Global IT Infrastructure Engineer

10 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

You live for technology.
You create and innovate.
You safeguard our nation.

MI6 is the UK's foreign human intelligence agency. In our world, sophisticated technology strengthens a very human approach to gathering secret intelligence overseas. Our work is all about people: their beliefs and motivations, relationships and trust. So, ours is a culture where qualities like creativity, curiosity, insight and intuition are highly valued alongside intellect and technical ability.

The role

Working on a number of vital projects, you'll contribute to every stage of the technical development lifecycle - from design and systems integration, through to helping customers resolve problems. It's about developing highly sensitive technologies, enabling us to respond to time-critical events so we can protect our nation. While primarily based in London, you'll also be required to work at various locations around the UK with the possibility of international travel.

To enable you to create world firsts, we'll provide tailored development plans to keep your skills up-to-date and build on your expertise. You'll learn more about network engineering and global connectivity methods, digital and analogue electronics or Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), to name just a few.

About you

With the constant drive to find effective solutions, you'll be proactive and able to solve complex problems. Your skills will have been built through a degree, vocational courses, or previous experience. We'll also expect sound understanding and expertise in at least two of the following technologies:

- Network engineering (ideally holding relevant certifications) and global connectivity methods including Routers, Switches and Firewalls
- Mobile communications technologies
- Bespoke software and hardware development and integration
- Technical infrastructure design and implementation
- Knowledge of IT Security, forensics and penetration testing, various operating systems and encryption and VPNs


Our roles are as individual as you are. Find out more and apply via our website.

To apply to MI6 you must be a born or naturalised British citizen, over 21 years old and normally have been based in the UK for six of the last ten years. You should not discuss your application with anyone other than your partner or a close family member providing that they are British. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.

MI6 strives for diversity in the workplace and is committed to the creation and maintenance of a climate in which all staff are treated fairly on the grounds of merit and ability.