Technical Threats Intelligence Lead

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

The Role

Crisp is on a lookout for Military or Police service leavers, Cyber Threat Hunters, Forensic Digital Investigators, Computer Forensics Investigators, Digital Private Investigators or examiners, Cyber Incident Responders or Digital Fraud Investigators to help us research and detect technical threats posed to digital platforms and global brands.

The Role

You will be a member of the Threat Intelligence Leadership Team which has accountability for the identification of online harmful social content – through a range of intelligence assessment processes, enabled by a combination of AI and Human Intelligence Teams

A successful candidate will be required to be customer facing, supporting weekly assessment and development meetings. They will be responsible for leading their team area – eventually acting as the subject matter expert (SME).

Working with both internal and external stakeholder teams, from Crisp for Platforms Executive/ Sponsor level through to a range of analyst and technical teams to ensure that the organisation is aligned to deliver the most effective intel products that our customers and staff require.

The role will require daily operational intel assessment, weekly assessments and also the ability to organise specialist project teams to produce a range of Operational and Strategic Intelligence Report products.

In your role you will work alongside VP of Human Intelligence – but also our Crisis Monitoring teams and specialist alerting functions within the Organisation.

The “What”

You will be responsible for:

  • Regular Intelligence Submissions - linked to Technical Assessment
  • Responsible for conducting investigations into new and emerging technical threats identified by wider intel teams
  • Assessment of open and closed source technical ecosystems
  • Regular Intel delivery against new and emerging threats to customers
  • Production and Delivery of specialist client Intelligence requests
  • Identification of current and future requirements to analytic tools
  • Likely to involve full intel lifecycle management – OSINT focus and Technical Assessment (although not exclusively) of open source and wider data sets
  • Line Management responsibility


In order to be successful in this role you will need:

  • Ability to assess Open-Source and Technical environments for threat
  • Ability to design and develop approaches to create a view of bad actor communities
  • Capable of leading multi-discipline analyst teams
  • Producing Strategic Threat Reporting - aligned to Technical Risks
  • Producing Operational/ Tactical Intelligence Reports
  • Ability to conduct assessment of Bad Actor Communities in Gray and Dark Markets
  • Horizon scanning / Forward look risk assessment
  • Experience of assessing and managing risk in a digital or open source environment
  • Excellent briefing and presentation skills – Team Wide and Exec Level
  • Excellent people engagement skills
  • Ability to Influence at all levels, in a positive and professional manner
  • Strong focus on organisational skills and structured team delivery
  • Focus on staff welfare and staff development

This role is based in our Leeds office however there will be occasional domestic and overseas travel to support client engagements and emerging client needs

Essential criteria

  • Experience of working in Risk/ Threat Assessment Environments
  • Active Risk Assessment
    1. Open Source Risk Assessment
    2. Technical Risk Assessment
  • Policing, Military, or similar careers in Open Source Intel or Commercial Risk Assessment
  • Experience of working in an investigation environment for Intelligence (or Evidential) production
  • Quality Assurance – with a focus on Intelligence Reporting

Desirable criteria

  • Additional Language experience
  • CLAS or similar experience
  • Experience with Quality Management practices - design, deploy and monitor
  • Experience in Intelligence Lifecycle Management
  • Experience in International operating experience (predominantly US – but not exclusively)


Our rewards are as unique as our culture, and we want to attract the best people and keep hold of them.

Not only will we ensure that your development is key, but you will be joining a fantastic team of like-minded people who work together as one team to achieve a shared vision.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package which include:

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Critical Illness
  • Life Insurance Cover
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Commuters club
  • If this isn’t enough, we are set in some of the best offices in Leeds and have free fruit delivered every Monday, we have a breakfast order each Friday, including ‘beer’ afternoon on Fridays…plus monthly pizza treats !

    About Crisp

    Leading global brands and social platforms trust Crisp for Social Media Safety, safeguarding their share price and reputation by guaranteeing they are always the first to know. Which means they are always the first to act.

    By combining Artificial and Human Intelligence, Crisp’s Extended Intelligence delivers 24/7/365 safety by continually fighting the weaponization of communications from whoever the source, whatever the language and whichever the online harm.

    Crisp tracks and understands what ‘Bad Actors’ are saying to build accurate profiles and use predictive and behavioural analytics to identify trends and identify the “unknown unknowns”. Crisp’s proprietary technology then does the heavy lifting by scanning the web continuously, capturing billions of pieces of data on this select cohort of individuals.

    Crisp currently protects over $3.6 trillion of aggregate market capitalisation across our current customer base. This demonstrates both the value and uniqueness of our service, and the trust our customers have in us to deliver that service.


    'This work meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, any applicants who are offered work for this organisation will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. A criminal record will not automatically bar a person from successfully taking up this post.”