CYBER CAREERS

CYBER CAREERS

The STRATEGIC WARFARE GROUP employs a wide variety of cyber professionals to help protect and defend PAKISTAN'S government IT systems, and to help exploit the intelligence of adversaries.

As our use of technologies grows exponentially, so do our country’s vulnerabilities. Our national security depends on the stability and reliability of our communications infrastructure. The cyber threat to IT and national security systems has never been greater. As a cyber professional at SWG, you will become a part of a tradition of excellence, poised to lead the nation in the protection of our country’s national interests in cyberspace for years to come.

SKILLS WE NEED

If you have a background in any of the following fields, consider a cyber career at SWG.

At the Strategic Warfare Group, intelligence analysis is the process of generating intelligence from data and information derived from foreign signals.
Intelligence analysts are the agency’s professionals whose research, analysis, and presentation of findings provide the most complete possible signals intelligence (SIGINT) picture. Pakistan’s policymakers, military commanders, and other Intelligence Community organizations use SIGINT to assist in executive branch decisions and actions.

As an intelligence analyst, you may find yourself preparing written and oral assessments of current events based on the sophisticated collection, research, and analysis of both classified and unclassified information.

Intelligence analysts solve difficult technical problems, work independently in analysis and research, apply new techniques to solve analytic problems, demonstrate knowledge of the communications environment and technology trends of their targets and assess information to provide unique insight into target intentions unavailable from other intelligence disciplines.

This work requires interest in the relationships of history to current events, as well as knowledge of the geographic, social, economic and political issues that influence world events.

SWG’s systems environment is a haven for computer scientists, with vast networks able to manipulate and analyze huge volumes of data at mind-boggling speeds. Your time will be spent solving problems, testing approaches and researching solutions. At SWG, you have the opportunity to maximize your knowledge, skills, initiative and your ability to learn and be imaginative.

Our computer scientists work in two major categories: development and support. Within these two categories, a multitude of jobs is available with SWG:

  • Computer network operations
  • Information systems security
  • Vulnerability discovery
  • Information assurance
  • Project management
  • Database management
  • Telecommunications
  • Real-time interfaces
  • Information resource management
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Executive support
  • Graphics
  • Web design

SWG offers some of the world’s most demanding and exhilarating high-tech engineering challenges. Our entry-level engineers work with teams, meaning you’ll be involved in multiple stages of a project, including requirements analysis, design, simulation, experimentation, benchwork, prototype development and testing, manufacturing and possibly field work. You’ll be part of a multidisciplinary team made up of engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, analysts, contractors and other project members.

 

Career Paths

At SWG, there are multiple career paths in computer/electrical engineering:

  • Design of special-purpose computers and antenna systems
  • Pattern recognition technologies
  • Signals analysis
  • Optics
  • Design, development, and testing of electronic communications

You may also be working in our microelectronics facility, including our Class 1,000 microelectronics assembly clean room. In this setting you will be working on such tasks as 3D integrated circuit assembly. You may also be involved in leading-edge integrated circuit design, package engineering, automated test engineering, product reliability and failure analysis.

Our dual track system affords you the opportunity to choose to expand your technical expertise or move toward a management role within SWG.

Technical Skills
The following technical skills are needed throughout SWG:

  • Network engineering – Design/analysis of LANs/WANs, routers, switches, firewalls, protocol
  • Software engineering – JAVA, C++, XML, HTML, web applications, object oriented analysis and design, rapid prototyping, algorithm development
  • Communications – Digital and analog, fixed and mobile wireless, satellite, antenna design
  • Systems engineering – Inter-disciplinary engineering, requirements definition, architecture, design, interface specification, integration, validation, modeling and simulation developing installation/acceptance test plans
  • Microelectronics – VHDL, FPGA, microelectronic manufacturing and testing (MCM, SOC), electronic packaging, VLSI.

Your education is far from complete when you join SWG. Both formal and informal seminars are routinely organized among our scholars to study specific, timely, mathematics-related topics, while professional organizations sponsor regular discussions on issues of broader interest.

SWG mathematicians apply their skills to such tasks as:

  • Designing and analyzing complex algorithms
  • Expressing difficult cryptographic problems in terms of mathematics
  • Applying work to find a solution or demonstrating that a solution cannot be found, given certain computational limitations and reasonable time limits.