Cyber Security Opportunities

Date: 7 Sep 2023

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

It’s an exciting time to be part of QinetiQ. We are always looking for great people to join us as we continue to grow into new markets around the world. We currently have many opportunities and would love to hear from candidates who are interested in joining us now or in the future.

If there is alignment between your skills and the opportunities currently available, we will be contact.  Should there not be anything suitable at present, with your permission, we will keep your CV on file for consideration as future roles become available.

Various UK locations


QinetiQ is a successful and growing defence & security company. Our purpose is “Protecting lives and securing the vital interest of our customers” and our vision is “To be the chosen partner around the world for mission critical solutions, innovating for our customers’ advantage. It’s a great time to be here. Cyber Security professionals have a critical role to play and we can offer opportunities at varying levels of Seniority across the UK.If you’re interested in joining us – now or in the future – we’d love to hear from you.


You’ll also be joining a diverse, inclusive employer that’s proud to provide a collaborative, open working environment. With our Adaptive approach, you’ll enjoy the work-life balance that suits you best, thanks to remote, hybrid and flexible working practices.


Why Cyber Security at QinetiQ?

QinetiQ has been working at the forefront of cyber security since before the internet, tracing our origins through our heritage in defence research in computer and network security. In QinetiQ, we apply our cyber security expertise combined with deep expertise across a wide range of science, technology & engineering to address the real world and complex challenges faced by our customers. We are home to a diverse range of specialisms within cyber security, including consultants, analysts, engineers, architects, crypto and simulated attack and red teaming. We offer opportunity to work on a fascinating and diverse range of projects for customers with the most challenging missions.


Open positions:


Cyber Security Consultants

Cyber Security Specialists/Architects

Cyber Security Engineers


What you could be doing


You will typically work on a range or projects that vary over time. for example:


  • Analysing and advising MOD about the cyber risks for a new military capability.
  • Applying ‘secure by design’ principles to a complex military system.
  • Working with a national customer to develop an organisation wide approach to cyber security
  • Understanding how to address the cyber risks for a system employing artificial intelligence
  • Analysing a military platform to identify cyber vulnerabilities
  • Assessing how identified cyber risks may affect operational mission or business outcomes
  • Understanding how to apply an understanding of the threat to specific customer contexts
  • Analysing a system design and recommending security controls
  • Configuring a cloud based implementation to meet security requirements
  • Auditing a customer’s environment against defined security standards
  • Working with occupational psychologists to understand the socio-technical aspects of a cyber problem
  • Reverse engineering attacks to understand how they work
  • Proposing more effective ways to defend systems or organisations from cyber threats


All staff have the opportunity in varying degrees to

  • Engage directly with customers to understand problems and propose solutions
  • Collaborate internally and externally to solve complex problems
  • Deliver expert support to bidding and business development
  • Provide technical leadership to project delivery
  • Coach & mentor colleagues
  • Represent QinetiQ, participate in industry fora, contribute to standards or professional bodies
  • Engage with authoritative organisations, e.g. the National Cyber Security Centre
  • Propose ideas for internal R&D funding


Opportunities for mid-career and highly experienced


The nature and variety of work combined with the breadth and depth of the colleagues you will be working alongside and a culture of coaching and mentoring mean that you will be both contributing and learning & developing as a professional from day one. On the job learning is augmented with mentoring and training courses where appropriate and in addition we offer every employee a Personal Development allowance to spend on training or development you want to prioritise. You will be encouraged to develop broader personal, business & leadership competencies alongside cyber security technical skills so you have the opportunity to develop as a rounded professional.


The more capable and experienced you are the more you will be able to influence and shape the environment and support development of your colleagues. The sheer breadth and depth of expertise across QinetiQ means that whatever your own ability and experience there will be something new to learn.


QinetiQ expects to be working at the forefront and contributing to development of cyber security as an area of expertise and the profession itself. If you believe you can play a part in this we would love to hear from you.


The QinetiQ Fellow scheme recognises accomplished technical, scientific and engineering leaders, individuals who achieve national level recognition in their field or international recognition for Senior Fellows.


Cyber Early Careers


QinetiQ is a leading supporter of CyberFirst. We recruit graduates and Year in Industry students into cyber security mainly via CyberFirst, and cyber apprentices from schools and colleges in the Malvern area.


Why we’re different


Our people. Our employees make the critical difference to customers by providing unique answers which combine technical expertise, deep domain knowledge and rigorous independent thinking.


Our independence. QinetiQ is not a manufacturer, and we stand apart from the supply chain. It’s our rigorous independent thinking that helps our customers achieve their goals.


Our breadth of capability. Our customers face challenges that define the modern world. They know we are uniquely placed to understand these issues and work with them to ensure the success of their mission or reach their objectives.


Our relationships with customers. Our prized possession is trust. Customers around the world rely on the drive and dedication of our people to help them meet their goals – often in environments where there is no second chance for failure.


Our partnerships. We use partnerships and alliances to accelerate compelling business development strategies and sustainable earnings growth. By licensing our intellectual property we reduce implementation and sales risk, and speed up time-to-market by using third party sales channels.


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for UK Security Clearance as a minimum.

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


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.