Improbable Defence

Improbable Defence is a mission focused technology company working to transform the national security of our nations and their allies in the face of increasing global competition and evolving threats

Founded 2012
201-500 employees
  • Government & Public Administration
  • Information Systems
  • Headquarters address
    London, UK
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    The world is an increasingly unstable place. Climate change, humanitarian disasters, conflict, refugee flows: these are just some of the major challenges that present governments with difficult decisions. How to keep our people safe? How to defend our values? How to protect the vulnerable? How to promote inclusive prosperity?

    Working closely with academia and industry partners, Improbable is developing and applying cutting edge technology to support the UK government and NATO allies to meet these modern challenges. We build “synthetic environments” or virtual worlds that simulate real world scenarios. We can use these worlds to experiment, plan or train before deciding on a course of action.

    The work you would be doing will help policy makers and planners in government departments and front-line services transform the way they prepare for and respond to a wide variety of situations. These include town planning, humanitarian relief, peacekeeping and other military operations, preventing the spread of disease and protecting democratic processes from interference. These richly detailed virtual worlds can help users better understand and anticipate the complexities and challenges in any given situation. Our solutions provide insights into the consequences of different courses of action in the safety of a virtual world, allowing for better choices in the real world.

    We draw on the commercial technology pioneered by Improbable for use in gaming and the metaverse. Our solutions employ the latest research in AI, ML, computational modelling and distributed systems. Our diverse teams come from a wide range of backgrounds, nationalities and disciplines, blending the best of what each has to offer. It’s meaningful work that can save lives, reduce the risk of escalation, make the best use of precious resources, and improve the likelihood of achieving key objectives.

    Tech stack

    C++, Distributed Systems, Distributed Computing, Cloud Computing, gRPC, Unity, Unreal Engine, AWS, C#, Bayesian Statistics, Probabilistic Models, Simulations, Modeling, GCP, Azure, Go, Python, Kubernetes, Docker, Container Technology, Agent-based Modeling, React, TypeScript


    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    Pension plan

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)
    Insurance (Life)
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    Mental health benefits

    Vacation and time off

    Unlimited time off
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program
    Career growth

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Pet-friendly workplace
    Employee discount programs
    Remote first
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