Junior Security Engineer

13 March 2023
£25,702 / year

Job Description

Salary: starting salary £25,702 to £27,938 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)

Location: This role will be based at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham
Hours: Full-time – 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available, including a small amount of remote working, in line with BGS policy)
Contract type: Permanent

About the role

The position is based in the Network and Security team, located in the BGS Keyworth office Nottingham. The team manage the Firewalls and Web Application Firewalls across all BGS locations.

We are seeking a junior security engineer with good all round IT knowledge and an interest in configuring and operating cyber security technologies together with excellent troubleshooting and communication skills. The candidate should have some working knowledge or interest in Firewalls, cyber security and anti-malware technologies

Knowledge of networking technologies such as TCP/IP, DNS and HTTP protocols would be advantageous.

The post holder will work closely with IT, the Information Security team, Application Developers and the DevOps team to maintain secure working environments that meet BGS IT security policies and the requirements for Cyber Essentials Plus certification.  

This is an exciting opportunity to focus the next phase of your career on a cyber security role. The successful applicant will develop high levels of expertise and knowledge in the areas of Firewall and Web Application Firewall plus other related cyber security technologies. 

About you

You will be highly motivated and technically competent, a good communicator who is able to work well across a range of different specialist areas. We are seeking an early career professional with some experience, and welcome applications from anyone with a willingness to learn and develop themselves. 

Please also refer to the specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post.

About us

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is an applied geoscience research centre that belongs to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and is affiliated to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It is a world leading geological survey whose core mission is to inform government of science related to the subsurface and to undertake applied research to solve earth and environmental issues, both in the UK and globally. It is funded directly by UKRI, as well as through research grants and private sector contracts.

BGS has an annual budget of approximately £60 million and employs 650 people. It has two main sites: a head office in Keyworth near Nottingham, and the Lyell Centre, which is a joint collaboration with Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. BGS works with more than 150 private sector organisations, has close links with 40 universities, and sponsors approximately 100 PhD students each year.

We strive to promote equality and diversity across our organisation in order to continuously improve our scientific and organisational efficiency.  As such, we aim to have a workforce with employees from all backgrounds with people who are passionate about earth science and who share our dedication to work for the good of the environment and the benefit of society.