Senior Software Engineer
Join our highly-skilled Combat Systems team and you'll be part of something you can be proud of; equipping the Royal Navy with another world class capability. We currently have vacancies for Principal Software Engineers, Senior Software Engineers and Software Engineers at our sites in New Malden, Frimley, Portsmouth and Dorchester.
As a Software Engineer, you will design, develop and support Naval Command Systems that provide the nerve centre for ships. You will combine information from the equipment on the ship (like Radar, Sonar etc.) to form a picture of what is going on around the vessel, helping the crew make decisions and take action if required.
You will be involved in creating a Windows-based Naval Combat Management System on a networked virtualised shared infrastructure or black-box PC based system architecture. You will be working on representative combat system equipment for a variety of RN ships including the new Type 26 frigate, the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier, the Type 45 Destroyer and other in-service ships.
You could be developing the Systems that end up deployed in the Royal Navy’s fleet of Ships and Submarines, which will be used to support the crew, as they police the world’s oceans, whether delivering humanitarian aid or in combat.
In addition, this role will provide you with the opportunity to further develop your skills within a supportive team environment. It could also lead to further opportunities progressing within the team or the wider BAE Systems Business.
Your main responsibilities as a Senior Software Engineer will involve:
Designing software to ensure that the overall system will behave according to its requirements.
Writing software according to coding standards and maintain existing software by investigating issues and identifying solutions.
Writing software test schedules and using them to test the system.
Documenting appropriate information, so that others can understand the software and the system.
Contributing to process improvement within the team to ensure that the team always looks to improve how it works.
Liaising with other team members, teams and customers to ensure key information is understood.
Your skills and qualifications:
Developing your understanding and skills will be key in this role and relevant training will be provided.
However, your understanding of one or more of the following is essential:
- Working knowledge of software design
- Awareness and understanding of coding standards
- Programming: Ada, C++, C# and .net framework
- Scripting: VB Script and PowerShell
- Understanding the principles of Software Integration and testing
- Knowledge and use of Configuration Management tools
- Windows Active Directory and Domain knowledge
- Virtualisation technology toolsets – e.g VMWare
- Knowledge of Naval Combat Systems and/or Large Software Systems
- Qualified to degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent working experience
What we're looking for in you:
You will have a positive attitude and good communication skills to foster a productive and collaborative team dynamic both with your peers and managers.
Location: New Malden, Dorchester, Portsmouth - Broadoak or Frimley
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 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
We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life-threatening situations.
In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy’s surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.
We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.
We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that’s why we offer the flexibility for you 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.
At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.
We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.
For more information on our Diversity & Inclusion work, please click here.
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