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Electronic Warfare & Communications vacancies

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury - Sp4 0JQ
£25,052 - £57,480
Closing date
4 Dec 2022
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EWC – Electronic Warfare & Communications

Do you have experience within Electronic Warfare and/or Electronic Communications or have an interest in using your engineering background (Electronic or Software) for the good of the nation? If so then we have a role for you.

The Electronic Warfare & Communications Group is the lead for specialist Communications and Electronic Warfare aspects of Defence, Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl’s) Counter-Terrorism and Security capability.

We provide science and engineering support for military and security operations and conduct research and development in areas including Electronic Countermeasures (historically focused on countering improvised explosive devices); cellular and mobile protocols; wireless communications and electronic surveillance; electromagnetic compatibility; and radio frequency directed energy weapons for the purpose of Homeland Security and Counter-Terrorism Systems of the UK.

The Group’s purpose is to provide users with state of the art technological developments that confers operational advantage and freedom of action. The Group is one of the largest and most technically diverse groups within Dstl, and we have opportunities for a number of experienced Engineers & Scientists to join our growing capability.

Dstl salary levels are as follows:

Each level requires a different skillset/ requirements: Level 4: Be a team member, Level 5/6: Influential technical member or even a level 7: Senior technical leader for the team delivering Science and Technology (S&T)

Dstl salary levels are as follows:

Level 4: £25,052 - £ 29,228

Level 5: £32,626 - £38,066

Level 6: £40,514 - £47,007

Level 7: £50,644 - £57,480

Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution.

We particularly welcome female and ethnic minority applicants and those from the LGBTQI community, as they are under-represented within Dstl at these levels.


About us

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is the science inside UK defence and security. A proven national asset, Dstl is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) providing world class expertise and delivering cutting-edge science and technology for the benefit of the nation and allies.

Who we are

Dstl is one of the principal government organisations dedicated to science and technology in the defence and security field.

Dstl supplies specialist services to MOD and wider government, working collaboratively with external partners in industry and academia worldwide, providing expert research, specialist advice and invaluable operational support.

We are innovative, collaborative and impactful.

Our responsibilities

Our responsibilities include:

  • supplying sensitive and specialist science and technology services for MOD and wider government
  • providing and facilitating expert advice, analysis and assurance on defence procurement
  • leading on the MOD’s science and technology programme
  • understanding risks and opportunities through horizon-scanning
  • acting as a trusted interface between MOD, wider government, the private sector and academia to provide science and technology support to military operations by the UK and her allies
  • championing and developing science and technology skills across MOD
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