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DNO Strategic Assessments Analyst / Cyber Security Coordinator

Higher Executive Officer

Analytical, Engineering, Information Technology

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Department and Location:

Ministry of Defence


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Contract Type:


Available Working Pattern:

Flexible Working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

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Job Description:

The role is based in the SSPAG Strategic Assessments team. We undertake bespoke simulation modelling, operational analysis and technical studies in support of the UK submarine fleet.

We also manage and operate our own IT system which provides us with the tools we need to conduct the numerical work that underpins our assessments.

We are looking for someone with a strong scientific or technical background who has a good understanding of cybersecurity and some experience in numerical modelling. Due to the diversity of technical knowledge required for this role, it is essential that you can assimilate information covering a broad range of topics and learn new skills with limited supervision.

Your time will be split 50/50 between two roles.

As a Strategic Assessments Analyst, you will be expected to:

Use, understand and develop bespoke software tools to conduct analysis relating to submarine performance to support both current operations and future procurement decisions.
As a Cyber Security Coordinator, you will be expected to:

Provide management and coordination of the Information Assurance activities associated with SSPAG’s IT system.
Develop assurance processes for Information Security, ensuring the protection of classified information held on SSPAG’s IT system.
Hybrid and flexible working can be considered for this post but will need regular workplace attendance due to security constraints. Candidates are encouraged to discuss options with the recruiting line manager before submitting an application.

Person Specification:

Essential Qualifications:

A degree (or equivalent) in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) subject or other highly numerate subject.
Essential Skills:

Experience in solving complex technical problems.
Experience in the use of data analysis tools.
Experience in acquiring new skills/knowledge with limited supervision.
Experience in programming in any widely-used programming language, e.g. Java, C++, Python, Fortran, Matlab.
Desirable Skills:

Experience in information security.
Experience in cyber security / cyber assurance.
Experience with Microsoft Windows Server in a business environment.
Experience with networking on Windows OS.

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