Information Security Specialist Job in BAE Systems Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

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Naval Ships – Combat Systems

We serve and protect those who serve and protect us. Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK Naval Ships – Combat Systems Business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent. At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance. Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include; hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working.

Our Naval Ships – Combat Systems Business

We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life-threatening situations.

In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy’s surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.

We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.

We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that’s why we offer the flexibility for you to do what’s important to you, whether that’s job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

Information Security Specialist

Are you interested in managing the Security Accreditation of a programme at varying points in the lifecycle? Can you dedicate your efforts to ensuring products meet Information Assurance requirements and that Security Risks are reduced to an acceptable level? Would you like to work with advanced and innovative technologies, plus dedicated and creative colleagues, to minimise the risk of both cyber threats and social attacks? We currently have a vacancy for an Information Security Specialist across our Naval Ships sites within the UK.

As an Information Security Specialist, you aim will be to ensure our products across the Maritime Sector are secure by design, achieve security accreditation and maintain security through-life.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to liaise with stakeholders, influence engineering design, produce evidence in support of accreditation, provide advice and guidance to shape technical solutions and support embedding our security culture across the business.

Your main responsibilities as an Information Security Specialist will involve:

  • Supporting the design of the security architecture to ensure products are secure by design
  • Liaising with the system accreditor(s) and stakeholders to manage expectations, ensuring that security requirements are met and the security risk is reduced to acceptable level
  • Co-constructing security principles for the project solution to work within
  • Producing documentation such as product security architecture and Risk Management & Accredited Document Set – (RMADS) in support of accreditation
  • Connecting with bid proposal team to provide guidance on security relevant aspects
  • Contributing to the wider Product Security Department – delivering awareness material and presentations and speaking at Special Interest Groups, improving processes


Your skills and qualifications:

  • Experience in ensuring security within complex networked systems
  • Fundamental understanding of traditional information technology and industrial control systems, how they may connect together, different protocols, operating systems and applications
  • A good understanding of suggested Security Frameworks and Methodologies
  • Good technical understanding of systems and how their security aspects are applied and affect performance
  • Ability to identify and investigate technology to understand security vulnerabilities and how to mitigate them


  • Solid systems engineering experience and background
  • Understanding of Virtualised systems (Exposure to VMware products)
  • Exposure to securing thin or zero client environments
  • Good knowledge and understanding of security risk assessments and RMADS (Risk Management and Accredited Document Set) and the accreditation process
  • Familiarity of Defence Standards/Security Regulations such as JSP440, JSP604 or, other security standards such as ISO27000 and NIST

What We Are Looking For In You

A flexible and adaptive individual with excellent communication, high attention to detail and strong influencing and interpersonal skills.

Location: UK Naval Ships Sites Considered

Salary: Competitive


Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.



Primary Location


Other Locations

GB-ENG-DOR-Dorchester, GB-ENG-SRY-Frimley, GB-ENG-HAM-Portsmouth BroadOak, GB-ENG-SRY-New Malden

Closing Date

06/Jul/22, 11:59:00 PM

Company: BAE Systems

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Entry level 

Job Location:  Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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