Senior Security Systems Engineer

  • Location

    Welwyn Garden City

  • Sector:

    Threat protection & cyber security

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £60k per year

  • Contact:

    Tim Parkes

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    01384 446145

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Forefront of innovation in the satellite communications industry for two decades, offering to all its stakeholders unrivalled expertise to design, develop and operate state-of-the-art solutions and systems, world-wide. Our portfolio of services and technology know-how covers the entire spectrum of any satellite communication project, from market opportunity sizing and end-user requirements down to ground network development and operations. To both commercial and defence related domains, we also offer unique modular and agile technology to enable a more user-friendly and accessible use of satellite communication resources.

Innovation and ingenuity are the guiding principles of anything we do for our customers. Working with e2E requires a high level of dedication and personal motivation, commitment and a drive to continually seek to improve things but the results our Group has consistently achieved over the years, at personal and team levels, are outstanding and make e2E a great place to work.

Job Description

Our Company works in Satellite Communications systems, for commercial and military customers.

We are expanding our team and are seeking a Senior Security Systems Engineer to assist with the security design and implementation of satellite systems and their telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) networks and component parts; providing advice on the design, procurement and implementation of secure satellite networks, particularly their TT&C systems and cryptographic component parts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and/or provide advice on security requirements for satellite systems.
  • Undertake the top-level design of secure satellite communications system architectures.
  • Advise clients on the implementation of Security Policy, Security Management Systems and Security Controls.
  • Carry out security risks assessments of such architectures to establish both the security measures and strength of measures required.
  • Provide advice to clients on the implementation of security measures through technical, physical and personnel means.
  • Provide advice to clients on the design, development and implementation of secure TT&C systems.
  • Provide advice to clients to support the procurement and contract of secure satellite systems.
  • Provide advice to clients on the evaluation and certification of security components.
  • Ensure compliance to appropriate security standards and security evaluation and certification requirements.
  • Support a secure communications study involving the use of quantum techniques for cryptographic key distribution.
  • Attend, and constructively contribute to, meetings with e2E Satcom's customers and partners.

Skills, Character and Experience

  • Experience of working as an integral part of a highly focused team
  • Proven ability to take full responsibility for the delivery of critical system components
  • Track record of developing innovative and efficient solutions to defined problems
  • Evidence of being able to work within tight timescale and budgetary constraints
  • Proven ability to produce clear, concise and unambiguous documentation confirming to applicable technical and quality standards
  • Good customer-facing and communication skills with ability to produce and present clear, concise and unambiguous presentations to customers and other clients


  • Graduate with a good Honours or Masters degree in a relevant subject (eg telecommunications, communications security, satellite engineering). Equivalent qualifications and/or experience can be considered as an alternative
  • Practical experience in the application of ISO27001/2 (or equivalent) and implementation of Security Management Systems within projects of various sizes
  • The person will have >5 years of experience of security systems engineering on communications systems
  • System level design and assessment of secure communications networks particularly those that include over-the-air interfaces
  • Good understanding of the evaluation, certification of secure government and military communications networks (and component parts) through, for example, Common Criteria (CC) and the NCSC Assisted Product Scheme (CAPS)
  • Good understanding of cryptographic systems including key management


  • Chartered Engineer or equivalent
  • Recognised security qualification such as CISSP or CCP
  • Experience of satellite communications systems
  • Experience of satellite telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) systems.
  • Knowledge of satellite system telemetry and command protocols (e.g. CCSDS)
  • Working with MOD DAIS security teams, knowledge of JSP440, JSP604
  • Knowledge of quantum communications systems, particularly for secure cryptographic key distribution (QKD)

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.

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