Job Details WS Cyber Security 10 month placement 2022 GU538





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MBDA WS Cyber Security 10 month placement 2022

The Cyber Security department delivers effective information security solutions for complex weapon systems and their associated sub-systems, providing documentation and evidence to support security approval and accreditation activities within the programme context.

What’s the Opportunity?

You will be involved in:

  • Identifying security risks within complex weapon systems, products and solutions and ensuring that those risks are addressed by the implementation and delivery of effective and balanced security measures.
  • Assisting in the timely integration of information assurance activities with the weapon system engineering, design, manufacturing and support programmes.
  • Contribution to, and conduct of, trade studies related to weapon system information security.
  • Providing security documentation and evidence to meet MOD security accreditation requirements.
  • Involvement in the entire systems engineering lifecycle of delivered weapon systems including specification of security requirements and development of security architectures,
  • Help develop security architectures to enable sustainable evolution of security architectures through life. Supporting hardware, electronics and software developments.
  • Contributing to corporate information assurance knowledge and capability and maintaining knowledge of technology development and implications for information security.
  • Working with manufacturing to ensure that the security design is repeatable through the production chain, and the product is secure through the delivery and return chains.
Your role will give you:
  • Exposure to each of the stages of the product development life-cycle:
  • Understanding the required behaviours from a variety of viewpoints,
  • Architecture design and specification,
  • Integration, test, and analysis of achieved performance.
  • Potential to travel nationally and internationally.
  • Opportunity to work in a lab-based environment.
  • Opportunities to develop practical cyber security skills such as “pen testing”, “capability and vulnerability analysis” in the new cyber lab. In order to de risk security solutions.
  • Engaging with partners, engineering teams and sub-contractors to provide direction, guidance and support on acceptable and balanced information security solutions.
  • Liaison with customers, accreditors and national/ international technical authorities.
  • Experience in generation of information security Risk Assessments, Risk Treatment Plans and Risk Management and Accreditation Documents.
Entry criteria

Studying towards a degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or any other related discipline.

A basic experience or understanding of cyber security including current cyber technologies and the current challenges in the cyber space.

And an ability to:

  • See the bigger picture, over focusing on the detail.
  • Adapt your existing knowledge to other engineering domains.
  • Adapt between customer-focused and technical-focused activities.
  • An innovative mind-set with the ability to challenge the “normal”.
Why choose us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We’re here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

00 Application Process

1. Submit an application

Our application form contains a few factual questions, some questions relating to the role you have applied for and a section for you to tell us all about you! 

2. Online assessment

Some of our Graduate, Summer placement and 10 month placement roles will require you to take a Diagrammatical, verbal and numerical reasoning test. Apprentice applicants will take a Strengths based assessment.  

3. Internal review

Hiring Managers assess your application and assessment results and shortlist for our assessment centres. 

4. Assessment centre

Our Strength based assessment centre is a virtual experience! You’ll get to work on a range of tasks, meet current programme members and people from the department you have applied for. All candidates receive feedback on their performance.  

5. Offer

We’ll call you shortly after your assessment day to talk through your feedback and the finer details of your offer, as well as next steps.

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Training and Development

You’ll be able to choose between a variety of online learning platforms such as Percipio, YouLearn, Career Builder and Video Gateway. Each one is tailored to a specific type of learning. Speak to your line manager to find out more. 

We encourage new learning and will provide up to £150 in financial support per year if you wish to participate in further study in your own time. You’ll have access to our Learning Gateway, which hosts the formal course catalogue and is where you can select the right training for your role and future development. The catalogue displays which courses are being delivered virtually or are classroom based. If you want to lead a team, you might be interested in our management training, designed for people of all experience levels. 

Dynamic Working

The way we work is changing and your schedule will reflect that. For non-executive employees, we have a flexi-time scheme that allows you to choose, within certain parameters, when you start and finish each day and how you can use time you have accrued. If you have worked the time, you are also able to accrue and take up to 15 days of Flexi-leave per annum, in addition to the 25 days of annual leave provided and bank holidays.

Security Clearance

All employees at MBDA are required to hold UK Security or BPSS Clearance. 

For further information, please view our Security & Vetting page.

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