Anson McCade

Cyber Security Researcher (Reverse Engineering, Security Clearance, DV, Research, Security)

Guildford, Surrey
£50,000 - £85,000+ Private Medical, Pension, Bonus
10 Apr 2017
08 May 2017
Clearance Level
Job Type

Cyber Security Researcher (Reverse Engineering, Security Clearance, DV, Research, Security, Technical analysis. - Guildford

This role will require the candidate to have DV (Developed Vetting) clearance at a minimum you must currently hold SC clearance.

My client operates one of the top Cyber security practices in the country, they have grown over 400% since 2011 and are by far one of the most prolific names within the national security and defence sector. They are currently looking for a Security Researcher to join there expert team in Guildford.

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.. An operational cyber researcher has broad skills which generally involve, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Exploratory Research.
  • Vulnerability & Technical Research.
  • Experimental Development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Researchers undertaking exploratory research are expected to:
  • Rapidly summarise and assess new domains.
  • Provide domain knowledge for technical analysis, experimental development and subsequent engineering.
  • Researchers undertaking vulnerability & technical research are expected to:
  • 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.
  • Researchers undertaking experimental development are expected to:
  • Develop, assess and prioritize prototype and simulated capabilities.
  • Mandatory Skills and Experience Required

More required skills for this role include: The ideal candidate will have experience within several of the following areas.

  • Scripting (e.g. with Python)
  • Rapid development of prototypes or simulations (e.g. with C#)
  • Technical Analysis:
  • Network traffic analysis
  • Reverse engineering
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Exploit development
  • Exploratory Research:
  • OSINT and interacting with SMEs
  • Developing new research skills as appropriate
  • Exploratory Research:
  • Network architecture and security
  • Risk assessment
  • Systems engineering
  • Architectural frameworks
  • Technical Analysis:
  • Processor architecture
  • Operating systems and firmware
  • Standard and domain-specific protocols and data formats

Reference: *AMC*JTI/Research

Type: Permanent

Location: Guildford

Start: Flexible

Duration: Permanent

Rate: £50,000 - £85,000+ Private Medical, Pension, Bonus

Agency: Anson McCade

Contact: Joshua Tinsley

Telephone: 0207 7806 700


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