MI6 is the UK’s foreign human intelligence agency. Every day, we gather secret intelligence from all over the world that helps us protect the UK. Our work requires sophisticated technology and innovative techniques, which is why we need your help. As an Infrastructure Engineer, you’ll give us a crucial edge in a rapidly changing, data-driven world. Whether developing next generation security systems or complex cyber operations, you’ll face extraordinary challenges that you’ve never seen before.

The role

Ultimately, your role is to make sure MI6 gets the technology it needs. That includes security systems, both within the UK and overseas. As part of our world-class Infrastructure team, you’ll develop these systems and provide 2 nd and 3 rd line support, which means working across a range of disciplines and creating new countermeasures. It’s an extremely varied role that could involve anything from network analysis, telecoms and RF transmissions, to securing physical sites, electrical sign-off or building regulation compliance. You’ll also support cyber operations as part of a wider UK team. But perhaps most importantly, you’ll collaborate and share your knowledge in a way that everyone can understand.

About you

Perhaps you’ve got experience in Windows Server, Linux or Virtualised (VMware) environments. Or maybe you’re used to working with Cloud vendors or with CCTV, IDS and ACS. If you’re a certified AWS, Microsoft/Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Red Hat or VMware professional, so much the better. Whatever your background, you’ll be excited about technology, new capabilities and the opportunities they present. But what’s really important is a gift for clear communication and a desire to learn. Here, you can deepen your skills through everything from classroom and online learning to development schemes. With a strong sense of responsibility for the country’s security, you’ll be proud to use your skills to help safeguard the nation.


All our roles come with a full range of benefits including a cycle to work scheme, interest-free season ticket loan and access to a subsidised gym. However, the true rewards lie in using your talents for the greater good. Find out more and apply via our website.

MI6 is an Equal Opportunities employer, committed to reflecting the society we protect. Our recruitment process is fair, transparent and based on merit. We particularly welcome applications from diverse and under-represented groups.

To be eligible to apply, you must be a British Citizen. One of your parents must be a British Citizen or must have one of the nationalities or citizenships from one of the following: British Overseas territory, British subject, British National (Overseas), British protected person, citizenship of the Commonwealth, EEA nationality, or citizenship of the United States of America. If deceased, have had such citizenship or nationality before death. If you hold dual nationality, of which one component is British, you will nonetheless be considered. If successful, you will not normally be required to give up your non-British citizenship but, as a condition of your employment or secondment, MI5 may impose restrictions on your postings, work travel and/or general use of that nationality. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for seven out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside the UK. Each case will be carefully considered on its own facts. You can apply at the age of 17 years and 6 months, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member. Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside of the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application. Further information on our eligibility criteria can be found on the Applying section.

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