Security Assurance Manager


Job summary

Circa £70,000
Information Technology
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job


Do you want to be the lead in a crucial and exciting role within in our Security team?

Job Title: Security Assurance Manager (Export)

Salary: Circa £70,000 depending on experience 

Location: Stevenage, Bristol or Bolton (We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role)

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 2-3 days per week on-site due to workload classification

Security Clearance: British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship.

Restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

The opportunity:

Working on behalf of the UK CISO, you will be the local security leader and authority in all elements of security for our deployed networks.

Ensuring your allocated areas continuously align to MBDA's Security Strategy and Polices, Customer's Security Policies, expectations, all applicable laws and regulations. Updating ISO 27001 documentation with any changes and ensure all policies, processes, procedures and technical infrastructure remains compliant.

As part of the new incoming MOD Continuous Accreditation Process (CAP), your role as the first line representative for your areas of responsibility will be key.

Tasked with leading all change management activities, you will ensure all change remains appropriate and complaint with policies. Delivering a technical security consultancy service to the business including architecture and solution suitability. Having the opportunity to work with different areas of the business you'll work proactively to coordinate and build relationships with the Principle Cyber and Information Security Advisor for all required accreditation activities.

In the event of a security related incident your role will be critical in leading the response, business continuity and disaster recovery for your area.

As well as the above you'll coordinate and action all technical security testing to be conducted within your areas, as well as maintaining upward reporting to MBDA UK Directors on the results.

What we're looking for from you:

  • Knowledge of National Security requirements for systems processing classified UK government data along with security risk management
  • Ability to read and digest government legislation, including foreign policy documents and understand the applicable security policies to form requirements for our offices and networks which facilitate communications with our global customers.
  • Comfortable with establishing and managing relationships with national security authorities and industry partners
  • Experienced knowledge of modern hacking tactics, techniques and procedures.
  • Expert in security concepts for IT network architectures, applications, cloud services and hardening of operating systems
  • Ability to present risk balanced security solutions to problems and provide clear advice directly to Directors
  • Background in managing and developing inexperienced IT Engineers
  • Ideally a knowledge of system accreditation and the approvals process for government encryption and networks including Secure By Design/Continuous Accreditation Processes.
  • Knowledge of business IT processes and associated approval systems
  • Desirable: CISSP, InfoSec/Cyber Degree

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Our company:

MBDA is a leading defence organisation.  We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

What we can offer you:

  • Company Bonus: Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Enhanced parental leave: offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Facilities: Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more…
  • Training and Development: Excellent career progression, training and career development opportunities

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.   MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

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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