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Shared Services - IT Cyber Security
Meet the team. Find out what it's like to work with us and what our team enjoy about their roles.

 

Position: Chief Information Security Officer – UK & Rest of World
Time at BAE Systems: 18 months
 
I joined BAE Systems having worked as CISO and Cyber Operations lead in defence organisations for the past 12 years. Prior to that, my background is in networks and data communications.
 

My role is to lead the Cyber Defences and Information Assurance strategy, governance and policy for the business, which includes UK, Middle East and Australia.

The sheer scale of our organisation brings forward incredible opportunities and, of course, challenges. So don’t just think about the role you’re applying for, but where this could take you in years to come.

It’s also about what this Company does, that makes it a fantastic opportunity for Cyber Security professionals especially. Being part of defending the IT infrastructure of a Company that does everything from making fast jets and battleships to ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic, means you’re doing something that really matters.

Justin

 
Position: Head of IT Security Governance 
Time at BAE Systems: 22 years

I started as an apprentice in Marconi Electronic Systems as a Security Administrator, then moved into IT Security during the merger with BAE Systems a few years later. I then became IT Security Manager of our Maritime Services business for eight years supporting some large scale Maritime programmes.

In 2012, I moved into the Office of the Chief Information Officer when it was first formed as the Head of IT Security Compliance. I was responsible for driving an assurance regime focussing on a range of activities from assessing internal security controls to assuring our managed IT service provider.
 
Recently, I decided to embrace a new role as the Head of IT Security Governance within our Enterprise IT Services team, part of our Shared Services business, supporting a team of IT Security SME’s.

My current role is to ensure the IT Security Operations function is ‘match fit’ to combat the external cyber risk and insider threat, and ensure the team have the necessary controls and processes in place.

BAE Systems is a huge organisation with a diverse workforce and culture, that brings so many opportunities, but also challenges to IT Security – that’s what makes it so exciting! You can tell by the amount of time I’ve been with the organisation, just over 22 years, that it keeps me engaged and excited to come to work. It is a great place with lots of opportunity for progression.

Dee


Position: Head of Information Risk Management & Assurance
Time at BAE Systems: 8 years
 
This is my eighth year at BAE Systems having joined the Company as an Accreditation Manager where I was responsible for managing the systems and networks accreditation activities.

Now, I manage a team providing a consistent Information Assurance Service across all the
BAE Systems IT projects for the multiple business groups within the UK.

The overall purpose of my role is to consistently comply with the BAE Systems Safety and Security Procedures, whilst endeavouring to deliver the service to BAE Systems.  
 
We welcome people at every stage in their career and if you’re a flexible person who would enjoy a variety of work across Information Assurance projects, then BAE Systems would be the place to build your career. This is a great place to work, a great team to be part of, and a place where you can be rewarded and succeed.
 

Sam

 
Position: Information Security Manager
Time at BAE Systems: 18 months
 
I joined BAE Systems as an Information Security Analyst within the IT Security Assurance team. In this role, I reviewed risk management, accreditation and security documentation for projects that were already in place within the Company and acted as security lead for projects that were being built from scratch using multiple classifications and protective markings.

Staying within the same team, I was then promoted to Information Security Specialist and had the opportunity to work on larger enterprise-level projects offering security advice and requirements for our networks. 

In my current role within our Naval Ships business, I am more focused on incident management, offering security advice to programmes which encompasses supply chain security, workforce security and data security for our international partners and projects. This gives me an opportunity to engage with the business’ senior leadership to build on investigation processes, and advise them on technological solutions and the security implications around them.

BAE Systems is a very good company to work for, with a good work life balance. In my experience, it offers a varied scope of work and with the technology being some of the most advanced used in the modern world, anyone joining the Company would find themselves looking at interesting problems, which need innovative solutions so the business can operate and still be secure.
Position: Lead Cyber Security Engineer
Time at BAE Systems: 2.5 years
 
When I started at BAE Systems in 2018, the first role I took was as an IT Security Engineer. This involved the installation, support and management of any security toolsets we looked after. Since then, I moved into a more senior engineering position, supporting others in the team and helping them when needed.
 
The position I currently hold is Lead Cyber Security Engineer. The position includes the technical leadership of all the projects we’re running at the time, as well as managing a growing team of analysts and engineers.

In past roles, I have supported BAE Systems from a managed service point of view covering various aspects, including network engineering, architecture and desktop support management. Having been here just over two years now, I would say that BAE Systems is a great place to work. I have a very busy and challenging role, but it’s also rewarding and exciting when we see what we’ve achieved in such a short period.
I joined BAE Systems in 2019, having spent 13 years serving with the British Army – Royal Corps of Signals. In my role as a Senior Threat Analyst, I’m responsible for Incident Response, Digital Forensics and Cyber Threat Intelligence Analysis amongst other things. It safe to say that no one day is the same. It’s fast paced and it’s a thoroughly enjoyable role in a growing and exciting team.

Andrew, Senior Threat Analyst

Current vacancies

 
We’re looking for people with an eye for detail, who are inspired to make difference, and want to play an active role in shaping the future of our IT Security services.
 
With a range of roles available, you can develop a career that challenges and rewards you, offering opportunities to progress within this global-leading Company. Just follow the link below to find out more and apply.