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DevSecOps Specialist

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Bristol

Help us grow
We’re looking for a driven, results oriented and solution focussed SecDevOps engineer to join us in Babcock Mission Systems.

The difference you will make
As a SecDevOps engineer you will work as part of a team. You’ll work closely with the Product Manager, Product Owner and Scrum Master to define and embed a robust, secure approach to delivery of a software product across multiple teams. You will be responsible for ensuring that:

  • the software development documentation is complete to meet applicable security standards and practices (e.g., SECDEVOPS, OWASP SAMM2.0) to enable accreditation
  • the team are following the defined security procedures
  • gate review activities for each stage of the process are identified & that required evidence and outputs are clearly defined and generated for each software release
  • appropriate tools are in place to provide supporting evidence / outputs that demonstrate a robust process is being followed
  • the process is monitored, security controls are in place, risks are assessed and managed, security incidents are managed


Who we’re looking for

A SecDevOps engineer with experience of working in an Agile Team(s) to deliver a software product. The role will make a key contribution towards the successful development, delivery, and accreditation of an expanding product


Essential Experience

  • Working as part of an agile team to embed a culture of security in delivery
  • Engaging with IA and security accreditors to demonstrate a robust, secure approach to delivery
  • Experience of working throughout the SecDevOps lifecycle
  • Working with a Product Owner and Scrum Master to ensure secure software delivery
  • Experience of Continuous Integration/Continuous Development tools and processes, preferably Azure DevOps


Desirable Experience

  • Gathering and presenting metrics to provide evidence of good practice
  • Use of appropriate Code Quality Tooling e.g., SonarQube
  • Experience of delivering products which can be deployed into secure domains
  • Experience supporting ISO 27001 audits, or similar standards


Skills and attributes

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to work autonomously and use initiative
  • Self-motivated and a quick learner
  • Attention to detail
  • Driven to produce quality work
  • Willingness to learn new skills

 What else do I need to know?

  • All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview


Application Guidance

If you are currently employed by Babcock/Cavendish Nuclear please let your line manager know that you’re applying for this vacancy.  You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.


Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.




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