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Are you looking for challenge and variety in your working week?  Our clients constantly need new solutions to the most complex of business and user needs.  As a business we thrive by staying at the forefront of technology and our digital security business is no different.  We invest in our people and technological understanding, to ensure we can provide the best solutions. 

Role Description

You will work as a Senior Consultant within our Consulting team, providing advice direct to clients as well as internally to our product and service development teams. 

You will support and help secure a varied portfolio of new product developments. This is our core business, where we provide clients with ground-breaking solutions at pace.  Here we need security solutions that meet the needs of our client’s products now and through-life.   In this capacity you will lead on threat-based risk assessment. You will then provide pragmatic security solutions in the form of security architectures and advice on technology solutions. Crucially, when providing solutions, you will draw on your and the wider team’s deep understanding of the actual benefit the technology provides.

In addition to supporting our product developments you will provide strategic advice direct to clients. In this role you will work with clients who will have questions like “should I buy this technology company who provide this unique security technology?” or “I am considering investing in this security solution, should I?”. 

Hence, we opened the description of this job opportunity with the question “Are you looking for challenge and variety in your working week?”.  As you can see, you may be working one day with a client making critical investment decisions and the next on a product development using Quantum technology.  Increasingly, these products are networked Internet of Things (IoT) devices, where we combine our sensor technology skills with Artificial Intelligence or other data sciences to create a digital service.  It all requires security and we hope you want to help solve these challenges.    

 

Specific Responsibilities

Your skills, energy and insight will make a significant contribution to the development of the Digital Security business in Cambridge Consultants.  Specific responsibilities are:

  • Understanding client business and technical needs, building proposals based on these needs and communicating them clearly to the wider team
  • You will also use your strong business skills to help communicate what Cambridge Consultants can deliver to potential clients.
  • Interacting with teams across the diverse market and technical base of the business including:
    • Working with the Head of Digital Security to identify new opportunities for our business
    • Working with the business development team to identify strategic technologies that we can invest in, to target new markets and maintain relevance to our existing clients
    • Provide senior leadership in the security domain, acting as reviewer
    • Provide mentoring and support for junior engineers within your discipline
    • Participate in company-wide security working group to keep development practices and tools up-to-date
  • Take responsibility for delivery on consulting projects
  • Delivering Security Risk Assessments based on a good understanding of current threats.
  • Developing technology solutions that are grounded in a deep understanding of how they mitigate the threats.  Developing system architectures and participating in detailed design reviews in collaboration with engineers from other disciplines
  • Developing strong commercial relationships with senior client executives during project delivery to ensure expectation of quality and value of projects is met and shaping further sales opportunities


Minimum Requirements

ESSENTIAL

  • Degree qualified in a relevant (probably STEM) subject
  • Further academic studies (or equivalent experience) in the security domain
  • Substantial experience in delivering advice and technology solutions relevant to our business and the role described. This includes:
    • Experience of applying information security principles to product development
    • Expertise in at least one of: key management, trusted execution environments, cryptography, and defensive monitoring
  • Must be able to obtain UK security clearance

DESIRABLE

  • Experience designing architectures for complex software systems and products
  • Understanding of regulatory landscapes for security and privacy
  • Expertise in securing embedded systems (hardware or software)


Why Cambridge Consultants?

Cambridge Consultants creates exciting and novel breakthroughs in technology and products. We help our clients achieve the kind of game-changing leap forward that will transform their whole business.

At the heart of what we do are talented and motivated multi-disciplinary teams empowered to create cutting edge technologies and systems to solve difficult problems for our clients.

We recognise and celebrate individual talent and we understand the importance of letting individuals be just that. Our people are here to do the best work of their lives and our job is to provide the platform for them to do it. That means letting people pursue the projects that interest them and develop their career in whatever direction they choose.

 

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Benefits

  • Competitive salary, based on merit and reviewed annually
  • Company profit share scheme in addition to basic salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Life, disability and travel insurance, plus private healthcare
  • Free canteen - breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • 25 days annual holiday plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow
  • Relocation assistance if applicable
  • Excellent career development and training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

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