Monday, 14 October 2013

Wanted: secret agents

Jobs at the Mossad 

Today's job vacancies advertised at the Mossad are not for the faint-hearted.

Israel's James Bond wannabes hoping to spend their time quaffing cocktails in dinner jackets and shooting bad guys while scuba diving will find they have tougher challenges to overcome.

So if you want to join Israel's spy agency, put away the aqualung and hang up your skis. Top of the current crop of successful applicants will be long-time residents of geek city with at least five years' of experience in mechanical engineering and mastery of the latest engineering software.

Other skills in demand at the espionage agency include graphic artists and experts in computer modelling. An ability to demonstrate "alternative thinking" is an added plus.

But there is one opening for a trainee spy, no experience required. Quaintly titled "Electronic Engineer," this position for an entry-level candidate would most suit a young person acquainted with "digital communications" including satellite, mobile and RF used for global positioning. In other words, a teenage hacker.

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