Senior / Principal Software Engineer

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Senior / Principal Software Engineer

BAE Systems Rochester is entering an area of unprecedented growth and we are looking for experienced and talented software engineers to join us to support the development of embedded software across a wide range of state of the art products.

As part of one of the world's leading defence, security and aerospace companies, you will be part of the development and supply of products across a diverse mix of commercial and military platforms, from Head Up and Helmet Mounted Displays on the military aircraft, Safety Critical Pilot Control and Flight Control System for civil airliners and Hybrid Power Systems for public transport vehicles.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior / Principal Software Engineer will involve:

Developing and implementing embedded software, peripheral drivers, protocols, human-machine interfaces and associated documentation to support certification.

Requirements analysis and definition, System/Software Architecture/Design, Modelling and Simulation, Systems/Software Integration, Verification and Validation, Safety Critical Development techniques.

Conducting peer reviews and technical guidance of others and production of estimates.

Liaising on technical issues, defining processes/procedures, performing design reviews and make sound strategic technical decisions within your area of responsibility/expertise.

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior / Principal Software Engineer:


Significant experience in Software Engineering using C, C++ or Ada.

Experience of Software Architecture Design with UML, using toolsets such as Enterprise Architect, Rhapsody or Integrity Modeller.

Experience of developing and integrating embedded software with bare board systems or Real-Time Operating Systems such as VxWorks or Green Hills Integrity.


Experienced with software tools such as Simulink, SCADE, MATLAB or Python.

Working knowledge of Git/Subversion or other configuration management tools.

Experience of Linux or Windows application development.

Experience in software verification such as DO178C Standards.

What we're looking for in you:

Can operate effectively as part of a larger team, demonstrating excellent communication skills.

Can reliably estimate and plan their own work, understanding budget and schedule constraints, and accurately report progress.

Can actively support other team members or other teams and are able to provide constructive feedback.

Are proactive in looking for improvement opportunities.

Location: Rochester

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.

Electronic Systems

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. You’ll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. 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.