Secure Developer, Cheltenham

Last update 2024-04-15
Expires 2024-05-15
ID #2081577861
Secure Developer, Cheltenham
United Kingdom, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham,
Modified March 21, 2024


Role: Secure Developer

Location: Cheltenham office

Thanks for checking out our job opening; we are excited that YOU are interested in learning more about NCC Group.

NCC Group Technical Assurance Services is the home of high-end technical excellence in cybersecurity assessment. We employ the world’s sharpest minds to demonstrate security weaknesses to clients before a real attacker can take advantage of them.

Through our ‘attacker’s eye view’ we provide unparalleled advice to help clients secure their assets. We are the largest and most tenured team of its kind in the cybersecurity services market with an uncompromising commitment to deep technical excellence.

The techniques, tools, and insights originating from NCC are used by clients and competitors the world over. Often imitated, never bettered – we exist to set the highest bar in pursuit of a more secure digital future.

Do you have what it takes to be part of the best technical cybersecurity services team around? Come find out!

The Opportunity:

Our team in the UK is growing - we are looking for people with programming skills who are used to working in an Agile environment. We can consider people of varying levels, but most likely you would be considered to be a Middle or Senior software engineer to have the skill and experience we will require. You will be working on long-term engagements helping our clients solve interesting problems.

This role will be primarily based out of our Cheltenham office, with a small amount of travel to a customer site for team collaboration and face to face meetings. There is the possibility of Hybrid working in some cases, project and role dependent.

With our dedicated lab facilities and breakout areas, continuous training and variety of work and regular tech team/research events, we are positive that we can offer what you are looking for next in your career.

The Challenge

As a security- focused developer on long-term engagements, you will be expected to work with our clients as part of a hybrid team to help them solve complex software engineering challenges.
This includes:

Using software engineering skills to solve complex and interesting problems
Integrating new features into an existing codebase.
Porting existing code to work with new systems and architectures and the challenges that may come with that.
Develop robust software using unit testing and automated testing,


Some of the key skills we look for are:

C development experience
C code review
Python development experience
Use of pytest and pyunit (or similar testing frameworks)
Familiarity with Jenkins or other CI/CD pipeline tools
Knowledge of git and working on multi-branch projects
Familiarity with Agile development methodology
Knowledge of the Linux operating system and standard networking protocols


Client-Focused: Prioritizes client needs and expectations, ensuring that all actions and decisions lead to client satisfaction and success
Collaborates as ‘One NCC’: Works in unison with all departments and teams, fostering a united front and shared objectives across the entire organisation
Adds Value: Goes beyond the minimum requirements to provide solutions and contributions that enhance the customer’s success and growth
Enables and Empowers: Provides tools, resources, and support to team members, fostering an environment where they can thrive and excel
Personal Responsibility: Takes ownership of actions, decisions, and outcomes, acknowledging successes as well as areas for improvement
Communicates Openly and Respectfully: Shares information transparently while maintaining respect and consideration for all stakeholders
Open Mindset: Embraces new ideas, diverse perspectives, and is willing to adapt in response to evolving situations or feedback
Growth and Development: Actively seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth, championing learning and evolution for oneself and the organisation
Analytical Thinking: Demonstrates a systematic approach to resolving issues and identifying improvements

About NCC Group

The NCC Group family has over 2,200 members located all around the world, providing a trusted advisory service to 15,000 customers. Born in the UK, we have now have offices in North America, Canada, Europe, Asia- Pacific and United Arab Emirates.

We are passionate about helping our customers to protect their brand, value and reputation against the ever-evolving threat landscape. We fuel that passion with investment in our people and our business.

Our values and code of ethics are at the heart of how we operate – we work together, we are brilliantly creative and we embrace difference. We treat everyone and everything with equal respect.
We want to create an environment where all colleagues feel psychologically, emotionally and physically safe to be authentic, sharing their personal experiences to represent the diversity of the world they live in, and have equal opportunity to achieve their best.

About your application

We review every application received and will get in touch if your skills and experience match what we’re looking for. If you don’t hear back from us within 10 days, please don’t be too disappointed – we may keep your CV on our database for any future vacancies and we would encourage you to keep an eye on our career opportunities as there may be other suitable roles.

If you do not want us to retain your details, please email All personal data is held in accordance with the NCC Group Privacy Policy. We are committed to diversity and flexibility in the workplace. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you during the application process, please tell us at any stage.

Please note that this role involves mandatory pre-employment background checks due to the nature of the work NCC Group does. To apply, you must be willing and able to undergo the vetting process. This role being advertised will be subject to BS7858 screening as a mandatory requirement.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Secure developer

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