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Threat protection & cyber security recruitment

Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s team of uniquely connected threat protection and cyber security recruitment specialists, offers clients an unrivalled level of expertise in contract, permanent and executive recruitment across the security, protection and defence industries.  

The rise in cyber threats, cyber-attacks and the need for data security is driving longer term investment in cyber security solutions including innovative recruitment services across business, government and domestic environments, which we are uniquely equipped to provide.

Working in partnership with our global clients including SMEs, manufacturing companies, governments, law enforcement, defence and intelligence agencies, we provide world-class recruitment solutions that support:

Cyber Security – Threat Detection - Threat Protection - Homeland Security – Counter Terrorism – Surveillance Technology 

As many of our consultants come from relevant industry backgrounds including defence, IT, electronics, engineering and manufacturing, we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the constantly changing security landscape, the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist roles. 

Industry accreditations including REC, ISO, liP and IoD. 


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Design Software Electronics Engineer

Job title: Design Software Electronics Engineer Salary Range: £18.00 - £23.00 per hour Hours: 37.5-hour week Location: Welshpool, Powys Contract to Hire or Permanent contract working for a leading independent defence technology solutions company. A Design Software Electronics Engineer is required with knowledge of designing and developing power management, cryptographic and security systems for MOD/government-based clients. Candidates with knowledge of field programme gate arrays(FPGAs), architectural design for Software Defined Radios(SDRs) and an expertise in VHDL language would be well received. Due to organic growth this client based in Welshpool Powys requires a dynamic, leading Design Software Electronics Engineer on a contract to hire or permanent basis. As a Design Software Electronics Engineer, you will be required to: Interact with multi-disciplinary teams of software, systems, mechanical and production engineers to provide the electronics hardware solutions. To be a focal point for the provision of the entire electronics solution; from concept through to manufacturing and production line testing Implementation of embedded processors to meet the functional and security requirements; Field Programme Gate Arrays(FPGAs) and ARM Architectural design for Software Defined Radio(SDR) applications incorporating secure configuration management Design power supplies for embedded applications in MOD environments. Design and implementation for demanding Security & EMC environments. PCB design including layout, and manufacturing data pack creation Using VHDL, C, C++ and Python(Not essential) languages The Design Software Electronics Engineer should have the following skills or experience: British national and citizen (no dual nationality) and able to obtain UK MOD Security vetting criteria. Degree qualified with preferably with 2 or more years’ relevant experience Field Programme Gate Arrays (FPGA),ARM, Architectural design for SDR(Software Defined Radio) Proficient in VHDL Competent in C, C++ Python but not essential Interface designs for Sensor Integration A2D(Analog to Digital) and D2A (Digital to Analog) Interface designs: CAN, ModBus, Ethernet and including the integration of COTS RF solutions, GPS, WiFi, 2.4GHz Tx/Rx This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Design Software Electronics Engineer. In return for your experience, this Welshpool based leading independent defence technology solutions company will offer you: Contract to Hire or Permanent position 37 hour working week with overtime available £18.00 - £23.00 per hour 25 days plus stats holiday Contribution pension Other benefits Great working conditions Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of field programme gate arrays(FPGAs), architectural design for Software Defined Radios(SDRs) and an expertise in VHDL and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Design Software Electronics Engineer, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Welshpool

Java EE Systems Engineers

Java EE Systems Engineer North Worcestershire Our client designs, develops and delivers best-in-class automation solutions for forward-thinking hospitals, warehouses and distribution centers. They offer integrated systems and services from a single source – from consulting to design, implementation and lifetime customer service. Behind the company’s success are 2 300 employees worldwide, supporting customers in more than 50 countries. The WDS services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers, to software and consulting services in the field of supply chain management. WDS designs, develops and delivers efficient intralogistics automation solutions that enable forward thinking customers to provide the right products, to the right place, at the right time. Your Tasks As a Software Engineer at Swisslog you will be participating in shaping the future of logistics automation. We are transforming warehouses and distribution centers using robotic and data-driven solutions that leverage Industry 4.0 and Big Data. In this role you will build upon Swisslog’s modular warehouse management system for optimized logistics processes, SynQ, to realize custom solutions. SynQ encompasses warehouse management (WMS), material flow (MFC/WCS), and automation control systems (ACS) functionality, along with an array of business intelligence tools to boost warehouse performance. Your Profile If You Have Experience Developing Solutions Using Any Combination Of The Following Java EE 6 Or Later Technologies, We Would Like To Have The Opportunity To Talk To You JavaServer Faces Context and Dependency Injection Enterprise JavaBeans Java Persistence API Java Message Service Java API for * Web Services You should also have practical experience with SQL and should be familiar with relational database concepts. A BS/MS degree in Computer Science, or its technical equivalent, is required. If you are interested in this opprtunity, please apply now. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Redditch

