Vulnerability and Compliance Analyst

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8316S
  • Closing date 14th Mar 2021

Are you passionate about the defence world and advanced technology?

Would you like to develop your skills in a highly challenging environment? If so…
The Opportunity!

An opportunity has arisen to join the MBDA SOC. Working with the UK SOC manager, you will support the IM SOC to defend against cyber threats and vulnerabilities by ensuring the IM environment is following standard methodology and proactively managing identified vulnerabilities that could be exploited. Provide remediation action through compliance to relevant security standards and confirm that remediation is completed in accordance with the identified risk categorisation. Working in a traversal function that covers all areas of IM and will require Group Coordination.

What are we looking for?
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure and web application scanning tools (e.g. Qualys, Nessus) and relevant remediation management/risk tools supported in the Security Operations Centre (SOC).
  • A demonstrable knowledge of Vulnerability lifecycle management and IT/IS vulnerability remediation plans.
  • Sound understanding of network/infrastructure and web/mobile application weakness and anti-patterns (CWE, OWASP).
  • An in depth understanding of cyber security with hands on experience with SOC or Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) activities, alongside a good understanding of information security principles and best-practices.

What’s in it for you?
  • This is a new role at MBDA specifically created for the individual to make their own and evolve. You will assist the SOC manager in exploring new capabilities and technologies to support your role.
  • There will be opportunities to attend courses and learn about SOC processes and also to travel, including to partner nations in Italy, France and Germany to collaborate with MBDA Group.

What we can offer!

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

The Role
  • Report and track remediation activities affecting all Infrastructure and applications within the IM estate
  • Support compliance and due diligence led activities and audits, including regulatory updates.
  • Collaborate with teams and partners to build both tactical and strategic plans as it relates to vulnerability management.
  • Champion security best practice within technology and be regarded as the ‘go-to’ individual for security vulnerability management.
  • Provide security and remediation advice at a technical level.
  • Proactive identification and communication of external themes and threats.
  • Advise technical and non-technical audiences on appropriate prioritisation of patch deployment.
  • Handle vulnerability remediation by suppliers and teams through re-test & closure.
  • Help drive security maturity in vulnerability management and security in general across the business, through positive engagement and teaching.
  • Maintain and further improve the scanning scope and capability of the vulnerability scanning service, through automation and tooling.
  • Lead the remediation plan of vulnerabilities discovered during penetration tests and health checks.
  • Provide vulnerability assessment scan guidance and process oversight.

Here's what's great about our team
  • You will be joining a diverse and passionate team of cyber security specialists responsible for the protection, security and safety of MBDA UK networks and IM/IS environments. The team is working towards growing our current capabilities and supporting the business as it securely evolves to a “new way of working” in response to the 2020 pandemic.

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.
We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements. MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.
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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

If you think you'd be perfect for this role, we'd love to hear from you‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎


MBDA is the only company capable of designing and producing missile systems to meet the current and future needs of the armed forces over land, sea and air. Through our expertise, we have become a trusted partner to the Ministry of Defence and work closely with the military to ensure that they have the capability they need, in order to protect our freedoms.


We share a unique responsibility that brings purpose to everything we do.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to our home nations and their allies. Whether you are Lead Engineer or Business Support Officer, your work is vital in ensuring that our armed forces have the equipment they need, when they need it.
" At MBDA you always have to bear in mind that we are all a part of a very important process that defends our freedoms. "

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With over 60 years combined experience through our predecessor companies and over 10,000 employees across Europe and the USA, we are trusted suppliers of missile and missile systems to the defence sector.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides smarter and more effective equipment for the armed forces over land, sea and air.


We value difference.

Our work has a far-reaching impact, and we all make a difference every day. Our values-led culture welcomes a diversity of skills, experience and perspectives, where everyone has the opportunity contribute, grow and succeed.