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Cyber Security Architect

Employer
Atkins
Location
Bristol, Glasgow
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
8 Sep 2022
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Leading the edge of transformation.

You might know us for the great work we do across our wide variety of projects. We're proud to say it's thanks to our people's diversity of thought, expertise and knowledge. And when you join us, you'll be a part of this genuinely collaborative environment, where everyone's voice is valued and treated equally.

We're passionate about what we do, but we don't take ourselves too seriously. Simply put, this a great place to be. So, when it comes to your life outside of work, ask us about our flexible and remote working policies designed to help you get the most out of life.

Read more about how you can thrive with us.

Your purpose:

  • Consulting with clients to identify the security resilience requirements needed to safeguard their organisations mission and business activities.
  • The application of architectural and cyber resilience principles to develop appropriate models, standards, policies and solutions that support the client in their security resilience.
  • Identify effective human, procedural and technical controls to reduce the effectiveness of a cyber-attack and minimise the organisation’s cyber risks.
  • Work with engineering teams to embed security design principles and activities in the engineering development lifecycle.
  • Evaluate security architectures and designs to understand the effectiveness of these designs from a security perspective. Provide advice and support in remedying any gaps.
  • Provide Cyber Security advice and guidance for clients in ‘business as usual’, technical refresh and new project environments.
  • Identify critical business functions and the cyber effects that may be created to adversely impact them. Create client centric solutions to address these cyber risks.
  • Be able to apply technical knowledge, with creative and innovative thinking in a broad range of complex and non-routine contexts.
  • Build successful working relationships with team members, key customers and stakeholders that improves the value of the security services being performed.

What you can bring?

Essential -

  • Experience of delivering technical Cyber Security consultancy in multi-disciplined environments.
  • Awareness of the various business drivers’ different organisations may have.
  • An awareness of the Ability to work alongside enterprise architecture and the systems engineers.
  • Experience of conducting cyber risk assessments/management and the deployment of appropriate controls.
  • An excellent communicator, verbal (active listener) and written (able to write concisely).
  • Ability to articulate and pitch Cyber Security advice both at a technical and non-technical level, directly to key customer stakeholders.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and tasks concurrently, successfully balancing business and client priorities.
  • Ability to provide high-quality work under pressure that delivers security outcomes to tight deadlines and manage client stakeholder expectations.
  • Ability to work both effectively individually and within a team in a multi-discipline environment and in a matrix organisation.
  • A wide awareness of Cyber Security across Government and Industry to include HMG Information Assurance Policies, Standards and Guidelines, including the Security Policy Framework, the CESG IA Portfolio and JSP440 (plus other standard MOD Information Assurance methods).
  • An interest in maintaining and enhancing technical and consultancy skills.
  • Ambition to work in a challenging and rewarding role that provides real benefit to clients.

Desirable -

  • Experience of applying SABSA or equivalent security architecture approaches.
  • Experience of using cyber kill chain analysis to identify practical interventions to reduce the effectiveness of an attack, stop or it’s propagation throughout the system/s in question.
  • CESG Certified Professional (Security and Information Risk Advisor or Security Architect).
  • Understanding of the different approaches and technologies used in identifying and addressing cyber threats on the network.
  • Awareness of how the cyber analyst integrates with network operations including using and applying Security incident and event management.
  • Awareness of data analytics and how they can be used in cyber security.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or equivalent.
  • Associate/Full Membership of recognised security professional body such as the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET), Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) or the British Computer Society (BSC).
  • A keen interest in the latest technology with a focus on security technologies.
  • Experience within programme and project environments.

Why work for Atkins?

People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the ADS&T Business Unit and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a difference to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

We value diversity and believe that everyone deserves to thrive, without exception. We have signed the MoD's "Women in Defence" and "Women in Aviation and Aerospace" charters. These pledges include providing opportunities for women to succeed at all levels. We're also committed to being a Military friendly employer and have been recognised with the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Gold Employer Recognition Award.

We develop individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house as well as external training for all our staff.

Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward", a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More about us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join. We're also a Silver Rating holder in the Aerospace & Defence sector, as per the Financial Times rating of the UK’s leading management consultants.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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