UK and Global Obligations Specialist

Posted: 12 Aug 2022
Location: Ipswich, United Kingdom
Closes: 11 Sep 2022
Reference: 886291892

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Security isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind when you think of BT, but when it comes to keeping everyone safely connected, We Are The Protectors. We deal with thousands of cyber-attacks every day, so that millions of people can safely go about their daily lives and run their businesses. We deliver vital work at scale, with real breadth and impact. We connect for good.

About this role

Being part of a dynamic team responsible for ensuring that BT meets its legal obligations under the under the Investigatory Powers Act. Specifically, under this role, you be responsible for ensuring that systems are in place that enable BT to meet these UK network obligations cost effectively, with appropriate security and meeting legal & BT operational requirements. This will involve working with network designers and stakeholders both across BT and government/law enforcement (globally). In addition to the design and implementation of these systems, the role will also involve providing expert technical support to these systems.

You’ll have the following responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for ensuring that obligations systems can deliver legally required information and services to Government, Law Enforcement, and other authorised agencies in line with relevant legislation.
  • Focus of this role is network and system designs for obligatory platforms, including requirements capture, design, implementation, VV&T.
  • Providing support to operational teams to resolve complex 3rd/4th line support issues with live systems.
  • Ensure all specific project work is compliant with Government legal requirements and policies as well as BT security standards and policies.
  • Ensure quality of delivery of obligatory platforms through robust end-to-end system engineering practices.
  • Interface and technically lead specific programme and project deliverables with BT.
  • Track development of new products and services as well as the evolution of existing network platforms to ensure that relevant obligations capability can be maintained.
  • Development obligations system roadmap/evolution plans.
  • Own business relationships, acting as a trusted advisor, at a senior level internally, cross Line of Business and externally.
  • Liaise with compliance and Group Legal teams to support and ensure any developed capabilities are in compliance with legislation.
  • Design and improve existing processes and systems through innovation.

Due to the sensitive nature of this role you may be required to undergo DV (Developed Vetting) level Security Clearance ( An allowance of £5k per annum may be payable monthly while you hold this DV and continue to work in a role that requires that level of security clearance. The terms of this allowance will be made available if you are successful in being recruited into this role.

• Occasionally travelling globally for durations of up to two weeks at a time may be required as part of this role (taking COVID pandemic / travel situation into account).

You’ll have the following skills & experience

  • Have or be prepared to undertake security clearance at an appropriate level.
  • Have knowledge of UK broadband network architectures, their associated operational support systems, and data.
  • Have experience of solution design.
  • Track record of configuring IP networks.
  • Have skills in VMWare, Linux, Windows Server, AAA.
  • Have network design experience.
  • Have knowledge of the security measures required to protect systems/data.
  • Have knowledge of BT products and services including their platforms and underlying network architectures.
  • Have knowledge and experience of systems engineering.
  • Develop expert knowledge of end-to-end obligations system design, standards, and applicable underlying security requirements.
  • Can communicate complex legal/regulatory/technical information in simple terms for a wide audience with varying levels of background knowledge.
  • Can work across the business with various teams ranging from technical architectural teams through to support teams in order to get obligations solutions scoped, designed and implemented.
  • Have an inquisitive pro-active approach with a keenness to investigate and understand technical issues and implementations.


  • Discounted BT Broadband, TV & mobile packages and BT products
  • On target Bonus
  • Share options and 10% pension contribution
  • Professional development and paid for industry certifications/qualifications
  • Flexible benefits/rewards including dental insurance, healthcare, gym memberships etc.
  • Well-being support for you and your family
  • 3 days paid volunteering a year
  • Flexible and smart working (subject to business needs)

About BT

There are two things that we want to share with anyone considering joining us.

Firstly, we’ve got big ambitions for our colleagues and the future of the organisation. These include our vision that inclusion and accessibility drive every conversation we have and every decision we make. We want our workforce to fully represent the communities and customers we serve, because a diverse business is a better business. We value every colleague, their diversity and the contribution that they make. When we say you’re welcome at BT, we really mean it.

Secondly, the one thing the pandemic has taught us is that a lot of current and future colleagues, where and when possible, want to embrace hybrid working. Therefore, we are introducing Smart Working at BT. Smart Working means having the flexibility to choose, as a team, how and where you work depending on your team’s deliverables and needs; when you are at your shared core location to connect with others and when not. It may not be for every role, and, as part of the recruitment process, you’ll have the chance to discuss Smart Working and how it might work for the job you are applying for.

Security is one of the fastest growing parts of our global organisation. We protect our networks from more than 6,500 cyber-attacks each day, invest over £40m in research each year and employ more than 3,000 people – which makes us the largest private cyber security employer in the UK. With incredible opportunities to learn, develop and grow your skills, we’ll invest in you, nurture potential and shape your future – whatever your background or experience. You can find out more about Security in BT here

In today’s world, safe and secure digital connections have never been more vital. You’ll be joining a global company operating at the forefront of the information age: BT employs 90,000 people in 180 countries. With huge scale, we’re capable of achieving great things, striving to be personal, simple, and brilliant for our customers whilst creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Play your part. Make a difference. We are the Protectors.

How to Apply

It’s easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don’t worry if you need to make changes – you’ll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page. We look forward to receiving your application!

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