Principal Product Security Engineer(Information&Cyber Security)

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, UK
Closing date
17 Oct 2020

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Principal Product Security Engineer (Information Security & Cyber Security)

Are you ...

Interested in technology and military systems? Do you like to keep up to date with technology and how it works?

Experienced in Information Security or Cyber Security Engineer looking for your next challenge? Want to apply your cyber knowledge and experience to work on complex systems?

A strong communicator? Who can confidently articulate and present key messages to all levels of the organisation, whilst forming strong networks and managing key internal and external stakeholders, with your ethical, unbiased approach clear for all to see?

Inquisitive? Who likes to understand how systems work? Do you like to network and ask questions?

A strategic thinker? Comfortable working with detail, but with the ability to take a step back, to see the bigger picture, taking an independent view whilst applying innovative thinking and 'problem solving' solutions where necessary?

Adaptable? Can you adapt to the environment? Are you able to switch between activities?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions, a career in Product Security Engineering could be for you.

Product Security Engineering is an area that continues to grow in strategic importance in order to meet the demands of design, development and supply of leading complex systems within the UK's Submarine capability.

As a member of the Product Security Team, you will enable and support the successful delivery of the submarine/defence capabilities whilst being provided with the opportunity to develop professionally amongst leading specialists. This is a very challenging and exciting role dealing with highly complex systems.

Your levels of responsibilities will depend on your skills and experience; however you will be able to identify and support engineering activities in your area of responsibility, understand and report on programme status and support the implementation of key security practices of which supports the overall Submarine capability that plays a critical role in our nation's defence.

Your Main Responsibilities as a Product Security Engineer will include;

Working closely with and providing advice to both internal and external stakeholders (including our supply chain) to ensure that Product Security Engineering is considered and included throughout the Product lifecycle.

Having sufficient understanding of a system, its concept of use and architectures, in order to provide an accurate assessment of product security in terms of possible threats and potential avenues of attack.

Supporting the design and development of secure systems by providing Product Security

Engineering expertise and ensuring that risk mitigations are implemented early and throughout the design.

Lead on the development and maintenance of Product Security strategies, processes, guidance and awareness.

Supporting and taking responsibility for accreditation/product security assurance activities for key systems within the Submarine.

Identifying and potentially taking ownership for security requirements for key systems.

Attending Security Working Groups (SWGs) with the customer and key industry partners to ensure that risks and issues have been identified and sentenced in a timely fashion.

Identifying the need for and supporting Security Testing and Vulnerability Management activities.

To manage and control the impact on confidentiality, integrity and availability of a systems and consider the future effect on technology and its performance against the design intent.

Your Skills and Qualifications as a Product Security Engineer will ideally include;


A degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant STEM subject (Engineering, IT, Sciences or Maths etc.) or Information Security related.

Knowledge and demonstrable experience of cyber security activities within a defence, government, engineering or a transferable domain.

Demonstrable experience of presenting technical information and/or engaging with stakeholders.


Hold Cyber Certified Professional (CCP), SIRA or IA Architect, CISSP, CISM, Security+, CEH, CISMP or equivalent qualifications.

Previous experience with systems of systems, complex IT projects or industrial control systems.

Salary: Competitive - Depending on Experience

Location: Barrow in Furness

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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