Senior Research Scientist - Cyber Security

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  • Location:

    Cardiff, Wales

  • Sector:

    Software Development

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £400 - £500 per day

  • Contact:

    Phil Johnson

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    12 months +

  • Start date:

    July/August 2019

  • Consultant:


Senior Research Scientist x 2 - Cyber Security

+ based in South Wales

+ True Cyber R&D role - opportunity for development and research

+ £400-500 per day

+ Candidate must be able to obtain UK MOD SC Vetting

+ 12 month initial contract/assignment

Job Description

We are looking for a technical (senior) Cyber Security Research Engineer to join a team on a contractual basis and to support the ongoing initiatives designing and developing state of the art security solutions and providing expert services across multiple IT & ICS security domains.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in an innovation environment and/or is able to work on challenging cyber security problems with proven record of delivering research and developing of prototypes.

Deep technical knowledge and expertise in a relevant cyber security domain is a must. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake state of the art security reviews, benchmark technologies, and develop new prototypes and proof-of-concepts to meet security challenges.

The role also requires the expert knowledge transfer to operational security teams as required. Opportunities to attend and present at conferences/events are available as required and where business needs are met.

Role: (Senior) Research Scientist - Cyber Security Missions:

Candidate Experience:

· Lead state of the art research projects into cyber security topics of interest in support of the business

· Senior technical specialist in one or more areas of cyber security; including but not limited to:

  1. Security Architecture

  2. Cyber Forensics & Incident Response o Industrial Control System Cyber Security

  3. Penetration Testing & Audit

  4. Cloud security o Cryptography

  5. Security Monitoring / SOC

· Develop prototype solutions

· Support industrialization of solutions

· Provide expert services (senior consultancy) to the internal business as required

· Undertake technical scouting missions (product evaluations and benchmarking)

· Manage Programs

Must Have:

· 5+ years cyber security experience in relevant cyber security specialist area

· Degree, Professional Training or equivalent experience in relevant cyber security related subject · Experience of research, innovation, and/or solutions development

· Proven track record of managing and delivering cyber security programs

· Proven track record of bid/proposal writing

· Excellent report writing and presentation skills


· PhD or research experience in related subject

· Publication track record

· Experience of patent applications and intellectual property management

· Develop and present new innovation concepts

· Advise on evolving and emerging threats & risks

· Publish academic articles, technical reports, and white papers

· Present at Global conferences and events