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Security Analyst



Great Malvern, Malvern WR14, UK
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

Job Title: Security Analyst
Location: Malvern
Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type: Permanent / Ful-time
Role ID: SF16666

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Security Analyst at our Malvern site where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.

The role

As a Security Analyst you’ll have a role that is out of the ordinary. As a Security Analyst, you will be the first line of defence against a myriad of threats. You will be performing investigations in response to security alerts, identifying and responding to incidents along with providing wider cyber and information security support to the QinetiQ business. This role will require a focus on continuous improvement ensuring our security controls remain as effective and as efficient as possible.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Support the triage and investigation of complex security alerts affecting QinetiQ Systems.
  • Develop, assess and report on the effectiveness of QinetiQ’s Security Controls.
  • Provide DFIR support into the wider QinetiQ Security Incident Response process.
  • Leverage wider tools to assess and escalate vulnerability affecting QinetiQ assets.
  • Stay updated with evolving threats, emerging security topics and security vulnerabilities.
  • Create comprehensive incident reports and actionable briefings for both technical and non-technical stakeholders based on technical analysis.
  • Support wider security activities and initiatives with subject matter expertise.

40 hours per week, on-site at our Malvern offices. Shift patterns of 08:00 – 16:00 in a 4 days on 4 days off pattern

Essential experience of the Security Analyst

  • Minimum of 2 years working in a IT Engineering, Development or Cyber Security Operations, or equivalent discipline.
  • Experience with cyber security technologies such as Splunk, Sentinel, Carbon Black etc.
  • Ability to work independently and translate security expertise into technical outcomes.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of cyber security concepts, protocols, industry best practices and strategies.

Qualifications for the Security Analyst

We value difference and we don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave.
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community.

Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community.

Application Guidance

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Why Join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an= diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture.

About QinetiQ

As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.