Cybersecurity Software Developer (f/m/d)

Cybersecurity Software Developer (f/m/d)

locationBristol, UK
PublishedPublished: 17.6.2022
Software Development
Full time
Mid-senior level

We are currently looking for a Cybersecurity Software Developer to join our newly established Applications team.

What we do

At KETS Quantum Security we are combining the power of quantum technologies with the scalability and practicality of integrated photonics to fix some of the biggest security problems facing some of the largest organisations on the planet.

Working at KETS

Our values are focused on always adapting to a changing landscape, trusting ourselves and each other, connecting together, continuous development and security. In a fast-moving industry, we are expected to adapt quickly but these values act as a compass to ensure that our people are always central to our culture.

At KETS, everyone has regular individual, team and all hands catch up and career development sessions to make sure that they are doing okay, to connect them with their team goals and so that everyone knows what development opportunities are available to them. We also make sure that everyone has the right tools and resources to do their role from IT equipment to stand up desks and sunlight lamps.

We trust each other to be in the right place, at the right time and to do the right thing which means that everyone can balance their work and home commitments in a way that works best for them.

We have a host of benefits like flexible working from day one, a great pension scheme, share options, enhanced family leave and sickness leave, 28 days holiday and more.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for a Cybersecurity Software Developer to join our newly-established Applications team to input on cyber architecture design and develop software.

Our head office is located in Bristol but we can consider remote working for the right person. We can also sponsor work visas for those who are not currently UK based but are looking to relocate.

Reporting to the Chief Applications Officer, the Cybersecurity Software Developer’s main responsibilities will be to:  

  • Work with the applications team to implement and evaluate modification of existing communications protocols to provide robust security against the threat of quantum computers.  
  • Develop proof of concept implementations that can be evaluated with KETS’ trusted client base.
  • Responsible for ensuring software development follows security best practices.
  • Contribute to the wider cyber security culture within KETS.
  • Develop & evaluate modifications to common layer 2/3 communication protocols (e.g. MACsec, MPLS) designed by KETS’ cryptography team to incorporate quantum-safe cryptographic primitives.  
  • Collaborating with your team to develop prototype implementations of quantum-safe communications protocols.
  • Produce technical design specifications and documentation.   
  • Deliver research papers & patents where appropriate.
  • Engage with the wider community (conferences, industry seminars, standards bodies) where appropriate.
  • Supporting the wider team in implementing best practice for secure software development.

The experience you’ll need 

To be successful in this role you will need the following experience:

  • Proven experience of building, delivering, and testing robust security applications in a commercial setting.
  • Experience developing applications according to secure design principles
  • Excellent coding and documentation skills (C/C++. Rust, python a bonus)
  • Good familiarity of the latest security principles٫ techniques٫ protocols and common security flaws.
  • Experience with penetration testing a bonus.
  • A Master’s degree in cyber security, cryptography, computer science, mathematics, or related field
  • A PhD in a relevant discipline is a significant bonus.

KETS Skills

At KETS we encourage everyone to develop their skills in line with our values of Trust, Adapt, Secure, Adapt and Develop.

The Cybersecurity Software Developer is likely to exhibit most of the skills below with very little support from their Manager and others in the team.

Trust - We trust each other to be in the right place, at the right time and to do the right thing.

  • I am keen to innovate and expand the remit of my role
  • I am comfortable with autonomy rather than preferring
  • I am comfortable sharing my knowledge and delegating to other team members
  • I complete tasks set before moving on to new ones

Connect - We connect with each other to provide knowledge, support and guidance where it’s required.

  • I cooperate with others in a team
  • I identify with working in a team
  • I am supportive of others in a team
  • I contribute ideas to the team

Adapt: We adapt the way we operate to best suit the circumstances.

  • I maintain a stable performance when working under pressure or on multiple things in parallel
  • I react positively to change and variety  
  • I am open to exploring new ways of doing things

Secure: We understand the importance of analysing risks and making the right judgements to secure the future of KETS.

  • I am risk aware and can identify the risks associated with a new initiative or approach and provide mitigating solutions
  • I can use my judgement to make decisions based on the facts at hand
  • I undertake the analysis required for decision making
  • I show interest in business development issues and I am aware of their importance in ensuring the continuity of KETS

Develop: We develop our approach through learning from our experiences and try-adapt-try again until we get it right.

  • I drive my own learning and development
  • I regularly commit to learning new skills
  • I understand the importance of continuous improvement
  • I want to develop my career at KETS

How to apply 

To apply you will need to submit an online application.

The closing date for this role is 29th July 2022. Please note that we operate a rolling recruitment process and roles are filled upon offer.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or you would like to speak to a member of the KETS team before applying then just drop us an email at [email protected] – we’d love to hear from you.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE – we prefer to fill our roles without the help of recruitment agencies, thank you for respecting this.

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Years of experience

  • Mid-senior level