Cyber Security Engineer

Womble Bond Dickinson
Bristol, Newcastle or Plymouth
Closing date
3 Nov 2023

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Vacancy Type
Contract Type
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

We're currently looking for a Cyber Security Engineer to join our IT team on a full-time, permanent basis.

This role can be based in Bristol, Plymouth or Newcastle and falls under our hybrid working policy. Whilst some flexibility is required, most new full-time employees spend around 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home. 

The team

First-class IT systems are absolutely key to the success of any business in today's commercial world and the legal sector is no exception. Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP prides itself on being at the forefront of technological advancements within the legal profession, something we've become well known for. To remain competitive in our markets, and to continue supporting our growth strategies, our team of dedicated IT professionals have a key role to play, ensuring the integrity of the IT infrastructure, development of new and existing systems and excellent support to all of our employees, and clients.

The role

You'll support our Cyber Security Officer and Cyber Security Analyst in the delivery of the IT Cyber Security services. Key responsibilities will include;

  • Maintaining a knowledge of current and industry specific cyber threats and trends to support and develop the defensive capabilities of the business
  • Assisting with daily security activities such as monitoring of the businesses security platforms and the triage and investigation of events and alerts through the established ticketing systems and dashboards
  • Providing escalation support and contributing to the incident response process in relation to cyber security incidents (detection, containment, eradication, recovery and reporting of the incident, escalation to internal stakeholders and 3rd party specialists where appropriate and the preservation of evidence)
  • Contributing to in-house and 3rd party security testing and vulnerability analysis for business systems and assets
  • Contributing to the creation and maintaining of documentation for Standard Operating Procedures and playbooks for cyber security activities
  • Contributing to the production of evidence for the Risk and Best Practice team to ensure that we maintain compliance with our ISO 27000 and Cyber Essentials + certifications, contractual and regulatory requirements
  • Maintaining an awareness of legislation and certifications that directly influence the delivery of Cyber Security for the business
  • Working closely with the Cyber Security Officer, Cyber Security Analyst and Infrastructure Manager to support project work, scoping and delivering security changes to all systems
  • Keeping abreast of emerging technology and recommend future direction of the business core product improvements and other related technologies with regards to their security context
  • Assisting in maintaining and developing the firms perimeter and cloud security posture

What are we looking for? 

To be successful in this role you'll have experience of working within a legal or professional services environment. You'll also have;

  • Microsoft Certifications: e.g. Security, Compliance and Identity Fundamentals – SC-900
  • Cyber Sec Technologist Level 4
  • CompTIA – Security Plus
  • Experience in Compliance and Achieving and Maintaining ISO/CE+ Accreditations
  • Firewall Administration experience and any associated accreditations
  • Incident responder experience

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

Through our ED&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page.

We are an in-house recruitment team and will always aim to fill our roles directly in the first instance. If you're an agency, please click here for ways that you can work with us.


Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. 

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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