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Principal/Senior Systems Engineer *Cyber*

Principal/Senior Systems Engineer *Cyber*

Job TypePermanent
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We are looking to recruit a Systems Engineer to sit at either a Principal or Senior position within an engineering team with responsibility for the design and build of a variety of cyber security and ICT products and solutions for use within defence, government or public sector organisations.  

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a team focused on improving the Cyber Business area within a global Aerospace & Defence company.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience within a systems engineering or IT solution delivery role, and preferably working in a secure environment. You will possess a strong all round technical ability with an excellent working knowledge of network and systems infrastructure technologies. An awareness of cyber security capabilities is advantageous.  


  • Requirements definition and analysis – you will capture, interpret and analyse complex and often conflicting customer requirements
  • System Design – you will contribute to system design definition and possess the ability to expand high-level design into low-level design using technical experience, judgement and best practice
  • Participation in technical design reviews
  • Leading technology and feasibility studies – You will confidently select the best approach, tools and products for a given task and justify these choices
  • Development, integration and test of system solutions including development of scripts in support of system automation and integration
  • Progress and status reporting to internal customers
  • Configuration and administration of system security tools including SIEM systems, IDS/IPS, Endpoint Detection and Response and others
  • Troubleshooting system issues and faults to diagnose problems and offer proposed solutions.
  • Implementation of security control measures, including enabling operating system lockdown controls
  • Development of systems engineering artefacts, including documentation to support the delivery and maintenance of system solutions
  • Willing and able to mentor others in area of specialism
  • Provide specialist technical support to the business unit, supporting the project or wider programme (potential involvement in bid development/evaluation)
  • Work with external third parties such as vendors / resellers, to develop robust & costed solutions
  • Experience with SIEM toolsets, especially Splunk Enterprise Security, and other security tools
  • Experience working with APIs to achieve an integration objective between dissimilar systems
  • Experience of working with both relational and unstructured data using a variety of toolsets across heterogeneous environments and visualisation of such data
  • Competent in the operation and administration of Unix/Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Software development using high level languages (C#, Java etc)
  • Infrastructure build experience and Infrastructure as Code
  • Experience of working with virtualisation technologies
  • Enterprise Networking & Services (TCP/IP Networks, devices & services (e.g. DHCP/DNS)
  • Experience with enterprise system monitoring and administration toolsets
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under broad direction, with minimal supervision, in challenging technical environments
  • Ability to manage workload in pressurised environments, across multiple tasks, whilst balancing time and quality.
  • Ability to communicate technical solutions  

Systems Engineering