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Security Research Specialist - Blockchain and Distribuetd ledger Technology ( 120211 )

Job function Research and innovation

Main location UK & Ireland-United Kingdom-Suffolk-Ipswich

Schedule Full-time

Working pattern Standard

Salary Competitive

Security Research Lead Specialist
Location Ipswich

Our purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world For each other, for our customers, for society and our communities We need you to help us do this

Why this role matters

This is a research specialist technical expert Leader role in Applied Research where the individual will apply their key expertise within a clearly defined sphere of technical knowledge to lead research projects and activities which are addressing complex business issues or opportunities The role holder actively engages with colleagues to progress new research in important technical topics and supports the realisation of business value from research and innovation outputs

Specifically this role is accountable for

1 Technically contributing and leading novel research work areas with specialist technical knowledge, providing or clear detailed technical recommendations which leads to new solutions to business challenges and opportunities in areas supporting BTs strategic priorities, or new fields with potential impact on BTs future business

2 Providing leadership of research activity/project in one or more technical areas, and to propose new research directions to the Research and Innovation Oversight Group (RIO)

3 Managing research projects (both internal to BT and/or with collaborative partners)

4 Proposing and pursuing new opportunities for BT arising from the research (eg new revenues, cost savings or improvements to customer service)

5Maintaining a current knowledge of advances in their field and activities of other researchers or organisations

6Developing a strategy for his/her group to achieve excellence in their field and impact on the business

7 Negotiating and establishing new collaborative research projects with external business partners and/or universities

8 Owning and leading research relationships with collaborative partners and vendors to deliver specific project outcomes

What youll be doing

What Ill be doing your accountabilities

Leading and managing one or more related research projects and activities comprising of matrixed resources both inside and outside BT, including university students and vendors

Domain expert responsible for maintaining expertise in a specific technical domain

Responsible for intellectual property creation, managing patent filing in their teamand supporting IPR exploitation where appropriate

Accountable for defining and performing research in an specific domain (ie Security Resource Management & Optimisation ResearchXXXXX) or area that is typically unknown, complex, high impact and high value across multiple domains

Responsible for authoring thought leadership technical papers, capturing intellectual property

Supervision of professionals, graduates and post-graduate student placements and secondments

Connected leaders behaviours

Solution-focused achiever

Collaborative partner

Inspiring Communicator

Well also need to see these on your CV

Skills required for the job

This role involves carrying out research activities in Blockchain applied to network and cyber security problems The successful applicant will

Help deliver working implementations of blockchain applications

Develop solutions to unknown problems and help drive cutting edge research

Gain in-depth knowledge of consensus algorithms, DLT architecture and a variety of implementations

Combine machine learning skills with distributed ledger technology

Continue to help develop cutting edge knowledge around blockchain and related technology


Programming experience (server-side javascript or python preferred)

Understanding of blockchain (and interest in learning more)

Linux configuration and use (enterprise preferred) ability to work with bash scripts

Ability to learn/adapt skills


Hands on blockchain experience eg Hyperledger or ethereum

Machine learning and AI expertise

Hands on data science skills

Experience developing web APIs

Front end web development with libraries such as d3

Understanding of computer networks and identity issues

Understanding of digital identity

Why choose us

We are in an incredibly competitive industry and its not just the technology thats important, but the world of promise it creates for our customers We live and work in a connected world where people want seamless service, great products and the best connectivity there is, as well as continually expecting more and more from us, and rightly so Technology is BTs powerhouse, with our expert technologists, we have a unique position in BT By bringing together our technical and commercial expertise, and our insight and passion for customer experience, we help BT stand out from the competition With the best networks and smart innovative products, combined with a personal experience, it sets us apart from the pack

Innovation drives everything weve done since BT started in 1846 Coming up with new ideas and developing new technologies is central to our future We want to improve peoples lives for the better in welcome, relevant and affordable ways and well be fast to market with an effortless experience to match We will continue to focus on developing our converged network capabilities which will give customers seamless connectivity Our skilled people will lead this technological revolution, not only for our customers but for the industry across the Globe, truly making customers our heartbeat

In order to achieve this, we need world class technical expertise and thought leadership to ensure BT maximises the value realised from new and emerging technologies in wireless, network architectures, virtualisation, optics, artificial Intelligence, data science, emerging services and applications The calibre of our research specialists and experts determines our success in transforming BT and maximising business value

We value different perspectives, skills and experiences Were creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed Thats why we welcome applications from all parts of the community

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : IT-Hardware/Networking, Telecom
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Software Engineer
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 09th Feb 2020

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