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Technical Security Specialist

Date: 24-Nov-2022

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Contribute to the delivery of compelling technical cyber security consultancy including designing and delivering secure technical solutions for complex systems for varied clients including Government, CNI and commercial sectors.


You will be joining the Security Architects team at QinetiQ, partnering with our clients at senior levels to conduct analysis of and deliver consultancy on the security posture of complex systems. This includes development of conceptual security solutions, logical architectures, security plans, policies & processes and providing advice on technology selection. To include security-related project delivery elements, from the detailed technical level to high-level enterprise views.


Work with other security experts (including IA consultants, accreditors, penetration testers, and threat intelligence/hunting & SOC analysts) to inform secure design that meets both relevant governance requirements and customer business & security outcomes.


Apply detailed knowledge of the current cyber threat landscape, technical vulnerabilities and attack methodologies to the design of complex systems and inform risk.


Key competencies

  • Strong technical background in varied environments and platforms.
  • Understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of different system designs, including operating systems and network topologies.
  • Excellent understanding of the current cyber threat landscape, technical vulnerabilities and attack methodologies and how these affect the design of complex systems.
  • Motivated by working in a collaborative environment, both within the delivery team and within QinetiQ's technical, security and project teams.



  • Experience of working Information Assurance Frameworks, both Government and commercial (e.g. NCSC CAF, IS 1&2, 27001, NIST, CIS).
  • Understanding of how cyber security affects business and operational outcomes.
  • A current understanding of security architecture principles and good practice for cyber defence in government, defence, CNI and commercial markets.
  • Cloud knowledge, especially Cloud security concepts, within AWS and Azure

Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.