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System Engineers & System Designers Ref. 1018

IT, Science & Technical
Cheltenham, London, Bude, Scarborough, Harrogate, Lincolnshire, Manchester
Competitive package based on qualifications and experience

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.


We have a large community of systems engineers and designers working in both our Information Assurance mission and more broadly across the full scope of our organisation’s work.

In our Information Assurance teams, you’ll focus on understanding business requirements and translating them into technical solutions. Ensuring that technical system architectures are aligned with information assurance principles, you’ll see that strong security protections are built in. You’ll be consulting with customers on a regular basis so, as well as having a strong technical background; you’ll need good communication and influencing skills too. We have both graduate and experience opportunities with these teams.

The bulk of our systems engineers are embedded in our Engineering department which is home to one of the world’s largest communities of Systems Engineers.  The main focus is on applying proven Systems Engineering techniques to the most complex problems.

As one of our team of industry-leading experts, you’ll work across communications, electronics and information technology. You’ll deliver multi-faceted assignments, support major programmes and mobilise projects that are vital to the success of the mission.

To succeed here you should be familiar with the full project life-cycle from initial concept, then design, through to delivery - on time and on budget.


You will need to have knowledge and experience in ONE or more of the following areas:

•    Programming
•    Computers and computer networks
•    Operating systems
•    Telecommunications systems
•    Information security

In addition, we will be also be looking for evidence of:

•    The desire to work on highly complex problems
•    The desire for collaboration and working with others
•    Showing initiative
•    Persistence and resilience
•    The ability to analyse complex information and formulate solutions
•    Communicating with, and effectively influencing, others
•    Working collaboratively with others
•    Working to deadlines

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


Competitive package based on qualification and experience


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.


•    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.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.