We’re working to make government buildings as safe and secure as possible. So, we aspire to exceptional standards in the security hardware and software we provide, because off-the-shelf products, from CCTV to public address systems, won’t always cut it. That’s why our Product Development and Innovation team work to develop bespoke systems, to enhance commercially available products, and to imagine the possibilities for future products we could provide.
If this isn’t what you had in mind, answer a few questions and we’ll find where you fit.
In another business, you might do some work on the electronics, then pass it onto a tester, then a manufacturer, and never really get a feel for how this thing you’ve imagined becomes a reality. At FCDO Services, you really get to lead on it and see it through.
Our Product Development and Innovation team are based in Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes.
We might develop a one-off product to help a particular government customer – or we might develop solutions that are rolled out across a range of embassies.
Want to learn more about the work we do? Have a look at our case studies and explore the impact of our projects – and the diverse skills that come together to make it all happen.
Alongside the training available to the wider FCDO Services team, there are some specific options in place to help our Product Development and Innovation team excel:
Find out about overall training and benefits at Life at FCDO Services
Our team have to understand not just engineering, but geographical context; how hardware and software will operate across regions and climates.
Unusually, engineers here will be involved across a product’s whole lifecycle, from first design drafts right through to supporting the final roll-out.
Our in-house lab equipment, including 3D printers and design workstations, mean we can easily develop and prototype new products right here onsite.
We stay up to date with the very latest products and releases – then we immediately get to work on how we could make them secure and robust enough for our customers.
We’re not the only team developing incredible tech within FCDO Services – we can also call on experts from our Transformation Hub, who identify emerging tech start-ups to work with.
Sometimes an idea doesn’t work, or a bug can’t be solved alone. You share your problems, so that the team can help.
If at first you don’t succeed, troubleshoot again. You keep going even when there’s a tricky problem in your project.
We work across areas from electronics and mechanical engineering to software, networking and design software, so you’ll need broad technical experience.
You’re happy to turn your mind wherever you’re needed, because if a colleague has a problem, it’s better solved together.
Want to join FCDO Services but can’t see a live role to suit you? Great news: you can sign up for job alerts or add your CV to our talent pool and we’ll be in touch when something comes up.