Awarded to CGI

Start date: Friday 1 October 2021
Value: £185,000
Company size: large
Defence Digital, MOD

Cyber Security Consultant - SQEP/Data Analyst 2 (Senior Level)

2 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 0 large

7 Completed applications

5 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Published
Wednesday 4 August 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 6 August 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 11 August 2021 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Cyber security consultant
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company
Summary of the work
Cyber Mission Data require a Cyber Security Consultant with suitable experience within a Security Operations Centre or analyst Experience. The Cyber Data Analysts are required to run and support the onboarding of data feeds and to map out data for use cases.
Latest start date
Monday 20 September 2021
Expected contract length
12 months (This is dependent on the start date. The contract end date will remain as Sept 22.)
Location
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Defence Digital, MOD
Maximum day rate
£800 per day MAX. (excluding VAT and inclusive of T&S)

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Cyber Security Consultant will be report directly to the Data Manager and will be working alongside 4 x Cyber Data Analysts, 2 x Data Engineers. This will make up the 'Data Operations Team'.
What the specialist will work on
The Cyber Security Consultant will be required to analyse the data to a high level, with the number of feeds increasing, incident management and also data reports are currently not supported, they will be required to review of overall process for data feeds both old and new.
They also need to provide documentation to the Data Manager (Cyber data assessments) and run analysis of data feeds and systems, including
GAP analysis. Providing a final report at end of each project cycle to the Data Manager, working with other team members to implement and provide recommendations from reports.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
MOD Corsham / Working from home.
Working arrangements
5 days per week, with a mixture of working from MOD Corsham and remote working. The task will dictate the location of the work e.g. if the specialist is working at secret, then the work will be completed mainly on site. They can default to remote working but if the task dictates that they attend the office then the individual must do this.
Security clearance
Active SC clearance is required by the start date of contract and will not be sponsored MOD. Candidates must also be eligible for DV clearance as they will need to be acquired for this role. Due to the clearance level required, only UK nationals can apply for this role.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Off-payroll working rules apply (IR35 in-scope). Any Personal Services Company (PSC) candidates will require to come through an umbrella company.

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • At least 3 years expertise in an Cyber/Data analyst or Security Operations Centre (SOC) role (10%).
  • At least 3 years experience analysing/onboarding data, or working within a networking environment. (10%).
  • Knowledge of cyber security principles (5%)
  • Incident reporting and management (5%)
  • BAU experience (Cyber Ops) (10%)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences. (5%)
  • Graduate degree in Cyber/Data Science or other numerical field is preferred OR demonstration of significant experience in this industry (10%)
  • Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cyber security lapses. Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities. (5%)
  • Knowledge of Agile development CI/CD pipeline. (5%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience with SIEM tools.
  • Previous experience working within a defence or intelligence environment
  • Previous experience working within a defensive cyber security environment
  • An existing portfolio which demonstrates aptitude and skills

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
5
Cultural fit criteria
  • work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers (1%)
  • be transparent and collaborative when making decisions (1%)
  • have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes (1%)
  • take responsibility for their work (1%)
  • take responsibility for their work (1%)
Additional assessment methods
Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. We have senior security consultants capable of delivering the requirements specified, who are UK nationals. They however do not have an active SC clearance. They are willing to undergo clearance. We will completely bear the expense of obtaining SC clearance but need your support to kick off the application. Please let us know if you can help with this arrangement in order to expand the pool of available consultants to you.
Unfortunately due to compressed timescales the Authority is unable to sponsor SC clearance for candidates. Only candidates with an active SC clearance should apply.