Cyber Security Engineer

BAE Systems
GBP45,000 – GBP47,000
03 Apr 2024
05 Apr 2024
Job Type
Cyber Security
Employer Sector
Technology, IT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Cyber Security Engineer

Location: Preston

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to 47k dependant on skills and experience

What you'll be doing:

  • Installation & support of Splunk Enterprise Platform
  • Working with Splunk PS to conclusion of issues within the environment
  • On–Boarding new data sources and Apps and Add–ons into Splunk
  • Building/testing log ingestion sources
  • Supporting SIEM and SOAR technologies
  • Provide ongoing management and administration of cyber security solutions
  • Provide support to projects delivering and implementation of cyber security solutions
  • Where required, integrate with service operations and project delivery to enable quick and compliant change and service stability
  • Installation & support of security toolset hardware
  • Provide guidance and support to team members where required

Your skills and experiences:


  • Good understanding of configurations of large–scale networks (30,000+ devices) and the underlying security technologies
  • Experience of working with system management toolsets in a technical capacity
  • Previous experience and exposure to Windows Event Collection/Forwarding (build, configuration, and tuning), Log sources and ingestion, CIM Mapping, RegEx Field Extractions, Syslog + Parsing
  • Hands on experience with Linux/Unix


  • Exposure of VMware, Windows, UNIX, and associated technologies
  • Knowledge of deploying, maintaining, and configuring the Splunk Enterprise Platform
  • Extensive technical background with proven experience in Splunk Enterprise
  • Trained to Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin level
  • Relevant Security Certifications (CISSP, GIAC (Advanced Certifications) e.g., GCIA, GCIH or GCFA and CompTIA Security +


You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Cyber Engineering team:

You will be joining an expansion to an existing cyber engineering team, supporting additional requirements that sits within Enterprise IT, providing enterprise IT services across the UK businesses and internationally. You will participate in the creation of security solutions to provide enterprise security services, and maintain, develop, and communicate their associated roadmaps and standards through the full lifecycle of the service. This could also offer a natural progression route and the opportunity to develop further.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 5th April 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.