ROCU Technical Developer

190000DF Requisition #

Grade: Band E Lower

Salary: £40,719 to £44,787

Closing Date:  5th September 2019

An opportunity has arisen for a Technical Developer within West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WMROCU)


WMROCU represents a collaboration between the police forces of Staffordshire, West Midlands, West Mercia and Warwickshire to fight organised crime across the region by targeting those areas of criminality we believe pose the greatest regional threat to the people and businesses of the West Midlands.


About the role:


Modern technology plays a growing part in a variety of serious organised crime types; such as facilitating the supply of firearms and child abuse material via the internet or launching cyber-attacks against schools, hospitals and local businesses. As a result of these evolutions in crime we need to ensure that our investigations remain one step ahead, and that we maintain our security against these increasingly sophisticated threats.


The ideal applicant will be a widely experienced full stack developer and security expert, able to turn their hand to rapid development and prototyping on any platform in a variety of languages, building and deploying prototype and production grade systems within our secure network environment. They will also be able to advise on new opportunities, threats and mitigations that may arise as technology continues to evolve and new security vulnerabilities are discovered.


This role emphasises training and personal development – both through formal training and self-driven study – with suitable candidates ideally maintaining and developing their skills through Capture the Flag (CTF), individual security research or open source software projects.


This role will require the candidate to obtain security clearance.


  • A broad knowledge of software development, with experience of at least one programming language such as C, C++, C#, Python or Java
  • Networking theory and application
  • Knowledge of OS fundamentals (at least two from; Windows, Linux, OSX, Android, iOS)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Natural passion for technology


  • Applied information security / penetration testing skills
  • Digital and network forensics, data acquisition and reverse engineering
  • Certification in information security, e.g.; CISSP, OSCP, GSEC, Security+
  • Electronic engineering and embedded systems
  • Web based technologies, for example HTML5, Django, RoR, ASP, PHP
  • Experience as a network administrator in a sensitive environment
  • Knowledge of cryptography
  • Software development experience within a mobile device platform

Should you have any queries about the role, please contact Detective Inspector Dave Hollies via email:

West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions.  The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future. 

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