Software Developer

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:Greater London

Software Developer

Would you like to work with cutting edge technology? We currently have a vacancy for a Software Developer - Middleware Software and Open Architectureat our site in New Malden or Frimley.

As a Software Developer, you will be responsible for the upgrade and maintenance of the key Middleware Software that underpins the performance, availability, and integrity of our Combat Management Systems. You will also be responsible for developing new Open Architecture interfaces within our Combat Management Systems to allow interfacing to external combat system equipments and suppliers of capability through open standards.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to learn about and develop the Middleware Software that provides the mechanisms for managing and distributing the data within our Combat Management Systems and therefore forms a critical part of our systems that are fitted to most of the RN fleet of surface and sub-surface platforms. The role also provides an opportunity to learn about Open Architecture technologies and develop new interfaces that open up our Combat Management Systems to external providers of capability.

Your main responsibilities as a Software Developer will involve:

Design software to ensure that the overall system will behave according to its requirements

Write software according to coding standards and maintain existing software by investigating issues and identifying solutions

Write software test schedules and use them to test the system

Document appropriate information, so that others can understand the software and the system

Contribute to process improvement within the team to ensure that the team always looks to improve how it works


Liaise with other team members, teams and customers to ensure key information is understood



Your skills and qualifications:

Learning new skills will be key to this role and training will be provided, but relevant experience of the following disciplines is essential:

  • Software Design
  • Programming - Ada 95
  • Software Integration & testing

Experience of either Middleware or Open Architecture (DDS) technologies

Experience working on large software systems in the defence, avionics, or related industry



What we are looking for in you:


You must have the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing to management and peers. You will be motivated person able to rise to challenge and work independently and within a wider team. You will be keen to learn new skills and apply them.



Location: New Malden/Frimley

Salary: up to £57,000


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, childcare vouchers, 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 Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That’s work that inspires us. That’s BAE Systems.

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you’ll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what’s important to you, whether that’s job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.

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.