IT Network Engineer/Designer Ref. 1618

IT, Science & Technical
£34,106 - £52,491 (depending on experience)

Here at MI6, we’re the UK’s foreign human intelligence agency. In our world, we use sophisticated technology and innovative techniques to enable global covert operations. It strengthens our very human approach to gathering secret intelligence overseas. Ours is a culture where everyone naturally thinks differently, to face ever-evolving challenges. To keep us ahead of the game, we’re looking for the country’s brightest IT Network Engineers and Designers.

The role

Working on a number of vital projects, you’ll contribute to every stage of the technical development lifecycle – from design and systems integration, through to helping customers resolve problems. It’s about developing highly sensitive technologies, enabling us to respond to time-critical events so we can protect our nation. While primarily based in London, you’ll also be required to work at various locations around the UK with the possibility of international travel.
We’ll provide tailored development plans to keep your skills up-to-date and help you create world-firsts. You’ll learn more about: Global network engineering and design, IT security, automation, agile, architecture and systems engineering, to name but a few.

About you

With the constant drive to find effective solutions, you’ll be proactive and able to solve complex problems. Your skills will have been built through a degree, vocational courses, self-study, previous experience or any combination of the above. We’ll also expect good understanding and expertise in:

• Network engineering or design (ideally) holding relevant certifications in Switching, Routing, Security, Wireless, Collaboration and Data Centre

And at least one of the following:

• Technical infrastructure design and implementation
• IT Security, forensics and penetration testing, various operating systems and encryption
• Network Management and scripting


To apply to MI6, you must be a born or naturalised British citizen, over 21 years old and normally have been based in the UK for six of the last ten years. You should not discuss your application with anyone other than your partner or a close family member providing that they are British. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.

MI6 strives for diversity in the workplace and is committed to the creation and maintenance of a climate in which all staff are treated fairly on the grounds of merit and ability.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.