Cyber Assurance Platform Engineer (Currently DV cleared)

Job Req ID:  715
Posting Date:  16-Sep-2022
Function:  Cyber Security

Tewksbury Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Salary:  competitive

Cyber Assurance Platform Engineer (Currently DV cleared)



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.


Why this Job Matters:

Engineering is a large multi-disciplined ‘professional services’ engineering practice. The team is organised in key customer focused capabilities which each have sub-capability areas comprising single or multiple engineering delivery projects.

Our Engineering mantra is “Technical Excellence in Engineering” and we deliver some amazing technical capabilities for our customers which can only happen if we recruit, train and support our people

The purpose of this role is to be technically proficient in an Engineering profession and to deliver work packages on a delivery project


The team maintain and develop bespoke capabilities working very closely with our customers.  We work across a wide variety of platforms and technology stacks and we utilise a wide range of programming languages.  The team is based across our main three sites as well as working on customer sites


What your responabiltes will be:


  • Accountability & Leadership: Works under general direction within clear framework of accountability - has responsibility for technical work
  • Working in an Agile team, contributing to Sprint planning. Work planning, tracking and reporting.
  • Accountable: Plans own work to meet given objectives and processes.
  • Leadership: Influences customers and suppliers in delivery of work packages.
  • Accountable and leadership: Has some responsibility for the work of others and for the allocation of resources.


Skills Required:

Technical Skills (candidate is expected to demonstratre a subset of these skills. Specialisms or broader knowledge welcome):

  • Intermediate level Systems Engineer of non-trivial scale enterprise computing environments/associated network services.
  • Cross platform OS systems administration.
  • Virtualisation experience including VMware Vsphere & associated technologies
  • Networking configuration including routers and firewalls; dynamic routing and VPN configuration
  • Administration/engineering use of scripting languages, such as Powershell, Bash, Python or Java.
  • Containers (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Python development able to deliver applications interfacing to databases and external APIs, manipulating data and applying logical operations.
  • AWS cloud computing core (VPC, EC2, Elastic IP)
  • Automated deployments of systems using tools such as Ansible, Terraform, AWX
  • Code Management/file version tracking using Git
  • Deploying and administering software containers
  • PKI cryptography and Certificate Authority operations.

Business acumen:

  • Develops relationships with customers.
  • Strong communication skills within both the internal scrum team & reaching out to customers
  • Careful management of change and good at documentation
  • Inquisitive with a keenness to continually learn



  • Security Clearance: A DV level of National Security Vetting will be required for this role



What’s in it for you?

  • Career progression in BT Security and across BT with our internal development programme
  • Competitive salary
  • Location: Cheltenham    
  • Working requirements: On Site full time                
  • Weekly Hours: 37.5
  • Position Type: Full Time  
  • Contract: Permanent



  • 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)
  • Due to the sensitive nature of this role you may be required to undergo DV (Developed Vetting) level Security Clearance ( An allowance of £5k per annum may be payable monthly while you hold this DV and continue to work in a role that requires that level of security clearance. The terms of this allowance will be made available if you are successful in being recruited into this role.


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!