Mobile Telecommunications Security Specialist | Cyber Security Jobs London, UK

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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary 1000
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Gender Male
  • Industry software-and-internet-services
  • Qualifications computer-science

Job Description

Department: Technology
Location: London,UK
Position type: Temporary; 6-8 months contract

About the Team

The purpose of the GSMA Security Team is to support our members by protecting the mobile telecommunications ecosystem. We are driven by the needs of our members and are required to understand their perspectives, challenges and opportunities; responding with relevant resources and services to help them mitigate key industry threats. The team seeks out and understands current threats, providing remedial guidance where required. The team is future facing, researching and understanding novel threats that may impact the industry in the years to come.

What the hiring manager says


“The mobile telecommunication world is presently undergoing fundamental transformation, shifting from 4G to 5G technology and from dedicated to virtualised network architectures. Such transformation brings new opportunities, but also serious challenges, of which security is one of the most significant. Supporting the industry’s fight against the latest security threats, the ideal candidate for this role will bring extensive operational cybersecurity experience gained from within the mobile industry, or an adjacent industry, and have the desire to support our member’s need to ever more efficiently manage security threats.”


Ian Smith / Security Operations Director


About the Role


The Mobile Telecommunications Security Specialist will bolster the technical expertise and service delivery capability within the GSMA security team, helping us to enhance the security resources and services that we offer to our membership. To do this you will work with industry security practitioners both from within the GSMA security team and from the wider mobile ecosystem.

Specific role deliverables will be agreed once the ideal candidate has been identified. Some potential deliverables for the role being:


  • Reviewing, updating and supporting existing operational security processes designed to support industry engagement activities within the GSMA’s security team.
  • Reviewing the value and effectiveness of the GSMA’s key security services, including Telecommunication Information Sharing and Analysis Center (T-ISAC) and Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure programme, and delivering enhancements to current offerings.
  • Identifying additional domain areas, such as public key infrastructure enablers, in which GSMA can play an increased role in supporting industry needs.


About You

You will be a mobile telecommunications security subject matter expert, ideally with recent operational experience within a network operator’s (or network vendor’s) security operations functions.


You will understand the key security threats facing the mobile telecommunications industry today and ideally have experience of dealing with operational security implementations and/or threat and intelligence sharing. You will understand the operational challenges around security deployment and configurations, automated information sharing practices, etc. and offer solutions for overcoming these.


You will need to be able to express your views to a varied audience often via differing medium; including in person, video, verbal and written presentations.


You will be a team-player and must be able to deliver to agreed deadlines.


Desirable skills for the role include:

  • A logical and methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Awareness of global regulatory and geopolitical considerations within telecommunications security.
  • Ability to obtain the respect of security professionals within GSMA members.
  • Experience of working in multi-national, multi stakeholder environments.
  • Knowledge of common mobile telecommunications security frameworks, their strengths, weaknesses and how they may be applied.
  • Understanding of virtualisation, cloud and other IT security issues would be advantageous.
  • Proficiency in scripting/coding (e.g. Python)


Contract type


Worker type

Contingent Worker


What We Offer


Working at the GSMA offers you unparalleled access to the mobile industry. We offer a chance to truly shape the direction of mobile, whatever your role. By joining the GSMA, you will be exposed to a fast-paced rapidly evolving environment, working on global solutions, genuinely fascinating and industry-changing projects and a stimulating and dynamic environment designed to enable you to flourish.


In addition to architect-designed offices and competitive compensation, our benefits include fantastic learning & development opportunities, generous holiday allowances, four additional days off for professional development and many others.



Being You at the GSMA


We are one of the most diverse companies you will ever come across, we care deeply about equality and inclusivity and aspire to be the best at it. Your well-being and work/life balance is important so if you prefer to work flexi-time or a day from home, just ask. We’re keen to ensure everyone is equal, represented and connected so we particularly encourage applications from all demographics. The success of the GSMA year on year will continue to be contributed by people from all walks of life.


Flexible Working


Here at the GSMA, we are committed to being an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements supported by our BeWell programme. Our BeWell programme provides comprehensive benefits, tools and initiatives to encourage a happy and healthy working environment.


If you are interested in applying for this role with a flexible working arrangement, please talk to our recruitment team.

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