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Job description

What will you be doing?
  • Working within a medium sized multi-disciplinary team in a working environment that covers:
    • Customer / project based software development work
    • Rapid proto-typing and development of demonstration systems
    • Technical contribution to bids including estimation
    • Customer support, fault investigation
What are we looking for?
  • A broad technical background: someone who can investigate, design, develop and test software and platforms
  • Some candidates may have a pure software background, and others may have studied a technical subject such as maths, physics, engineering, etc. and who can program
  • A highly motivated problem-solver with a strong desire to approach a problem in a hands-on, practical manner
  • Excellent team working abilities
  • Quickly learn and apply new technologies
  • Someone who can think on their feet
  • For graduates: Significant, hands-on, practical coding experience, for example:
    • Final year project or dissertation
    • Capture the flag, hacking, or other challenges / competitions
    • Home or hobby projects for example with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, PC running Linux etc.
  • Good level of experience with at least one programming language
    • Ideally C++ as a core skill; but other languages are acceptable, especially if experience can be shown of quickly learning / picking up a new language
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organised in a dynamic work environment
  • Excellent team working abilities including an understanding of other roles in the team and how to help each other
  • Experience programming for, and working with, a Linux operating system, ideally this would include such functionality as systemd, init.d, yums/ rpms, and basic service management and creation
  • An understanding of network protocols, including practical implementation and applications, and telecommunications networking
  • Additional programming/scripting languages: C++11 (primarily, C++17 ok), C, Python, Java, TypeScript, JavaScript, React, SQL, mySQL.
  • Experience of web UI development (ideally using React)
  • Understanding of software test approaches, frameworks, tools and test automation techniques; ideally at a range of levels: unit, integration and system test
  • Virtualisation: standing up Virtual Machines, networking etc.
  • Deployment technologies: Ansible (or Docker/Puppet)
  • An understanding of the principles of version control and release management. Ideally with experience of a version control tool such as Git or Perforce.
  • An understanding of Agile practices and frameworks
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.
Division overview: Capabilities
At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Applied Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.
As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.
Job Sector
IT & Telecoms
Job Position
Software Developer
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