Senior Cyber Security Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Lancashire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Senior Cyber Security Engineer

Location: Preston. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements

Salary: Up to £63,000 depending on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading a team, including people management of a team of engineers & analysts
  • Collaborating with SOC in an Engineering capacity, Operations and Service Owner teams throughout the project lifecycle. This role is not a SOC Analyst/User
  • Reporting on the health of the estate
  • Providing daily support to business functions, end-users & team members
  • Problem solving (above 2nd line level) and resolution of issues with 3rd Parties
  • Providing knowledge transfer to team personnel as well as other colleagues in the business
  • Analysing, testing and documenting deployment strategy of the infrastructure
  • Creating programmatic documentation, standard operating procedures and granular process checklists

Your skills and experiences:


  • Proven people management and or team leadership experience
  • Strong understanding of architecture and configurations/underlying security technology of large-scale enterprise networks (30,000+ devices)
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of installation, management and support of network cyber security infrastructure/toolsets and ITS management, such as endpoint protection, SIEM, vulnerability management, firewalls, IDS/IPS (Next Gen), network architecture (Cisco, Palo Alto, etc.)
  • Experience of working with system management toolsets in a technical capacity


  • Engineering knowledge of Splunk & McAfee/Trellix
  • Qualified to CCNA/CCNP level or equivalent, or relevant Security certifications are desirable but not essential
  • Background of prior experience of information/cyber security (Government or commercial sector)


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual leave incentive.

The Cyber Engineering team:

The team is expanding to support internal customers such as SOC and operations. The role is within wider Enterprise IT team and provides enterprise IT services across the UK businesses and internationally. Within the team there is a focus for continuous improvement in IT performance and operational efficiency, as well as enabling agile and flexible IT services for the digital age. You will ensure the security, confidentiality, integrity and availability of our digital estate.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.


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