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Secure Systems Software Engineer

  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: Up to £0.00 per annum
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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Secure Systems Software Engineer
Competitive salary plus benefits

Requires UK security clearance

The Secure Systems Software Engineer holds a key role in the company, supporting a dedicated team of Secure Systems Researchers. Due to the nature of the role, the Software Engineer needs to have a strong background in the Linux Kernel, C and C++ programming languages and previous experience in a similar role.

The Secure Systems team develop bespoke solutions for a range of stakeholders, producing proof of concept demonstrators as well as targeted software applications.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Android prototype development
  • Able to undertake vulnerability research in new domains
  • Kernel building
  • Native code development
  • Support and build tool chains
  • Generation of software requirements and test documentation
  • Support for software testing by Evaluation staff
  • Reporting on status of development activities including progress, issues and risks
  • Rapid prototyping of software solutions for quick turnaround systems and products
  • Produce high quality technical reports


Candidates wishing to apply should have:

  • Experimental development using SDLC
  • Competent with pentesting and reverse engineering tools and methodologies
  • Experience of advanced vulnerability assessment techniques such as fuzzing and code injection
  • Network traffic analysis
  • Exploit development

Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualified to degree level in a relevant subject
  • 2+ years relevant commercial software development
  • 2+ years Android Mobile Development


  • Native C++ and C
  • Linux Kernel Development
  • Test Driven Development
  • Demonstrable UI design
  • Experience of working with 3rd party software developers

Key competencies

Attention to Detail

  • Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Planning
  • Team Approach
  • SelfMotivation & Resilience



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