11 Mar, 2019

Graduate Engineer - information Security 2019

  • Roke
  • Romsey, UK
Grad Scheme Information Technology Data Analytics Security Developer Operations

Job Description

Roke imagines a more secure world. A world where technology protects, rather than exposes. A world where expert engineers, consultants and business support staff collaborate to protect what matters most to our clients. We are seeking highly motivated and knowledgeable staff to join us working across ground breaking projects within the fields of autonomy, connectivity, data analytics and cyber.

Each day, it is rare that you will have nothing new to learn.  Our people use their intelligence to make the world a safer place, by combining innovation, strong industry partnerships and 60 years of experience to offer our clients truly exceptional advice, research and development..

We are offering you the chance to be part of something amazing.

What will your role look like?

Within Roke’s Information Security Practice, you will be making, breaking and securing today’s technology. You will also be designing, building and assuring the next generation of secure systems.

Depending on your interests and career path, you might be conducting Cyber Vulnerability Investigations to identify risks on vehicles, communication systems or critical national infrastructure, assuring cryptographic systems, building active cyber defence platforms, conducting specialist research or application security reviews, or creating bespoke software and systems for our clients.

What does our Graduate Development Programme look like?

At Roke we recruit some of the best technical and advisory talent, and support you to develop your skills and connections further. That’s why we’ve created a programme that will support individual learning and development, whilst simultaneously solving our clients’ difficult problems.

This emphasis on autonomy is supported through a number of additional modules such as:

  • Technical Training – delivered through an initial technical ‘bootcamp’ and access to the PluralSight online training portal.
  • Soft Skills Training – a series of modules focussed on developing communication skills, networking, professional etiquette and teamwork.
  • Visible Leadership – regular access to senior leaders and de-mystification of internal processes.
  • External Visits - opportunities to attend external exhibitions/conferences in order to broaden industry knowledge and appraise the competition.
  • Lecture Series – opportunity to attend lectures by visiting customers and prominent academics.


What do we expect from you?

Working within the Information Security Practice area, there’s no one single set of criteria as different skills apply differently to the different themes of work we do. We’re interested in you being able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have developed and apply them in novel ways, regardless of your academic background.

Wherever your interests in Information Security lie, you will need to:

  • Work well with others;
  • Communication clearly and effectively;
  • Be interested in making, breaking or securing systems and software;
  • Be inquisitive about the how and why systems are created as they are;
  • A desire to analyse, understand and improve the security properties of systems and software;
  • Take pride in producing high quality answers to hard problems.


Most of our roles involve creating software at some point, so you should be familiar with at least one programming language, and able to write clear, correct code in that language.

What additional skills may be useful?

Knowledge or interest in some of the following:

  • Other programming languages and paradigms (e.g. C, C++, Rust, Erlang, Python, Haskell, Java);
  • Operating system or networking internals; for example kernel programming or network protocols;
  • Other Operating Systems (e.g. Linux, Mac, BSD) or Real-Time Operating Systems;
  • Cryptography;
  • Systems, Software and Security engineering;
  • Software testing;
  • DevOps toolchains;
  • Reverse engineering (e.g. using IDA / Binary Ninja);
  • Threat and vulnerability detection;
  • Network security;
  • Computer forensics;
  • Application security practices, including penetration testing techniques;
  • Simulation and red-teaming;
  • Human factors of cyber security;
  • Cyber-physical systems and safety;
  • Industry Information Assurance (IA) standards.


Where will you be based?

Your work will typically be located at Roke's sites in either Romsey or Gloucester. You may also have the opportunity to travel and/or work on both short & long-term secondment with our customers, working alongside them to understand and solve the challenges they face.

The benefits of working for us include:

  • A highly competitive salary, pension and flexible benefits.
  • A substantial performance related bonus scheme, which we accompany with a clearly defined and fair review process.
  • 25 day holiday allowance, which can be supplemented by Roke’s flexi-leave scheme.
  • A generous relocation allowance to help you settle into the local area and your new role.
  • Onsite tennis courts, gym (including showers & changing facilities) and fishing rights on the River Test.
  • Company events throughout the year, including a summer music festival, bonfire night fireworks and Christmas party.
  • Employee led social clubs covering numerous sports, cyber/data/robotics activities, video-gaming, board games and more.



Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be eligible to achieve SC. As a result, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 5 years.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We can accommodate flexible working arrangements, and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.