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Become a Graduate Engineer in Network Protocols

Your opportunity to work on a variety of projects ranging from research & experimental projects to enhancement of mature solutions.



What you will be doing

Our network intelligence solutions encompass all aspects of the value chain, from access and data capture, to high value processing and analytics. We offer solutions to our customers’ operational challenges as well as providing a view of current capabilities and predicted capabilities based on industry roadmaps and Roke’s own research. Typically, our engineers have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects ranging from research/experimental projects to enhancement of mature solutions.

We use a variety of software and develop our network protocols software in languages such as Go, C, C++, Python and Java. You might, for example, be working on development of a network probe for data access. Alternatively, you might produce code to perform real-time network data extraction, data reconstitution, mediation and transformation. If you are interested in analytics further downstream in the processing chain, you might create complex analytics using a stream processing framework for extraction of intelligence relevant to a customer requirement.

  • Training   
  • • 21st century Internet and telephony architectures and protocols.
  • • Multi-gigabit fixed and wireless technologies
  • • Real-time data acquisition and processing
  • Open source packet processing and analysis tools
  • • Techniques and toolkits for combining data or analysing data streams in real-time
  • • Technical Training – delivered through an initial technical ‘bootcamp’ and enduring access to the PluralSight online training portal.
  • • Soft Skill Training – a series of modules focused on developing communication skills, networking, professional etiquette and teamwork
  • • Visible Leadership – regular access to senior leaders and de-mystification of internal processes
  • • External Visits - opportunities to attend external exhibitions/conferences in order to broaden industry knowledge and appraise the competition
  • • Lecture Series – opportunity to attend lectures by visiting customers and prominent academics

What you will have

We are looking for graduates enthusiastic about networking and data access problems. We have a wide range of opportunities in this area so your role will vary depending on your existing experience, our customer needs and your aspirations.

Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be eligible to achieve SC and/or DV clearance. As a result, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 5 years for SC and 10 years for DV.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We can accommodate flexible working arrangements, and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.

  • You have honours degree in a subject such as Telecommunications, Network Engineering or Software Engineering (An alternative software-based degree or a degree in the Mathematics or Physics will also be considered if it proves that you have the ability and enthusiasm to solve networking problems)
  • You have some software programming experience in one or more programming languages
  • You have good written and verbal communication skills
  • You are able to work effectively in multi-skilled teams

Company benefits: performance related bonus scheme, flexi-leave scheme, relocation allowance, onsite tennis courts & gym, fishing rights in River Test, various social events and clubs.

Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Roke Manor Research

The UK's leading provider of independent research, development & advisory services in technology.

About Us


Who we are

We have 60 years' experience behind us and fuel our clients’ success with a forward-thinking team that combines some of the finest engineering, scientific and mathematical minds in Britain.

Roke imagines a more secure world. A world where technology protects, rather than exposes. A world where expert engineers, consultants and business support staff collaborate to protect what matters most to our clients. If you are highly motivated and knowledgeable in the fields of autonomy, connectivity, data-analytics and cyber come and join our team.


Our office culture

There are numerous company events throughout the year, including a summer music festival, bonfire night fireworks and Christmas party.

You can also get involved with Employee led social clubs covering numerous sports, cyber/data/robotics activities, gaming, board games and more.

We also have onsite tennis courts, gym (including showers & changing facilities) and fishing rights on the River Test.

What we do

We work on ground-breaking projects that will shape the digital world in which we live and work. 

We make it our business to understand our clients' key issues, to provide end-to-end tailored solutions. With extensive experience in fields of autonomy, connectivity, data analytics and cyber in both the civil and military domains, we understand the technical complexities of modern and future systems. Our team of 350 plus engineers & consultants develop new concepts, capabilities and systems to protect what matters most to our clients.

Why we are great for a graduate 

All our new starters receive a generous relocation allowance to help you settle into local area and new role. As well as other benefits such as flexi-leave, performance related bonuses, clear career progression and travel opportunities.

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