Cyber Security Engineers, Analysts & Researchers | Cyber Security Jobs England, United Kingdom

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  • Offered Salary 1000
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Gender Male
  • Industry manufacturing
  • Qualifications computer-science

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    £25,052 – £54,683
    Salary will be dependent on skills and experience – Level 4 Salary: £25,052 – £36,214 / Level 5 Salary: £32,626 – £44,719 / Level 6 Salary: £40,514 – £54,683


    Higher Executive Officer
    Senior Executive Officer
    Grade 7
    Dstl Levels, 4, 5 & 6

    Contract type


    Business area

    DSTL – Cyber & Information Systems Division – Cyber Technologies Group & Cyber Security & Safety Group

    Type of role


    Working pattern

    Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time, Compressed Hours

    Number of posts




    About the job


    Things you need to know

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    Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JQ

    About the job


    Can you help to protect the UK from emerging cyber threats?

    Are you interested in using your skills on classified projects you cannot work on anywhere else?

    Do you want to be part of a team that conducts cutting edge science and engineering?

    The military and civilian worlds are entirely dependent on electronic systems and data. This affects everything from our everyday phones and laptops through to our military vehicles, power distribution, communications systems, and other ‘invisible’ systems.

    Dstl’s cyber capability protecting UK Defence and Security from the cyber threats to our systems, networks and military platforms.

    It’s not the stuff that we can say about our work that makes it exciting… it’s the stuff we can’t!

    Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution.

    We particularly welcome female and ethnic minority applicants and those from the LGBTQI community, as they are under-represented within Dstl at these levels.

    Job description

    We need a diverse range of people with creative minds who can bring individual perspectives to our classified challenges.

    We work across software, electronics, RF, hardware, security and safety critical systems to:

    • Invent and develop novel cyber tools, techniques and capabilities.
    • Research current and future novel technologies in the cyber domain.
    • Analyse the vulnerabilities in cyber technologies – how they work and how to break them! Understanding how they can be broken is critical to building appropriate protections for them.
    • Develop proofs of concept that can become assured solutions.
    • Steward and support the continued evolution of trustworthy technologies and solutions for our military networks and systems
    • Provide through-life security, safety and cyber resilience for software-intensive products, systems and services.
    • Advise on, create and support UK MOD cyber policy, certification, regulations and guidance.

    We use our cyber expertise in everything from security, safety and autonomous systems through to hardware, antennae and large complex software to deliver solutions that afford the UK global strategic advantage. .

    If you want to work with unique capabilities, facilities and colleagues to protect the UK through supporting current and future cyber operations then Dstl’s Cyber and Information Systems Division is the place for you.

    For more information on the Cyber roles, please see attached below.


    We are looking for individuals who can think systematically, logically, and creatively. You will have a natural desire to understand how and why systems function as they do.

    You should be able to demonstrate an aptitude and appetite for complex problem solving and communicate effectively.

    You will have a clear passion for science, engineering and technology coupled with the desire to ensure that the UK Armed Forces have the best information, security and equipment possible.

    There are no mandatory qualifications or certifications needed for our hands-on cyber roles.

    If you have a passion for technology and want a career that makes a positive difference to the Defence and Security of the UK then these roles could be right for you. Even if you are unsure that you meet all of the criteria, you may well have skills or a mind-set that we need!

    We really want to see your CV!

    Important Information:
    Our work in defence, security and intelligence requires our employees to be UK Nationals who are able to gain a high level of security clearance to undertake the projects we are involved in to protect us from security threats. For this reason, only UK Nationals will be able to apply for this role. If you are an international or dual-national candidate, and you think you have the skills we need, please consider applying to any of our government, security or defence partners.

    This role will require full UK security clearance and you should have resided in the UK for the past 5 years. For some roles Developed Vetting will also be required, in this case you should have resided in the UK for the past 10 years.

    Work location:
    Dstl is strongly encouraging blended and flexible working either at one of our sites or from home or both. We want to empower you to undertake your duties at the most appropriate location for the task, however you will be allocated a Dstl site as a base. You may be required to travel to other Dstl and MoD sites as required.


    We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

    • Delivering at Pace
    • Communicating and Influencing
    • Working Together
    • Changing and Improving


    We’ll provide a great range of benefits including;

    Fully flexible working, including alternative working patterns, annualised hours, compressed hours and job share, to name a few.
    Flexible Working hours, a 12 month reference period and the ability to bank hours. Up to 37 hours can be taken in any calendar month.
    Excellent learning and development to ensure everyone fulfils their potential.
    Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay.
    Chartership and accreditation support.
    Generous annual leave, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days holiday per year.
    A competitive salary. Onsite gyms and restaurants.Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out.

    Our Diversity Networks

    Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution. We have a number of support networks to ensure all employees feel supported at work.

    These include the following;

    • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Network
    • Race, Faith and Culture Network
    • Parents and Carer Support Network
    • Alternative Working Network
    • Gender Equality Network
    • New Starters Network
    • Enabled Network, for people with visible and non-visible disabilities.

    For further information about Dstl please check out our LinkedIn page

    Things you need to know


    Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
    Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

    See our vetting charter.

    People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

    Selection process details

    This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

    Sifting will be taking place bi-weekly with the final sift taking place week commencing 19th September 2022. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview either online or face to face throughout the campaign.

    Applicants invited to interview will undergo a combined Technical and behaviour based interview which will assess their experiences and behaviours relating to the requirements detailed in the attached job profile.

    We want you to have your best chance of success in our recruitment process, so If at any stage of the application process you would like help or assistance please contact the Dstl Recruitment Team dstlr[email protected] and we will do all we can to support you.

    We offer a guaranteed interview for all disabled applicants who provide evidence in their application of meeting the minimum essential requirements of the post, set out in the job description. You will be asked to indicate if you are applying under this scheme when you submit your application.

    Dstl is participating the Great Place to Work for Veterans Scheme. If you are a Veteran and meet the essential criteria for this position you will be offered guaranteed progression to the next stage of the assessment. You will be asked to indicate if you are applying under this scheme when you submit your application.

    We actively encourage and welcome applications from those who work alternative working patterns (part-time, job share, term-time only etc.), Please be prepared to discuss this if you are selected for interview. You can also discuss your working pattern with the recruiting line manager or talent acquisition adviser at the application stage if preferred.

    Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

    Nationality requirements

    Open to UK nationals only.

    This job is not open to candidates who hold a dual nationality.

    Working for the Civil Service

    The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

    We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

    The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
    The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

    Apply and further information

    This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.
    Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

    Contact point for applicants

    Job contact :

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    Dstl Recruitment

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    Further information

    Should you wish to raise a formal complaint about the Dstl recruitment process you should email [email protected] stating the nature of the issue. We will respond within 5 working days.

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