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Cyber Security Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Lancashire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Cyber Security Engineer

Location: Preston (Hybrid Model) -We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to £47,000 – Depending on experience and skills

What you’ll be doing:

    Work as part of a team safeguarding BAE Systems UK enterprise IT infrastructure against cyber threats through the configuration, installation and maintenance of Cyber Security Technical Control Software solutions and compensating controls

      Development of automation scripts using Python and various toolset API’s

        To proactively install, manage and update hardware & cyber security toolsets as required for the role

          Continuously work towards organisational, departmental, and individual objectives and uphold security standards and principles

            Support of Splunk Enterprise Platform and automation (For clarity, this is not a typical network engineer or SOC analyst role)

              Supporting SIEM and SOAR technologies

                Supporting Protection and Monitoring technologies

                  Supporting Endpoint Protection technologies

                  Your skills and experiences:


                    Strong background in Python scripting ideally in the context of automation

                      A strong technical background with proven experience

                        Good understanding of architecture and configurations of large-scale networks (30,000+ devices) and the underlying security technologies

                          Experience of working with system management toolsets in a technical capacity


                            Proven experience in using Python

                              Relevant Security Certifications are desirable but not essential (CISSP, GIAC (Advanced Certifications) e.g., GCIA, GCIH or GCFA and CompTIA Security +


                              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 incentive.

                              The Cyber Engineering team:

                              You will be joining an expansion to an existing cyber engineering team, supporting additional requirements that sits within Enterprise IT, providing enterprise IT services across the UK businesses and internationally. You will participate in the creation of security solutions to provide enterprise security services, and maintain, develop, and communicate their associated roadmaps and standards through the full lifecycle of the service. This could also offer a natural progression route and the opportunity to develop further.

                              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.