What we do
Security innovations for a changing world
As a trusted partner to government, we research, design and build solutions that protect and support its missions. Our extensive expertise in developing bespoke software at scale within customer infrastructure and public cloud means we can both advise, deliver and support your organisation’s digital transformation.
Our 60 year innovation heritage is reflected in our ability to use Data Science and Machine Learning techniques to solve real, complex data problems, enabled by our expertise in systems engineering, agile software development, security assurance and cryptographic technologies.
We’ve earned the confidence and trust of governments, agencies and organisations around the globe, helping to make the world a safer place for millions of people.
Access & operational cyber
Global power structures are changing, the impact of climate changes is being directly felt by many people and the frenzied pace of technology development shows no signs of slowing down. All of this contributes to an environment where there needs to be an increased focus on the safety and security of our structures and institutions.
The Access and Operational Cyber campaign is where Roke’s skills and experience are brought to bear on some our customers toughest problems, working from early stage research in ML, AI and it’s applicability to cyber security through to development and support of in service capability and supporting infrastructure.
Our work is fundamentally about achieving mission impact through Digital Superiority. We deliver projects in-line with the needs of our clients through machine augmented operations, using our expertise in AI research and agile cloud software engineering.
In this way, you gain insights into your data faster and more flexibly than your competitors, allowing you to better anticipate and influence your mission environment rather than react and respond to it.
High assurance systems
We provide rapid solution scoping, system design and integration services to help our customers utilise innovative new technologies and techniques to achieve what sometimes seems impossible; highly secure game changing capability.
We design and deliver highly usable systems which are relied upon to operate when under threat from highly capable adversaries.
Science & innovation
We’ve been innovating for over 60 years, and our team of curious and technical engineers have in-depth market knowledge, exceptional expertise, and a passion for developing cutting-edge solutions that are always tried and tested.
Our engineers, scientists and consultants include world-experts with decades of experience. We apply our rich heritage of doing things no one's done before to make a lasting impact, helping to create long-term value for our customers.
World-leading products & services for National Security
Upskilling your cyber skills-base
Our Cyber Launchpad gives our customers the tools and techniques they need to solve their problems through upskilling their people in a wide range of cyber skills.
Launching cyber security to new heights
Toby is a Client and Campaign Manager in our National Security (NS) business unit (BU). We caught up with him to chat about his two stints at Roke, how he works alongside our technical teams to ensure strategic delivery to our clients, and how we’re growing the cyber skills of our current and future employees.
"There’s a great atmosphere here. We’re a people driven business, and really take our role in supporting and developing colleagues seriously. Roke is hugely responsive to the realities of life that we all have to face – something that’s shone through in our response to COVID over the last 18 months."
Bring on Big Data
Adele is one of our Data Scientists working from our Manchester hub for our National Security customers. We caught up with her to discuss how her work in Big Data is integral to customer missions, the adoption of automation and Machine Learning systems in Data Science and the art of playing fetch with a lazy pooch.
"I joined fresh out of university and I was (and still am) absolutely in awe of the technical expertise we have here at Roke. Some of the colleagues I work alongside are experts in their field, and yet they’ll always take the time to sit with me and teach me new things."
Championing Digital Transformation
Tom is a Senior Engineer in our National Security Business Unit (BU). We caught up with him to discuss how he’s applying his expertise to solve complex customer problems, juggling his PhD and full-time job, and his role in helping Southampton become the tech hub of the South Coast.
"It makes me excited and proud to be right at the heart of Roke’s involvement in this space, delivering tangible value, and helping to grow UK talent and expertise in this critical sector."
A Zwift rise to success
Meet Becky, a Graduate Engineer and Data Scientist in our National Security team. Here she chats to us about the support she’s received from Roke to sculpt her career, how the team in our Manchester hub are bringing their A game to make their mark on the business and educates on the finer points of Zwifting.
"I’d say one of the most helpful things that Roke has helped with is my inclination to overwork and not rest well; they’ve helped me to work well and with focus during work hours and to not work when I’m not at work. It sounds so simple, but it has dramatically improved my wellbeing."
The art of software engineering
Diane is one of our world class Software Engineers within our National Security (NS) business unit. We chatted with her about getting our customers ready to embrace hybrid working, the evolution of software development and wildlife spotting in the grounds of our Romsey site.
"Roke gives me the space to do good work and recognises my achievements. I also know I have the support of my team, co-workers and line manager when I need it. It’s a fantastic place to work!"
Fascinations with all things engineering
Aashish is one of our senior engineers specialising in robotics. Here he chats to us about how his love of tech and sci-fi movies has influenced his engineering career and what it's like to work at Roke.
"I think even a hundred lifetimes would be insufficient to experience this field to its fullest. Thus I picked Roke, a company that specialises, but encourages and supports its employees to learn and try everything under the sun."
From infantry soldier to computer scientist
After leaving the Army Reserves, Mark shares how his journey from infantry soldier to postgraduate, and how his desire for working in cyber security has led to a satisfying career at Roke.
"When I graduated I knew I wanted to work in national security, so I applied to all the big players: when I came for the interview at Roke, I loved it as soon as I walked in."
From frontline to consultant
Lynsey uses invaluable law enforcement experience with deep technological knowledge to unlock the value of the latest technology and innovations.
“Every day at Roke I can make use of my policing experience, particularly when working with law enforcement to support and develop the products that help them solve crimes and save lives.”