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Electronics Engineers (Scientific Officer Grade)

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Home Office
04 December 2013
17 January 2014
Sandridge ( nr St Albans) or Langhurst (nr Horsham)
Contract Type
£28,719 + £2,000 allowance

Further information

We’re now offering a number of opportunities for Electronics Engineers to join a unique team of scientists and engineers operating at the heart of the Home Office, providing advice, innovation and front-line support to policing, tackling crime, cyber, counter-terrorism and border security. We’ve developed some of the world’s most innovative, unusual and exciting technologies (from automatic number plate recognition to fingerprint enhancement technology) with public safety our number one priority.

Join us, and you’ll enjoy tackling a wide range of important real-world problems: responding to changing priorities and helping to innovate, develop, test and deploy solutions that save lives and cut crime. You will use your skills and knowledge together with some of the latest technologies and tools, combined with a deep understanding of the customer requirements to deliver a range of systems and advice at the forefront of electronics design. Projects typically include: embedded systems and firmware, mobile communications, DSP, sensors, RF, EMC and power supplies.

Whether you’re exploring the intricate workings of technical surveillance equipment or the latest phones and tablets, you’ll make sure that we understand how it can assist us to combat crime - and develop a breadth of technical experience in the process. We also offer excellent technical and management training to enable all our employees to continue to develop their professional skills.

Intellectually strong, you’ll be a graduate (or expect to graduate this year), with at least a 2.2 in a relevant engineering discipline. You may also have an MSc or PhD. Whatever your background, you’ll be highly productive as a flexible member of our multi-disciplinary team, with good judgment and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

To apply
Candidates must submit an online application form to be considered for the role (CVs will not be considered).  The deadline for receipt of completed application forms is 12pm (midday) Friday 10th January.  For further details about the role and to access the online application form, please click on “apply” and then search for “Home Office” and then the job title.   Please state your preference for location on the application form.

This role requires security clearance and our locations are not covered by public transport

The Home Office will not discriminate on grounds of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, those with caring responsibilities, part time workers or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work.


Home Office

The Home Office leads on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime policy and counter-terrorism and works to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK.