Digital Forensic software engineers

Reference
96784
Contract Type
Part-Time, Permanent
Sector
Digital, Engineering, IT, Public Sector
Location
Tamworth
Salary
£28,840 - £37,748 - Annual RRA payment of £3,400 in addition to base salary (reviewed annually)
Expiry Date
08/03/2021
The NCA has a nationwide Forensic Services Department (FSD), providing both traditional and digital forensic capabilities.

Job Description

The digital forensic footprint extends to both scene and laboratory based examinations with crime scene teams and laboratories strategically located across the country. In further support of this, the centrally based Advanced Data Acquisition team provides a level 3 capability in respect of mobile device examination and employs both Software and Hardware Engineers to meet this challenge.

As a Digital Forensics Software Engineer you will be part of a team that satisfies the growing requirement for the exploitation of seized devices. On a typical day you may be required to carry out research and development to defeat the latest device security, engineer new ways to bypass login credentials, develop novel ways to extract data or produce custom wordlists to aid password recovery. There is only one guarantee no two days will be the same.

 The digital forensic footprint extends to both scene and laboratory based examinations with crime scene teams and laboratories strategically located across the country. In further support of this, the centrally based Advanced Data Acquisition team provides a level 3 capability in respect of mobile device examination and employs both Software and Hardware Engineers to meet this challenge.

As a Digital Forensics Software Engineer you will be part of a team that satisfies the growing requirement for the exploitation of seized devices. On a typical day you may be required to carry out research and development to defeat the latest device security, engineer new ways to bypass login credentials, develop novel ways to extract data or produce custom wordlists to aid password recovery. There is only one guarantee no two days will be the same.

Through the application of advanced techniques your role would be to gather evidence and intelligence with a proactive approach for criminal investigations. Techniques used would need to be utilised in accordance with legislation, and NCA policy, in order to disrupt and degrade criminal capability.
• Develop, deploy and protect sensitive techniques and tactics. You will advise upon the use and disclosure of sensitive tactics whilst enabling operational activity.
• Research and development into emerging and novel techniques or tools for extracting data from mobile devices, whilst ensuring the integrity of the information obtained. Your role will also include the maintenance and enhancement of existing tools.
• Analysis of new operating system features and applications in order to find ways to recover data or security credentials. This analysis could require the use of static and dynamic reverse engineering techniques, fuzzing or source code review.