Information Assurance Specialist

Information Assurance Specialist

Job Title: Information Assurance Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Crawley, West Sussex
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 895027_1535967789
Contact Name: Nick Haaker
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 03, 2018 10:43

Job Description

Contract Role: Information Assurance Specialist

*Primary Location: UK- Crawley
*Rate: DOE
*Clearance: SC Required

The company;

My client is a multinational company that designs and builds bespoke electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets - with operations in more than 56 countries. It has 64,000 employees and generated €14.9 billion in revenues in 2016

The role;

Skills & Experience Required

In depth experience in technical support with a variety of systems and applications
Provide analytical advice on security implementations of new and existing systems
Experience in performing technical risk assessments
Demonstrable understanding of application security

Reporting to the UK Head of Information Assurance you will be responsible for the evaluation, implementation and documentation of cost effective technical security requirements and controls for IL0 - IL6 environments.

To identify and reduce business risk by undertaking probing, analytical technical security assessments. This will be achieved by reviewing, maintaining and updating all technical security documentation, policy and procedures associated with networks, systems and applications, in accordance with Mandatory Requirements of HMG Security Policy Framework (SPF), applicable Information Assurance Standards and Group Policy.

Key Responsibilities

Support in ensuring all technical security measures are enhanced and developed where necessary, to ensure successful and timely system accreditations and re-accreditations.
Provide central point of contact for all technical security matters and concerns, supporting project teams and businesses throughout project lifecycles.
Provide assurance and ensure successful and secure delivery of all Code of Connections (CoCos), associated cryptographic products, key material and required documentation.
Responsibility for developing and implementing formal and regular technical risk assessments of IS environments, recommending remedial action where required.
Work collaboratively with technical project delivery teams to ensure proposed solutions provide the required level of security assurance.
Ensure that technical requirements for assurance activities are delivered in the functional area.



In depth experience in technical support with a variety of systems and applications.
Evidential experience as subject matter expert in the evaluation and implementation of technical security products for Public or Private sector organisations.
Able to provide analytical advice on the security implications of new and existing systems and for all proposed changes to said systems.
Able to interpret detailed system design documentation and identify potential security risks, implement secure and appropriate security solutions.


Quantifiable experience in fundamentals of all aspects of Security technical design.
Experience in performing formal risk assessments and production of Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation (RMADS) in line with UK Government policy.
In depth experience in security technical support with a variety of systems and applications.
Formal stakeholder for the successful assessment and delivery of security related change control processes.


Demonstrable understanding of virtualisation technologies, specifically the VmWare suite of products.
Demonstrable understanding of application security.
Proven experience in assessing technical risk,
Ability to provide technical security advice to business areas when required and to provide technical security input to the security risk registers.

Understanding of current and emerging Security technologies.
Demonstrable understanding of Security products, specifically Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Juniper, Bluecoat, McAfee, Cisco, NSX and RSA Envision.
Reviewing/updating network and application security policies and procedures.

Key Stakeholder Relationships

Head of Information Assurance
IS Project Managers
Network/System Managers
Service Support Teams (EUS, Applications, Infrastructure, Networks)
Business Users

*Role: Information Assurance Specialist
*Primary Location: UK- Crawley
*Rate: DOE
*Clearance: SC Required

Key Words - IA, information assurance, ccp, spf, mps, hmg, iso27001, il6, risk, assurance, defence,

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens.

Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a Contract Position

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.