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Cyber Security Engineer (Cloud)

Date: 31-Jan-2023

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Role Purpose

The role exists to

  • Design, develop & apply configuration of security tools/functions to reduce and mitigate vulnerabilities for cloud services & infrastructure
  • Review and investigate security events to identify root cause and required response
  • Reverse engineer & analyse attacks to understand their tools, methods and root causes
  • Apply data analytics to inform and enrich understanding of any of the above


Key Accountabilities

  1. To design and implement security systems and resilient architectures.
  2. Analyse Security Systems and Architectures and provide support and engineering expertise to harden and remediate issues.
  3. Research Attack Techniques and Malware engineering to inform decision making for defence and resilience against attacks.
  4. Pro-active assessment of tools, software and vulnerabilities relevant to our customers and organisation to highlight cyber threat exposure.
  5. Design, implement, configure, and provide advice on secure cloud environments.


Key Capabilities

  • Understand cyber security, its significance, concepts, threats, vulnerabilities and assurance.
  • Understand Cyber Frameworks, Standards and best practices (e.g. ISO27001, NIST, MITRE ATT&CK and LM Cyber Killchain) and how to apply them.
  • Good understanding of Cloud Network infrastructure and technology, internet protocols, quality of service and security tools.
  • Good awareness of digital technology trends and a desire to stay up to date with the latest threats and solutions.
  • Good understanding of operating systems architectures, mechanisms, security features and exploits.
  • Understand antivirus software, firewall maintenance and breach detection.
  • Able to analyse & reverse engineer malware and obfuscation to understand the attack techniques employed
  • Able to do defensive programming to achieve malware resistance
  • Able to employ code analysis, formal methods and industry good practices to code development
  • Understand Secure DevOps principles, tools, approaches, complexity and software engineering.
  • Understand approaches to cyber incident response, management, escalation, investigation & 3rd party involvement.
  • Knowledge of Security Testing techniques and tactics
  • Able to collaborate and work as part of a team
  • Able to organise own work schedule, prioritise & work on own initiative unsupervised
  • Able to engage and communicate effectively with stakeholders including customers


Experince & Qualifications


  • Applying critical thinking to analyse and solve problems as they arise
  • Developing secure solutions that mitigate malware and virus threats
  • Developing secure solutions in (AWS or Azure) cloud environment
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in cyber security technical role within cloud environments.
  • UK Security clearance or willingness to obtain one.



  • Cyber security certification e.g. CISSP, GSEC, CISM or degree level education.
  • Cloud platform qualifications (AWS or Azure).
  • Experience using cyber security frameworks in defence, national security or critical infrastructure sectors


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.