“We are looking for someone who is familiar with the technology,” says Moore. “We need help in today’s world where new techniques make our job more and more difficult.”
In the Bond films, ‘Q’ is the one who always supplies ‘Agent 007’ with nifty gadgets before a mission, ranging from an Aston Martin sports car with built-in rocket launcher to a ballpoint pen. which turns into a pomegranate.
The real ‘Q’ is not so much a tinkerer as it is a leader responsible for the teams that create and apply technologies that allow Britain to keep tabs on the toughest opponents.
According to Moore, the service is expected to become a leader in digital innovation in the future. It also requires increased cooperation with technology companies, and the new “Q” has an important role to play in this regard. It also makes the Secret Service more visible to the general public, Moore expects.
Discretion is essential
It was not known until now that there really is a function within the British secret service under the name of “Q”. “A few years ago we decided to reorganize our engineering department and we just couldn’t come up with a good name for it,” Moore said in the radio interview. “At the end of the day, we thought ‘come on, let’s go’ and we named the department ‘Q’. So now we are looking for a new manager for this department.
Interested parties can respond to the announcement until May 26. But don’t expect public recognition. “Discretion is an essential factor in the recruitment process,” said the vacant post. If you want to apply, you cannot discuss it with anyone except your partner or a close family member.
Below is a rundown of all the gadgets that Secret Agent 007 received from the Bond films’ first “Q” (Desmond Llewelyn).