Graduate Opportunity

NDEC Cyber Range Technician

NDEC (National Digital Exploitation Centre)

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About Thales

Thales people architect solutions at the heart of the defence-security continuum. Interoperable and secure information and telecommunications systems for defence, security, and civil operators, are based upon innovative use of radio communications, networks, and cybersecurity. We are ground breaking new digital technologies such as 4G mobile communications, cryptography, cloud computing and big data for use in physical protection systems, and critical information systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

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The role

Thales, in partnership with Welsh Government and the University of South Wales, are developing a National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC). In recognition of forthcoming major infrastructure and Critical National Infrastructure programmes in Wales and a need to create and retain high value jobs in the region as well as stimulate sustainable growth in regional business; NDEC will be a custom-built facility in South Wales to meet this need.

To help support our development, we are seeking an Cyber Range Technician to work as part of a multi skilled team and be responsible for the operation of the Cyber Lab facilities within NDEC ensuring the environment and supporting cyber tools are specified, maintained and meet the demands placed by the varied range of cyber services to be delivered by the NDEC.

This position will challenge your skills and you will have the flexibility to mould the role to suit your strengths and career development interests ranging from Cyber Consultancy through to development of Secure Digital Solutions. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are motivated, committed and keen to learn. A self-starter who is able to manage their time, show initiative and has a genuine interest in digital technology.

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Capturing and managing Cyber facility requirements.
  • Ensuring Cyber facilities are set up to deliver planned Cyber Services for internal and external customers.
  • Assisting in the delivery of Cyber Services.
  • Creating Cyber Assessment reports.
  • Supporting the design, documentation, code, test and correct moderately complex systems from supplied specifications, using agreed standards and tools.
  • Participates in reviews.
  • Contributes to Cyber Service Delivery by delivering elements of projects on time and to the standards expected by the team/function.
  • Use of Cyber processes and methodologies and tools as required.
  • Develop the necessary skills and experience through training, mentoring and the e-HR processes.
  • Observe appropriate quality, safety and environmental procedures, practices and work instructions at all time.

Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Experience in setting up network equipment and network topologies.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Effective personal organisation.
  • Shows a keen interest in cyber and digital technologies.
  • Ability to put knowledge and experience into practice with significant levels of support from more experienced colleagues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers.
    Self-motivated, innovative and willing to exercise initiative.
  • Able to overcome barriers and make things happen.
  • Collaborative, mobile & flexible to meet demands of customer engagement and cross team working.
  • Inquisitive, curious and proactive in learning new technologies / business practices.
  • Self-motivated, entrepreneurial, innovative & willing to exercise initiative.
  • Relevant Engineering Degree, or equivalent IT qualifications.
  • Security-oriented mind-set.

To play a key role in driving the success of a worldwide organisation and to join a talented team click the apply button now.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Ebbw Vale (Wales)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Cyber Security
  • Information Technology
  • Maths

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