Senior Officer, Engineering Developer, Intelligence Collections- HP1376601HG

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 6 Nov 2017

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Higher Executive Officer

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Business area


Type of role


Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time



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Leicester, East Midlands : London

About the job

Job description

The NCA is an organisation which leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime. This includes class A drugs, child exploitation, people smuggling and human trafficking, major gun crime, fraud, cyber crime, money laundering and the corruption that organised criminals use to facilitate these crimes.

We work to imprison serious criminals, and use many other tactics to disrupt crime and keep people safe. In particular, we want to ensure crime doesn’t pay and that it’s harder to commit. We also draw on innovative new approaches to prevent crimes from happening in the first place.
We expect our Officers to work to the highest standards of behaviour in everything they do.

Our values and behaviours are:

Flexibility – seeking continuous improvements to the way that we work, adapting to find solutions to difficult problems.

Integrity – acting with the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.

Respect – treating everyone with dignity and respect, valuing diversity, working in partnership, and sharing knowledge and best practice.

Serving the public – being proud to put the public interest at the centre of everything we do.

Transparency – being truthful, open and accountable for our actions.

Grade & Role Title: G4 Engineering Developer, Intelligence Collections- HP1376601HG
Vacancy Reference Number: HP1376601HG
Open to: Substantive and External Staff on Lateral Transfer or Promotion, Permanent
Location: London or Leicester
Closing Date: midday on Monday 6th of November 2017
Role profile: RP14337
Salary: The salary band for this position is £33,286 to £40,298. Where existing Civil Servants apply on transfer to the NCA at the equivalent grade, pay principles on Civil Service transfers will apply. All other salary offers will be made within the advertised band.

Role summary:

To manage resources to design and develop applications and tools to a professional standard and to meet user requirements that supports the NCA LI capability. To create and maintain robust systems to process, visualise and analyse intelligence, and maintain and provide 2nd/3rd line support for these applications. Represent NCA to discuss and agree technical standards and collaborate on joint projects. Working with the latest telecommunication technologies and experimenting to exploit intelligence from all sources available.

Successful candidates will be required to travel to other NCA sites on a regular basis and expected to form part of an on-call rota.

The below behavioral competencies will be assessed only at interview. The level required is listed on the Role Profile and PQF attached:

- Teamwork and Partnership
- Strategic Thinking
- Innovation
- People Management
- Change

Candidates CV will be assessed against the below entry criteria at shortlisting and will also be assessed alongside the behavioral competencies at interview. These are taken from the Role Profile and the Government Communication Professional Competency Framework

- Understanding/experience working with technical standards and translating these standards into working solutions.
- Exploiting information to solve operational problems
- In depth knowledge and experience of object orientated programming eg C# and Python
- In depth knowledge and experience of Relational Database design and manipulation

Essential at Entry (Please demonstrate how you meet this on your CV):

Degree (minimum 2.2) in Sciences, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (where software development played strongly in your degree) or 3 years + experience in a Software development role, or a HND, BTEC (or similar) in a STEM subject plus 2 years in an IT role.
Strong Object Oriented programming experience. C#, Python or Java
Understanding of the full software lifecycle
Understanding of IP protocols
Excellent problem solving skills
Must be capable of attaining DV

Desirable at Entry:

- Understanding of relational databases such as Mysql or Oracle
- Understanding of BIG data databases and data science
- Ability/desire to travel overseas at short notice for periods of up to 3 weeks
- The capacity to write operational/reactive code to cater for unexpected changes



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is developed vetting.

Selection process details

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

Hayley Grey-01173730083

Sift/interview dates and location


Further information

To apply:

Please carefully read all the information on this advert and the attached documents.

Candidates must submit the below to be considered for this vacancy:

• Equality & Diversity Form
• Current CV

Please return both documents to mailbox no later than 12.00hrs Midday on 06/11/2017

Role Profile and Personal Qualities Framework (PQF) should be attached. If they are not or you can not download them please email for an application pack

To ensure that your application / emails regarding this vacancy are actioned please ensure that the title of the email contains the vacancy reference number HP1376601HG

Should an application arrive after the stated deadline it will not be included in the recruitment process, regardless of the reason.

Should you be successful at short listing but cannot attend on the date/time allocated to yourself for an interview date The Recruitment Team cannot guarantee an alternate date, regardless of the reason.

If you wish to make a complaint in relation to any stage of the recruitment and selection process please email please ensure that you refer to the campaign reference number. If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your complaint you have the right to contact the Civil Service Commission to pursue it further.


To be considered, you will need to successfully complete SC clearance before commencing the role and for specified roles DV clearance within the first 12 months as part of your probation period.
You will also be required to undertake a mandatory pre-employment substance misuse test and achieve a satisfactory result.


The NCA is a Disability Confident Employer. If you would like this application form in a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team using the details shown towards the end of the form or email:-
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission Recruitment Principles. Further information about the Recruitment Principles can be found on
The NCA complies with and expects all its employees to reflect the values outlined in the Civil Service Code, for further information please review the code.

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