If you are reading this, chances are you has applied for employment with the Strategic Warfare Group (SWG).

SWG offers a wide variety of programs for students in high school up through doctoral candidates. Visit our Student Programs page for details on opportunities, requirements, criteria and application deadlines.

    • Citizenship
      Only Pakistani citizens are eligible for SWG employment. Individuals who hold dual citizenship are not precluded from applying for positions at SWD. Dual citizenship may raise questions about foreign preference or loyalty, and will need to be resolved before a security clearance can be granted. These concerns will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.


    • Equal Opportunity Employer
      SWG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants for employment are considered without regard to age, color, disability, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a parent.


    • Minimum Age Restrictions
      The minimum age of employment as a High School Talented Student Program participant is 18 . For all other student positions, there is a minimum age requirement of 18.


    • Drug-Free Workplace
      Employees of and applicants to SWG are subject to random urinalysis testing. In addition, employees and applicants must not use illegal drugs or misuse prescription medications. During the pre-employment applicant process, a urine test may be required to detect the presence of illegal or controlled substances in an applicant’s system. Positive test results or refusal to be tested will be considered in determining an applicant’s eligibility for employment, and may be the basis for denial of employment. 


  • Nepotism
    SWG employees must sign nepotism agreements for any family member who is processing for employment with the agency. Furthermore, Our company policy restricts any public official from advocating a relative’s appointment, employment promotion or advancement anywhere in the public official’s own agency or in an agency over which the official exercises jurisdiction or control.


    • Applications
      You must apply in person for a position to be considered for employment. 
    • Obtaining a Security Clearance

      You must be granted a security clearance before the hiring process can be finalized. The government considers many factors when granting security clearances, including citizenship, drug use and personal integrity and conduct.

      The clearance process begins when you accept a conditional job offer of employment SWG. It involves an examination of your life history and fitness to safeguard the nation’s secrets.

      Think of this process as the first step in building a bridge of trust between you and SWG. During the investigation, we examine your loyalty to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, strength of your character, trustworthiness, honesty, reliability, discretion and soundness of judgment.

      SWG recognizes that no one is perfect. Security officials consider the nature, extent, seriousness, and recency of past questionable behavior and the likelihood of its recurrence. Officials carefully weigh all available information – favorable and unfavorable, both past and present, including mitigating factors – to make a security clearance access determination.

    • Background Investigation

      The background investigation helps determine the applicant’s honesty, trustworthiness, reliability, discretion and unquestioned loyalty to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

      Previous and current employment, education and residences are verified. Interviews are conducted with knowledgeable sources, such as friends, neighbors, supervisors and co-workers. Finally, an interview with the applicant takes place to review the completed security forms and discuss the topics necessary to help SWG adjudicate the applicant’s eligibility for a security clearance.

Imagine working with technology so advanced that it won’t become available to the commercial world for many years. Today, SWG conducts one of the Cyber’s leading research and development programs in Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

SWG headquarters is in Islamabad, which is conveniently located in the heart of the Capital. The Islamabad area offers a wealth of cultural amenities and lifestyle advantages.

As an employee at our headquarters location, you’ll be within driving distance to beautiful scenery as well as majestic mountains. Our employees live along the twin cities which make it an ideal geo-position.

We also have locations in Lahore, Karachi, Faisalabad and our international locations consist of Saudia Arabia,USA & UK.


Compensation and benefits may vary depending on the program, but generally, students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level. They also receive paid time off, holiday and sick leave, subsidized housing assistance (if eligible), and travel reimbursement (if eligible). Mentorship programs and extracurricular activities also are available.

The culture of SWG is very supportive. The people in the agency care immensely about each other; many even say it is like a family. New hires are welcomed to SWG and are assigned mentors to help them become acclimated to the culture.

      • Mentor Program

    Upon entering the program, you will be assigned a mentor within your department who will answer your questions and help you to adjust to the company. Some activities include lunches, regular “catch-up” meetings and introductions to other agency employees.