Cyber and Security Engineer (A2ZD16730)
at UKSA, London

Location: London

Salary: Daily Rate: Up to £1000 Ltd

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Government

Job Title: Cyber and Security Engineer
CV Submission Deadline: 12 Sept @ 12.00
Location: London
Duration: Until 31/03/2020
Daily Rate: Up to £1000 Ltd
Security Clearance: DV
IR35 IN/OUT Scope: Out of Scope


Key Tasks and Deliverables:

The Cyber and Security Engineer, reporting to the System Segment Lead (TBD) will be responsible for the technical analysis at the system level, of the architectures being developed and assess them against current best practice. Liaison with NCSC and GCHQ will be required, as will close and supportive working with the GCS Security Lead within the GNSS Programme Security Team. The Cyber and Security Engineer will also be the lead for key management and generation for the UK GNSS programme. Design and integration of a key generation and management facility is crucial for the success of the programme.

In addition, the Cyber and Security Engineer is expected to have a role in technical risk management and to support the development of system and sub-system engineering test beds.

There will be close working relationships with the whole technical team as well as the Technical Design Authority and support contractors.

  • Security and Cyber engineering technical support to UK GNSS EDDP activities, reporting to System segment Lead (TBD)
  • Ensure effective design and implementation of the security architecture across space, ground, operations, and system segment activities and products; hardware and software
  • Lead specialist for key generation and management, providing advice to The Authority and contractors on best practice in line with NCSC/GCHQ best practice.
  • Supporting the coordination of system integration requirements, focussing on security aspects
  • Applying lessons learned from similar space architecture system, ideally GNSS, efforts to ensure successful definition, planning and development
  • Interacting and collaborating with contractor(s) and government leads to ensure that all cyber and security interface requirements are consistent and in accordance with modern industrial practice
  • Ensuring currency of threats and the technical methodologies to defend against them
  • Supporting the UK GNSS programme to define, capture, and maintain the system level technical, schedule, and cost risks throughout the EDDP and developing risk mitigation courses of action and assessing impacts of risks and proposed changes.
  • Developing, documenting, executing, integrating and evolving security engineering processes as required to support the design and development of the system segment within the EDDP
  • Support to preparation of ITTs and other relevant technical documentation
  • Developing briefings, plans, papers, and other documentation in support of UK GNSS EDDP

Experience Required:

  • Knowledge of GNSS theory and practice, understanding of COMSEC and TRANSEC concepts and implementations.
  • 3+ years of demonstrated security engineering and or cyber experience within a space programme. Knowledge of ECSS and cyber risk management, including information security practices
  • Experience and understanding of key generation and key management techniques and current best practice.
  • [Ideally] Experience of using open architecture system development efforts throughout the entire systems engineering lifecycle
  • [Ideally] Experience, knowledge and understanding of the Enterprise Architect and DOORS tools
  • Experience with requirements and interface management, risk management, change boards and change board environment.
  • Extremely motivated individual who is a self-starter and a team player.
  • Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as organisational skills

Qualifications Required:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree or equivalent is required in Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical, Communications Engineering (technical), Physics, or similar.