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Cyber Security Architect - DV Cleared

Job Title: Cyber Security Architect - DV Cleared
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Corsham, United Kingdom
REF: 1546
Contact Name: Mark Gale
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Cyber Security and Network Architecture Subject Matter Expert to Security Infrastructure


Closing date for applications       Wednesday 21 February 2018


Summary of the work   

Suitably Qualified Experienced Personnel (SQEP) sought to support the Cyber Project manager in delivering requirements and strategy documentation for a complex defensive cyber solution.       

This support will ensure that effective cyber defence solutions are developed and procured and will provide long term value for money to Defence.


Latest start date                          Thursday 1 March 2018

Expected contract length            Work to be completed by 31/03/2018

Organisation the work is for        MoD Corsham


Who the specialist will work with          

A range of stakeholders, both Military and Civilian to include primarily:

  • The Project Manager
  • The user community
  • Finance and Commercial colleagues


What the specialist will work on             

Support the Cyber Project manager to deliver a replacement defensive cyber solution by carrying out:

  • Development of requirements. Reviewing existing documentation, liaising with key stakeholders to understand and capture the needs of the user groups, capturing and prioritising the complete requirements set (all Defence Lines Of Development). Assessing current tools/applications used against requirements.
  • Produce/Review/manage Technical Risk Assessment for the transition to a new solution.
  • Provide relevant technical input into strategy and approvals documentation for the transition.
  • General Support to the Project Manager
  • Project updates including final report
  • Attendance and input at meetings / workshops.


Address where the work will take place                

MOD Corsham


Working arrangements

This is a short but intensive piece of work which will require the individual to be on-site 5 days per week to liaise with the relevant stakeholders and develop the deliverables sufficiently.


There may be the opportunity to work from another location on certain days if this becomes necessary and is agreed with the Project Manager.


Security clearance          

The individual must hold current valid Developed Vetting Clearance.


Additional terms and conditions             

The individual must be prepared to sign in advance of commencing work, a Non-Disclosure Agreement covering the information that they will exposed to during the course of this contract.

All contractual payments shall be made using the MOD CP&F system.


Essential skills and experience

  • Have experience in capturing and understanding complex cyber requirements
  • Have knowledge and understanding of complex network architectures in terms of dependencies/links to other systems,
  • Be able to specify cyber requirements, taking into consideration dependancies, constraints and interoperability issues
  • Have a good level of understanding about current defensive cyber software, accreditation, and standards such as NIST, ISO
  • Have a good understanding of the Defensive Cyber work carried out by JCU Corsham or linked teams
  • Have experience of writing approvals documentation and procurement strategies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the MOD requirements capture process and MOD approvals process.