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Offensive Security Specialist

Posted: 18 Jan 2022 Closes: 4 Feb 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom Competitive with great benefits
Permanent & Full-time BT_170584

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Security isn't always the first thing that comes to mind when you think of BT, but when it comes to keeping everyone safely connected, We Are The Protectors. We deal with thousands of cyber-attacks every day, so that millions of people can safely go about their daily lives and run their businesses. We deliver vital work at scale, with real breadth and impact. We connect for good.

About this role

As part of BT Security, the Offensive Security Team protects BT and BT's customers. This is done through a combination of vulnerability assessment, penetration tests, software and policy reviews, pro-active scanning and pro-active testing. Our customers include financial services, oil & gas, telecommunications, logistics, pharmaceutical and governments.

Our team protects networks, information liabilities and corporate reputation by finding vulnerabilities before they can be identified and exploited by attackers. When vulnerabilities are identified, remediation recommendations are delivered via written reports and customer consultations.

As well as delivering tests and reports, the offensive security team stays on top of the threat landscape through dedicated R&D activities that results in up-to-date techniques and tools.

This is a highly specialist role based from one of our UK strategic hubs with a hybrid working approach. There is a need for regular travel to Cheltenham and Birmingham, with the possibility of some international travel.

You'll have the following responsibilities
  • Responsible for delivering penetration tests and using your expertise, challenge all avenues of attack and adapt to overcome problems.
  • Responsible for continual technical development. With cyber being a constantly changing environment, the ability to adjust to stay ahead of attackers through continual research and development of skills is essential.
  • Will support commercial bids with technical subject matter expertise through scoping assessments & full penetration tests.
  • Will conduct R&D work and develop new procedures and tools by working with others both internally & externally to protect networks, systems and devices and increase testing capability within the team.
  • Will have responsibility for formally developing Security professionals within BT by educating them with the key skills required of their job.

You'll have the following skills & experience
  • In depth technical knowledge and the ability to carry out penetration tests on a variety of systems, software & hardware.
  • The ability to 'see through the eyes of a hacker' and recognise gaps and failures in the system or device you are testing.
  • As SME be able to support others through specialist advice & direction, promote learning and sharing of information and using your expertise to hold others to account.
  • Comprehensive teaching and coaching skills, possessing either a formal teaching qualification of significant experience of classroom based teaching
  • Be able to carry out comprehensive Open Source Intelligence Gathering

  • Discounted BT Broadband, TV & mobile packages and BT products
  • On target Bonus
  • Share options and 10% pension contribution
  • Professional development and paid for industry certifications/qualifications
  • Flexible benefits/rewards including dental insurance, healthcare, gym memberships etc.
  • Well-being support for you and your family
  • 3 days paid volunteering a year
  • Flexible and smart working (subject to business needs)

About BT

There are two things that we want to share with anyone considering joining us.

Firstly, we've got big ambitions for our colleagues and the future of the organisation. These include our vision that inclusion and accessibility drive every conversation we have and every decision we make. We want our workforce to fully represent the communities and customers we serve, because a diverse business is a better business. We value every colleague, their diversity and the contribution that they make. When we say you're welcome at BT, we really mean it.

Secondly, the one thing the pandemic has taught us is that a lot of current and future colleagues, where and when possible, want to embrace hybrid working. Therefore, we are introducing Smart Working at BT. Smart Working means having the flexibility to choose, as a team, how and where you work depending on your team's deliverables and needs; when you are at your shared core location to connect with others and when not. It may not be for every role, and, as part of the recruitment process, you'll have the chance to discuss Smart Working and how it might work for the job you are applying for.

Security is one of the fastest growing parts of our global organisation. We protect our networks from more than 6,500 cyber-attacks each day, invest over £40m in research each year and employ more than 3,000 people - which makes us the largest private cyber security employer in the UK. With incredible opportunities to learn, develop and grow your skills, we'll invest in you, nurture potential and shape your future - whatever your background or experience. You can find out more about Security in BT here

In today's world, safe and secure digital connections have never been more vital. You'll be joining a global company operating at the forefront of the information age: BT employs 90,000 people in 180 countries. With huge scale, we're capable of achieving great things, striving to be personal, simple, and brilliant for our customers whilst creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Play your part. Make a difference. We are the Protectors.

How to Apply

It's easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don't worry if you need to make changes - you'll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page. We look forward to receiving your application!
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