SPYMASTERS are seeking a team of ‘Q’ style techies to help create Britain’s next generation of 007 devices.
MI5, MI6 and GCHQ security chiefs want officers to help fight cyber attacks, terrorists and organized crime LondonThe US state spy headquarters and bases at Cheltenham and Manchester.
The behind-the-scenes roles reflect the work of the fictional head of the Q department – or “The Quartermaster” – played by Ben Whishaw in the James Bond film series.
Jobs currently posted online include Product Manager for £56,874, Product Owner for £48,104 and Senior Innovation Product Manager for £62,592.
A source said: “The on-screen Q may be best known for his fondness for a cup of Earl Gray and fun shenanigans, but the reality is his work is vital to the security of the country.”
Applicants are advised that product management functions are tasked with “proving the best technology solutions” to provide “critical intelligence” to spies working on “frontline missions.”
The product manager is tasked with deciding “what products we should build to keep the country safe” – like Q’s famous line of exploding pens and blood-infecting nanobots.
The Product Owner’s job is to “bring unique products to life and help us build a culture where innovation and experimentation can thrive.”
And the Senior Innovation Product Manager will help “articulate product vision, goals and deliverables” while guiding product owners and managers in their work.
Tea lover Q is known for outfitting Daniel Craig’s 007 with cutting-edge tech, such as a machine gun-wielding and bomb-dropping Aston Martin DB5 in No Time To Die.
Other favorites include a magnetic body in No Time To Die, a laser microphone in Scepter, and a portable defibrillator in Casino Royale.
In April it was reported that spy bosses were looking for handymen to do odd jobs on James Bond-style missions.
Potential suitors were told that the Secret Service’s chippies and plasterers were vital to combating the terror threat in Britain and “keeping the country safe”.
However, recruits were also told they needed to spend at least two hours in the gym each week to stay fit.