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Cyber Range Platform Developer - KTP Associate

London, United Kingdom
£42,261 per annum inclusive of London Weighting plus £2,000 allowance per annum for training
Closing date
20 May 2024

Location: Other
Salary: £42,261 per annum inclusive of London Weighting plus £2,000 allowance per annum for training
Post Type: Full Time
Post Type: Fixed Term
Contract Length: 25 months
Closing Date: Monday 20 May 2024
Reference: 1024-24-PS

University of East London

Founded in 1898, we at the University of East London (UEL) are proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and creating a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

But we can't achieve this goal alone. We need forward-thinking, innovative, and curious individuals like you to join our community and help us craft our future. As part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people who share your passion for creating positive change. We’re an inclusive and welcoming community that is constantly moving forward, never satisfied with the status quo.

About Us

Want to be part of a pioneering, forward-thinking, vibrant, and diverse environment with state-of-the-art facilities, where the focus is as much on providing world-class research as it is a transformational educational experience? Then make the move to The School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE).

We’re part of the University of East London - a well-established University that’s proud of its base and connections to the East End of London, but equally excited by the work it has embraced and is delivering in a global context. Recently awarded a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023, the University is now just one category away from going gold.

ACE has played its part in the University’s success by growing its student numbers from 1,800 to 5,000 in the past five years alone - and they are keen to grow even further. A massive reason for ACE’s rapid growth is a unique teaching practice that involves applying design methodologies and advanced technologies to real-life scenarios in architecture, arts, computing, and engineering. Indeed, we’ve designed and refined courses that are careers-led and prepare students for a vastly changing technological future. We’ve also built an extensive industry network and worked with over 2,500 companies, including major employers like Siemens, Nissan, Ford, TfL, and Mott MacDonald, as well as professional institutions like RIBA, BCS, ICE, IStructE, CIHT, IHT, PWI, CIOB, CIAT, LI and IMechE.

About the Job

A KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) is a collaboration between a university and company, jointly funded by the Company and Innovate UK. The KTP Associate will be based primarily at the Company premises in County Durham but will also spend some time at University of East London (UEL). This is a 25 month’ KTP project between UEL and DSC to develop and implement a cyber range simulation platform so as to produce an operations and intelligence decision-making models and policy against adversarial cyber-attacks in all forms against individuals, businesses and communities. A more science-based approach will be taken and where possible up to date data provided to ensure the latest threat vectors are captured. The design of the platform will also include a requirement to ensure to “leverage academic research to achieve business objectives to show the value” and “create a new business asset for real-world impact.” Allowing production planning, promotional spend and marketing strategy for the organisation. 

The location for this position will be at Digital Safety Community HQ, Lambton Park, in the heart of Durham County, UK. 

This amazing opportunity provides hands-on experience in innovative cybersecurity technology with an opportunity for professional development and training, including undertaking a prestigious leadership programme.

About You

We are looking for an Associate with a strong background in computer science and cyber security. This role requires a deep understanding of cybersecurity principles, hands-on technical expertise, and a passion for innovation in the realm of cyber defence.

Benefits Package

Here are UEL we understand it’s about more than just a salary. It’s about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE.

We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: 20% pension (4% from you, 16% from us), 25 days holiday (3 additional days over Christmas) plus bank holidays and we’re always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a shared success bonus scheme of up to £5,000 pa, subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on; Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

So, if you’d like to take your career to the next level with us here at the University of East London and are inspired by our environment and committed to success, we want you to apply today!

 Further details: Job Description & Person Specification

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Ameer Al-Nemrat at

To contact the recruitment team please phone +44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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