Computer Network Operations roles

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GCHQ is an intelligence, security and cyber agency with a mission to keep the UK safe. Under strict legal safeguards and oversight, our Computer Network Operations team hack the computers of terrorists and criminals to discover and disrupt their plans.  

Using reverse engineering, penetration testing and intrusion detection skills, you’ll be supporting and delivering national security objectives. You’ll be given world-class training and support, so you’ll have all the tools required to carry out our critical mission.


We’re looking for passionate individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, who are intuitive and curious about technology, computer networks and security, and want to make a real difference to the UK.

To apply for these roles, you have, or expect to obtain shortly, a degree in  any Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths subject or a Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree incorporating ethical hacking, digital forensics or information security.  Alternatively, you have a thorough understanding of networks and protocols, including experience of securing and protecting software and networks.

Along with an aptitude for problem-solving, you like to keep up with changing technology, and are able to grasp computing concepts and to apply your knowledge above and beyond academia.

To apply for this role, and any other technical opportunities, please return to the main page.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.