Senior Cryptosecurity Engineer

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    Malvern, Worcestershire

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    26 days ago

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    Undisclosed Company

Senior Cryptosecurity Engineer - Malvern

The Organisation

Our client is one of the world's leading defence, aerospace, technology and security companies. They deliver technology-based services and solutions, ground-breaking products and unrivalled research capabilities to solve some of the world's most challenging problems.

Based from Malvern (Worcestershire), this organisation plays a key role in the modernisation and transformation of high grade crypto capability to Government and commercial clients across the UK. Their expert team provide technical advice and design aspects of systems that include cryptography and key management.

The Team

The Security Health Check (SHC) team is the longest established dedicated penetration testing team in the world. You'll join a team of highly trained security specialists to service the interesting high-assurance red team engagements and enterprise penetration tests demands of customer without compromising the dedicated research and development time their Testers enjoy.

In addition to the team having the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the underpinning technology, our client has a strong commitment to personal development. As well as collaborating with expert colleagues, you'll join a team that are able to enhance capabilities through service specialisation and funded research projects. You will be challenged to be the best you can be, to learn and develop in a growth environment.

The Role

As a Senior Crypto Engineer, you will provide technical advice and design aspects of systems that include cryptography and key management. A knowledge of the underpinning technology and an appreciation of the art of the possible in the future is essential in order for you to advise our customers wisely.

In this role, you'll be involved with a variety of levels of maturity of systems, ranging from research into future concepts for cryptography, through requirements and architecture for future systems, through design of systems that use cryptography, to modifying in-service systems. Most of this work is for Government clients in the UK, but you may be required to work for Commercial and overseas customers on a range of research, customer friend and niche supply side projects.

You will be joining a team of highly qualified crypto specialists, which is an integral part of the wider cyber security capability. As such you may have opportunity, should you desire it, to collaborate on a range of cyber security activities which go beyond the usual remit of a Senior Cryptosecurity Engineer. There are also opportunities to assist with the training & development of the next generation of cyber experts through the company's active initiatives.


  • Lead/contribute to all stages in the delivery of customer focused research, consultancy, design and analysis for future cryptographic and key management systems.
  • Provide technical expertise and advice on cryptography and information security, including developing knowledge and experience of more junior team members
  • Interact with and lead Subject Matter Experts working in multi-disciplinary, multi organisation teams to deliver customer-focused solutions.
  • Through engagement with customers identify and develop business opportunities
  • Lead the development of proposals in response to requests from customers and consortium partners.
  • Act as lead consultant on customer research and consultancy tasks.
  • Deliver high quality analysis, reports, and presentations which focus on customer problems and solutions.
  • Represent the organisation in multi-supplier consortia.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Qualified to at least University Honours Degree or equivalent (minimum upper second class)
  • Knowledge and experience of crypto or key management development
  • Proven experience of working in a consultancy role, focused on customer needs and requirements or equivalent engineering role with customer/stakeholder exposure and influence.
  • Proven ability to rapidly interpret customer requirements and understand complex trade-offs in drawing conclusions and recommendations.
  • Proven ability to work across a broad spread of technical and project domains, understanding and shaping both the "big picture" and technical details.
  • Proven ability to engage with technical experts and incorporate their input into broader technical solutions.


  • Significant long-term investment in learning and development
  • Employee engagement surveys, to ensure the company listen's to suggestions for improvements
  • Share Incentive Plan and Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 Days Starting leave with option to buy additional annual leave
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme - contribute 7% and the company will contribute up to 10.5%
  • Discounted personal accident insurance and free regular health assessments
  • Heath cash plans, childcare vouchers, dental insurance, high street store discount scheme including reductions on meals out and cinema tickets
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