G4 Senior Research and Development Officer
Sector: Central Government
Date posted: 22/05/2020
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 the Senior Research and Development Officer 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 Research and Development team utilise technology to aid investigations by exploiting new legislation to cause real world impact against cyber criminals. These roles are core to the delivery of NCCU and wider NCA operations.
As a consequence, the Senior Research and Development Officer will support the development and deployment of new techniques and tactics in support of operations. Additional duties include;
- Managing operational activity requiring technical expertise
- Overseeing the use and development of specialist capabilities, offering expertise to support law enforcement partners across the UK and internationally.
- Providing tactical support to Operations investigating high end serious organised crime, support online operations.
- Using knowledge of cyber-crime and knowledge of UK legislation IPA and CPIA.
- Delivering strategic and tactical digital solutions to operational challenges and emerging technological threats focused on serious and organized crime affecting UK
To succeed, you must show knowledge of cyber-crime and UK legislation IPA and CPIA. In addition, you must be able to showcase your knowledge and expertise to deliver impact to criminals through online activity and technical solutions, have a background in either digital forensics, penetration testing, reverse engineering, or malware analysis, experience of internet technologies and technology trends, knowledge of operating system internals (Notably Windows and Linux), and experience leading a small team of technical staff in a time critical fashion. Industry qualifications (e.g. CCNA, OSCP, GCIH etc.) or equivalent experience is also highly desirable
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 Joe Tyrrell at Allen Lane on 020 3031 9632.
To register your interest, please email your CV, Application Form (No more than 250 words per answer), and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form to email@example.com by 23:59 on 22/06/2020.
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