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Officer – Cyber Engineering – National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU)

About the job

Summary

These roles are core to the delivery of NCCU and wider NCA operations. We provide access to the most up to date tooling and training opportunities

This is an exciting opportunity where you will use technology to directly contribute to the disruption of serious and organised criminals. In addition, you would be joining an organisation that offers employees access to a range of learning and professional development opportunities.

The team exist to deliver operational impact through the use of technology. This ranges from the development and deployment of capabilities covered under the Investigatory Powers Act, through to systems to analyse and exploit data at pace.

NCA welcomes applications from individuals with a range of neurodivergent thinking styles and from those who may require reasonable adjustments.

Job description

The team of Cyber Engineers are spread across the following teams Software Developer, Research & Development and Infrastructure Engineers and successful candidates will be posted to anyone of the above mentioned teams depending on their areas of expertise.

The team exist to deliver operational impact through the use of technology. This ranges from the development and deployment of capabilities covered under the Investigatory Powers Act, through to systems to analyse and exploit data at pace.
 

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide tactical support during critical incidents and crimes in progress using technical solutions

• Support and create bespoke technical solutions to NCA/NCCU operations and investigations, including real-time support in time-critical situations.

• Look to continuously improve cyber investigation capabilities in order to keep pace with the new and developing threats.

• Provide technical advice and guidance to other law enforcement partners

***All NCA officers must hold SC Enhanced upon entry as a minimum. To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years. For more information please see the Candidate information Pack***

Behaviours

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

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Good knowledge in working with Linux in environment.
  • Experience/knowledge working in at least one of the following programming languages: Python, JavaScript and associated frameworks
  • Knowledge of cyber techniques (e.g. ethical hacking, reverse engineering, malware analysis ) and/or internet technologies (e.g. Cloud technologies, AWS)
  • Good problem solving skills, e.g. troubleshooting network/hardware/software problems.

Benefits

If you are an active police pension member immediately prior to joining the NCA, you can continue you membership throughout your employment with us as if you were a serving police officer. If you do remain an active member and subsequently return to a police force, you should be able to continue your membership there too.

All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:

• Civil Service pension scheme
• 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
• Training and development opportunities
• Cycle2work scheme

We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.

We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).