Covert Technical Operations Specialists - MI5

Salary: £33,783 to £43,097 depending on skills and experience depending on experience
Location: London
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Engineering, Computing & IT, Public Sector, Science & Technology, Military & Defence

• London
• £33,783 to £43,097 depending on skills and experience


MI5’s intelligence collection operations utilise technology in a way you’d never thought possible. Computer and mobile device security is advancing at a rapid pace and it’s vital for MI5 to stay ahead of the game. This is why we need individuals with technical minds and the drive to meet the challenges of MI5’s covert operations to counter threats from terrorism and cyber espionage.


In this role you’ll take the lead in deploying a wide range of advanced MI5 technical capability to enable intelligence collection in fast paced and high profile investigations. Working alongside investigators, you will give a unique insight into the complex and evolving threats to national security by developing methods to allow us access to the computers and devices used by terrorist groups that pose a serious threat to the UK.


This is an office based role where you will be working to tight deadlines and rapidly solving technical problems in the most innovative, tactical and often covert ways possible within a strict legal framework. Working closely with other intelligence collection and investigative teams, you will need to be comfortable explaining complex technical topics to a wider audience, to ensure the success of our operations.


You’ll have, or be expecting to achieve by autumn 2018, at least a 2:2 in your degree or equivalent qualification in a technology related field such as computer science, computer security, software engineering, digital forensics or another similar subject.


You’ll have an understanding of computer/network security, internet/network protocols or computer/digital/network forensics and/or penetration testing. Alternatively, you must have demonstrable background/work experience in these areas.


It would be highly advantageous for applicants to have malware analysis or scripting and development skills (including on mobile platforms).
An understanding of mobile/desktop operating system internals would also be desirable.


Due to the nature of this role, you’ll be able to adapt to evolving requirements, meet the demands of challenging high operational tempos and have the drive
to see complex requirements through to completion. In return, we’ll give you all the support you need to develop the skills required for a rewarding career at the forefront of computer security.


To apply to MI5 you must be a born or naturalised British citizen, over 18 years old and normally have lived in the UK for nine of the last ten years. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member, providing that they are British. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.



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