We’re looking for a Software Engineer to help us shape the future of naval combat systems – the systems that keep the Royal Navy’s ships and crews safe at sea.
Our naval combat systems are used across the Royal Navy’s surface fleet, from Offshore Patrol Vessels carrying out anti-piracy and security operations, to Type 45 destroyers, patrolling the world’s oceans and leading NATO task forces.
As a Software Engineer you will work as part of a team of engineers developing the mechanisms for automated deployment of software infrastructure and applications on Royal Navy platforms. The team work across a number of Naval Combat System equipment’s (CSEs) including the Combat Management System on surface and subsurface platforms as well as the Royal Navies new Shared Infrastructure Product. These systems are a complex combination of multi-million lines of source code developed in-house, integrated with a host of 3rd party COTS software packages to be deployed into a resilient, networked, multi-node system architecture. Ensuring such complex systems can be reliably & repeatably deployed and maintained with the minimum of operator intervention is the core responsibility of the Software Installation team.
This role will provide you with exposure to multiple RN platforms including Queen Elizabeth Carrier, Type 26 Frigate, Type 45 Destroyer and the new River Class OPVs.
Your main responsibilities as a Software Engineer will involve:
Designing, developing and maintaining scripts for packaging bespoke and COTS software into a deployable system build
Designing, developing and maintaining solutions for the automated deployment and configuration of the software infrastructure and applications
Performing investigations into deployment issues and develop solutions going forward
Supporting the installation process of builds alongside Integration Engineers.
Your skills and qualifications:
- Experience in Windows operating systems
- Windows Scripting Tools – VB Script, PowerShell or Batch Job, .Net Framework and XML
- Experience in configuration management tools, concepts and file change control
- Windows 7/10/Server 2008/2012/2016 functionality
- Experience with VMware including its server software (ESXI), storage and networking.
- Active directory and domain knowledge
- Experience in VxWorks
- Windows security features
- Networks (architecture and protocols)
- Experience in any structured programming language
What we're looking for in you:
You will be a team player with good verbal and written communication skills. You will have a professional approach to dealing with the customer community, colleagues and suppliers.
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 part time hours, 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.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer and 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. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.
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.