Pre-Sales Technical Scoping

Location

Cheltenham

Department

Sales

Technical

IRM is a cybersecurity consultancy with a twenty year history of delivering world-class service to some of the UK’s biggest brands and organisations. Two years ago, IRM was acquired by the Altran Group – the world’s leading engineering and R&D Company, with around 45,000 employees around the globe and a turnover of around €3 billion.

Since the acquisition, we have moved into new and exciting areas of security, using Altran’s Global Account Managers to welcome new clients through our doors.

We have opened satellite offices in locations including Portugal and Santa Clara as we begin to position ourselves as a global player in cybersecurity. With Altran’s backing, we aim to be the leading security testing company for the world’s largest engineering brands.


The Team 

This role is unique in the way that you will report into the Sales Director but will sit in between sales, project management and technical. You’ll work with the Account Management team to scope work, building relationships with the technical team to understand the requirements of each customer.


The Role and Responsibilities

This role is the glue that keeps the teams together and makes sure that the train runs on time. It will be your responsibility to make sure that IRM and our clients have everything in place for us to carry out a technical engagement.

You will quickly become an expert in information security and be able to identify what is required of the client and us to successfully complete our engagement.

The main part of the technical scoping role will be to support the sales team in translating client requirements into an actionable scoping document. You will attend both calls and meeting with the client to fully understand the work required, pulling all the teams together to ensure a successful test.


Main Requirements and Duties

  • Liaise with IRM clients to understand technical security testing requirements and translate these into concise scopes to be placed into commercial proposals by the sales team
  • Attend scoping calls or meetings with clients to capture testing requirements
  • Document detailed statements of work with clear pre-requisite requirements to ensure a successful delivery of client objectives
  • Support the sales team in the production of detailed bid responses for technical security opportunities
  • Have a sound knowledge of IT environments with ability to understand technical architecture documents, network diagrams, high and low level design documentation and be able to analyse these documents to produce statements of work
  • Accurately assess technical environments to ‘size’ testing requirements by gauging the number of days required to deliver a security testing requirement
  • Manage the interface between the IRM sales department , project management office and consulting teams

Essential 

  • SC clearance (or ability to become SC cleared)
  • Technical sales background
  • Excellent written English for statements of work
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Team player
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders and work to tight deadlines

Desirable

  • IT-related qualifications
  • Experience and understanding of penetration testing and associated processes
  • Information security domain knowledge

Benefits

  • Competitive salary + bonuses (experience dependent)
  • Life assurance
  • Medical*
  • Dental*
  • Pension contribution (increases in line with length of service)*
  • Expenses paid every 2 weeks
  • 25 days holiday allowance (increasing to 28 days in line with length of service with IRM)

* Offered after probation is passed

If you feel this is the right role for you and that IRM could provide you with the right career path and environment please send your CV to IRM's Recruitment Manager using the following email address:

ross.brereton@irmsecurity.com