Cyber Software Researcher - DV Cleared

Excellent Salary & Benefits!
06 Apr 2017
04 May 2017
Steve Balfour-Ackroyd
Clearance Level
Job Type

An Operational Cyber Researcher is able to plan and perform research into a wide range of systems and technologies with a focus on discovering and exploiting weaknesses in their design or implementation. The role provides technical guidance for customers as well as supporting bids and proposals.

Cyber Software Researcher - Permanent - Surrey - Excellent Salary & Benefits!


  • Exploratory Research
    • Rapidly summarise and assess new domains
    • Provide domain knowledge for technical analysis, experimental development and subsequent engineering
  • Vulnerability & Technical Research
    • Know which pen-testing and reverse engineering tools and methodologies are appropriate to a given problem
    • Have experience of advanced vulnerability assessment techniques such as fuzzing and code injection
  • Experimental Development
    • Develop, assess and prioritize prototype and simulated capabilities

Skills and Knowledge:

A wide range of skills are required for Operational Research, the number one skill is being able to think systematically and take logical steps towards deconstructing a complex system.

An Operational Cyber Researcher will ALSO need skills and experience in at least one of the areas below (an ideal candidate will cover several areas).

Technical Analysis:

  • Network traffic analysis
  • Reverse engineering
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Exploit development
  • Scripting (e.g. with Python)
  • Rapid development of prototypes or simulations (e.g. with C#)
  • Processor architecture
  • Operating systems and firmware
  • Standard and domain-specific protocols and data formats

Exploratory Research:

  • OSINT and interacting with SMEs
  • Developing new research skills as appropriate
  • Network architecture and security
  • Risk assessment
  • Systems engineering
  • Architectural frameworks

Experimental Development:

  • Software development life cycle
  • Assured development practices (at a high-level)


A wide range of tools exist, and the researcher should be able to determine which are most appropriate for a given task.

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You will be required to hold a minimum of DV security clearance. If you do not hold an active DV clearance please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

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Job Role: Cyber Software Researcher

Location: Surrey

Type: Permanent

Salary/Rate: Excellent Salary & Benefits!

Start Date: ASAP

Clearance: DV Clearance

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