Programme Security Manager – Space Systems

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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence we develop world-class radio and data systems. We are launching a major new space programme, marrying our existing capabilities with new space technology.

We need skilled, enthusiastic and motivated people at all experience levels from graduate to CTO to deliver these exciting new capabilities. There are opportunities in all relevant engineering and non-engineering disciplines, both for those with space industry experience and those without.

Many roles come with opportunities for remote / hybrid working, working in our offices in Guildford and Great Baddow only when required.

We will provide you with personal development, CPD including support towards professional recognition, industry-leading benefits, and the opportunity to apply cutting-edge technology to interesting problems with the support of our highly-skilled engineering community.

Come and join us for this exciting opportunity to shape and deliver world-class space technologies.

What you will be doing (role duties and responsibilities)

We are seeking a Programme Security Manager to join our Space Systems Business area. You will report to the Head of Information Assurance, Risk and Compliance for Space Systems and will be responsible for ensuring the programme of space projects is sufficiently secure. This includes liaising with the BAE Systems Applied Intelligence security function on project specific personnel and physical security aspects for the development eco-system, working with the sub-contract manager to ensure security in the supply chain, and identifying through life programme and operational risk, considering the current and future client security requirements and measures.

Product Security Architects and Engineers will focus on the product security. This Programme Security Manager role is about creating the environments in which the Space Systems teams can work securely and effectively across different levels of security classifications, across different sites and on different networks whilst managing security risk.

What we are looking for (skills and experience)

We are looking for ambitious, high-calibre people with the following characteristics:


  • Highly motivated with a strong background in Project / Programme Security
  • A good understanding of current cyber and operational security trends and threats
  • Experience of successfully designing and implementing security controls
  • Awareness of Identity and Access Management principles
  • Effective business acumen and an understanding of the cyber security challenges faced by organisations
  • Ability to articulate and pitch security advice, often at a technical level, directly to key customer stakeholders
  • Good inter-personal skills; able to work well in a dynamic, collaborative team
  • A recognised Cyber Security Qualification (CISSP, CISM, CCP, and CEH) and/or ICT or Information System Qualifications (e.g. ITIL, CCNP)


  • Demonstrable experience of identifying security risk and familiarity with common control frameworks, defining and delivering security transformation programmes – from business cases through to technical implementation, and/or designing and delivering security operations capabilities and processes
  • Space sector experience
  • Defence industry experience

Life at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day. By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance wellbeing.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential.

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Applied Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.

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