Technical Specialist

Control-F is now looking for a Technical Specialist to join our small but growing team.  We need someone to take responsibility for research and development, ensuring that both training and service offerings are leading edge.

The role

As our Technical Specialist, you’ll be responsible for leading research and development for new and existing training products. You’ll design and implement software solutions for training products and you’ll write software utilities for use during our training courses as well as writing software to decode and decrypt data recovered from mobile devices, computers and other electronic devices. You’ll also provide support to trainers and delegates during training courses.

About you

You’ll have programming experience (Python and C/C++ or Java) with knowledge of database design and database platforms. You’ll have practical SQL experience too, not to mention a keen interest in technology and consumer electronics.

If you have any of the following, they would be a huge advantage:

  • Knowledge of cryptography;
  • Practical experience of password cracking and decryption;
  • Reverse engineering, static and dynamic analysis experience using IDA Pro or Frida or similar;
  • Previous hands-on experience of digital forensics;
  • Experience in delivering presentations or training;
  • Previous experience of jailbreaking and rooting mobile devices.

As a person, you’ll be a proven problem-solver, able to work well within a small team while displaying a “can do” customer-focused attitude and a personable and approachable demeanour.

About us

We’re a digital forensics company offering scheduled and on-site training courses to digital forensic examiners, primarily in law enforcement. We’re based just 30 minutes drive from Cambridge, the heart of “Silicon Fen”.

What we’re offering

In return, our Technical Specialist will have a competitive salary with a performance-based annual review, opportunities for working from home, 22 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays and a health cash plan.

The future

Developing your teaching skills is one option for further growth in this role; Control-F are all about the teaching!


We are a small business with a big reputation in our field and we’d love to welcome you to join us.  You can download the job description or contact us for more details and an off-the-record chat about the role.