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Cyber Security Design Specialist

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  25-Jan-2023
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Location:  Newbury (Blended home working)
Salary:  Competitive + Vodafone Benefits
Hours:  Full time (37.5 hours per week – Mon to Fri)



Vodafone UK’s blended working approach means you’ll come to your contracted hub location office as and when needed to get things done for your role and for tasks that require it, otherwise you will be able to work from home. Our ‘Office in a Box’ home-working kit will be available for all who need it during your onboarding journey.

Vodafone UK Cyber Security is an intelligence-driven, proactive team, working collaboratively with the business to assess cyber threats and drive risk-based decisions.   
We offer a unique combination of highly resilient networks, enterprise-class cloud platforms, advanced security systems and expert advice, helping limit the risks of a mobile workforce, such as commercial losses, regulatory breaches or threats to individuals, whilst enabling productivity and employee satisfaction.

What will you be doing? 


As a Secure By Design Specialist you will be responsible for all Cyber Security Consulting and Assessment activities including ensuring security design requirements have been met, defects identified through security testing have been mitigated and any deviation from policy have been accurately captured through the risk management process. You will work alongside the secure by design managers to make the projects and “business as usual” changes which will encompass the full range of IT technologies, and will also be likely to have a particular focus on:


Enterprise: Fibre and SDH transport networks, IP and MPLS networks, Converged Enterprise services (e.g. VoIP services and Virtual Contact Centres).
Consumer: Mobile Access and Core networks, Voice over Wi-Fi/VoLTE, Broadband delivery and TV distribution.
Internal: Corporate Network technologies, End user computing / BYOD, Network Management and other OSS Systems.

Who are we looking for?  


This role would best suit a proactive individual with strong communication and technical skills with the ability to adapt in unfamiliar environments, alongside the following:


  • Basic understanding of security strategy, architecture, design and assurance concepts
  • Understanding of how technology choices impact Information Security
  • Basic knowledge of security in critical network and IT systems, in some of the areas specified in the “Relevant Technology Experience” section
  • Ability to scope penetration tests and guide projects on the remediation of identified vulnerabilities
  • Knowledge of current vulnerabilities and trends in vulnerabilities / threat landscapes
  • Strong technical skills, with the ability to adapt in unfamiliar environments
  • Ability to quickly assimilate knowledge from outside own area of expertise
  • Holding, or able to obtain, SC-level security clearance within two years’ time.
  • Operating system and database security (e.g. SQL vulnerabilities and encryption techniques)
  • Cloud and virtualisation security (IT and Networks)
  • Network security (e.g. VPN/VRF, MPLS, routing protocols, layer 2 and layer 3 security) and network protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, HTTP, TLS, SSH, DNS)
  • Mobile Networks (2G/3G/4G) and/or large scale MPLS networks, and their particular security considerations
  • Security considerations for Operational Support Systems, IP Telephony, SS7, IMS networks, SMS, MMS, Voicemail, Content Delivery Networks, SDH, DSL and Microwave
  • Security control deployment / operation (e.g. Firewalls, Proxies, Network Access Control, IPS/IDS, Web Application Firewalls, Privileged User Access Management, Identity & Access Management, Data Loss Prevention, Security Information and Event Management, Vulnerability Management)
  • High level design/Low level design experience or knowledge

What’s in it for you? 


An excellent remuneration and bonus package with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family, including employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes. We’re also proud to provide a Reconnect programme with flexibility to support individuals returning to work after a career break and our market-leading parental leave policies. We’re committed to supporting you throughout every step of your career at Vodafone. 

Together we can 


Vodafone UK are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and all offers of employment for this role are subject to background checks, including criminal (DBS) and financial checks to meet the regulators standards.
If you require any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request as part of your recruitment journey, for example, extended time or breaks in between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, or assistive technology, please refer to the Accessibility section of our Careers website ( under Career Support, for guidance.




Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.