DSTL launches new game to recruit brightest minds for cyber work

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has launched an online game to recruit more than 60 staff to work in Cyber and Information Systems.

There are opportunities across a range of areas including in Data Science, Cyber & Electronics Warfare, as well as Space, Sensors & Security Systems. Supporting the campaign is a new online game where users can play an interactive challenge via the campaign micro-website called Know the Unknown.

Dr Paul Kealey, Dstl’s Cyber and Information Systems (CIS) Division Head, said:

With defence and security operations becoming increasingly dependent on sensing and information, this recruitment drive represents our commitment to put the latest science and technology in the hands of users. What attracted me to Dstl was that every day here is different. Our talented people are having a genuine impact keeping British people and the UK Armed Forces protected from harm.

Dstl is looking for people with a flair for problem solving and a passion for new technologies seeking a career with a difference. Ideally candidates will have with design and development experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Radar Electronic Surveillance
  • Radio frequency or communications systems
  • Navigation system development
  • Design of electronic systems
  • Digital signal processing
  • Space systems design
  • Computer science, software engineering or network engineering
  • Information technology or technical architecture
  • Systems engineering
  • Verification and validation
  • Data forensics
  • Data fusion
  • Penetration testing
  • Quantum science

Dstl is the science and technology arm of the Ministry of Defence. As part of the UK Government Dstl does sensitive and specialists work that cannot be done anywhere else. We use our world-leading science and expertise to prepare for the threats of tomorrow, and we need talented and dedicated individuals that can help us solve emerging problems and predict the problems of the future.

For all the latest vacancies, visit the Civil Service Jobs website.

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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