Senior Software Engineers

Discipline: IT

Sector: Central Government

Location: Nationwide

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 24/03/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £35,846 per annum*


The National Crime Agency (NCA) leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime. Digital, data and technology (DDAT) is at the heart of everything done within the NCA, from operations to the back-office, and the NCA need to be agile and innovative in how they respond to threats while exploiting the opportunities this presents. This has attributed to the growth of the organisation, leading to a number of exciting opportunities in the organisation including the Senior Software Engineer roles within the Target Intercept Engineering arm of the Service Strategy & Development Department.

The Service Strategy & Development Department are responsible for the overall co-ordination of the NCA’s investment strategy and roadmap for capability development and skills growth, along with the deployment of high end capabilities in support of live operations, providing the NCA with capabilities for 21st century law enforcement.

As a consequence, the Senior Software Engineers will play a part in specifying, designing, developing, delivering and supporting new technical capabilities across all areas of the NCA. Additional responsibilities include;

  • Scoping, designing, implementing and maintaining technical Intelligence applications.
  • Managing software solutions to enable staff to gather and analyse complex, sensitive data.
  • Interacting daily with the engineering service support, development and infrastructure teams.
  • Conducting remote site surveys, Health and Safety Management, including Risk Assessment.
  • Providing Business Continuity Management assistance with regard to 1st line technical support.
  • Assisting in the training of systems throughout the UK and overseas as and when required.

To succeed, you’ll need strong object orientated programming experience with C#, Python or Java and an understanding of the full software lifecycle and IP protocols. In addition, you’ll need to demonstrate excellent problem solving skill and a good working understanding of network principles gained ideally within a large, complex organisation. You’ll be seen in an even greater light if you hold Prince2 Foundation, ITIL Foundation or CPIA/RIPA trained.

Location:  London, Warrington or Leicester (With travel across UK)

Please note that to be considered, you will have to undergo SC Enhanced clearance with the ability to obtain a DV Clearance within the first 12 months in post, and also undertake and pass a substance misuse test as part of the pre-employment checks. SC Clearance checks also dictate that you must have been a UK resident for three out of the last five years.

For more information on the role please visit or contact Joe Tyrrell at Allen Lane on 020 3031 9632. To register your interest, please email your CV and Supporting Statement (No more than 2 sides in length demonstrating why you are relevant) to by 23:59 on 20/04/2020.

*plus £3,339 London weighting

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