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Vulnerability Researcher

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Gloucester or London
Closing date
17 Oct 2022

Job Details

Our world class team of Vulnerability Researchers and Reverse Engineers tackle some of the most interesting problems with a meaningful and tangible impact on the national security of the UK. We are growing our VR team significantly and are looking for a diverse range of talent from experienced Vulnerability Researchers with a proven track record to those with a keen interest and aptitude looking to develop their skills in this exciting space!

We have a community of technical specialists with a friendly and inclusive culture with great opportunities to learn from experts and make use of a carefully curated training plan with some of the best trainers and conferences available.

Our focus is on a wide variety devices, platforms and technologies. VR, RE or development experience with mobile (Android, IOS), firmware, Linux, IoT and Windows is useful but most important is a willingness to learn as all of our projects bring new and interesting challenges.

 What you will be doing for us:

  • Performing Vulnerability Research and Reverse Engineering to handle complex and unique challenges across a myriad of platforms.
  • Learning to use tools like Ghidra, IDA Pro, Unicorn and Frida plus developing bespoke tooling when needed.
  • Working in a vibrant and inclusive team of specialists where success often comes from teamwork and a diverse approach to solving problems.
  • Developing junior members of staff with a keen interest in RE and VR to realise their potential.

Ideal candidate background:

  • An interest and aptitude for Vulnerability Research, Reverse Engineering, and Exploit Development (either from a professional background or by demonstrating an aptitude e.g. by playing capture the flag challenges).
  • Low-level knowledge in how languages function across the application stack from assembly through to interpreted languages and everything in between.
  • Understanding of the exploit development lifecycle from identifying bugs up to fully developed proof of concepts.
  • Proficient in at least one programming language (e.g. Python, Java, C#, C++)

How you will be supported:

  • Work-life balance is important; you’ll get 25 days holiday a year and, via our flexible benefits package the option to buy/sell and carry over from the year before
  • You can work around core hours with flexible and part-time working
  • Our flexible benefits package includes; private medical and dental insurance, a competitive pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, taste cards and more
  • You’ll have a dedicated Career Manager to help you develop your career and guide you on your journey through BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
  • Don’t know a particular technology? Your learning and development is key to your future career
  • You’ll be part of our bonus scheme
  • You are welcome to join any/all of our Diversity and Support groups. These groups cover everything from gender diversity to mental health and wellbeing.

Life at BAE Systems Digital 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 Digital 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 Digital 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.


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.

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we believe that digital technology is the key to unlocking our customers’ advantage. By advancing digital technologies, we open doors to worlds of opportunities, together. We work across 6 main areas, Cyber, Defence, Delivery & Advisory, FinCrime, Intelligence and Space. Come visit us at the expo, or our website, to learn more about our opportunities.

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