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Job description

Working as part of an award winning Cyber Security Team the post holder will

  • Lead development of a Data Architecture strategy for Cyber Security Operations to deliver holistic and innovative processing and analysis capabilities across complex data sets.

  • Lead assurance of data quality within Cyber Operations ensuring data structures, ingress/egress and analysis models are reliable, optimised and effective for stated use cases.

  • Provide Data Science consultancy to Cyber Operations to improve data quality, implement automation, and develop analytical models to aid analysis

  • Influence wider HMRC, Government & Industry partners to develop robust, timely and effective data sharing approaches. Represent Cyber Operations at cross government events.

  • Lead on Learning & Development outcomes for Cyber Operations. Design and implement innovative learning activities (training sessions, clinics, hackathons) to improve data science and programming skills

    We are looking for a passionate and creative person to join our award-winning Cyber Security Team to lead and grow our Data Science capability

    The successful candidate must hold SC clearance before commencement of the post


    We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
    • Making Effective Decisions
    • Working Together



  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension

    If you are applying for a role in an office within a regional centre location or a transitional or specialist site, then the following may apply: Daily Travel Assistance will be available for this role, provided the successful applicant is a current HMRC employee and meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the department's Daily Travel Assistance guidance.

    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 security check .

    Selection process details

    This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

    Please submit a CV and provide a statement of suitability (500 words max) on why you are suitable for the role and what you think you will bring to the role.

  • Demonstrate theoretical and applied knowledge of data science methodologies and statistical techniques and experience of applying these in pursuit of effective exploitation of large and complex Cyber Security data sets.

  • Strong proficiency in programming languages such as Python and R in order to effectively manipulate large data sets commonly used by protective monitoring teams such as web application, HTTP proxy logs, firewall and NetFlow data

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build capability in others through mentoring, coaching and delivering formal learning activities - workshops, hackathons etc related to data science

  • Ability to make effective decisions to define Cyber Operations data architecture and strategy - analysing and evaluating data from various sources. Balance competing factors such as analysis outcomes and processing overhead to produce robust recommendations

  • A relevant professional qualification or membership of a professional body such as the Government Statistics Service is desirable

  • Passion and aptitude for data science as it pertains to Cyber Security work with the motivation to develop and maintain subject matter expertise

    Applications will be sifted on the statement of suitability and CV.

    In addition to the criteria above those candidates invited for interview will also be asked to demonstrate the following Civil Service Behaviours at G7 Grade.

    Working Together
    Making Effective Decisions

    Sift and interview dates as well as the interview location to be confirmed.

    This role attracts a Labour Market Supplement of £10,000 p/a on top of the competitive salary, subject to qualifying criteria being met.

    Any move to the HMRC will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

    Customer facing roles in HMRC require the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English and/or Welsh where required. Where this is an essential requirement this will be tested as part of the selection process.

    Security Update

    If you are successful and transferring from another Government Department, we will carry out a check of your identity, nationality, and immigration status (including the right to work in the UK) and a criminal record check before confirming your appointment.

    Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Please note that HMRC have an exemption under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, which enables us to make enquiries about both unspent and spent convictions.

    In November 2015, HMRC announced the next step in our ten-year modernisation programme to create a tax authority fit for the future, committing to high-quality jobs and the creation of new regional centres serving every region and nation in the UK. We set out our plans to consolidate into 13 large, modern offices, equipped with the digital infrastructure and training facilities needed to build a more highly-skilled workforce. These offices will be located in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon and Stratford. There will also be a small number of specialist sites, where the work cannot be done anywhere else, in Gartcosh (near Glasgow), Telford, Ipswich, Worthing and Dover, as well as our headquarters in central London. In addition, our Welsh language service has people in specialist roles located in Porthmadog, as well as Cardiff. If you are recruited into an office that is not one of these locations, you will be expected, subject to HMRC's applicable policies, to move to one of these locations in the future. In some cases this will be via a transitional site. If you are not a current civil servant, you will not be eligible for financial assistance for your move to the regional centre or a transitional or specialist site. If you are a current HMRC employee and you joined HMRC through an advert that was advertised on or after 11/01/2017, you will not be eligible for financial assistance for your move to the regional centre or a transitional or specialist site. This is in line with the terms of your original appointment to HMRC. For more information please contact the vacancy holder.

    Some of HMRC Terms and Conditions of employment changed on 1st May 2013, these will apply to people who are new recruits to HMRC or who take a new job in HMRC on promotion. The document attached to this advertisement provides more information on the changes we made, please note this is not a full list of HMRC's terms and conditions. If you need to discuss how these changes might affect you, please contact the vacancy holder. For further information on terms and conditions please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/about/recruitment#annual-leave


    New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

    If you are currently working for an OGD and would like to consider the impact on your pay when joining HMRC, please see the attached document "Pay on Transfer from OGD" for further information.

    Reasonable adjustment

    If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
    If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:
    Contact Government Recruitment Service via hmrcrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs Complete the "Assistance required" section in the "Additional requirements" page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you're deaf, a Language Service Professional.

    A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.

    In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstance some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing Pre-employment.Checks@cabinetoffice.gov.uk stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

    Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant's details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

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

    Nationality requirements

    Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .

    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 equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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