Cyber Security Engineer

Greenwich, United Kingdom
£40,927 to £50,296 plus £4872 London weighting
26 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
14 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


Location: Greenwich
Salary: £40,927 to £50,296 plus £4872 London weighting
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 14 November 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 2922

The University of Greenwich is recruiting three Cyber Security Engineers to bolster its newly formed Cyber Security Team with the Information and Library Services Directorate (ILS).

You will work with the best of breed enterprise technology, backed up by a dedicated security budget in an institution that takes IT security seriously.

The University works in a hybrid cloud environment providing diversity and variety of work. You will have opportunities to specialise in areas you are experienced in and broaden your technical knowledge elsewhere. You will be involved in a mix of project and operational work, supported by knowledgeable and supportive colleagues, in an environment that values continued development and training.

The successful candidates will need to be analytical in approach, and expected to have meticulous attention to detail, outstanding problem-solving skills, work comfortably under pressure and deliver on tight deadlines.

To ensure success, a cyber security engineer must display a sound understanding of technology infrastructures including Firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, Data Loss Prevention, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Web Proxies, and Security Audits. Top candidates will be comfortable working with a variety of technologies, security problems and troubleshooting activities and should have knowledge of best practice sysadmin principles for Windows or Linux operating systems.

The candidate will be highly organised and agile, able to systematically manage, prioritise and deliver their own workload to meet varied needs and deadlines, balancing day-to-day detail with wider team objectives.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, in a computer related subject, ideally CISSP/CISM certified, you will have previous experience in best practice cyber security.

As a member of the ILS Directorate, the role contributes to the development and execution of the University’s Digital Strategy. It also ensures its alignment with the University’s Research and Enterprise aspirations and those of academic colleagues in delivering high value research outcomes.

The post will be based at the outstanding World Heritage Site of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. This is permanent position, and the role attracts London Weighting and salary related local government pension. Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Our benefits - what we offer | Jobs and careers | University of Greenwich and information on the university’s working principles: Working Principles and Guidelines | Documents | University of Greenwich

For informal enquiries please contact the Head of Infrastructure via

Should you have any queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team on 

To apply, please visit the University of Greenwich vacancies page and complete all details, including the supporting statements (please note attached CVs and personal statements will not be seen by the recruitment panel at the application stage). Current Vacancies - Jobs at Greenwich

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission.

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion.

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form.

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.