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Required Knowledge Skills and Experience

  • Recent experience in a senior software architect role
  • A strong background in software development, including use of multiple development languages (must include C and Python, may include Go, C++, or Java)
  • Ability to develop prototypes & proof-of-concept implementations of ideas
  • Experience in at least one of Secure Coding, Security, or Cryptography
  • Experience spanning resource-constrained embedded, through to distributed and scalable systems

Preferred Knowledge Skills and Experience

  • Design and/or implementation experience in any of the following technology areas:
    • Containers and virtualization
    • Embedded systems
    • Cryptography and associated concepts in IT security, including security APIs such as PKCS#11, Microsoft CryptoAPI and OpenSSL
    • Web-based Restful technologies
    • Systems making complex use of Databases
  • Internet technologies, protocols and standards
  • An appreciation of relevant Quality (ISO9000) requirements and processes
  • Experience working in an Agile development team, experience of Agile at scale (e.g. SAFe)

Personality & Behaviours

  • The ability to analyse complex technical problems and offer innovative, reasoned and practical solutions to demanding requirements
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to fluently convey complex designs at multiple levels of abstraction to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment and mentor/coach other team members
  • The ability to prioritise, manage your own workload, be flexible, work under pressure and deliver to demanding deadlines


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or other relevant discipline

About Us

Primarily based in Central Cambridge near the railway station with additional sites in the UK and US, the business provides vital, trusted crypto security systems to companies all over the world

Cryptography is the backbone of online and mobile security and our encryption products are used by 19 out of 20 of the world’s largest banks, high profile technology companies and a multitude of well-known global companies. 

An Agile approach is used in product development with engineers working in small teams of six to eight. This allows them to interact, collaborate, respond to change; and they are empowered to make decisions on a daily basis. nCipher Security also prides itself on encouraging and supporting innovation and creativity among its teams and the company is working in a number of exciting and emerging markets.

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