Communications Technology Analyst Ref. 1020
Do you want to be part of an organisation that uses cutting edge technology, makes a real difference to the UK, provides excellent development opportunities, and gives you the chance to build an exciting, challenging and varied career? If you already work in the technology sector, our organisation has a wide number of technology-related roles available, to which applicants are able to apply at any time.
Our organisation is tasked with protecting the country’s people, businesses and interests in the cyber age. Working with colleagues in MI5, SIS (MI6), the MOD, the National Crime Agency, the police, academia (and many others), we gather and analyse intelligence from digital and telecommunications sources, and ensure that IT networks, systems and data are secured against hackers and other threats. Nowhere else will you be able to apply your technology expertise in such a unique environment, against such a varied set of challenges and with such interesting colleagues!
Our organisation has headquarters in Cheltenham – geographically located within an hour of Bristol and Birmingham – as well as Bude, Harrogate, Lincolnshire, Manchester, London and Scarborough. Despite the (necessary) secrecy around some of what we do, the urgent nature of our mission means there will always be opportunities to work with partners, industry and academia from across the UK, and even to re-locate between offices.
At our organisation we’re proud of our inclusive and supportive working environment that’s designed to encourage open minds and attitudes. Just as we offer a wide range of roles – specialist, technical as well as more general roles (HR, project management, finance, leadership…) - so too do we welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. To do our job – which involves solving some of the hardest technology problems the world faces - we need all talents and we need people who dare to think differently. In return, along with excellent training and development options, we’re committed to providing a healthy work/life balance that enables you to perform to the best of our ability.
Do you enjoy using data, technology and scientific approaches to solve problems? We may have just the role for you, analysing the communications behaviours and technologies of our adversaries. The role involves developing and using analytic techniques and tools for a range of operational mission requirements. You will be working alongside other analysts, developing new ways to analyse data, and acting as a conduit between deep technical specialists and intelligence delivery teams. Our Communications Technology Analysts are generally specialists in one area, such as telecoms network analysis, geospatial analysis, internet communications technologies or data science.
Some of our Communications Technology Analysts are specialists in weapons systems analysis, where they apply technical analysis skills to weapons data and relate the results to system capability. Modern weapons are complex systems comprising leading-edge technologies, sophisticated information processing and communication. The UK needs to maintain a detailed understanding of foreign threat systems in the interest of national security. These roles present an opportunity to play a valuable part in informing UK defence planning and procurement, making a vital contribution to the nation’s kinetic and cyber capability. Over time, we will develop you to become a recognised expert in your field. These positions might suit someone with a military technologist or defence industry background.
Our data scientists use big data technologies and data mining skills to analyse mission problems and influence operational decision making. These specialist roles range from pioneering new analytic capabilities against operational problems at high tempo, exploring new or unfamiliar data sets, to solving strategic analytic challenges.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THESE ROLES
To apply for these roles, you will need either a relevant degree, this will include a strong element of any of the following: computer science, programming, maths, statistics or data analysis, or a combination of these (2:2 minimum) plus 1 year’s relevant work experience or at least 2 years’ relevant work experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Internet communications technologies
- Designing, planning, troubleshooting communications technologies (including networks, applications, protocols)
- Computer Security Operations Centre analysis
- Advanced weapons technology, communications and their military applications
- Distributed computing or machine learning
- Advanced Excel usage analysing large data volumes
- Large scale data programming languages (a working knowledge of one or more, and any are useful)
In addition, we will be looking for evidence of:
• Excellent data analysis or problem-solving skills
• Strong analytic ability
• A real enthusiasm for learning and a keen interest in communication technology
To apply for this role you will need workplace experience of at least a year. If you are a current or recent graduate please consider our Technical Graduate Opportunities which we will be launching autumn 2017
£25,738 - £31,452
Bude, Cheltenham, London, Scarborough, Manchester, Lincolnshire, Harrogate (All sites are within 30 mile radius of the location centre).
Please note that there may not be vacancies at every location, and it may not be possible to offer a position at any of your selected locations.
INTERVIEW AND SELECTION PROCESS
Following initial eligibility and technical sifts, the recruitment process will comprise a competency-based interview with technical staff and members of our HR department.
Interviews to be held regularly throughout the year.