Information Assurance Specialists
What makes this work interesting?
Working for Britain’s intelligence services. Contributing to the well-being and security of Britain. Cutting-edge technology at the very pioneering limits of IT security. Using technology creatively. Working alongside and sharing ideas with similar experts. Career paths on technical or management routes. Coaching and mentoring others. Getting a buzz from trying to outthink people who are trying to outthink you. Working in a growing team, in a totally unique working culture. Training and development opportunities. A friendly, helpful work environment. Continuous Personal Development plan with an established ‘Investor in People’. Support to study for professional qualifications, where applicable. Excellent conditions and benefits, including attractive pension options and competitive, annually reviewed salaries, plus flexible working policies.
GCHQ is a critical part of the UK’s intelligence and security service, working with MI5 and MI6 to counter threats to Britain. Home to one of Europe’s most powerful IT estates, we are a technologically driven organisation with some 1500 people working in a variety of teams within a major IT function.
These roles are based in CESG, a specialist organisation within GCHQ. CESG is the UK’s National Technical Authority (NTA) for information Assurance (IA) and protects the vital interests of the UK by providing advice and assistance on the security of communications and electronic data. Our customers include the government, and commercial organisations with mission-critical systems – e.g. power and utilities. In simple terms, we safeguard current systems from risk and intrusion and future-proof systems against potential threat. Our people work across project management, R&D, consultancy evaluation and coaching. We’re looking for people with current or recent experience in:
- Project Management
- Systems Engineering
- Microelectronics Engineering
- RF Engineering
- Technical Consultant for IA Evaluations
- Penetration Testing
- Intrusion Detection
- Incident Response
- Software Engineering
- Cryptographic Consultant
- Information Assurance Consultant
- Support & Training
You must be a British citizen with a good degree and/or postgraduate qualification in Computer Science or an IT-related subject, Electronics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Communications. Alternatively, a good HND/HNC with relevant work experience or significant experience, regardless of technical qualifications (for certain positions).