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Lead Security Engineer in Luton, Bedfordshire


Luton, Bedfordshire


£70.00 - £79 per hour



Lead Security Engineer
12-Month Contract Role
Bedfordshire - Mainly onsite but does allow WFH & will have occasional travel throughout the UK and abroad
£70ph Inside IR35

*** Due to the nature of the role and the industry you will work in, you will be required to achieve UK Government clearance upto SC level ***

We are looking for a Lead Security Engineer who will report to the Head of Product Security (ISP) and be responsible for providing security advice to product development teams in a range of areas including product design, development, verification, and maintenance through all phases of the product lifecycle. The role will focus on undertaking security risk assessments for products, preparing security risk mitigation plans, deriving security requirements, and working with product development teams to design, implement and maintain appropriate security controls.

Day to Day you'll be working on -
Production of Security management plans, work package descriptions and cost estimates in support of product bids, services and proposals.
Undertaking security risk assessments, risk mitigation plans, mitigation gap analysis and preparation of security management documentation for system Accreditation.
Defining product security requirements, advising development teams on suitable implementation standards and techniques and overseeing product development activities.
Liaison with Security Accreditors and Security Assurance Coordinators in support of security accreditation.
Preparation of Protection Profiles, Security Targets and Evaluation Management Plans, and liaison with NCSC and commercial evaluation teams in support of evaluation activities.
Advising development teams on suitable platform lockdown and configurations, and supporting Penetration test activities. Analysing penetration test results and preparation of remedial action plans.
Prepare and implement through life support and maintenance for product security including vulnerability and patch management plans
Lead security incident management teams during incident/crisis situations in conjunction with Head of Product Security
Review and maintain corporate product security policies.
Deliver product security training to project engineering teams.

Key Skills & Expereince we are looking for -
Experience in the development of security solutions for a military &/or commercial products and systems.
Graduate degree in relevant engineering, computing or related scientific discipline, and/or evidence of further professional study.
Registered NCSC certified professional at senior level or above, or NCSC recognised qualification, e.g. ISC2Certified Information System Security Professional.
Knowledge of UK/NATO Information Assurance standards, procedures & systems, including Government Functional Standard GovS 007: Security, HMG IS1&2, ISO27000 series standards, NIST SP800 series standards, JSP440, JSP604, guidance material provided by NCSC, CPNI and NIST.
Practical experience of producing Security Accreditation documentation
Practical experience of NCSC and Common Criteria security evaluation techniques.
Knowledge of current crypto technologies and key management systems
Model Base System Engineering (MBSE) knowledge
Understanding operating systems, firmware and software security controls and how to apply them.
Understanding of existing, current and emerging technologies including cloud, virtualisation and web
Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
Good team worker with ability to influence and motivate.
Positive attitude and drive to improve the business.
Ability to obtain SC clearance with UK-eyes only caveat.
Enterprise Security Architectures (SABSA, MODAF).


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission. Where the role is marked as Outside IR35 in the advertisement this is subject to receipt of a final Status Determination Statement from the end Client and may be subject to change.

Job reference 119989_1697196115
Date posted 13 October 2023

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