Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JQ
About Job Summary
Can you help protect the UK against emerging cyber threats?
Are you interested in using your skills on classified projects that you can’t work on anywhere else?
Do you want to be part of a team that conducts cutting-edge scientific and engineering activities?
The military and civilian worlds are entirely dependent on electronic systems and data. It affects everything from our everyday phones and laptops to our military vehicles, power distribution, communication systems and other “invisible” systems.
Dstl’s cyber capability protects UK defense and security against cyber threats to our military systems, networks and platforms.
It’s not the things we can say about our work that make it exciting…it’s the things we can’t say!
Dstl recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion, as people from diverse backgrounds bring new ideas. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment where every employee realizes their potential and maximizes their contribution.
We particularly welcome applications from women and ethnic minorities and those from the LGBTQI community, as they are underrepresented within Dstl at these levels.
We need a diverse array of people with creative minds who can bring individual perspectives to our classified challenges.
We work on software, electronics, RF, hardware, security and critical systems for:
- Invent and develop new cyber tools, techniques and capabilities.
- Research current and future new technologies in the cyber domain.
- Analyze cyber technology vulnerabilities – how they work and how to break them! Understanding how they can be broken is key to building proper protections for them.
- Develop proofs of concept that can become assured solutions.
- Manage and support the continuous evolution of trusted technologies and solutions for our military networks and systems
- Ensure security, safety and cyber-resilience throughout the lifecycle of software-intensive products, systems and services.
- Advise, create and support UK MOD cybersecurity policy, certification, regulations and guidance.
We use our cyber expertise in everything from security, safety and autonomous systems to hardware, antennas and large complex software to deliver solutions that deliver the UK’s global strategic advantage. .
If you want to work with unique capabilities, facilities and colleagues to protect the UK by supporting current and future cyber operations, Dstl’s Cyber and Information Systems division is the place for you.
For more information on Cyber roles, please see the attachment below.
We are looking for people who can think systematically, logically and creatively. You will have a natural desire to understand how and why systems work the way they do.
You must be able to demonstrate an aptitude and appetite for solving complex problems and communicating effectively.
You will have a demonstrated passion for science, engineering and technology, and a desire to ensure that the UK Armed Forces have the best possible information, security and equipment.
There are no mandatory qualifications or certifications needed for our practical cyber roles.
If you are passionate about technology and want a career that makes a positive difference to UK defense and security, these roles could be for you. Even if you’re not sure you meet all the criteria, you may have skills or a mindset that we need!
We really want to see your CV!
Our work in defence, security and intelligence requires that our employees are UK nationals capable of obtaining high level security clearance to undertake the projects in which we are involved in order to protect us from threats to the security. For this reason, only UK nationals will be eligible to apply for this position. If you are an international or dual national candidate and believe you have the skills we need, please consider applying to one of our government, security or defense partners.
This role will require full UK security clearance and you must have resided in the UK for the past 5 years. For some roles, expanded verification will also be required. In this case, you must have resided in the UK for the past 10 years.
Dstl strongly encourages mixed and flexible working, either at one of our sites, from home, or both. We want to empower you to undertake your tasks in the most appropriate place for the task, but you will be assigned a Dstl site as a base. You may need to go to other Dstl and MoD sites as needed.
We will assess you against these behaviors during the selection process:
- Deliver to the beat
- Communicate and influence
- Work together
- Change and improve
We will provide a wide range of benefits including;
Fully flexible working, including alternate work models, annualized hours, compressed hours, and job sharing, to name a few.
Flexible working hours, a reference period of 12 months and the possibility of accumulating hours. Up to 37 hours can be taken in any calendar month.
Excellent learning and development to ensure everyone reaches their potential.
Shared maternity, adoption or parental leave of up to 26 weeks at full pay, followed by 13 weeks of statutory pay and an additional 13 weeks unpaid, and 2 weeks of paternity leave at full pay .
Support for charter and accreditation.
Generous annual leave, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days of vacation per year.
A competitive salary. Gyms and restaurants on site. Staff discounts for shopping on the main street and online, restaurants and going out.
Our Diversity Networks
Dstl recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion, as people from diverse backgrounds bring new ideas. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment where every employee realizes their potential and maximizes their contribution. We have a number of support networks to ensure that all employees feel supported at work.
These include the following;
– Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Network
– Race, Faith and Culture Network
– Support network for parents and caregivers
– Alternative work network
– Network for Gender Equality
– Network of New Starters
– Enabled Network, for people with visible and non-visible disabilities.