Digital Forensics Hardware Engineers within the Advanced Data Acquisition (ADA) team focus on the Agency’s toughest technological challenges. We are seeking energetic and enthusiastic professionals with an investigative mindset who cannot rest until a problem is solved.
The ADA team focus on recovering data from digital devices that are not supported by commercial forensic tools. Working closely with Software Engineers to develop bespoke methods of acquisition, you will get your hands on some of the most sophisticated equipment available within Digital Forensics.
You will be encouraged to think outside the box to enable the recovery of data from damaged and/or security enabled devices. Through provided training, you will advance your knowledge of digital device electronics and engineering to diagnose and repair faults, reverse engineer circuits and develop hardware exploits.
Whilst this post is primarily laboratory-based, there is a strong emphasis on developing relationships with peers both nationally and internationally; therefore travel throughout the UK and overseas will be necessary.
This role requires individuals to have an active interest in evolving technologies, who can maintain and develop their technical skillset, knowledge and awareness of the rapidly advancing technology and digital forensic landscapes. At the NCA, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment. We welcome neurodivergent thinkers and offer reasonable adjustments to those who need them.
Learn more about this role
To learn more about this role, please register for the following event:
On 29th November and 17th January from 18:00, we are hosting an MS Teams event where you can hear from NCA officers and be given the opportunity to ask questions about the role.
Attendance is by invitation only.
**To be considered, you will need to successfully complete SC Enhanced clearance before commencing the role and achieve DV clearance within the first 12 months in post.**
£32,892 - £42,424
Recruitment and Retention Allowance: This is currently set at £3,000 for this post. The RRA is an enhancement to the role and is reviewed annually.
A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%