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Become a Maths and Cryptography Specialist

Think Maths. Think Computer Science. Think GCHQ.


Location: Cheltenham

What you will be doing

As a maths and cryptography specialists, you’ll take on a role like no other. You’ll work collaboratively in multiskilled teams and tackle unique, ever-changing problems.

From algebra and probability to number theory, statistics and optimisation – your mathematical mind will help protect the UK. You’ll work across fascinating areas like cryptography, cryptanalysis network exploitation, cyber security, data science, machine learning, mathematical modelling, and more.

Plus, you’ll be using some of Europe’s most powerful computers to impact on critical knowledge and key decisions.

What you will have

Ideally, you’ll have a minimum 2:1 degree in a maths-related discipline including (but not limited to) computer science, statistics or physics. You’ll love solving problems and adapting to new circumstances.

Naturally curious, with the ability to learn quickly, you’ll have a keen interest in technology.

With on-the-job training and the chance to work with different teams across our world-class community – we’ll teach you the rest. In addition, we’ll make sure you always feel supported. And, we’ll offer the flexibility you need to find a healthy work/life balance.

Onwards to our company and culture…

We are GCHQ

What we do

As one of Britain’s intelligence agencies, we unlock the complex world of communications to keep our nation safe. We work closely with MI5 and MI6, our partners in the intelligence community, to safeguard Britain’s people, interests and businesses from various threats. Think cyber-attacks, espionage, terrorism, and organised crime. It’s challenging, varied and meaningful work that you simply won’t find anywhere else.

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