Video Intelligence Research Engineer

Video Intelligence Research Engineer(Job Number: 44775) Description Salar £40-55000 Depending upon experience Role Overview We are looking for a Research Engineer with good knowledge and experience in system architecture and development for our European Big Data Laboratory in London. As part of Hitachi's European Research and Development Centre you will help to identify and develop new solutions in collaboration with our customers and business units leveraging Hitachi technologies and research. In this position, you will work initially on creating solutions for video analytics and public safety but can expect to work on projects in other technical and business fields later on. You will explore and understand relevant state-of-the-art technologies in each field and develop solutions for our customers by integrating third-party technologies. Knowledge and experience in network security is an advantage. As a Research Engineer, you will work closely with researchers within R&D primarily in Europe, but you will also be expected to connect with researchers in Japan and North America, as well as business consultants and clients in Europe. You will report to the Head of the European Big Data Laboratory and will be based in London. Main Tasks and Responsibilities Designing video and image analytics solutions based on knowledge and experience of system architecture. Prototyping solutions by developing the necessary software and integrating relevant technological components with appropriate modifications. Demonstrate the value of the solution to targeted users in a collaboration with business units. Preparing and submitting patents on the technical solutions to provide competitive advantage and protect IP; and after obtaining appropriate protection, publishing technical results to establish Hitachi as a leader in big data and advanced analytics. As part of a team, planning, preparing and executing Proof-of-Value (PoV) of solutions and refining the solution based on external feedback. As part of a team, presenting proposals to business units to develop commercial opportunities aligned with current and/or future product lines. Communicate with business units and customers to understand their requirements. Attend meetings with Business Units and customers, presenting and communicating ideas and concepts. Collaborate with R&D co-workers, customers, partners, engineers, and business units with the goal of commercialising the proposed solution. Communicate with Lab Manager on any project issues, where these cannot be resolved within the team. Prepare demonstrations and presentations to BUs and customers. Key Skills and Experience Essential: Master's degree in computer science, data science, mathematics or related field Good knowledge of and experience with system architecture, network security, database, linux operation (installation, shell commands, and shell scripts), and/or system integration Good programming skills (preferably with JavaScript) Ability to employ innovative video and image analytics, visualisation techniques and machine learning techniques to support the resolution of complex problems Desirable: Knowledge and experience of video and image analytics Knowledge and experience of web-based programming such as node-red, node.js, and REST API Knowledge and experience of video / image processing such as RTSP, ONVIF, similar image searching, and image recognition Knowledge and experience of virtualizations such as vmware, virtualbox, and/or docker Excellent communication and presentation skills Strong willingness to discover social infrastructure related issues in various regions and to solve them with Video Analytics solutions Experience in identifying and solving technical issues and performing quantitative evaluations and comparisons of technologies in terms of performance, reliability, resource consumption, usability, and functionality Proven delivery of innovative solutions is desired Experience of leading novel research project from concept proposal to prototype development Benefits Package In addition to offering a market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme, Hitachi also provide an attractive benefits package, which is regularly reviewed, and offers a wide range of benefits that you can choose from, including: Company Funded Benefits Market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to an additional 8 days per year A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use another year Group Personal Pension Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to increase cover to include family members Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees Personal Accident Insurance Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee) including; Cycle To Work scheme Gym Membership Dental Insurance with option to include dependent children Health screening Dining card If you are interested in this opportunity please send your CV to or call Tim Parkes on 01384 446145 for more information - you can apply online also. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / London Wall

