Mid-level Security-minded Developer




This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a new team within an established business.

You will be filling a unique role that has the remit to grow exponentially and has the backing of senior stakeholders.

You will initially be the sole person to provide the below services (with the support of the wider IT function) however, with your success, this will then develop into an established function and you will make this currently junior department your own, with the ownership of what technologies and frameworks are implemented and build a team around you.

We are looking for people who will thrive in an agile environment. The client is an entrepreneurial business - where candour and involvement are key. As a new business with the support of an established firm, we are looking for ambitious people to really get their teeth stuck in.

The Role

The individual in this role will design and implement a range of technical innovation projects, as well as providing technical expertise to clients where required. You must be capable of solving a range of technical challenges, each expecting you to assess the requirements, propose a solution and manage the delivery.

These projects could require you to work alone or as part of the wider cyber security team on behalf of our clients (e.g. investigations or incident response). Our client and business challenges are always unique, the following examples provide an indication of what could be expected:

- writing system requirements and developing a prototype to meet them
- developing enterprise applications, which will be used by a team on a daily basis
- processing and analysing large volume of data for client projects or research
-writing custom scripts to review social media, or to target specific information
- reviewing technical security information from a client.

The function leverages advanced technologies where expertise is required. The role requires an individual who is innovative and forward looking. You’ll be the kind of person who wants to try new things, and who is entrepreneurial in nature. You will be comfortable developing architectural approaches to a problem, as well as conducting small research projects to see what is possible with specific technologies.


Duties will include, but are not limited to;
• Responsible for design and delivery of a range of technical projects, from small proof of concepts or automation projects to long-term projects over a year.
• Responsible for managing and maintaining technical infrastructure, specifically Amazon Web Services.
• Responsible for developing an innovation programme within the MDR Cyber business alongside other members of the team, as well as MDR R D and MDR LAB.
• Responsible for the maintenance of current investigations systems and supporting infrastructure.

Essential Skills/Experience

  • Experience of software development in Python, as well as Bash scripts is essential.
  • Experience of data storage and analysis technologies such as Elasticsearch, Logstash and graph databases such as Neo4j.

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Knowledge of Javascript and other front-end technologies.
  • Experience of Amazon Web Services and other Cloud infrastructure providers. Knowledge of the Linux operating system.
  • Experience of Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing such as Spacy, Stanford NLP and Tensorflow.
  • Experience of Cyber Threat Intelligence, Open Source investigations (OSINT) or Digital Exploitation is desirable but not essential.


  • Highly flexible and open to change, comfortable with ambiguity.
    • Detail-orientated with solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Willingness to learn new technologies, techniques and information.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels, and to work with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
    • Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners/ key stakeholders.
    • Resilient and calm under pressure.
    • Pro-active and takes initiative, able to manage projects and workload independently.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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