TSG Senior Software Engineer


Senior Software Engineer

Do you want to write software to support world class warfare operator training, highly efficient shore based training solutions that make use of computer based training, real platform equipment and high fidelity simulators?

BAE Systems Training Services Group is expanding and we are looking for experienced and talented software engineers to join us to support the development of software across a wide range of state of the art products.

The post holder will be expected to demonstrate software development experience using high level languages from initial analysis to delivery. Experience of Virtualisation / containerisation technologies would be advantageous.

BAE Systems is the largest provider of warfare training systems to the Royal Navy with more than 50 years of experience.

BAE Systems provides total support for mission success – ranging from preparation and training programmes that are designed to ensure military personnel and equipment are ready for deployment (Readiness) through to maintenance and enhancement services (Sustainment).

Your main responsibilities as a Software Engineer will involve:

  • Software development of solutions.
  • System Test and Integration Activities.
  • Design of technical solutions.

As part of the software team, you will be expected to work closely with team members, and support the team and/or project leadership in daily activities.

The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • Software development lifecycle
  • Using some of the following languages: Ada, C, C#, Java, Scripting Languages.
  • Object-oriented design/development including UML.


  • Experience of virtualization infrastructure and technologies, including containerisation and provisioning automation.
  • Knowledge of Networks, WAN protocols, switch and router configuration.
  • Knowledge of the management of deployed systems, security and account management and automated software deployment.

You will be able to:

  • Operate effectively as part of a larger team, demonstrating excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to support a number of concurrent activities including both new and legacy products.
  • Reliably estimate and plan their own work, understanding budget and schedule constraints, and accurately report progress.
  • Actively support other team members or other teams and are able to provide constructive feedback.
  • Take a proactive approach in looking for improvement opportunities.
Location: Portsmouth – Broad Oak
Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy’s complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there’s Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you’ll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.