Analyst – Opportunity & Threat Assessment Capability (OTAC)

Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Digital, IT
Bristol, London, Warrington
Expiry Date
TRACER is searching for an Analysts to join the OTAC team. This role can be based from Warrington, Bristol or Central London.

Job Description

Threat and Risk Assessment, Capability Exploration and Research (TRACER) is a collaborative business function being established and operated through the National Crime Agency (NCA). TRACER operates in partnership with the Communications Capabilities Unit (CCU), National Technical Assistance Centre (NTAC) and the National Communications Data Services (NCDS). The Accelerated Capabilities Environment (ACE) and the Internet Data Unit (iDU) are key delivery partners.

At full operating capability, TRACER will provide the opportunity and threat management for digital communications associated with investigations using digital means and will develop qualified propositions detailing how the community could reduce the risk associated with those identified threats. The current scope of this threat and opportunities management is IPA related covering Communications Data (CD), Targeted Interception (TI) and Targeted Equipment Interference (TEI).

This role will involve analysing the raw data collected from a variety of sources and presenting this to a range of stakeholders including OTAC, the TRACER team, the Service Partnership and the wider LEA community. You will be able to identify trends in the data and create models to estimate future projections. You will need to work collaboratively with a range of people across LEA, UKIC, Academia and Industry building a strong stakeholder network.

You will work closely with the OTAC Release Authority to ensure TRACER information handling protocols are appropriate and support your manager in undertaking briefings and presentations, both internally and externally. This role will also involve supporting and maintaining the Partnership Service Value framework and the Workbook for Innovation, Research and Exploration.

With a genuine interest in data and technology you will have excellent communication skills and strong leadership qualities. You will have an ability to develop relationships with a variety of stakeholders, can work in a fast moving, agile environment and handle ambiguity and uncertainty. You will need to be highly organised yet adaptable and be self-motivated as well as having the ability to motivate your team. The confidence to present to a wide range of people is key as is the ability to provide constructive feedback in a professional manner