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Familiar jobs in a unique environment

Our corporate IT section offers a wide range of career opportunities. Many of these roles will seem familiar to you. This is because we have the same requirements as any other business or organisation: to deliver results quickly and enable all members of staff to do their work effectively. The only difference is that this is MI5. Everything you do, every project you work on, every customer query you deal with – has an impact on our ability to protect national security. Your work here makes a difference.

Business Analysis

Our Business Analysts can expect to work concurrently on multiple small projects, or in support of large, complex transformational programmes. Those at a senior level will influence and shape solutions with high profile stakeholders across MI5, leading on strategic visions, and managing teams of Business Analysts to deliver successful outcomes.


Our Enterprise Architects develop technology strategy and translate this into defined architectural models, influencing and persuading people at the highest levels. Our Application Architects understand our diverse application environment, providing designs and roadmaps to build and evolve systems that will increase value to end users. Infrastructure Architects ensure our infrastructure is aligned to MI5, developing strategies, standards and policies, and driving technological convergence.

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IT Service Support

At MI5 our IT Service Support department encompasses many areas, such as the Service Desk, Incident and Problem Management, Operational Response, the Communications Centre and estate wide MI5 Monitoring. Whether you are experienced in IT Service Support and looking for new opportunities, or at the start of a new IT career path with a passion for technology, our aim is to nurture the development of powerful IT careers that will play a part in keeping the country safe.

Software Engineering

MI5 is regularly searching for Software Engineers with a range of experience levels in order to build, maintain and enhance our wide variety of in-house software applications. Our engineers work on a unique variety of projects through which they are able to have a direct and rewarding impact on the success of MI5. The environment here is fast paced, you will work closely with end users and deal with some of the most advanced technology around.

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Project and Programme Management

Our IT Project and Programme Managers are responsible for bespoke solutions that contribute significantly to the success of MI5. We look for forward thinking individuals to work within our Infrastructure and Application Delivery areas. These are vital and challenging roles where, depending on your experience level, you will manage small to large sized projects to successfully lead business critical initiatives and achieve positive outcomes

IT Service Management and Operations

Our large IT Service Management and Operations department offers a wide range of opportunities. To name just a few we often have opportunities arising within Incident, Problem and Change Management, Data Centre Services, Service Delivery and Service Transition. We also regularly look for skilled people managers who can provide direction and support for our busy, hands-on technical teams.

We’re all about technology with a purpose


A career at MI5 is like no other.  Not only is it rewarding and unique but the variety here is like no-where else.  It is this variety that means most people stay at MI5 as they are able to fulfil all their career ambitions here without ever having to leave.  We are also committed to rewarding the people who work for us and demonstrating our appreciation for their vital contribution by offering an excellent range of benefits.  And due to the nature of our work it means you can’t take it home with you, so when you leave the office you really do leave your work behind you, providing you with an excellent work-life balance. Whatever role you perform, you will be directly contributing to keeping the country safe.

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