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Software Engineer

Opportunities like this don't come along every day…Would you like the new challenge of making an impact on some of the biggest projects in the UK defence market right now? Join our highly-skilled Combat Systems team and you'll be part of something you can be proud of; equipping the Royal Navy with another world class capability. We currently have vacancies for Principal Software Engineers, Senior Software Engineers and Software Engineers at our sites in New Malden, Broad Oak, Dorchester or Frimley.

As a Software Engineer, you will be undertaking a range of software development activities in line with relevant processes, and designing software to ensure that the overall system will behave according to its requirements. You will be required to demonstrate Key Technical skills and be able to communicate strongly both verbally and in writing to management and peers.

In return, this role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills further within a supportive team environment across a wide range of project areas.

Your main responsibilities as a Software Engineer will involve:

Designing software to ensure that the overall system will behave according to its requirements.

Writing software according to coding standards and maintain existing software by investigating issues and identifying solutions.

Writing software test schedules and using them to test...

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Writing software test schedules and using them to test the system.

Documenting appropriate information, so that others can understand the software and the system.

Contributing to process improvement within the team to ensure that the team always looks to improve how it works.

Liaising with other team members, teams and customers to ensure key information is understood.

Your skills and qualifications

Developing skills will be key to this role and relevant training will be provided however solid understanding of at least some of the following disciplines is essential:

Working knowledge of software design.

Coding standards.

Programming: ADA, C++, C# and .net framework.

Scripting: VB Script, PowerShell and Batch Job.

Software Integration and testing.

Configuration Management.

Windows Active Directory and Domain knowledge.



Knowledge of Naval Combat Systems.

What we're looking for in you:

You will have strong communication skills and be able to build good working relationships with both management and your team. A positive attitude is key to the collaborative atmosphere within the team.

Location: New Malden, Broad Oak, Dorchester or Frimley

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

Combat Systems

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.

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.

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IT & Telecoms
Job Position
Software Engineer
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New Malden
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