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Principal Cyber Consultant

Date: 26-Mar-2023

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Key Accountabilities

1.    Lead cyber security consultancy with key customers at senior level
2.    Influence an organisational response to the developing security landscapes.
3.    Articulate business risk impact of security and help develop business cases and programmes of investment
4.    Oversee & guide creation of, interpret & apply into a business context outputs from:
a.    Cyber security maturity assessments using established and novel methods
b.    Cyber security risk modelling that uses established and novel frameworks
c.    Cyber security audits against recognised and proprietary standards
d.    Cyber security vulnerability analysis that provide a rich picture of organisational maturity and risk exposure to cyber security across a range of different domains or sectors using established (e.g. NIST, MITRE ATT&CK, UK Government) and novel/bespoke frameworks.
5.    Develop novel and bespoke approaches to aspects cyber security with convincing evidenced rationale
6.    Contribute compelling cyber solutions to bids


Key Capabilities and Knowledge

•    Demonstrate leadership & earn credibility in ambiguous internal & external environments
•    Outcome focused senior stakeholder engagement, influence & persuasion skills
•    Collaborate effectively across QinetiQ and externally to achieve required outcomes
•    Able to explain how cyber security affects business and operational outcomes
•    Good current understanding of government, defence, CNI markets and able to identify trends relevant to cyber security to significant PESTEL drivers
•    Identify evidence, create compelling cases for, oversee creation of cyber security strategies in business and operational contexts that deliver benefits
•    Good awareness of digital technology, trends & able to create credible narratives on the implications for cyber security
•    Good awareness of how security architects approach developing secure solutions
•    Able to evaluate established and novel (e.g. ‘zero trust’) cyber security solution concepts & strategies in customer business and operational contexts credibly from a cyber security perspective 
•    Able to explain regulatory requirements and devise courses of action to meet these appropriate to the business or operational context.
•    Able to explain and evaluate the relevance and application of cyber frameworks & standards (e.g. MITRE ATT&CK, NIST, ISO27001) to a business/operational context
•    Able to engage effectively with, and lead or contribute to business winning activities including devising competitive solution strategies and writing compelling bids#


Experience and Qualifications

•    STEM degree or equivalent
•    Digitally literate (including fluency in Microsoft Office tools)
•    Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in at least 2 relevant sectors

•    Experience in different sectors and domains including defence, wider UK Government, critical national infrastructure.
•    Full member of recognised cyber security professional body (CIISec or similar)/Chartered Cyber Security Professional (recognised by the Cyber Security Council)



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.