Cyber Security Assurance Manager

  • Thales Group
  • Remote (UK)
  • 28/02/2024
Full time Data Engineering Business Intelligence Software Engineering Cybersecurity

Job Description

Location: Remote UK, United Kingdom

Thales people architect identity management and data protection solutions at the heart of digital security. Business and governments rely on us to bring trust to the billons of digital interactions they have with people. Our technologies and services help banks exchange funds, people cross borders, energy become smarter and much more. More than 30,000 organizations already rely on us to verify the identities of people and things, grant access to digital services, analyze vast quantities of information and encrypt data to make the connected world more secure.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Cyber Security Assurance Manager

We have a brand new role for a Cyber Assurance Manager to join our growing Cyber Competency Centre, providing Thales UK business units with Cyber Security expertise.

Reporting to the UK Head of Cyber and the assigned domain Technical Director for the assurance of through-life cybersecurity engineering activities relating to products and solutions within the domain:

Key responsibilities:

  • Participating in key technical reviews for all bids and projects within the scope of their assignment.
  • Verifying that cybersecurity risks have been identified, assessed and managed within bids and projects in agreement with the delegated authorities for engineering security risk approval in Thales UK.
  • Reviewing the principle security artefacts and security deliverables (as defined within the Cybersecurity Management Plan) and advising the security practitioners on the artefact’s completeness and fitness for purpose.
  • Maintaining sector based specific knowledge in their area of responsibility.
  • Overseeing the continued (cyber) assurance activities of products and solutions within the scope of their assignment. This should include all relevant phases of DDQS and in-service assurance.
  • Articulating the cybersecurity risks of products and solutions, and the assessment of potential/proposed risk management options.
  • Supporting the cybersecurity assurance aspects of product policy and road mapping
  • Supporting Business Unit leadership’s cybersecurity transformation, including general cybersecurity upskilling and knowledge transfer within domain
  • Assist customers in the routine development of Operational Technology (OT) security practices

Location: Can be flexible on Base location (Reading, Crawley, Bristol, Ebbw Vale, Cheadle, Doncaster, Home Start) ; Circa. 40% remote but will need to be flexible to travel around the numerous Thales & Customer facilities/locations.

What we are looking for:

  • A background with Cyber Security Engineering
  • Operated in multi stakeholder environments with the ability to influence to ensure right outcomes are reached.
  • Experience of guiding complex projects through security risks and mitigation activities
  • Have worked with external partners and accreditation bodies
  • Experience of applying cybersecurity to OT, IOT and/or embedded environments.
  • Ability to apply secure by design approach through engineering lifecycle and in service.
  • Understand where and how key cybersecurity technologies are applied, the fundamentals behind the technology and the ability to assess suitability of candidate products.
  • Ability to articulate (and distinguish between) cyber security and cyber resilience approaches.


  • CISSP Accreditation
  • CCP Architect
  • SABSA Chartered Security Arch – Foundation & Practitioner
  • IEng/CEng

Future opportunities will allow you to discover other domains or sites. You will be able to evolve and grow your competences in different areas:
Room and attention to personal development
Build your talents in another domain of Thales Group, discovering new products, new customers, new country or go to a more complex Solution
Choose between a technical expertise or a leadership path
Build an international career within a leading Engineering Group


In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working.

Thales UK is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process. To request an adjustment, if you need this job advert in an alternative format or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Resourcing Ops for mid to senior roles, or the Early Careers Team for graduate and apprentice roles.

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