Job of the Week: Cyber Security – Software, Firmware and Hardware Engineers
Do you enjoy puzzles and solving problems? Do you enjoy finding out how things work and have a passion for computer security? If so, then Her Majesty’s Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) wants to hear from you. Its Platform Security group is looking for talented individuals to join its Cyber Security Software engineering team.
“You’ll be working alongside world class security engineers and tasked with ensuring that the government systems we develop stay safe from some of the most hostile and advanced attackers in the world.”
“The Cyber Security Software Engineering team works with other groups across the organisation, identifying weaknesses in existing products and ensuring new products are secure. This team primarily works at the Operating System level, enhancing the security of the platform to defend against the unique threats we face. If successful you will join one of our dedicated teams dealing with Embedded, Mobile or Desktop security; which work closely together to share experiences and best practice.”
Based in Milton Keynes, it is a permanent full-time roles. The salary is “£Competitive + excellent benefits”.
To be considered for this position candidates will need:
Solid testing, debugging and coding skills in C/C++
The ability to read and understand assembly cod
Knowledge of operating system internals in at least one of; Windows,Linux, Mac OSX,QNX, VxWorks, ThreadX
An understanding of common security vulnerabilities and defensive techniques
Knowledge of common security tools with the ability to develop bespoke vulnerability detection tools and ad-ons;such as fuzzers
A passion for computer security
Be highly motivated and keen to learn