About the Role

NPL is currently seeking two Senior Cyber Security Engineers to join NPL’s CIO Department. The roles involve taking a lead role in supporting the development and implementation of secure systems within complex digital and scientific environments throughout their development and program lifecycle.

You will work closely with the Cyber Security and IT Operations teams on security risk mitigation activities. You will also support the design and implementation of coherent and robust security solutions.

One role will have a strong focus on security operations, incident response, vulnerability management and threat intelligence.

The other role will have a strong focus on firewall management, network security, Network segmentation,  and vulnerability management.

We are working in a hybrid way, with a mix of remote and office working. We are willing to consider candidates who are more remote, provided that they have the necessary technical skills. If you are unsure about our working arrangements please apply and we are more than happy to have an open discussion around your circumstances and work preferences.

We strive to offer a great work life balance - if you are looking for full time, part time or flexible options, we will try to make this work where business permits. This will be dependent on the kind of role you do and part of the business you work in.

About You
Here are some of the key skills that we are looking for. If you are missing one or two of these skillswe would still encourage you to apply.
  • Proven ability to work independently on resolving complex issues, assisted by the Cyber Security Manager and Security Architect.
  • Experience with EDR, M365 security, SIEM, Vulnerability management, MITRE attack framework and Incident response.
  • Experience of providing knowledge transfer to Service Delivery teams and developing other cybersecurity team members.
  •  Having an in-depth understanding of threats in a mission critical or national infrastructure environment.
  • Stakeholder engagement; promoting a mind-set of developing secure systems, transferring knowledge of security standards / processes and acting as a subject matter expert (SME).#
  • Experience of working with MOD e.g CyDR, JSP 604 or NCSC Cybersecurity Assessment Framework or HMG or commercial defence and security environments would be an added benefit.
Role specific skills

Senior Cyber Security Engineer (Firewall)

  • Experience with enterprise networks including next gen firewall, network segmentation technology (Forescout preferred), and internet connectivity.
  • Experience in management of next-generation firewalls (Fortinet, Palo Alto, Checkpoint, etc.) and VPN solutions (Site to Site and Remote Access).

Senior Cyber Security Engineer (SOC)

  • Significant experience with working in a security operations centre (SOC) and responding to security alerts, creating response playbooks and handling escalations.

We actively recruit citizens of all backgrounds, but the nature of our work in this specific area means that nationality, residency and security requirements are more tightly defined than others. To work in this role, you will need to have an SC clearance with no restrictions, or you must have the ability to obtain an SC clearance.

Please note:  Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical. 

About Us

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is a world-leading centre of excellence that provides cutting-edge measurement science, engineering and technology to underpin prosperity and quality of life in the UK.  

NPL and DSIT have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.  

At NPL, we believe our success is a result of the diversity and talent of our people. We strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, as part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we hold memberships and accreditations to ensure we’re creating an environment where all our colleagues feel supported and welcome, please see our Diversity & Inclusion page. 

We are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits. Ourvalues are at the heart of what we do, and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.  

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.