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Vulnerability and Compliance Manager

Closing date
23 Oct 2022

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.
Salary: Up to £62,000 dependent on experience + bonus + benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.
The opportunity:
An opportunity has arisen for a role in the MBDA Security Operations and CERT. Reporting to the UK SOC manager, you will support the Cyber Security Operations team to defend against cyber threats and vulnerabilities by ensuring the Information Management (IM) environment is following the correct processes and remains compliant by proactively managing identified vulnerabilities that could be exploited.

You will provide remediation action through compliance to relevant security standards and confirm that remediation is completed in accordance with the identified risk categorisation.

You will be joining a diverse and hard-working team of cyber security specialists responsible for the protection, security and safety of MBDA UK networks and IM/IS environments. This is a traversal function that covers all areas of IM and will require Group collaboration. The team are working towards growing our current capabilities and supporting the business as it securely evolves to a "new way of working" in response to the pandemic and establishing international CERTs.

The Role
  • Report and track remediation activities affecting all Infrastructure and applications within the IM estate.
  • First line management of vulnerability analysts.
  • Support compliance and due diligence led activities and audits, including regulatory updates.
  • Collaborate with teams and business partners to create both tactical and strategic plans as it relates to vulnerability management. Also providing security advice at a technical level.
  • Champion security best practice within technology and be regarded as the ‘go-to' individual for security vulnerability management.
  • Advise technical and non-technical audiences on appropriate prioritisation of patch deployment.
  • Manage 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.
  • Manage the remediation plan of vulnerabilities discovered during penetration tests and health checks.
  • Provide vulnerability assessment scan guidance and process oversight.
What we're looking for from you:
  • 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)
  • Managing vulnerabilities 2+ years (planning and remediation)
  • 2+ years of first line management
  • A demonstrable knowledge of Vulnerability lifecycle management (MITRE) and IT/ OT/ IoT vulnerability remediation plans
  • Experience or knowledge of risk management frameworks (e.g CIS, NIST)
  • Sound understanding of network/infrastructure and web/mobile application weakness and anti-patterns (CWE, OWASP).
  • An in depth understanding of cyber security technologies and applicable security controls
  • A good understanding of information security principles and best-practices
  • Ability to carry out risk assessments
  • Supplier engagement and collaboration
What to expect:
We offer opportunities for career progression, paid overtime (subject to level), bonus scheme, comprehensive pension package, annual salary review, collaborative working environment and excellent on-site facilities.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve appropriate clearances.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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6 Hills way
United Kingdom

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