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BAE Systems - National Security Cyber Accelerator: Software Engineering & Cyber Research, Gloucester
Our Cyber teams deliver the most interesting work you've never heard of. We're the best in our industry and we're investing heavily to grow to meet the future demands of the UK. We've created a course to take great software engineers and security researchers and give them the experience they need to deliver cutting-edge systems and research in an industry where success really matters.
If you have some experience developing software, are driven by learning new things, love playing around with technology and are excited by finding out how things work - then our National Security Cyber Accelerator could be just the challenge for you!
You'll start with a 6 month programme of hands-on learning, covering a range of languages, platforms, and technologies that will prepare you to both make things and take things apart. Training will be delivered out of a specialised BAE Systems facility in Gloucestershire - right on the doorstep of the thriving Cyber innovation and tech sector hubs of Bristol and Cheltenham.
We're looking for people who can pick things up quickly and are keen to either start or make the first move of their career into the exciting world of National Security Cyber. We hope some people who join the Accelerator will already be experienced in parts of the course, but the breadth of what we're teaching means that there will still be plenty for everyone to learn.
Whilst you progress through the NS Cyber Accelerator we will support you through the UK Security clearance process up to DV level which will allow you to work on our more sensitive (and most interesting!) projects which support the UK Government. To be successful in this role you must be eligible to apply for UK DV clearance.
On completion of the Accelerator you will move into a permanent role where you will help to solve some of our customer's hardest problems in either Gloucester and trust us - these are not the kinds of problems you'll get at a hedge fund, a Shoreditch start-up nor even a Silicon Valley tech giant!
We don't just make software, we make a difference.

Key programme features
  • An integrated programme delivering learning that supports a strong sense of progression, continuity and collaboration.
  • Work in small teams using Agile methodologies to deliver projects across platforms including Android, Windows and Linux.
  • World class technical training in Software Development - Python, C++, and C#.
  • Subject Matter Experts (SME's) imparting experience and knowledge to ensure you have the skills to succeed.
  • Experience of hands-on learning to solve real life challenges.

Team values
You'll be joining a team of Cyber experts in a fast-paced field. These are our values:
  • Our mission, experience and approach make us unique.
  • We have a supportive, inclusive and friendly environment for everyone to work, learn and succeed.
  • We are easy to work with.
  • We are customer focused.
  • We aim to be the best we can be.

Assessment Process
  • Recruiter & Hiring Manager CV sift
  • Telephone conversation with recruiter
  • Online Assessment
  • Interview

Who we are looking for
We're looking for people with the right attitude and aptitude, not specific languages, tools or qualifications. We want people who love to code. You might have written software in your free time, across a few different platforms/languages. We don't mind which platforms/languages - it's the versatility that we're after. This might even be self-taught or learned in an existing job, it doesn't need to be from a degree or any formal qualification.

To be successful on this programme, you will need the following:
  • Some coding experience,
  • versatility,
  • a love of technology and the desire to keep learning
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: Government
At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Government contracts are an area we have many decades of experience in. Our Government business unit houses four of our critical client groups: UK National Security, Global National Security, defence and central government. Government and key infrastructure networks are critical targets to defend as the effects of these networks being breached can be devastating.
As a member of the Government business unit, you will defend the connected world and ensure the protection of nations. 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
Security & Safety
Job Position
Gloucester, UK Show on map
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