Senior Security Systems Engineer

Job Ref: 50204427
Sector: Cloud and Infrastructure
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 08 October 2019
  • Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England, UK 3 Silver Court, Watchmead Welwyn Hertfordshire GBR AL7 1LT
  • £50,000 - £60,000 per Year
  • Andy Harrison
  • 44 203 937 8496

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Are you interested in working for a leading and innovative satellite communications organisation, designing, developing and operating state-of-the-art solutions and systems?

This Senior Security Systems Engineer will assist with the security design and implementation of satellite systems and their telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) networks and component parts; providing advice on the design, procurement and implementation of secure satellite networks, particularly their TT&C systems and cryptographic component parts.

With a number of offices across the UK and a strong global brand, there is huge scope for career progression, training and development as well as flexible working options.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish and/or provide advice on security requirements for satellite systems.
  • Undertake the top-level design of secure satellite communications system architectures.
  • Advise clients on the implementation of Security Policy, Security Management Systems and Security Controls.
  • Carry out security risks assessments of such architectures to establish both the security measures and strength of measures required.
  • Provide advice to clients on the implementation of security measures through technical, physical and personnel means.
  • Provide advice to clients on the design, development and implementation of secure TT&C systems.
  • Provide advice to clients to support the procurement and contract of secure satellite systems.
  • Provide advice to clients on the evaluation and certification of security components.
  • Ensure compliance to appropriate security standards and security evaluation and certification requirements.
  • Support a secure communications study involving the use of quantum techniques for cryptographic key distribution.
  • Attend, and constructively contribute to, meetings with customers and partners.


  • Graduate with a good Honours or Masters degree in a relevant subject (e.g. telecommunications, communications security, satellite engineering). Equivalent qualifications and/or experience can be considered as an alternative
  • Practical experience in the application of ISO27001/2 (or equivalent) and implementation of Security Management Systems within projects of various sizes

  • The person will have >5 years of experience of security systems engineering on communications systems
  • System level design and assessment of secure communications networks particularly those that include over-the-air interfaces
  • Good understanding of the evaluation, certification of secure government and military communications networks (and component parts) through, for example, Common Criteria (CC) and the NCSC Assisted Product Scheme (CAPS)
  • Good understanding of cryptographic systems including key management

If this role matches your current skills and you are looking to work as an integral part of a highly focused team, then please apply now!

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy or maternity or age.

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