G4 Software Developer

Discipline: IT

Sector: Central Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 22/05/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £35,846 per annum + £3,339 London weighting


The National Crime Agency (NCA) leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime, and the Threat Leadership Command, which comprises of a number of specific functions including the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), Child Exploitation Online Protection team (CEOP), Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT) and the Threat Management Team, is responsible for the national response to Serious and Organised Crime threats. Their role is to work with partners inside the NCA and externally the set the strategic direction and facilitate effective delivery of the response. One of their key objectives is to tackle Serious and Organised Crimes threats by maximising the benefit of new capability across the system, and this has attributed to the growth of the organisation, leading to a number of exciting opportunities in the organisation including a Software Developer within the NCCU.

The National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) leads the UK’s fight against cybercrime and uses specialist capabilities and expertise to support law enforcement partners across the UK and coordinate the entire UK response to cybercrime.  The Cyber Engineering team build and operate our bespoke capabilities which include data analytic and novel collection techniques. The successful candidate will have many opportunities to learn new skills and build on their own current knowledge whilst obtaining hands-on experience.

To support the fight against cyber-crime, the right candidate will need to utilise a hands-on approach to develop software and innovative solutions. This includes creating software to establish patterns of criminal behaviours, discover emerging trends, develop intelligence leads and identify opportunities for operational response, automating the process where possible. Other responsibilities include:

  • Deploying technical capabilities to exploit large data sets in support of Law Enforcement activities
  • Researching new technologies, identifying new tools and techniques to enhance the
  • Managing the lifecycle of software projects from initial planning to decommissioning, including documentation, transfer and sharing of knowledge.
  • Working with internal and external partners, across government and industry to ensure best practice and explore new ways of working.
  • Working with investigators and intelligence officers to apply data science techniques to advanced investigations.
  • Operating as part of an agile team to deliver software at pace.

To succeed you will have a passion for software development and be an advocate for software best practice. Technical experience includes, experience of Linux, ideally with cloud computing, knowledge and experience of writing software using Python or any other modern object-oriented programming language. Workable knowledge of modern programming practices, demonstrated evidence of improving software development processes, experience of developing solutions to problems using software is also required.

Please note that to be considered, you will have to undergo SC Enhanced clearance, 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. Within this role, you may well be exposed to images of Child Sexual Exploitation, so please consider and be aware of the sensitive nature of the work before deciding to apply. The NCA welcomes applications from individuals with a range of Neurodivergent thinking styles and from those who may require reasonable adjustments.

For more information on the role please visit https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/nca-it or contact Steve Wills at Allen Lane on 07921 336 227.

To register your interest, please email your CV, Application Form (No more than 250 words per answer), and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form to nca@allenlane.co.uk by 23:59 on 22/06/2020.

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