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The Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems delivers solutions which protect and enhance the connected world. Everything we do creates a safer future.
We want to solve problems for our customers and by bringing together great minds, we can work together to make the world a safer place.

The BAE Managed Security Services (MSS) business area delivers a range of outsourced cyber security services with a particular focus on protecting organisations that are threatened by sophisticated targeted attacks. The MSS Service Delivery Team has operational responsibility for all in-life services delivered to customers across a wide variety of market sectors.

Our Advanced Security Operations Centre (SOC) uses a combination of established solutions and cutting-edge internally developed technology to protect IT networks from a wide range of cyber threats on a 24x7x365 basis

This is a shift and / or days based role which is responsible for analysing and responding to all security and service related events on a 24x7 basis. This is a 'hands-on' role and you are also expected to carry out analysis activities as part of your day to day duties.

Working within the SOC, the Security Analyst will play a key role in helping to protect customer IT networks from cyber-attack. You will:
Monitor and analyse Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Anomaly Detection Systems (ADS), Firewall event logs, and Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) toolset event logs to identify security attacks and threats for remediation/suppression.

Assist in Computer Security Incident Response activities for large organisations; work with first, second & third line security analysts (internal and external) to identify various malicious threats in enterprise environments.

Review attack information from other analysts in preparation for release to or onward review.

Recognise potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information.

Assist in creating use cases for new content, or recommendations on existing content.

Ensure timely accurate communications of alerts to IT, Network or Security groups regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems. There are controlled measures and targets in place.

Assist Senior analysts with the implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls.

Will respond to escalations, or will escalate if required as per the agreed processes

Although not directly accountable for changes to policy and guidelines, you will be required to make recommendations to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency within your own areas.

Skills & Experience
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Evidence of working well with others in a highly structured team environment.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to interact with customers and technical team members;
  • Good skills in Incident Response and IDS Monitoring;
  • Foundation of Network and Security skills;
  • Fundamental knowledge of Windows, Linux and Unix.
  • Understanding of attacks and the threat lanscape

  • Relevant security certifications including SSCP, CEH, Security, GCIH.
  • Experience with SIEM or Service Desk toolsets.
  • Evidence of working within SLA's an advantage
  • Previous experience working within a shift based structure as part of a 24/7/365 service delivery environment an advantage.
  • Previous experience of working within a Security Operations Centre a distinct advantage

Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:
We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations. We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes.

Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we're constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we'll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you'll have client contact, variety and support from day one.

We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today's global marketplace requires an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.

Division Overview: Global Engineering
At BAE we are passionate about technology and we're world renowned for being hugely innovative. Our Applied Intelligence division is a rapidly growing part of the BAE group. Our goal is to help our customers defend their businesses. That doesn't just mean security; many of our customers know us for being great at Digital Transformation and we often find ourselves working with major household names like Sony, Virgin Media, EE, Vodafone and Three to name a few. It's not just the public sector either. We do a lot to help private sector organisations, and we're proud of the way that we help our nation. Our customers are as varied as the technology that you'll be working with. With such a variety of work, we're focussing on making sure that we build great teams, using the right tools, in the right way.

Help us secure a connected world by being an unseen hero. Apply now and be inspired.
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Security & Safety
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