MI6 - Software Engineering Graduates

Salary: £32,994 to £39,165 depending on experience
Location: London
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Engineering, Computing & IT, Public Sector, Science & Technology, Military & Defence

Software Engineering Graduates
£32,994 - £39,165 (depending on experience)
Full-time and Part-time

You live for technology.
You create and innovate.
You safeguard our nation.

MI6 is the UK's foreign human intelligence agency. In our world, sophisticated technology and innovative techniques enable global covert operations. These strengthen our approach to gathering secret intelligence overseas. And our culture is where creativity, curiosity, insight and intuition are used to face ever-evolving challenges. To ensure we remain ahead of the game, we're looking for the country's brightest Software Engineering Graduates.

The role

We put technology at the heart of how we work, and it’s an exciting, demanding time for those who already think digital. But, as an organisation that’s built on human relationships, it’s important our engineers are also good with people. For this vital and varied role, you’ll need to balance competing priorities, such as the need for pace, rigour and security. Plus, you’ll build tools that are compliant with the law and always add value.

In our fast-changing and unpredictable world, this is a chance to use your love for technology to solve a unique set of MI6 mission-related problems, and safeguard the nation.

About you

You’re someone we can invest in, who’s ready to learn and wants to develop their skills in a world-class team. You’ll be on the pulse of new technologies and ideas, including Big Data, Cloud Computing, UX Design and Machine Learning. But you can also think carefully about their implications for our mission.

With a strong foundation in at least one modern programming language (C#, Java or JavaScript), you’ll quickly get to work on technologies such as Node.js, RESTful Interfaces, Hadoop Ecosystem, NoSQL and containerisation. Having experience of using Agile methodologies is also highly desirable, as is an awareness of modern test practices, DevOps tools, Open Source ways of working and systems integration.

Tenacity, adaptability and working well under pressure are central to the role. And whatever your background – whether it’s formal higher education, vocational courses or a mix of the two – you’ll need to show a passion for creating new technology through software.


Our roles are as individual as you are. Click here to find out more and apply via our website or via the apply button below.

To apply to MI6 you must be a born or naturalised British citizen, over 21 years old and normally have been based in the UK for six of the last ten years. You should not discuss your application with anyone other than your partner or a close family member providing that they are British. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.

MI6 strives for diversity in the workplace and is committed to the creation and maintenance of a climate in which all staff are treated fairly on the grounds of merit and ability.


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