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Threat Intelligence Researcher

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
London and Guildford
Closing date
14 Feb 2022
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Threat Intelligence Researcher

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence offers world class threat intelligence services to customers across the globe. Our team investigates some of the most complex state-sponsored threat actors and intrusions on a daily basis. We currently have a vacancy for a Threat Intelligence Researcher in our team. The successful candidate would be expected to support investigations, threat research and open source investigations for customers.

We are looking for candidates with a strong understanding of the threat landscape which can be applied to supporting customer needs.


Investigate cyber intrusions and threat activity as part of the global Threat Intelligence team.

Conduct research on threat actors (from hacktivist to criminal to state), and their tools, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) using commercial and open sources.

Produce finished intelligence reports related to state and criminal threats, with insights into attacker techniques and identified campaigns.

Provide clear and concise written responses to customer inquiries/requests, and brief customers on specific relevant threats.

Report on the threat landscape and provide relevant trend analysis and technical insights to customers and other stakeholders.

Work in a collaborative environment with other intelligence analysts, technical specialists, and customer facing consultants.


Experience tracking actors or campaigns and their associated tactics, techniques, and tools.

Strong understanding of the cyber threat landscape and ability to communicate relevant insights to customers.

Self-starter with ability to identify problems early and come up with solutions using own initiative.

Ability to demonstrate comprehensive, practical knowledge of research / collection skills and analytical methods.

Ability to write concisely and proficiently, and express complex technical and non-technical concepts verbally, graphically/visually, and in writing.

Ability to communicate complicated technical challenges in business language to a range of stakeholders.

Technical skills with an interest in one or more of the following: open source intelligence investigations, digital forensics, infrastructure analysis, threat hunting, or malware reverse engineering.

Desirable skills:

Experience in delivering intelligence led assessments such as CBEST or TIBER.

Familiarity with threat data analysis and automation/scripting.

Familiarity with visualisation tools such as Maltego.

Life at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence 

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day. By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance wellbeing.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. 

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

Division overview: Government

At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Government contracts are an area we have many decades of experience in. Our Government business unit houses four of our critical client groups: UK National Security, Global National Security, defence and central government. Government and key infrastructure networks are critical targets to defend as the effects of these networks being breached can be devastating.

As a member of the Government business unit, you will defend the connected world and ensure the protection of nations. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Launched in 2022, Digital Intelligence is part of BAE Systems, and has a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses around the world from advanced threats.

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