Implementation Specialist Ref. 913

Technology & Innovation

This role is available full-time for 37 hours per week, Flexible or compressed working patterns available.

This role is based in office.

Are you interested in new and emergent technologies? Do you have an enquiring and analytical mind?

Are you curious about how things work or don’t? 

We are known for our innovation and devote much more of our time in using the latest technologies and ideas to solve our customer’s most challenging problems. Are you interested in playing a key role in delivering quality communication systems used to help protect national security?

You may already have experience working across various technology areas, including but not limited to, Software Test and development, Telecoms, Mobile platforms, Cyber Security, IT research, IT Delivery or bespoke communication systems. This could be the role for you. 

As an implementation Specialist within the Cyber Application team, you will work across the whole product lifecycle within a multi-skilled, multi-disciplinary team, applying test best practice and championing quality through. You will have the opportunity to bring all of your knowledge and skills, enhancing the team efforts in supporting both delivery and innovation. You will identify relevant tests and implement test solutions for a wide range of products which are often bespoke, one of a kind, designed to protect national security. 

We have created a wonderfully welcoming and inclusive culture in our organisation. You will be given flexibility so that you can achieve a good work life balance; you don’t have to juggle other areas of your life to have a career you love. 

More About You

To apply for this role, you will already have:

•     A detailed understanding of Windows, Linux, Apple Mac and Android operating systems and experience in using internet applications, security software, communications software and PC diagnostic software. 
•    The ability to devise tests which will uncover unintentional system behaviour.  
•    Experience of technical report writing or a desire to learn the necessary skills. 
•    The ability to analyse results to identify root causes of issues found. 

To strengthen your application, it would be beneficial if you also have:

•     A degree, HND, HNC or Level 4 Apprenticeship in an IT or Engineering based subject or demonstrable similar experience. 
•     Experience of Software virtualisation technologies such as VMWARE and vSphere.
•     An understanding of IT server and Network infrastructure including the use of domains and active directory structures.
•    A full driving license and willingness to perform field trials around the UK, including London.
•    Experience with mentoring.  

Your Personal Skills

You will be the type of person who:

•    Works cohesively with others but is also comfortable working autonomously.
•    Is keen to develop their knowledge and understanding on new emergent technologies.
•    Enjoys being part of a team. From offering to make the next tea round to managing a project with a team of developers. 
•    Thinks out the box and enjoys coming up with creative solutions to problems. 
•    Persists working towards a resolution when challenges arise. 
•    Is comfortable adapting in a fast paced environment.
•    Wants to improve on yesterday and is always striving to be the best you can. 
•    Has excellent communication skills and a high attention to detail. 
•    Has experience working in a customer focused environment. 

Putting your skills to use

Using your diverse range of skills you will:

•    Conduct & document objective and impartial evaluations on a wide range of post development products.  
•    Apply an agile testing model to contribute to the development cycle of products in early developments.  
•    Develop tests to define performance, functionality, security and limitations of products. 
•    Confirm the fitness for purpose of products.  
•    Perform vulnerability testing including degradation to network, generating scalable traffic on a network, blocking traffic from specific IP’s & identifying security defects.  
•    Support and mentor other evaluation engineers in producing timely test plans, test results and reports and in their learning and development.   

What we Offer

Now that we’ve explained a bit about what you will we be doing, here’s what we can offer you:

•    25 days annual leave, rising to 30 after 5 years’ service.
•    8 Bank Holiday days off in addition to your annual leave. 
•    2 ½ additional days leave (set dates through the year).
•    Paid overtime or time off in lieu.  Your salary is for your contracted hours.  If you work more, we believe you should be rewarded for that.
•    Training.  Lots and lots of training.  This can be anything from a ½ day internal course to a distant learning degree.  If it’s relevant to your career, we will aim to support you.
•    Pension.  Our Pension scheme is Alpha.  It’s competitive.
•    Sports & Social Society.  Whether its classic cars or baking, golf or crafting, we have a society for you.
•    On site nursery (subject to availability).
•    3 days paid leave a year to support a registered charity of your choice.
•    Free parking.
•    Free onsite gym, open 24 hours a day.
•    Relocation Package*
•    Affinity Groups – whether you are disabled, LGBTQ and/or from an Ethnic Minority.  We provide an inclusive environment and support for everyone.


We are HMGCC, the engineering specialists at the heart of the UK’s national security.

We work with the national security community, UK government, academia, private sector partners and international allies to bring engineering ingenuity to the national security mission, creating tools and technologies that drive us ahead and help to protect the nation.

We invest in our people, not only with training but also support throughout your career with us; to allow you to reach your full potential at work, as well as enjoy the work/life balance many aspire to.

To find out more about us and if we’re right for you, please visit our website
Equal Opportunities

Inclusion & diversity really matters to us. It's not just about hitting targets or visible differences. 

HMGCC are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and those with disabilities or who are neurodiverse.

We’re not looking for any one type of person. We’re looking for talent from all different backgrounds to join our organisation, where we genuinely respect and value each other's differences, as well as our similarities. It makes us even better at what we do. 

We are proud to offer candidates the opportunity to apply through the Offer of Interview Scheme. The scheme ensures eligible candidates are selected for an interview as long as their application meets the minimum criteria for the role. To find out more and how you can apply under this scheme, please see the inclusion and diversity information on our website.

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Our Recruitment Team will process your application once the role has closed and everyone will get a response.

Please note dependent on the recruitment requirements, we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date.  

*if you are relocating to the area then we can discuss the possibility of a relocation package 

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