Unfortunately the characters are already rolled. The Ref allowed the techie to use the Remote Operator skill to control drones.
Hopefully the Ref will take the lack of a real netrunner into consideration when he writes the adventures up. More street action, less B&E. Maybe give the techie access to some kind of basic pre-programmed hacker drone or something.
But in the meantime, it looks like when confronted with a locked door, the answer will be thermite in a tube. (The techie's other specialty is explosives...she's thinking remote controlled spider-mines...which could be an itneresting way to get around some fights)