Senior Cyber Engineer

Telford, Leeds
£40,175 - £43,708 + benefits
23 May 2022
03 Jun 2022
Contract Type


At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.

We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

HMRC's multi-award winning Cyber Security Command Centre (CSCC) manage and reduce cyber risk by offering world class capabilities to protect, detect and respond to cyber threats including opportunistic cyber threats or targeted intrusions, by undertaking extensive real time monitoring to benefit HMRC, our customers and Other Government Departments (OGD).

The Engineering team support these aims through a 'hands-on' role in managing a mix of end-user devices and over 200 on premise and cloud assets.

Job description

  • Maintaining and developing the key Security and Incident Event Management (SIEM) tool that HMRC uses to detect and respond to Cyber-attacks.
  • Working with suppliers on problem resolution and to develop existing capabilities.
  • Providing engineering input to projects as part of HMRC's ongoing programme of enhancements, including setting of requirements and user acceptance testing.
  • Supporting end-users across multiple sites, including industrial placements and apprentices.


Essential Criteria:

Whilst the work is in a security environment, it is primarily an engineering role and we are looking for a candidate who has significant recent experience and/or understanding of at least one of the three core technologies - Linux, Windows Server or Cloud (ideally AWS or Azure), and can also demonstrate:


  • Designing and building scalable, reliable and secure infrastructure.
  • Knowledge and application of scripting and/or automation technologies.
  • The ability to deal with both technical and non-technical stakeholders, as well as working independently, including taking ownership of issues and problems.

Desirable Qualifications Details:


  • BSc or MSc in a computing specialism, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), with Cloud, SANS, SIEM, or network-based certification especially welcome.
  • Desirable Memberships Details:
  • British Computer Society (BCS)


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:


  • Working Together
  • Changing and Improving

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:


  • Linux and/or Windows administration; and/or Cloud Administration (Azure and/or AWS); and/or Networks administration




  • Access to learning and development tailored to your role, particularly based around SANS.
  • A working environment that supports a range of flexible options.
  • A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity.
  • A Civil Service pension.
  • Labour Market Supplement (LMS) is payable to suitably qualified candidates, although if these are not met initially there will be the opportunity to work towards it as part of the annual personal development plan (PDP).
  • 22 days leave (pro rata for part time staff), which increases to 25 after a year's service and 30 days after 10 years' service.

Team members that are moving offices as a result of the Locations Programme will be entitled to a Moves Adjustment Payment for three years where they incur additional costs. This is calculated based on the difference between the costs of travelling to and from the new and old office, over a weekly period. You will get more detail on this as part of targeted locations move communications.

Apply before 11:55 pm on Thursday 2nd June 2022.


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