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IT Security Technical Authority - Office of the Global CIO
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Recruiter: BAE Systems
Listed on: 9th August
Location: Preston
Salary Notes: Negotiable
Type: Permanent
Start Date:
Reference: 63370_1565365551
Contact Name: Jamie Meurs

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IT Security Technical Authority

Would you like to become the IT Security Authority for one of the World's Leading Defence Companies? We currently have a vacancy for a IT Security Technical Authority at our site in Farnborough.

As a IT Security Technical Authority, you will be responsible for providing technical guidance, governance and oversight to the EITS provided security operations team and broader PLC (non-Inc) business. The role is charged with improving our Cyber defensive capabilities, reducing technical vulnerabilities, and providing expert technical advice.

The role provides the senior most technical authority representation by the OCIO and provides review and approval/rejection to EITS and the broader PLC business of significant changes to the BAE infrastructure that represent a departure from current or standard approaches, standards, policy or guidelines, which may potentially reduce BAE's security posture

This role will provide you with a chance to make significant and lasting decisions that will ensure the technological security of BAE Systems Company wide

Your main responsibilities as a IT Security Technical Authority will involve:

  • Working closely with EITS, the GSOC and the business to design and articulate the technical aspects of BAE's IT Security strategy
  • Oversee the establishment of a new inter-SOC operational framework
  • Participate in the establishment of a new SOC in Australia, and the UK SOC if still in its implementation at the point of recruitment
  • Ensure BAE's external facing (E.g., Internet, customers, suppliers) security posture is robustly defended with no blind spots of infrastructure knowledge or monitoring
  • Provide advice, guidance and OCIO strategic direction to the EITS security team and BAE Plc business, its toolsets, monitoring objectives and approach
  • Provide EITS, BAE Plc business and external suppliers with OCIO technical authority to implement solutions that have been escalated by their own governance processes
  • Working with external suppliers and HMG partners so that current and future situations can be adequately and robustly resolved
  • Providing advice and guidance on technical and operational aspects of IT security to corporate and business level IT programmes and the internal IT community;
  • Maintaining awareness (on behalf of the Company) about the impact of key national technical policy developments in IT security

Your skills and qualifications:


  • Significant experience of working at a senior level in a global business in IT Security activities leading to:
  • Expert level understanding of Cyber Defensive capabilities, techniques, tactics and procedures
  • At least five years' experience in managing a Security Operations Centre
  • Experience developing own technical capabilities through coding and scripting (C++, Perl, Python, etc)
  • Expert level of IT Security Infrastructure technologies, their implementation and configuration
  • Expert level experience in at least one IT discipline (Networks, Active Directory, Applications)
  • A full understanding and practical experience of UK HMG,NATO and other nations Cyber Defensive approaches and procedures
  • Practicable hands on expertise of at least one major area of IT (AD, networks, servers, Application security)
  • Extensive experience of working with internal or external service providers to deliver IT systems in a regulated / Accredited environment
  • Experience of working in a complex, multi-site, federated and decentralised organisation

Strong awareness of and interest in trends in IT usage and IT technology.


  • Security Related qualifications (i.e. Cisco or Microsoft)

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a strong communicator with the ability to influence stakeholders of all levels of seniority

Location: Farnborough with travel

Salary: Competitive

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

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.


BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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.