involve some travel to UK sites and occasional overseas visits.

Skills and experience required

  • CISCO CCNP-Security/CCDP plus experience of using these qualifications

  • A background in Communications Engineering, and Network Security

  • Knowledge of IP, VOIP and MPLS systems

Our offer to you

In return we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit share; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and very strong, very real strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for the selection process – you can share this with the Recruitment Business Partner who gets in touch if you are invited to interview. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; auxiliary aids; room layout etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.#LI-AS1

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.
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