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Job description for Cyber Security Specialist

Are you a Cyber Security Engineer looking to support decision making across the lifecycle of multiple complex projects? We, at Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), currently have several exciting opportunities for Cyber Security Engineers to work within our Integrated Technical Services (ITS) team.

We provide specialist security and information assurance support to a huge variety of projects including the ‘Challenger 3’ Battle Tank development and other Military Platforms. This covers combat aircraft and armoured vehicles to submarines, aircraft carriers and land-based communications. DE&S ensures the UK military have access to equipment with world leading capabilities that is resilient to cyber-attacks. This team makes a big difference to projects integral to supporting our Armed Forces!

Our team works closely with clients across a range of delivery teams as intelligent decision makers and subject matter experts (SMEs). Working within this exciting, fast-moving, and ever-changing environment, we offer great opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge with us to build a career in Cyber. You will be empowered to provide guidance and advice on areas including information risk management, architecture development, security accreditation, threat analysis, cryptography and information technology assessment within agreed time frames and budgets.

We are keen to attract, develop and retain Cyber Security Engineers, therefore we will support and encourage your development in the following areas:

• Government recognised professional accreditation

• Knowledge of defence equipment & systems

• Knowledge and application of ICT/Security/Defence standards e.g., JSP/NIST/ISO27001 etc

• Information risk management

• Knowledge of evolving digital technology/applications e.g., AI/Digital twins/Quantum computing etc

Cyber Security Engineers can choose their permanent workstation from the list below:

MOD Abbey Wood, Filton, Bristol, BS34 8JH

Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow, G2 8EX

RAF Waddington, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 9NB

HMNB Devonport, HM Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth, PL2 2BG

MOD Manchester, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2WD

Due to security requirements, these posts are open to sole UK Nationals only.

Please note some attendance to the stated site may be required for this position.

About the role

As a Cyber Security Engineer in our ITS team you will be empowered to:

  • Develop artefacts and evidence used in the assessment of cyber risk, and considering the implications of changes to equipment design, offering mitigation advice in the process.
  • Build strong working relationships across all areas of the business, including interfacing with authorities like the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders, to gain an understanding of their requirements and translate these into an agreed set of deliverables and outputs.
  • Implement and effectively develop cyber security guidance, policy, and tools.
  • Convert business objectives into tangible outputs and support the mitigation of the strategic cyber risk.

Person specification

To be successful with your application, you’ll need to show that you meet the following essential criteria:

  • You will hold a relevant Level 4 qualification (e.g., HNC or Foundation Degree) in an Engineering or Science subject or demonstrate equivalent experience.
  • You will demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects and deliver to agreed expectations.
  • You will demonstrate the ability to prioritise and manage risk.

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competences and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

  • Improve Engineering Capability (Supervised Practitioner).
  • Technical Risk Management (Supervised Practitioner).
  • Communicating and influencing.
  • Seeing the bigger picture.


We’re pleased to offer a generous benefits package to support everything from your work-life balance to your bank balance, including:

  • 25 days’ holiday a year, plus 1 day a year up to 30 days, 8 bank holidays and a day off for the King’s birthday.
  • A market-leading employer pension contribution of around 27 percent, an annual performance-based bonus, and recognition awards
  • Flexible and hybrid working wherever possible, to support your work-life balance (though some attendance to the stated site is required)
  • Access to specialist training and funded professional qualifications, with plenty of opportunities and support for progression.
  • A huge range of discounts including retail, sports, leisure, restaurants, gifts, days out, holidays, cinema, motoring, insurance, health care, gym memberships, and more.
  • Up to six days of paid leave a year for volunteering.
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave schemes, offering 100% pay for 26 weeks (after a qualifying period)
  • We champion a diverse and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and give their best. We believe that by harnessing the power of different ideas, experiences, and perspectives, we can achieve our ambitions, together. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
  • Discover more about Little Book of Big Benefitsand pension schemes.

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Job Details

Job title

Cyber Security Specialist


£32,500 – £35,000

Contract type


Business area


Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time



Number of posts


Recruitment contact

Christos Nakoutsis – DE&S Talent Acquisition Specialist

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