Systems Engineer - Lawful Intercept (Initial secondment in London)

Location
Flexible - London, Romsey, Gloucester, Home-based with travel
Salary
Competitive salary and benefits package
Posted
23 Mar 2017
Closes
20 Apr 2017
Ref
6
Clearance Level
DV, None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type
Permanent

As a Systems Engineer (Lawful Intercept) you will make a significant contribution towards safeguarding the UK's national security and to people's lives, every day. Being part of a pioneering Cyber function you will be a key participant in the design and delivery of a variety of strategic programmes and business critical initiatives within a dynamic, challenging and rewarding environment.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in leading edge and innovative programmes where technology plays a crucial and increasingly strategic role. You will be part of large scale engagements where change and evolution of services contribute to this fascinating, and demanding environment.

As a System Engineer, you will:

  • Be shaping and building strategic system architecture roadmaps with senior stakeholders, corralling support and backing for them and driving alignment with Portfolio roadmaps;
  • Applying and adapting your system design skills to switch focus between specific areas of business challenge or opportunity, spanning a range of existing and emerging technologies including (but not limited to) applications, middleware, cloud computing, search, machine automation and analytics;
  • Growing and managing the system knowledge base, through the development of data models, standards and the design and implementation of processes and tools that drive coherent, consistent and value-adding use of the architectures;
  • Understand & interpret business or technical requirements and translate these into defined system models;
  • Produce system designs from concept through to high level design;
  • Have knowledge of IP systems, telecoms systems, protocols, communications data traffic volumes and data rates;
  • Have understanding of how Lawful Intercept systems works;
  • Have understanding of how to process big data, particularly using cloud computing;
  • Have understanding of big data storage methods, particularly using cloud computing;
  • Have understanding of what communications data a CSP may have access to in their systems;
  • Have the ability to talk technically to CSPs system designers & enterprise architects;
  • Be able to develop a common understanding of the system needs through relevant stakeholder engagement;
  • Carry out information / data modelling and analysis and ensure that system models support the business analysis or are technically fit for purpose;
  • Promote the use and adoption of the system architecture strategies and standards across a broad stakeholder group;

In addition, you will also:

  • Engage relevant stakeholders to establish consensus on viability of solution options and the associated benefits and risks;
  • Seek to develop system solutions in alignment with the Enterprise Architecture and support a systems on-going evolution;
  • Support the customer’s investment decision making process in the context of implementing wider investment portfolio;
  • Maintain and enhance own knowledge of the CSPs communication systems both currently deployed systems and those systems still in development, so as to be able to identify and exploit opportunities to deliver improved cyber capabilities;

To qualify for the role, you must have the following general competencies:

  • Ability and experience of leading and managing people;
  • Ability to build strategic relationships internally;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong stakeholder management skills;
  • Experience of managing risk effectively;
  • Great attention to detail;
  • Ability to make clear plans, evaluate progress and articulate appropriately to the team and stakeholders;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and articulate ideas;
  • Experience of influencing through the decision making process;
  • Strong team player;
  • Evidence of adding value to customers;
  • Flexible in approach and attitude; and
  • A logical thinker with a 'can do' attitude.

Due to the nature of this position, candidates will ideally hold security clearance and be willing to undergo, and eligible to achieve HMG DV clearance. As a result, candidates will need to be a British Citizen, have resided in the UK for the last 10 years. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including bonus scheme, private medical insurance and pension, along with a whole host of flexible benefits to include childcare vouchers, travel insurance and dental care. Roke Manor Research Ltd is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity.