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Software Security Engineer

  • Job
    Junior & Mid Level
  • Software Engineering
  • Cambridge


  • You will have a good technical degree in a relevant field. You will be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about a range of security topics and will have experience in developing and implementing security functionality in digital systems. Ideally, this will include experience of at least one area of security innovation, e.g. privacy enhancing technologies, blockchain technologies, trusted execution environments, new security protocols, etc. In this, you will have demonstrated the ability to tread new ground, not simply following an existing design.
  • You will have software engineering experience relevant to the development and application of digital security technologies, and you will ideally have some prior experience of working in a consulting or commercial environment. Relevant project management or sales and business development experience would be a bonus.
  • You will have good team working skills, with energy, flexibility, and a constructive approach to challenges. You will also have a well organised and structured approach to problem solving and security engineering.
  • You will have the ability to gain UK security clearance.
  • The nature of this role may require regular visits to our Cambridge site, though the frequency will depend on project needs. Therefore, you should ideally reside in (or be willing to relocate to) areas near our offices.
  • This role is suitable for applicants at varying levels and applicants with more experience may also have the following:
  • Embedded software and/or electronics design experience
  • Public Key Infrastructure and cryptographic algorithm experience
  • Some team leading experience


  • Huge variety – We work with clients across many markets including Smart Infrastructure, Autonomous Industrial Robotics, Energy, Consumer, Agritech, Defence, Aerospace, Medical and Health. We deliver technology solutions to these markets, drawing upon technologies such as artificial intelligence, advanced sensors, quantum computing, synthetic biology and across the range of connectivity technologies. We are also growing our business in creating and applying the next generation of security technologies themselves. Whilst the Defence and Security sector is a focus area for this role, you will have the opportunity to work across all these markets, providing security technology input that might range from advice on security architectures and technologies to apply, through to design and development of new technologies and systems to meet specific needs.
  • Interesting challenges – Our clients choose us for our ability to tackle some of the most challenging problems where new approaches are needed. Whether it’s enabling secure operation in high-threat environments, needing to operate at very low power or communicate securely over very limited bandwidths, or supporting the resilience of a safety-critical system, there will usually be some challenges to overcome in the design; something new to learn.
  • The potential for growth – This is a great time to join our security team as we build on our established track record with further growth planned over the next 2-3 years. There are also opportunities for career growth and personal development in any or all of the three dimensions: technical, project management, and commercial / business development. You will have the opportunity to work closely with our Head of Digital Security to develop our technical capabilities and grow new opportunities for the business. As our digital security business and capability continues to grow there may also be opportunities to lead a specialist group in the area.
  • Responsibility – This will depend on your experience, but you will typically be taking the responsibility for developing key aspects of systems we develop, working with (or acting as) the Technical Authority on projects to ensure the solution meets the client’s needs.

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Cambridge Consultants, part of Capgemini Invent, develops breakthrough products and services, creates and licenses intellectual property, and provides business consultancy in technology-critical issues for clients worldwide. For more than 60 years, we’ve helped our clients turn business opportunities into commercial successes, whether they are launching first-to-market products, entering new markets or expanding existing markets through the introduction of new technologies. With a team of more than 900 staff, in offices in Cambridge (UK), Boston (USA), Tokyo and Singapore, Cambridge Consultants offers solutions across a diverse range of industries including medical and life science, industrial and energy, consumer and retail, and communications and infrastructure. In 2021, Cambridge Consultants became part of Capgemini Invent.