Hardware Cyber Physical Research Engineer


Role: Hardware Cyber Physical Research Engineer

Location: Cambridge

Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits

Contract: Permanent

Awerian provides research and development services that extend and enhance the ability of the United Kingdom and its Allies to defend themselves and to protect the future prosperity of their citizens including Cyber Security, which is crucial for the success of businesses and governments as well as national and personal safety.

Cyber security requires innovative approaches that consider not only the robustness of software but also the associated hardware, technological infrastructure and user interaction.

Awerian’s deep understanding of the connections between software, hardware and intersecting infrastructure can reveal system vulnerabilities that could be exploited to influence behaviour, extract protected information or to insert malicious programs, even if the software itself is robust. Performing Cyber Vulnerability Investigations and designing secure devices and protocols ultimately enables integrated whole system solutions.

Awerian has experience in developing such solutions working with leading industry and national defence partners to assess critical systems for potential vulnerabilities and contributing a novel mix of cyber defence techniques that incorporate both software and hardware solutions, which often utilise Awerian’s physics-based capabilities, to go far beyond the typical “IT approach” to cyber security.


Do you have an innate curiosity about how the world works? Are you excited to find solutions to difficult problems? Do you take things apart, put them together again to see why and how they do what they do?

The role primarily focuses on Research into vulnerabilities found in a wide range of Systems, Software, and Hardware. As it may also include Design and Problem Solving, you should also have a deep understanding in Electronics Hardware, software architecture, sensors and/or systems and their functionality in real world applications. Experience and interest in Cyber Security is essential to be successful in this role.

You will ideally have a Post-Graduate Degree or PhD and a few years of experience in a relevant field which can include Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, Physics & Mathematics.

Why Awerian?

Awerian is no ordinary research and development consultancy. Part of the TTP group; the organisation is an employee-owned business; you will work at our smart and well-equipped offices and laboratories based just outside of Cambridge. Immediately you will be encouraged to share and implement your ideas – there’s no ‘newbie’ status, and you’ll benefit from our culture of freedom.

With little hierarchy, there are no corporate hoops to jump through. This, along with our flat structure, encourages mutual support, teamwork, and innovation. It also creates unique opportunities to develop skills in project leadership and client management to keep your professional development on track.

Awerian are continuing their rapid growth plan, making this a great time to join our multi-disciplinary team. You will be part of building on our successful track record and develop your career at the cutting edge of technology. You will be supported by our team of experts. We’re a business of individuals – however, our curiosity brings us together and it drives what we do. Whether you’re leading a project or part of a team, the whole structure of Awerian is designed to help you connect, thrive, develop your expertise and career.

You will work at our smart and well-equipped offices and laboratories based just outside of Cambridge. Immediately you will be encouraged to share and implement your ideas – there’s no ‘newbie’ status, and you’ll benefit from our culture of freedom. So, if you’re ready to create the extraordinary at the forefront of UK homeland security; apply today.



Joining Awerian means you’ll enjoy our fantastic employee benefits including:

  • Lunch, snacks, and refreshments provided
  • Employer pension contribution of 12% (of pensionable salary +3% personal contribution)
  • Private medical insurance for you and your family & Life insurance
  • 25 days annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • A comprehensive relocation package is available, if applicable
  • Electric Vehicle leasing & Cycle to Work scheme
  • Access to TTP Group social and sport clubs; on site gym
  • Discounts and memberships to local sports facilities and the theatre

Please note:

You will need to be eligible for UK Security Clearance

This role is not eligible for UKVI sponsorship visa scheme

We review CVs on an ongoing basis and will arrange interviews promptly upon receiving suitable applications. 

Our business revolves around collaborating with one another to tackle genuinely hard problems. Equality and diversity in the workplace are some of the most challenging problems facing society. We continuously strive to do better, and we fundamentally believe in the power and importance of diversity – both for our community and for the overall success of our business.

We therefore encourage applications from all individuals. Whatever your background, whatever your identity: we would love to hear from you.

Apply now.

Interested in applying for this role?

Applying to TTP

We’re always recruiting

We never close our applications, because we never stop looking for people to join us. Our internships can be competitive though, so the earlier you apply the better.

We can sponsor working Visas

If you’re a foreign national that meets the Home Office criteria.

There’ll be a couple of stages to your interview

There are two stages to our interview process for graduates, and one stage for interns. For both of those roles, there are usually a number of one-to-one interviews with our consultants. We focus on your technical abilities and consumer awareness and use our interviews to see how you’d fit into TTP.

We hold our interviews at TTP Campus in Melbourn

On the outskirts of Cambridge. The interview process is usually around a couple of hours and it’ll include technical problem-solving style questions.

We’ll cover expenses for your interview

Which includes cost of your return travel to the interview. If you need to stay overnight in Melbourn, let us know in advance and we can organise something.

After the interviews, you’ll hear back from us in a few days

It’ll normally take a few weeks to finish the interviews, but this can sometimes take a little longer depending on how busy we are.

If you fit the criteria, we can cover relocation costs up to £20,000

But before you start, we’ll discuss this together to see if you fit the criteria.