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Jacobs CySoc Engineer in Manchester, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

Jacobs are offering an exciting opportunity to join our growing team of Cyber Security professionals to work on a range of projects for our diverse client portfolio that covers Critical National Infrastructure, National Security, Defence and Nuclear market sectors.

Our team is growing and are we looking for self-starting and motivated Cyber/SOC specialists to initially work within our Defence market Sector.

You will assess, plan, and enact security measures to help protect our client from security breaches and attacks on their computer networks and systems. You will simulate attacks to identify vulnerabilities, test new software to help protect the client’s data, and help users adhere to new regulations and processes to ensure the network remains safe. You will be working in conjunction with the client’s CISO team, ensuring swift and accurate communications are always undertaken.

Jacobs is a “Relationship” focused company and the building and developing of these relationships with our clients is a significant and important part of this role.

You will have the opportunity to work across multiple market sectors to suit your interests and career aspirations under a hybrid working arrangement that best suit each client’s needs. Training and development opportunities specific to the project needs and those of your own career plan will be available and supported.

Reporting to the Security Service Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actioning alerts generated through SIEM Tools.

  • Reviewing alerts and refining rulesets to tune SIEM Tools.

  • Working with threat intelligence provider to assess the security posture of the system.

  • Providing security consulting and expertise to the IT help team.

  • Undertaking component/system Scanning for vulnerabilities

  • Conducting regular system tests and ensuring continuous monitoring of network security.

  • Promptly responding to all security incidents and providing thorough post-event analyses.

And to a lesser extent:

  • Conducting security assessments through vulnerability testing and risk analysis.

  • Generate reports for both technical and non-technical staff and stakeholders.

  • Undertake review of security controls and their configurations, recommending and implementing enhancements, where identified.

Here’s what you’ll need :

IT/Cyber Security certifications such as Microsoft certifications and/or CCSK, CCSP, SSCP/CISSP would be advantageous.


We have a strong team culture at Jacobs where every member strengthens the team with their own experience, so even if you feel you don’t have experience in everything listed below, we’d still like to hear from you.

  • Tripwire

  • Nessus

  • Elastic Search

  • Big Fix

  • Microsoft 365 Defender

  • MS Active Directory


  • Kibana Query Language (KQL)Disciplines

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)



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