Digital Forensic Software Engineer
National Crime Agency
2nd July 2020
£27664 - £36821
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Take on cutting-edge technology projects and help us pursue serious and organised crime.
Human traffickers, firearms and drugs dealers, cybercriminals and exploiters of children - at the NCA, we work at the cutting-edge of law enforcement, tackling those posing the most serious threat to UK life.
Now, more than ever, serious and organised criminals are finding new and more ruthless ways to prey on vulnerable people and the wider public. And as the crime landscape continues to evolve, so do we. Our teams work creatively and collaboratively to find new and unexpected ways to stay ahead. Join them and your work will have a serious impact as you help us protect millions of people across the UK.
As an Advanced Data Acquisition Officer, you'll join a team of digital forensics experts who support our operations through cutting-edge innovation and bespoke technical solutions. Working in an ISO-accredited laboratory, you'll research and develop emerging technologies which strengthen our investigative capabilities, especially during time-critical situations. You'll also help coordinate investigations, gather intelligence and maximise our resources to ensure we can recover and analyse items quickly, efficiently and effectively.
Beyond the research and development side of forensics, you'll provide invaluable advice across the NCA and build strong working partnerships with internal and external groups to foster collaborative working.
You may also be expected to work directly or indirectly in tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse. This may involve exposure to child sexual abuse images and material, so please consider the sensitive nature of our work before deciding to apply.
You'll have significant experience in developing new technologies, ideally within software engineering and computer applications. You'll also have a sound knowledge of forensic principles, high and low-level programming languages, mobile platforms, risk management, data analysis and IT. You should also have a degree in a relevant subject (e.g. computer science) or the equivalent qualification.
You may have prior experience with cybercrime, digital forensic tools, relevant legislation or bulk data analysis, though these aren't essential.
Beyond this, we're looking for skilled communicators (both in writing and in person) who can work flexibly and perform under pressure despite changing timescales and competing demands.
We take your career and development seriously and want to help you build a truly successful career with us and the wider Civil Service. So, we'll make sure you receive the right training, guidance and coaching as well as regular performance and development reviews. What's more, as a Civil Service employee you're also entitled to a large range of benefits, including generous annual leave, flexible working, a contributory pension, staff bonuses and recognition, volunteering days, childcare vouchers and other salary sacrifice options, and an employee discount scheme.
The breadth of our capabilities means there's no such thing as a typical NCA officer. We recruit people from virtually every walk of life, from police to project management, crime analysis and commercial procurement. Join us and we'll give you the powers, time and resources to see cases through, as well as high-profile experience to add to your record. On top of this, you'll get to work at the heart of law enforcement response and deal with the biggest threats to national security.
Closing Date: 20th July 2020