Product Line Manager

Product Line Manager - Aerospace and Defence - Permanent - Attractive - Milton Keynes Area A Product Line Manager is required to join the Engineering Team within a market leading Innovative Technology Company that specialise Communication and Radar Systems for Military and Government Organisations within the Aerospace, Defence and Space sectors. The successful Product Line Manager will be responsible for the management Product Portfolio from initial conception to end of Life, to maximise product profitability and to provide intellectual leadership in the development of new products. Product Line Manager - Key Responsibilities Responsible for helping define long-range strategies consistent with business objectives Understand, articulate, and capture market trends opportunities Define market, product and technology strategies Ownership of product roadmaps and drivers into the technology roadmap in partnership with the Engineering Manager Translate market trends into requirements for new product development Understand customer business needs, routes to market and opportunities Create business plans and documentation for future products Maximize profitability of products and help to define product pricing strategies Responsible for delivering profitability in line with strategic and operational targets Manage the product life cycle and recommendations for product deletions Ensure future costs and pricing meet market and internal margin demands Responsible for the accuracy/validity of cost models and set targets of products/projects Look for continuous reductions in product costs regarding manufacturing and overheads Ensure all products comply with relevant standards/legislation in all markets Be aware of changes that may impact the product portfolio Work with marketing to develop marketing and communication strategies and data sheets Technical Skills and Experience required for the Product Line Manager HNC/HND or Degree in Engineering or Electronics Experience in product line management within aerospace and defence Experince with roadmapping, aggregation and business case production Experience in RF and Microwave electronics engineering Ability to work with and provide insight to the management team Strong leadership skills and ability to lead and work within cross-functional teams Strong organisational skills; ability to manage diverse and complex projects Financial and Commercial awareness with understanding of margins Possess a strong analytical and technical skill base Exhibit a sense of urgency and independent initiative toward accomplishing objectives Good written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills Experience in RF and Microwave engineering sub-systems Experience in all product planning and project management activities Experience with generation planning and pricing analysis Radar system and Electronics knowledge is required Knowledge of Multi-Function Radar Systems, Tactical Radar Systems and Tactical Data Links A Continuous Improvement mentality and a Highly Ethical person. **Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the sensitive nature of the products and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Product Line Manager, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's to Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Milton Keynes

Automotive Cyber Security Specialist

Job Description. Cybersecurity Specialist Nuneaton £45-50000 p/a Our Client is a world-class, independent engineering consultancy, operating in multiple locations around the world, to support vehicle manufacturers and their supply chain with cutting-edge engineering and testing expertise. We offer full-system design, test and integration expertise to automotive, defence, rail and transport industries and also specialise in developing low carbon and autonomous and co-operative driving technologies. At our headquarters in the Midlands, we have access to one of the most comprehensive vehicle proving grounds which boasts 93km of test tracks and over 35 world-class test facilities and laboratories. Main Purpose of Job Our Client is looking for a dynamic and proactive Cybersecurity Specialist to join a new team in Nuneaton. Based within the Vehicle Resilience department they will form part of the growth strategy within the company. This role will include, but not be limited to, increasing our trusted automotive cybersecurity service offerings with specific focus on: Complete automotive cybersecurity engineering and test service development/delivery with emphasis on a systems engineering approach: Threat and risk analysis Development of cybersecurity concepts and requirements Cybersecurity verification planning and management Cybersecurity vulnerability assessments and penetration testing Design, development and problem solving to ensure client product security Secondary focus will include supporting MIRA’s Functional and Safety specialists to: Further develop our advanced Verification and Safety services Perform any associated new technology research and horizon scanning This technical role requires a highly motivated individual with experience in creative but structured problem resolution, advanced data manipulation / analysis, and new technology cybersecurity test and engineering methods. Key Functions The role offers a wide range of diverse activities and opportunities for the selected individual to make a real difference to the new and existing teams. The following activities cover the typical requirements of the roles: Service Development Research cybersecurity aspects of new technology standards including potential vulnerabilities and secure design principles Develop and validate new cybersecurity engineering capabilities Optimise new technology services through structured continuous improvement Write procedures for the delivery of cybersecurity engineering services Assist in the optimisation of current test and engineering processes and policies Consultancy Lead / assist consultancy, and large / complex, customer programmes Provide technical support in own area of expertise to cross-discipline team Provide internal support to product development areas of HORIBA MIRA Lead / assist research and development projects Problem resolution Project Management Support cross-discipline delivery across core programmes / projects A large part of this role will involve new service strategy, development, implementation and delivery tasks. As such, strong technical knowledge and experience of cybersecurity, computer science and electrical and electronic principles are essential. A working knowledge of test and measurement equipment, antennas, EM theory, systems engineering, and problem resolution will be a significant advantage. Entrants will have a hands-on expert knowledge of cybersecurity test and engineering standards and methods, and an understanding of new vehicle technologies, architectures, diagnostics and applicable test and engineering methods to assess and resolve their associated cybersecurity vulnerabilities. It is essential that applicants understand the challenges of cybersecurity within the automotive industry. Successful candidates will work as part of a collaborative team to deliver customer and development programmes across multiple disciplines including EMC, Connectivity, Cybersecurity and Functional Safety for the automotive, off-highway, agricultural and military sectors. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are essential as liaison with both internal project managers and external customers occurs on a daily basis. Excellent time management and flexibility in working hours are essential. Attention to detail and an ability to plan and deliver complex work programmes, along with an understanding of the importance of data validation are key. The successful candidate will have the ability to: Make effective decisions Communicate effectively (written and verbal) Deliver a high standard of technical writing Work under pressure, individually and as part of a team Take responsibility and ownership Remain calm in all situations Plan and prioritise delivery of both short and long duration projects Deliver customer expectations in a timely fashion, to aid contractual / financial goals Ideal Qualifications: Bachelors degree (minimum 2:1) or equivalent qualification in electrical / electronic engineering, computer science, cybersecurity or other relevant discipline Relevant Masters Degree or PhD Professional membership of a relevant engineering or computing institution for example Chartered Engineer Ideal Experience: Minimum 10+ years of experience in a relevant field covering many of the key functions detailed previously Experience in some combination of the following: Wireless technologies (e.g. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC) Wired networking technologies (e.g. CAN, Ethernet) Embedded operating systems (e.g. QNX, Linux, Android) Threat modelling and vulnerability analysis Security risk assessment Systems engineering Fuzz testing Penetration testing Minimum 15+ years of experience in a relevant field covering many of the key functions detailed previously Knowledge or experience in any of the following: Security engineering for cyber-physical systems Working knowledge of SAE J3061 or other appropriate cybersecurity standards Knowledge of in-vehicle network protocols (CAN, FlexRay, automotive Ethernet) AUTOSAR framework Cryptography principles, applications and implementation considerations What are the candidates likely to be doing now? Hands-on cybersecurity engineer or specialist in a high technology industry or within the automotive Industry Cybersecurity research specialist Other information Must hold a full driving licence If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and are based within the EU or UK with right to work, apply now! Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Nuneaton

