Information Assurance Engineer

Employer
MBDA
Location
Bristol
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
18 Oct 2020

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Discipline
Project Engineering
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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 The Opportunity
  • The principal security engineer will provide specialist information security support across programmes and pursuits within the Business, delivering effective information security solutions for complex weapon systems and their associated sub-systems, providing documentation and evidence to support security approval and accreditation activities within the programme context.
  The Role
  • Identifying security risks within complex weapon systems, products and solutions and ensuring that those risks are addressed by the implementation and delivery of effective and balanced security measures.
  • Assist in the timely integration of information assurance activities with the weapon system engineering, design, manufacturing and support programmes.
  • Engaging with stakeholders, engineering teams and sub-contractors to provide direction, guidance and support on acceptable and balanced information security solutions.
  • Liaison with customers, accreditors and technical authorities.
  • Contribution to, and conduct of, trade studies related to weapon system information security.
  • Providing security documentation and evidence to meet MOD security accreditation requirements.
  • Involvement in the entire systems engineering lifecycle of delivered weapon systems including specification of security requirements, development of security architectures, reviewing design and implementation, specification of verification requirements review of verification outputs and development of operational guidance.
  • Contributing to corporate information assurance knowledge and capability and maintaining knowledge of technology development and implications for information security.
    
What’s in it for you?
  • You will be joining a team with a strong pedigree in the delivery of weapon system information assurance.
  • You will be able to influence weapon systems as they develop from concept to delivery and gain first-hand experience of working with military customers.
  • Alongside core engineering projects you will also have the opportunity to conduct internally funded research packages.
  • A variety in project work that will enable you to apply the breadth of your information assurance skillset and experience and develop a deep understanding of the technologies involved.
  • As information assurance develops across the company and on bilateral and multinational projects you will also have the opportunity to work internationally.
  • MBDA also offers a comprehensive learning and development programme to enable the development of skills that support both technical delivery and broader professional development    
 What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining a team with a strong pedigree in the delivery of weapon system information assurance.
  • You will be able to influence weapon systems as they develop from concept to delivery and gain first-hand experience of working with military customers.
  • Alongside core engineering projects you will also have the opportunity to conduct internally funded research packages.
  • A variety in project work that will enable you to apply the breadth of your information assurance skillset and experience and develop a deep understanding of the technologies involved.
  • As information assurance develops across the company and on bilateral and multinational projects you will also have the opportunity to work internationally.
  • MBDA also offers a comprehensive learning and development programme to enable the development of skills that support both technical delivery and broader professional development.
  • The Team works internationally delivering Information Assurance to a broad range of customers.
  • Information security personnel are currently deployed across the full spectrum of MBDA weapon system projects.
  • This diversity and our integration with other engineering disciplines provide a motivating and challenging working environment and a great opportunity to advance your career.
  • The Information Security Team has members at both Bristol and Stevenage; it currently comprises a total of 8 Engineers with varying levels of experience and a diverse range of skills.
     What are we looking for?
  • Knowledge and understanding of MOD and Government information security policy, standards and guidance and the ability to tailor them to the specific needs of our weapon system product range.
  • Experience in generation of information security Risk Assessments, Risk Treatment Plans and Risk Management and Accreditation Documents.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of systems engineering, electronics principles, software technology and development principles.
  • Information assurance experience across the Systems Engineering, Development Lifecycle would be preferred.
  • Experience in the specification and development of effective and balanced information assurance solutions or approaches.
  • Understanding of systems and security verification, validation, testing and evaluation approaches, including HMG Information Assurance schemes and processes.
  • Experience of product / systems development environment.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work with limited day-to-day supervision, but must know when to seek assistance.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with ability to adapt depending on audience
  • Ability to discern the key technical, commercial, and programme influences from available ‘noisy’ information
  • Ability to contribute to cost, schedule adherence, and technical performance trade-offs
  • Systems thinker and systems engineering experience.
        
       

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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