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Laptop Build Engineer - Security Cleared - Wiltshire

Job Title: Laptop Build Engineer - Security Cleared - Wiltshire
Contract Type: Contract
Location: United Kingdom
REF: 1946
Contact Name: Gareth Bird
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Our defence client is currently looking for an experienced Laptop Build Engineer to work on an initial 6 month contract at their site in South West England (Wiltshire) with regular travel to other sites in the south east, south west and east of England. After the first 6 months this work will drop to an envisioned 1 day per week.

The ideal candidate for this role will have had experience working in secure environments and be familiar with military/defence culture and their internal processes and procedures. Furthermore the candidate will have ideally had experience in laptop builds containing highly sensitive information related to defence.

Please see below for the full job description from the client:

Laptop Build Engineer




Summary of the work

A laptop build SME resource is required to provide support to the Design pillar. The objective is to build a set of secure laptops. For the first six months this is envisioned as 1 FTE, but will be approximately 1 day per week thereafter.

Latest start date

Monday 22 October 2018

Expected contract length

All work complete by 30/10/19


South West England

Organisation the work is for

Ministry of Defence

About the work

Who the specialist will work with

Working with ISS design team.

What the specialist will work on

The objective of this task is to provide a set of laptops. 

Needs to Support:
a) Development of a build image for the laptop to support a) Secret laptop and a TS laptop.
b) Installation of the images on to approx. 30 laptops.
c) Document the build of the laptops to support security and future use of the laptops.
d) Managing the Crypto products on the laptops
e) Uploading bid technical datapacks to the laptops
f) Clean down laptops after the ITN is completed
g) Support security testing of the laptops as required for accreditation of the laptops.




Work setup


Address where the work will take place

Wiltshire, specific location disclosed at interview stage.

Working arrangements

Although based in Wiltshire, there will be regular visits to other sites in the South West, South East, and East of England.

Additional expenses may be incurred in travelling to these other sites. 


Skills and experience

Essential skills and experience

  • Experience with TS systems
  • Must have experience installing latest Windows systems
  • Must have experience handling IT crypto products
  • Experience building of IT systems and documenting solution.
  • Knowledge of MOD IT security testing regime

Nice-to-have skills and experience

  • It would be preferable for experience to be on Windows 10
  • ViaSat Eclypt drive experience is beneficial
  • Knowledge of extant MOD corporate systems


Due to the secure nature of this role, candidates with a current DV clearance are strongly encouraged to apply