Senior Systems Lead

Global Innovation and Technology Centre, Back Lane, Melbourn, Hertfordshire, SG8 6DP, United Kingdom, Melbourn SG8 6DP, GB


Company description

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job description

Are you a Systems expert with a passion for innovation and leadership, poised to steer Oakdoor to new heights as a Senior Systems Lead at PA Consulting?

Oakdoor™ by PA Consulting is an incubated scale-up business that is disrupting the cyber security world of cross domain solutions.  Bringing the next generation of ingenious hardware data diodes to the most important networks in the world.  

We build relationships with customers who want to protect their critical digital assets, from across a range of industries.  By understanding common challenges and opportunities we use our insight to solve customer problems, nurturing relationships with organisations of varying maturity. 

You will own the security products and processes in Oakdoor including high-level design decisions and documents required to reach accreditation with various cyber security organisations, including the NCSC.  This will involve building deep and collaborative relationships with customers and authorities to navigate, document and lead product accreditation. Throughout you will work closely with the engineering team to ensure product development follows the requirements to reach accreditation. 

Your expertise in security products and developed communication channel with accreditation organisations will enable our current and future products to continue to protect the highest security networks in the world. 

What we love about working on Oakdoor  

“Oakdoor is a well-managed team of people who are great to work with. The project excels in agile practices and principles and is a great place to learn.”   

"Oakdoor is a highly skilled and motivated team designing and delivering world-leading new network security devices -- and "world-leading" genuinely means we are the only vendor who can meet the needs of some extraordinarily prestigious customers.  The team has deep experience: we develop the brilliant underlying technology in-house, and manufacture in-house too.  We work in a rapid, collaborative way, with a high output: being part of the team is exciting and very satisfying!" 



You must be eligible for UK DV Security Clearance   

Objectives of this Role 

  • Own the security aspects of the Oakdoor family of products, ensuring we align with UK and international accreditation authorities. 

  • Work closely with the engineering and design team and ensure product development processes align with the requirements to reach accreditation. 

  • Understand the engineering implications of the security requirements to reach accreditation. 

  • Track compliance requirements. 

Skills and Qualifications  

  • Proven record of working with accreditation authorities or working on a high-security product. 

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. 

You will be based in Melbourn as part of the engineering team and will have the opportunity to visit customer sites across the UK. 

Additional information

Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.

We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

Find out more about Life at PA here.

We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:

  • Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave (plus a bonus half day on Christmas Eve) with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • PA share ownership
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Adjustments or accommodations - Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.