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Security Engineering Consultant

Date: 21-Nov-2022

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

We are looking for a technical consultant, keen to specialise in security engineering with cryptography, to join our team.


You will provide technical advice and design aspects of systems that include cryptography and key management. You will develop knowledge of the underpinning technology and an appreciation of the art of the possible in the future.


You will be involved with a variety of levels of maturity of systems, ranging from research into future concepts for cryptography, through requirements and architecture for future systems, through design of systems that use cryptography, to modifying in-service systems.


Most of this work is for Government clients in the UK, but you may be required to work for Commercial and overseas customers.

You will be expected to travel to customer and partner sites, mostly in the UK, but some abroad.


Overall Purpose of the Job

  • Contribute to all stages in the delivery of customer focused research, consultancy design and analysis in the field of government cryptography and key management.
  • Interact with Subject Matter Experts working in multi-disciplinary, multi organisation teams to deliver customer-focused solutions.


Key Accountabilities

  • Contribute to the development of proposals in response to requests from customers and consortium partners.
  • contribute to small-medium stakeholder engagement
  • Deliver high quality analysis, designs, reports, and presentations which focus on customer problems and solutions.



  • Rapid learning and consideration of the technical, security, and political landscape
  • Communicating complex technical ideas to multiple stakeholders and customers at all levels, including technical and non-technical.

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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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.