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Senior Electromagnetic Security Engineer Ref. 1484

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Full Time
Total reward package is dependent on skills and experience
Senior Electromagnetic Security Engineer


As part of GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre, the Electromagnetic Security team delivers a range of specialist services to a diverse range of customers. We are looking for an experienced and skilled Senior Electromagnetic Security engineer to join our small team. For Electromagnetic Security policy and advice to be effective, it has to be under-pinned by a sound knowledge of the risks and vulnerabilities, and how they can be mitigated.

The work will be interesting and varied and you will be undertaking Operational Assurance evaluations of equipment, systems, installations and mobile platforms. The work will require extensive liaison with a wide-range of customers, providing consultancy and advice on TEMPEST/Electromagnetic Security implementation and design. The role will also require you to develop and transition research products in order to maintain leading edge capability in this field. To maintain the specialist skills required for the role, you are encouraged to continuously develop and maintain your knowledge in this field.

While the role is challenging, our flexible working policy ensures a healthy work-life balance. Wherever possible, we accommodate reduced hours or job share options, balanced against business needs.

You will be qualified to CFTCS/CPTAS Team Lead level, talented, flexible and committed. A natural manager and excellent communicator, you will thrive in a constantly evolving technological environment. You must also demonstrate strong intellectual curiosity, as well as an ability to engage and inspire people.

At GCHQ we’re proud of our inclusive and supportive working environment that’s designed to encourage open minds and attitudes. As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we are committed to helping you fulfil your potential.

We are committed to helping you maintain your excellent technical knowledge through comprehensive training and development opportunities, tailored to your personal needs and the requirements of your work, we will enable you to flourish in your role and perform to the very best of your abilities.

As one of Britain’s intelligence agencies, we unlock the complex world of communications to keep our nation safe. We work closely with MI5 and MI6, our partners in the intelligence community, to safeguard Britain’s people, interests and businesses from various threats. Think cyber-attacks, espionage, terrorism, and organised crime. It’s challenging, varied and meaningful work that you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Total reward package is dependent on skills and experience

Cheltenham (located within an hour’s journey of Birmingham and Bristol)

To apply for this position, you must meet our nationality, residency and security requirements.  You’ll find more details here: Recruitment Process.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we also guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for our roles.

Be prepared to dedicate 60-90 minutes to completing your application. We’re conscious this might be more time than you expected, so our system will allow you to save your application at any time and come back to it later. But remember to submit your full application before the closing date.

Once we’ve established that you meet our eligibility criteria, the next steps of this selection process are:

- Personal interview*
- Drug test

*Interviews will be held in Cheltenham.
If you successfully complete these stages, you’ll receive a job offer, conditional upon you completing our developed vetting (DV) process which enables you to obtain the level of security clearance required to perform this vital role.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.