Security Risk and Compliance Engineer (Aviation) Ref# V-32698

  • South East, Greater London, London, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32698

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a Global Satellite Connectivity Organisation, a market leader in providing voice and high-speed data communications to a number of critical industries. With massive recent investment in their latest network infrastructure, they are at the forefront of space and satellite innovation.

They require a Security Risk and Compliance Engineer (Aviation) to join their team to ensure the security of inflight connectivity software and infrastructure.

This Security Risk and Compliance Engineer (Aviation) role is critical in protecting the company’s data from cyberattacks and meeting industry regulations. You’ll identify security risks, assess them, implement appropriate security controls and collaborate with industry partners including aircraft manufacturers.  

Key Responsibilities for the Security Risk and Compliance Engineer (Aviation):

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive security risk management framework.
  • Write technical and business and compliance documentation/reports.
  • Provide project driven support for Aircraft Network Security functions and help ensure these are delivered on time and within budget and compliant to applicable regulations.
  • Form strong technical relationships with peers at satcom avionic manufacturers, airframers and service providers.
  • Conduct regular risk assessments identifying vulnerabilities, threats and remediations.
  • Liaising with Cyber Security teams on reporting on network and security advisories.
  • Own & Audit the enforcement of security controls and measures to mitigate identified risks.
  • Review and recommend updates to security policies and/or procedures/standards to ensure compliance with industry regulations and best practices.

Key Skills & Experience Required by the Security Risk and Compliance Engineer (Aviation):

Essential –

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field.
  • In-depth knowledge of security frameworks, such as NIST, ISO 27001, and PCI DSS.
  • Proven experience in security risk management & compliance in ISO 27001, GDPR, PCI DSS.
  • Strong understanding of network security principles and practices.
  • Experience in conducting risk assessments and threat modelling.
  • Proficient in Linux operating systems (e.g., Red Hat, CentOS, Alma, ubuntu).
  • Professional certifications, such as CISSP, CISA, CRISC, or similar

Desirable –

  • Demonstrable knowledge of national and international legislation & regulatory frameworks (EASA, ICAO, FAA etc) as well as the bodies that set the standards (BSi, LAA, CEN etc).
  • Knowledge of aeronautical Air Traffic Service domain in areas such as standards (e.g. ARINC, RTCA, Eurocae), or Certification.

If your skills and experience match this Security Risk and Compliance Engineer (Aviation) opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to 


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