Crypto Security Specialist

Date: 21 May 2024

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:           Crypto Security Specialist

Location:           Malvern, Worcestershire

Package:           Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

Role Type:         Full-time / Permanent

Role ID:             SF14824


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Crypto Security Specialist at our Malvern site where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.


The Role

As a Crypto Security Specialist, you’ll have a role that is out of the ordinary, You will use your experience to apply High Grade cryptography and key management expertise to customer mission challenges through research, advice, consultancy or engineering and working with colleagues from different professional disciplines and organisations.


Day-to-day, you will:

  • Lead technical work to identify and derive security requirements, develop/analyse innovative solutions, and understand/shape both the “big picture” and technical details in crypto security domain
  • Deliver high quality analysis, designs, reports, and presentations that focus on customer problems and solutions in crypto-security domain and develop positive customer and stakeholder relationships.
  • Collaborate and consult as part of a team in response to requests in the crypto security domain.


This role is full time, 37 hours per week, based at Malvern Technology Centre with a flexible, adaptive working options.


Essential experience of the Crypto Security Specialist:

  • Able to advise on how to integrate High grade crypto into wider systems and key management to achieve security outcome in accordance with accepted national good practice (recognised expert consensus)
  • Able to take high-level security objectives and break these down into the security requirements for a relatively complex crypto system in a mission context.
  • Able to propose / design new approaches to meet security requirements for a crypto system in a mission context
  • Understand cyber security, its significance, concepts, threats, vulnerabilities and assurance. 


Qualifications for the Crypto Security Specialist:

  • Degree level education or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working with crypto and key management technology in an academic research or industrial environment or a combination, if however, you have slightly less experience in this domain, you still may be able to be considered 

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

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (


Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave.
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community.


Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community


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. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture.


About QinetiQ

As a company of thousands of 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 who 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, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.


Application Guidance

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.