Software Engineer

Location:Lancashire
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Would you like to work as part of a team developing a variety of complex bespoke engineering software applications for designing and supporting supersonic fighter jets?

As part of the Engineering Systems Competency Centre (ESCC) Application Development team you will be working on developing software, technical aspects and the through life support of Engineering software. This includes Aerodynamics, Structural Engineering, Product Lifecycle Management, Design Engineering, Flight Systems, Operational Analysis and Supportability applications ensuring that a high quality service and support to users of the toolset to enable the Engineering customers to achieve their business goals. Technologies and tools we use include C++, Java and JEE, Fortran, SQL, PL/SQL, Visual Studio, NetBeans, Eclipse, JDeveloper, SQL Developer, Git, Jira, UML, Enterprise Architect.

We are a continuously improving, expanding team based at Warton near Preston, surrounded by lovely Lancashire countryside, close to the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales and also Manchester and Liverpool

Your main responsibilities as a Software Engineer will involve:

Developing bespoke, specialist Engineering software used in the development of fast jets

Working in a team of software developers using a variety of software technologies such as Java, C++, JEE, Fortran, SQL, PL/SQL, Visual Studio, NetBeans, Eclipse, JDeveloper, SQL Developer, Git, Jira, UML, Enterprise Architect

Providing 3rd Line Support and support to test teams

Delivering continuous improvement through recommending appropriate capability needs and process improvements

Completing software development activities in line with schedule and quality requirements

Your skills and qualifications:
Essential:

Experience working in software development

Good knowledge of software development techniques and practices

Good knowledge of software development lifecycle methodologies

Programming in a modern object oriented language (e.g. Java, C++, C#)

Software development lifecycle tools (e.g. issue tracking, version control and continuous integration)

Desirable:

UNIX / Linux experience

Unit testing

SQL database experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will be talented engineer with a track record of programming in aleast one of Java, C++ or C#. You will be passionate about writing code but understand that there is more to being a professional Software Engineer than writing code. You will also be a proactive problem solver who is willing to learn and has testing, issue tracking, documentation and configuration management in their DNA. You will be someone who can actively contribute to continuous improvement and communicate complex technical issues well, even if it isn’t your first instinct. Working positively within a team and delivering high quality service and support to users and engineering customers is also a desirable attribute.

We give you:

The opportunity to spend 80%+ of your time writing code and use the latest tools and technologies in a calm, quiet, low pressure working environment with a good work life balance that meets most of the Joel-on-software tests. We provide job specific training in things like GIT, SOLID principals, UML.

Location: Warton
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.

BAE Systems Air

BAE Systems Air brings together the company’s international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.

BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.

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.


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