InfoSec Specialist

Various, United Kingdom (UK), QinetiQ [11798]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.  Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.  Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Role Purpose: The InfoSec Specialist is a key member of QinetiQ’s Information security team providing expert guidance and security solutions to keep the business safe from malicious Data risk. Additionally, this is a pivotal role as part of DOMINO Programme InfoSec product design and delivery .


  • Design and delivery of InfoSec improvement solutions in response to security issues and problems
  • Providing SME InfoSec advice and guidance to both technical and non-technical personnel
  • Oversee, audit and compliance reporting of technological upgrades, improvements and major changes to the information security environment


  • An excellent understanding and experience of Security techniques and InfoSec principles
  • Considerable experience of delivering effective Security in a complex, regulated and security-critical business environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Flexible, organised and able to work under pressure
  • Highly capable of delivering Security projects and work packages, with demonstrable experience
  • Being a detail-oriented, organised, critical thinker, with excellent analytical skills
  • A ‘people person’, with the ability to work with and influence many different people at all levels in an organisation and experience of managing stakeholders
  • An excellent communicator, with the ability to create many relationships and handle conflict
  • Personal attributes must include confidentiality, independence, integrity and energy
  • Results focused with a “can do will do” personal style
  • A problem solver who can deliver simple solutions to complex problems
  • Excellent communication and liaison skills at all levels with customers, management, senior management and employees
  • Relevant experience in similar role
  • Develop and maintain security documentation (policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures)



  • Practical experience of security and IA implementation within Industry (and MoD)
  • Considerable IT experience with wide knowledge of IT systems
  • Security Clearance to be held and maintained at level appropriate for the role
  • Formal and relevant Information Security certifications (CISM, CISSP, CISA, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • BSc (or equivalent) in Information Assurance or Information Security
  • A good standard of computer literacy (including MS Office applications: Email, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Project management experience in organising, planning and executing program/projects from conception through conclusion



  • Excellent knowledge of InfoSec accreditation and a wide range of security standards
  • MSc (or equivalent) in Information Assurance or Information Security


Please be aware that this role is subject to both security & export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that you must hold full British citizenship and obtain the right to stay and work within the UK. Restrictions may also mean that any dual or previous nationalities held can affect the security clearance and roles that you can perform within QinetiQ.

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