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Senior Cyber Security Engineer - Defence

Location: Cardiff
Company: Jacobs
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Your Impact:
At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.
People are Jacobs' greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.
In addition to the benefits you'd expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.
Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We're happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.
About the Opportunity
We are looking for a security engineer experienced in the Defence domain to undertake the full spectrum of security engineering activities spanning all stages of the system lifecycle, including concept, assessment, requirements, design, integration, verification, validation, transition into service, and in-service support. Specifically, we are looking for an individual that can:
• Develop security requirements, architecture, and design for complex information systems
• Develop cyber security assessment approaches
• Specify and implement a robust security risk management process
• Support accreditation activities
• Conduct security reviews and audits
• Conduct security operations, including Protective Monitoring, Incident Management, Incident Response, and Incident Recovery activities
• Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
• Provide technical assistance to Business Development when necessary
• Maintain familiarity with the legislation and regulations of relevance
Here's What You'll Need:
• Education
o Educated to degree level with a minimum 2:1 in a relevant subject
• Certifications
o Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
• Customers/sectors
o Experience working with the UK MOD customer, especially DE&S and Defence Digital
• General
o At least 10 years' experience
o Hold a minimum of SC clearance
o Previous experience of leading a team of specialists in delivery, in a complex and dynamic environment
o Excellent presentation and written skills
o Ability to author technical and non-technical documents for varying audiences from technical automation personnel to senior security or operations personnel.
o Ability to analyse and break down complex problems
o True team player but with the ability to work independently
• Standards
o MITRE ATT&CK matrix and the ATT&CK for ICS framework
o NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF)
o NIST SP NIST 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations
o JSP-440 - UK MOD Manual of Security
o JSP-604 - Defence Network Governance
o HMG InfoSec Standard No. 1 - Technical Risk Assessment Method
o HMG Infosec Standard No. 2 - Risk Management and Accreditation of Information Systems
o ISO/IEC 27002:2013 Information technology - Security techniques - Code of practice for information security controls
o SANS Institute Critical Security Controls (CSC) Framework
o Common Criteria (CC)
Our Culture
Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.
We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity - ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women's - find out more about our employee networks here.
Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role
If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team.
Your application experience is important to us and we're keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know.
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