Cyber security careers at the Bank of England

We’re recruiting experienced cyber experts for mid-career and senior cyber roles.

Why you should join us

We’re no ordinary bank. We’re a public body and the issues we deal with affect everyone.  We ensure banking services are safe, inflation remains stable, and the UK financial system is sound. 

As part of our Technology team, you’d play a vital role in this work.

We’re building a diverse and inclusive workforce where everyone’s voice matters. We’ll recognise and reward your skills and contribution. And give you opportunities to develop your career.

Benefits we offer

We don’t just offer interesting and rewarding work. We offer an excellent range of benefits too. The total package also includes:

  • A non-contributory, career average pension giving you a guaranteed retirement benefit of 1/95th of your annual salary for every year worked. There is the option to increase your pension (to 1/50th) or decrease (to 1/120th) in exchange for salary through our flexible benefits programme each year.  The current cost to the Bank of providing this pension is 35% of your salary.
  • A discretionary performance award based on a current award pool and target award of 10%, with a maximum potential award of 25%
  • A 7% benefits allowance with the option to take as salary or purchase a wide range of flexible benefits
  • 25 days annual leave with option to buy up to 13 additional days through flexible benefits
  • Private medical insurance and income protection insurance

Analyst opportunities 

Cyber Threat Analyst

Reporting to the Cyber Threat Lead, you’ll help us develop detection techniques for the most relevant threat actors by analysing tactical Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI).

It’s all about ensuring the Cyber Defence Centre (CDC, our data analysis function) has access to structured, actionable threat information. You’ll also develop the CDC’s technical capabilities, help to determine the operational threat level and communicate the threat landscape to senior leaders. 

Apply for the Cyber Threat Analyst role

Cyber Response Analyst

You’ll help to defend the Bank of England from cyber attacks by ensuring the CDC (our incident management and operations function) has clearly defined, robust incident response processes.

Reporting to the Cyber Response Lead, you’ll improve the CDC’s incident management and incident response capability. Using automation where appropriate, you’ll improve CDC’s time to respond to critical security alerts, working closely with our threat operations function.

Apply for the Cyber Response Analyst role

Cyber Threat Detection Analyst

Joining our Data Analytics experts, you’ll focus on Cyber Defence Centre (CDC) detection strategy, and the creation and deployment of detection monitoring.

Most of your time will be spent working with other team members to discover unknown cyber-attacks that traditional security tools cannot detect. Our Analysts are also encouraged to develop and build new capabilities and tools that can assist with the team’s mission.

Apply for the Cyber Threat Detection Analyst role

IAM Identity & Data Governance Analyst

Reporting to the Cyber Security Senior Analyst, you’ll be our resident expert on IAM technology. You’ll see that our systems and processes work effectively, delivering improvements.

With experience of SailPoint and CyberArk technologies, you can offer specialist guidance on IAM solutions. You’ll have the confidence to represent the team during audits, plus the teamwork skills to work in partnership with Technology Architects, Engineers and System Owners.

Apply for the IAM Identity & Data Governance Analyst role

Design and engineering opportunities

Cloud Security Designer

A technical subject matter expert, you’ll be responsible for the Bank of England’s cloud security controls and their evolution. Your technical leadership will be crucial as we develop cloud security strategies and strive for operational excellence. 

With proven experience in cloud security, you can produce detailed designs and technology roadmaps. Strong communication skills mean you can engage with technology leaders, explain issues and build networks across different tech domains. 

Apply for the Cloud Security Designer role

Cyber Security Engineer

You’ll manage our IT security platforms, applications and security management systems. These deliver our infrastructure security services both directly and indirectly.

The cyber security services and systems include:

  • web proxy and firewall rules
  • IDS / IPS and AV
  • advanced threat detection
  • endpoint security
  • firewall policy 
  • software defined networks.

You’ll handle system rulesets and configurations, and respond to system alerts and service desk calls. Some out of hours and standby support will therefore be required.

Apply for the Cyber Security Engineer role

Data Engineer

You’re a subject matter expert in all aspects of cyber security data. You’ll give our senior managers a clear idea of the threats and risks facing their business area.

Day to day, you’ll collate and deliver data dashboards to highlight vulnerabilities and weaknesses. You’ll also capture and process useful data which will then be used to create data models for reporting.

Apply for the Data Engineer role

IAM Sailpoint Engineer

Working with existing temporary password access management (TPAM) resources, you’ll develop services through testing and by introducing best practice. 

Day to day, you’ll see that the platform is fully operational and configured in line with best practice, while responding to new requirements for enhancements such as connectors. Thanks to training opportunities, you’ll also learn how to support other IT monitoring applications. Please note that you’ll be providing on-call second line support. 

Apply for the IAM Sailpoint Engineer role

Consultancy opportunities

Principal Cyber Security Consultant

As part of our IT Security Consulting team, you’ll help us arrive at effective risk-based business solutions. 

You’ll draw on sound knowledge of:

  • risk assessment and BIA methodology
  • policies and standards such as CESG IA and SPF
  • stakeholder management.

In this critical role, you could be handling tasks such as: 

  • information security business impact assessments
  • risk assessments
  • project assurance
  • concessions review and assessment
  • treatment remediation tracking and advice
  • supplier assurance

The team is also heavily involved in process development and provides expertise to our major programmes.

Apply for the Principal Cyber Security Consultant role

Cyber Security Consultant

As part of a team of team of skilled security consultants, you’ll be the key to risk-based business solutions that help to protect the Bank. 

Day to day tasks may include:

  • information security business impact assessments
  • risk assessments
  • project assurance
  • concessions review and assessment
  • treatment remediation tracking and advice
  • supplier assurance 

You’ll work with colleagues on projects across the whole of the Bank of England. 

Apply for the Cyber Security Consultant role

Delivery management opportunities 

Cyber Delivery Lead

This is a chance to deliver key projects and work streams in our Cyber Security Division. An experienced delivery or project manager, you’ll have the credibility to influence and make change happen. 

Over time, you’ll develop a small team, honing their skills and knowledge. Together, you’ll use Agile and Waterfall methodology to drive delivery of the full scope of projects. 

Clear communication will be paramount. You’ll build strong relationships across our technology teams, with wider programme stakeholders and portfolio teams. 

Apply for the Cyber Delivery Lead role

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This page was last updated 23 April 2021

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