Eligibility & Application Details

Programme Eligibility

What we look for:

  • Applicants with Singaporean Citizenship.
  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree preferably in Computer Science/Engineering, Information Security, Cybersecurity or a STEM-related field.
  • Applicants who are passionate about contributing to Whole-of-Government (WOG) cybersecurity needs. 
  • Applicants who demonstrate an aptitude for cybersecurity and possess a positive learning attitude.
  • Applicants who have demonstrated interest and involvement in cybersecurity (e.g. attaining cybersecurity certifications, participating in CTFs, Hackathons, Hack The Box) will at an advantage.
  • Applicants with a strong foundation in networking basics.
  • Applicants who effectively understand and communicate complex cybersecurity concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Applicants who are team players that value collaboration and are able to proactively take the initiative when working independently.
  • Applicants who can adapt to rapidly changing situations/problems and suggest sound and novel ways of thinking and doing.


Application Details

Applications will be holistically assessed for their suitability.

The selection process involves a 60-hour take-home assignment which consists of a cybersecurity research topic and a technical test.

Shortlisted candidates will then undergo an HR interview before they are considered for a final interview with CSA’s division directors. 

Applicants are highly encouraged to apply early as applications will close once all vacancies are filled.

Visit the Job Opportunities page and click on Systems Engineer, Cybersecurity Development Programme (CSDP) to submit your application.

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