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Based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Discover new solutions. Follow in the footsteps of one of our nation’s greatest mathematicians.
One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, Alan Turing was a brilliant thinker most famous for his codebreaking in the Second World War. As we approach the centenary of his birth, it could be time for you to play a vital role in maintaining national security too.
Encryption is used in so many of the essential things we use in everyday life, that the threat is everywhere. So, as a GCHQ mathematician, you’ll explore the increasingly complex problems of crypt to help keep our communications secure.
There aren’t many places where your love of mathematics and problem solving will see you influencing Government, armed forces and law enforcement agency decisions. GCHQ is also one of the few places outside academia where you can practise advanced mathematical research across such a wide range of disciplines. Every day will bring a new challenge to stretch your intellectual ability. Your research will be supported by some of Europe’s largest computers. And you’ll share your knowledge with some of the nation’s top mathematical minds.
To apply, you should have, or expect to obtain by summer 2012, a 1st or 2nd class honours degree in mathematics, statistics, physics or other subject with significant mathematical content. Additional credit will be given for a Master’s degree in a mathematical subject.
The Signal Processing in Communications Group (GPSC, www.gts.tsc.uvigo.es/gpsc), affiliated with the Department of Signal Theory and Communications at University of Vigo, Spain, invites applications for a Ph.D. position in the field of Signal Processing in the Encrypted Domain.
The selected candidate will join GPSC to investigate fundamentals and algorithm design/evaluation for encrypted processing of data and signals.
The GPSC is a worldwide reference group in the fields of Multimedia Security and Signal Processing. This fact is supported by international publications (more that 70 journal papers and 170 conference communications, receiving more than 1600 cites), awards to the defended Ph. D. theses (3 Best Ph. D. Thesis Awards of the Spanish Official Institute of Telecommunications Engineers), research projects\' income (about 9 million euros), management of intellectual property (10 European and American patents pending), spin-off creation, establishment of research centres (e.g., Galician Research Centre in Advanced Telecommunications—Gradiant—, ICT Research Center of the University of Vigo—AtlantTIC—), its multicultural environment, or some of its members being Associate Editors of IEEE Transactions. Hence, the selected candidate will enjoy unique opportunities to participate in exciting research projects with both industry and academia.
Do you have experience of supporting any of the cryptography / encryption / PKI products from any known vendors and looking to progress to level 3 support?
This exciting Tier 1 Vendor role requires demonstrable experience in supporting any of the following technologies:
- PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)
- Cryptology / Cryptography
- Relational Databases and SQL Scripting
- LDAP (Active Directory)
In this role, you will get an in-depth knowledge of a leading technology in PKI / encryption space and have an opportunity to work in thriving environment supporting large enterprise customers across all industry sectors.