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Network Management and Interconnect Specialist

BT Security
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Closing date
15 May 2024

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Why this job matters

This role is fundamental to maintaining the BT Network Management Systems Security posture. As a business we need to be proactive in identifying security issues, highlight concerns and reduce risk. This works in tandem with our ability to react quickly and effectively when operations are threatened by issues outside of BT's risk appetite.

Ensuring the security of BT's complex architecture, applications and services in-line with the expectations of our customers is a prime objective of our business. Appraising the risk BT faces from the wider connected world this role assures the protection of BT Group's brands and reputation, supports improvements to our Security controls and helps maintain BT's critical business operations.

You will undertake risk based connectivity assessments for intra BT and third party interconnect. Consider the potential for any interconnect to expose vulnerabilities within our network through our perimeter or across internal security domains. This role requires the ability to understand complex network infrastructure and supporting connectivity technologies and how it is applied in the context of the BT estate. You will be able communicate issues and concerns to stakeholders with differing levels of technical ability and present arguments for change or mitigation. You will have an understanding of other risk and compliance areas across BT Security where those key stakeholder risks impact the logical interconnect processes. This role supports BTs ability to connect its networks, applications and customer across and outside of the BT estate. It is a key part of the application deployment process and as such the role has a direct impact on operational activities PAN BT. As a result, you will be called upon to support time sensitive business critical deliveries with Senior stakeholders, working to deliver solutions that balance the business need with any additional risk

What you'll be doing
  • Support deployment teams to establish workable interconnect solutions and designs. Provide feedback on issues identified for new deployments, legacy migrations as they are deployed on to new technologies
  • Engage in stakeholder reviews for complex interconnect issues, managing interdependencies between applications and security domains.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance Pan BT for Interconnect Security Governance, approvals and policy for all of BT's Corporate Applications and Firewall Estate
  • Due to BTs complex network structures you will need to be able to identify where the requested interconnect requirements will not produce the expected outcome. You are able to provide guidance and recommendations for alternate solutions.
  • Collaborate with wider stakeholders, policy and standard owners to ensure interconnect alignment and review in a changing environment. Provide feedback on automation requirements for interconnect tooling, enabling the interconnect workflow to mature
  • Responsible for strategy and delivery of Remote access controls into BT's & UK's Critical Network & systems.
  • Responsible for Identifying security risks, developing mitigation controls that reduce the possibility of the risks occurring.
  • Responsible for ensuring security controls are factored into BT's architectural decisions and subsequently into the design and implementation of BT's remote user access for both BT employee and 3rd party/Vendor support teams' access to BT networks and services.
  • Accountable for 21CN DCN Network security including the control and management of the 200+ network management systems now hosted/connected to 21CN DCN.
  • Accountable for the auditing and correction of 21CN user access provision.
  • Strong influence and collaboration with CIS and Technology Identity provisioning team, on the architecture, design, and delivery of the User access provisioning systems (CAMS & MUI).
What you'll bring

Must Have:
  • Experience of connecting different technologies, networks, systems and applications both internally & externally
  • Understanding of complete End to End assessment of system security, from end user access to server technical compliance.
  • Access control Policy knowledge, design and understanding of roles and responsibilities in a technical role.
  • Technical background in large scale network & IT environments.
  • The ability to communicate technical requirements either verbally or written to a diverse group of customers with differing technical skill levels
  • Experience in technical decision making.
Nice to have:
  • A very good understanding of BT Networks and the application of security controls within these environments.
  • Membership of a pertinent Security/technology professional body: To hold an external IT networks or security qualification (e.g. CISSP, CISM M.IISP, CRISC)
  • Demonstrable analytical skills to ensure technical risks are fully understood and mitigation solutions can be correctly identified and implemented at a system and local level as required.
  • Proven strong customer facing skills.
  • Efficient problem solver in enterprise environment.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as under minimal supervision.
  • Time management skills.

At BT, we entertain, educate, and empower millions of people every single day. We're a brand built on connecting people - whether that's friends, family, businesses, or communities. Working here, you'll receive an attractive salary and a range of competitive benefits, but - more than that - you'll be joining an ambitious organisation with a culture of togetherness, collaboration, and inclusivity, that takes a genuine and proactive interest in your progress and development.
  • Competitive salary
  • 10% on target bonus
  • BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% Employee contribution, BT contribution 10%
  • 25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays), increasing with service
  • Huge range of flexible benefits including cycle to work, healthcare, season ticket loan
  • World-class training and development opportunities
  • Option to join BT Shares Saving schemes.
  • Discounted broadband, mobile and TV packages
  • Access to 100's of retail discounts including the BT shop
About us

BT is part of BT Group, along with EE, Openreach, and Plusnet.

Millions of people rely on us every day to help them live their lives, power their businesses, and keep their public services running. We connect friends to family, clients to colleagues, people to possibilities. We keep the wheels of business spinning, and the emergency services responding.

We value diversity and celebrate difference. As Philip Jansen, our CEO, says 'We embed diversity and inclusion into everything that we do. It's fundamental to our purpose: we connect for good.'

We all stick to the same values: Personal, Simple, and Brilliant. From day one, you'll get stuck in to tough challenges, pitch in with ideas, make things happen. But you won't be alone: we'll be there with help and support, learning and development.

This is your chance to make a real difference to the world: to be part of the digital transformation of countless lives and businesses. Grab it.


Although these roles are listed as full-time, if you're a job share partnership, work reduced hours, or any other way of working flexibly, please still get in touch.


Studies have shown that women and people who are disabled, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse or from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement on the Job Description, please apply anyway - you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles in our wider team.

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