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Information Assurance Specialist

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Recruiter: Babcock
Listed on: 28th October
Location: Bristol
Salary Notes: Excellent
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Information Assurance Specialist Location: Bristol or Devonport, Plymouth Ref: SF31210

About the role Here at Babcock International, we're looking for an Information Assurance Specialist to join us at HMNB Devonport or Bristol, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We're a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

You will provide consultancy support to a range of Information and Communication Technology system design, integration and complex projects, proposals and other opportunities within the AD&M business unit and throughout the wider Complex Assets business.

Other duties include assisting AD&M Project Managers, System Engineers and ILS staff in the execution of their duties, provision of SQEP Knowledge, Skills and Experience to support AD&M and Complex Assets and the wider Mission Systems business and representing the Company at industry and HMG events.

What do I need to do the role?

  • You will need a working knowledge of HMG guidance to include the Security Policy Framework and Information Assurance Standards, NCSC Good Practice Guides, and MOD specific standards, in particular JSP440.
  • You will also need experience of developing and writing all parts of RMADS for MOD / HMG ICT systems, in accordance with HMG IS1 & IS2 and NCSC Good Practice Guides.
  • We would also like you to have experience of developing system security architectures (technical and procedural) compliant with requirements of HMG/MoD IA standards, Experience of managing system security accreditation in accordance with the HMG/MoD IA standards, including attendance at MoD Security Working Groups as IA Subject Matter Expert and a broad understanding of functional computing and networking environments, including the following: Windows OS (Client and Server), Unix/Linux OS, Software applications, Web applications, System Utilities, Virtualisation, Network Components (Switches / Routers), Networking protocols at all layers of OSI model.
  • A good understanding and experience of the principals of systems engineering as applied to large defence procurement programmes and a knowledge of technology enabled controls, including several areas of deep domain knowledge preferably including Data Encryption (at rest and in transit), Authentication, Access Control, OS Hardening, Key Management techniques, Firewalls, Intruder Detection / Prevention Systems, Protective Monitoring (including log collection and Security Information Event Management) and Anti-Virus will be useful.
  • Finally, you will have a clear understanding of the effect system design and change has on the cost of development and will have domain knowledge in one or more of the following:

* Military Communications

* Networks (WAN & LAN)

* Electronic Warfare Systems

* Command and Control Systems

* Software design

* Open System Architecture Design & Integration

What else do I need to know?

* The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.

* The post may require DV clearance as required.

* Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.

* We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

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