Information Security Manager

Information Security Manager IT, Applications & Development - Hatfield, Hertfordshire Competitive Salary Our Client are looking for a self-starting individual who can take ownership of the Information Security Control and Risk Landscape within the business. As a greenfield / start-up, the model's definition is new and requires significant input to develop and implement. You will work alongside the Infrastructure and applications teams as part of the overall Information Technology function to define, influence and own the security control landscape. While this role will predominantly be focussed on management of risk and control, their will be occasional requirement to support the organisation technically in the achievement of the control objectives. As a greenfield site, a security control model has been defined but now needs to be delivered. The successful candidate will work with the technology teams to implement these controls, define the operating procedures and take ownership of the end to end security model. Job Duties and Responsibilities Ownership of the overall Information Security Framework and its successful delivery within the organisation Ownership of the information security policy set and their adoption within the organisation Ownership of the security control landscape and its successful operation within the organisation. Ownership of Security incidents and their management within the organisation Ownership of innovations to the organisation's security model. Ownership of the Security Risk Register and its accuracy within the organisation. The identification and alignment with relevant legislative and regulatory frameworks applicable to the organisations operating models and territories. Interfacing with management across the organisation to understand their technology and business process requirements in order to ensure that adequate security is developed and maintained. The identification and management of new risks based on the ever-changing external threat landscape and their appropriate allocation of ownership within the organisation. The management of the organisation's information assets and alignment with appropriate data protection frameworks such as GDPR/DPOv2. The ongoing reporting and KPI development for Information security in order to report its effectiveness within the organisation to the management team. The review of technology & service proposals from the business to ensure that they do not compromise the existing security model and have adequate security built in. The management of the annual Threat and Vulnerability management programme for the organisation. The management of the ongoing Security Awareness and Cultural engagement programme for the organisation. Managing third party security specialists from partners / vendors to aid in the delivery of the overall security programme and its objectives. Management of the security exceptions process, associated risks and violations. Supporting the daily operations and running of the technical teams through advice and information relevant to the business from the external security threat landscape. Management of information security incidents and the associated business impacts. Management of the ongoing Security Monitoring and Alerting programme. Management of the day to day security controls within the estate such as those protecting EUC, Servers, Infrastructure and other aspects of the Organisations attack surface. To undertake other reasonable duties as required by the management team. Person Requirements (Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience) You will have a minimum of 5 years' experience in an information security focussed role. You will have a technical background in either, infrastructure, applications or EUC including hands on experience and expertise in these area(s). You will have a recognised security qualification such as ISC2 CISSP, CISA or CISM or the equivalent proven experience. You will have prior knowledge of security frameworks such as PCI-DSS, ISO27001, CIS CCFv7, NIST, and will have experience in the delivery and/or management of at least one of them. You will have knowledge and experience of cloud platforms such as Microsoft 365, Azure, AWS & G-Suite and the associated security models available. You will have experience working with and managing the deliverables from third party specialists within the cyber industry such as service providers in the Penetration testing industry. You will have strong attention to detail as well as good written and verbal communication skills You will be able to work autonomously or as part of a team as needed and be able to manage multiple stakeholders at different levels of the organisation often with conflicting priorities. You will be an analytical thinker with proven problem solving skills. If you are interested in this opportunity please apply now! Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Hatfield


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