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Senior Systems Engineer - Cyber Intelligence

Date: 11-May-2021

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


Senior Systems Engineer – Cyber Intelligence


The world’s data and the systems that hold it face challenges every day, security is paramount, we help our customers protect the independence and integrity of their critical infrastructure, improve the interoperability of their systems and help them test, evaluate, experiment, exercise and train their employees in defending their critical business systems to reduce and overcome threats before they happen.


As a Senior Systems Engineer with QinetiQ you will be leading technical engineering activities through the full engineering lifecycle, working in and leading multidiscipline technical teams in a project/programme focused environment.


Key Accountabilities


  • Analysing customer requirements and translating them into logical system requirements and constraints using sound judgment, technical knowledge and industry experience.
  • Working either as part of a team or individually to deliver requirements engineering projects to support internal and external customers in their planning and management of acquisition, research or product development activities.
  • Supporting the requirements, procurement and V&V phases of projects.
  • Analysing stakeholder needs and expectations to elicit, document and manage their requirements for a capability.


Key Knowledge, Skills & Requirements


  • An ability to understand and analyse business need (Operational User / Mission Need) and articulate these as requirements; engaging with a wide range of stakeholders to establish and validate this need, and provide supporting argument / evidence to business cases.
  • Experience of translating business need into high level requirements and design, at the enterprise level, covering the range of elements that make up capabilities (e.g. pan DLOD, PPITF)
  • Ability to work with other Project/Systems Engineering and Subject Matter Experts to develop detailed designs and planning through to planning for integration, verification and validation across, having also undertook IV&V.
  • Broad understanding of MOD and industry standard acceptance processes with proven capability rollout (transfer to operations) using Agile (desirable) and ‘V’ (Essential) lifecycles.
  • Technical competencies: Cryptography and Key Management, Vulnerability Research (CN*), Cyber Defence, Cyber Exercising, DOORS®, architectures, including enterprise architecting and Architectural Framework (e.g. MODAF, TOGAF), Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)


About QinetiQ  


As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals 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 with QinetiQ is the appetite for innovation and courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges. Joining QinetiQ offers an opportunity to work on highly technical cutting-edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests. We offer an opportunity to work across a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.


Next Steps


If you feel you meet the criteria for this position and would like to be considered, please apply today with your CV and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability and we will be in contact.





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. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is 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, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.