Head of Cyber Operations
BAE Systems
United Kingdom
6d ago

Head of Cyber Operations

Would you like to take on anewly designed position and establish a Cyber Operations Team? As part of theBAE Systems IT Security Strategy, we are looking to recruit a Head of CyberOperations to work in the new Security Operations Centre.

This is a fantasticopportunity for an individual to be a part of the team from the very beginning& grow / develop within the IT Security team.

This role can be based at our sites in either The Strand Preston orFarnborough.

You will play a leadershiprole in day to day duties, being responsible for managing the team from both a technical& people management perspective.

You will support theorganisation with the definition and implementation of the respective ITSecurity strategies and priorities, including Security Culture, RiskManagement, Cyber Defense and Assessments.

Your main responsibilities as a Head of CyberOperations will involve :

  • Define, develop, and establish the CyberOperations team and specifically the Security Operations Centre (SOC) ona strategic, operational and tactical level, to deliver a protective monitoring capability, as part of a globaloperating model
  • Providecontinuous evolution of capabilities for the Cyber Operations team that willrequire international travel
  • Utilise experience and expertise to choose and enhance the people, process andtechnologies / tools to be used within the CyberOperations team.
  • Ensure designed processesand policies within Cyber Operations are implemented, operationallyeffective and adhered to,incorporating Incident Response, Business Continuity & Crisis Management
  • Responsibility for and first point of call for all identified cybersecurity threats, withexperience performing triageand remediation of incidents
  • Provide key Cyberintelligence to the business on a proactive and reactive basis
  • Responsiblefor interpreting business strategy into objectives, prioritising deliverablesand holding teams to account for achieving milestones, supporting collaborativeworking and inspiring good people management through others.
  • Creatinga great workplace with safe working climates that foster collaboration, highperformance and responsible business conduct, recognising developing capabilityin themselves and others is core to growing the Company
  • Your skills and qualifications :

  • Extensive experience in leading / managing and supporting operational Cyber Security teams.
  • Programming and scripting skills in C++, Perl, Python, PHP
  • Demonstrable experience of liaising with HMG and Academia entities on Cyber
  • Demonstrable research, design and implementation of monitoring, sandboxing and / or reactive technologies
  • Good knowledge of HMG and industry policy, standards and good practice guidance; and their application to a variety of IT
  • Broad knowledge of application, infrastructure and security technologies and familiarity with the principles of secure design and configuration.
  • Educatedto degree level (or equivalent worked experience) preferably in a relateddiscipline
  • Achieved Certifications to include : CISSP, CISM, GIAC.Desirable, but not essential : OSCP
  • Expert in the following capabilities : -
  • oTCP / IPand other Internet protocols

    oAPTthreats, their tactics, techniques and procedures

    oWindowsand Linux operating systems

    oPacketlevel analysis

    oMalwarereverse engineering

    oCompromisedhost forensics

    oLoganalysis from a wide variety of sources

    oSOCtoolset exploitation

    What we arelooking for in you :

    You will be ahighly motivated and self-disciplined individual, with the abilityto work well both autonomously and within a team.

    In addition you will possessexceptional communication skills with the ability to communicate complexsubjects to a variety of audiences, pulling out key issues and decision points.

    Location : TheStrand Preston or Farnborough

    Salary : Competitive

    Benefits : Our employees receive an excellent benefitspackage which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leaveallowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan.

    We also offer a rangeof additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistanceprogramme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts.

    Someemployees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

    BAE Systems

    BAE Systems isone of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. Wework at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventionsevery year for customers in over 100 countries.

    Shared Services

    BAE Systems is hometo the engineering expertise, technical skill and ingenious people that keepthe UK at the forefront of defence and security capability.

    We manage some oftoday’s toughest challenges, delivering the most complex programmes, whichgenerate critical export growth whilst supporting thousands of advancedmanufacturing jobs distributed throughout the UK.

    Now we want evenmore great people to join us.

    To support such auniquely complex range of operations, our Shared Services people are likewisehugely diverse. About half of our 1000 employees are at 32 UK locations, incustomer-

    facing roles, adding benefit and value to BAE Systems operations,people and property. We are home to experts who thrive on mental challenge -

    often specialists who are leaders in their fields.

    Whatever the areayou work in, the focus is always on delivering the highest quality solutions atthe lowest possible cost.

    We welcome people with diverse skills and experiencewho bring a real passion for customer focus.

    We pride ourselveson employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part ofsomething important; something you can be proud of.

    BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer.We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from allbackgrounds.

    We particularly welcome applications from sections of thecommunity which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, includingwomen, BAME and applicants with disabilities.

    Please note we will not use anypersonal information relating to your background at any stage of theapplication process.

    Please be awarethat many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security andexport control restrictions.Theserestrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previousnationalities you have held, and / or your place of birth may limit those rolesthat 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 asearly as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAESystems.

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