Software Engineer

BAE Systems
£50000 - £57000 per annum
01 Jul 2022
15 Jul 2022
Full Time
Contract Type
Maritime Services

We serve and protect those who serve and protect us. Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK Maritime Services Business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent. At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance. Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include; hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working.

Our Maritime Services Business

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment.

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will positively impact our customers for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

Software Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in developing software in support of the Royal Navy? We currently have multiple vacancies for Software Engineer's at our site in Portsmouth - Broad Oak.

As a Software Engineer for the Training Services Group (TSG), you will be supporting the subsurface trainer projects, which encompass the provision of simulation systems for both Royal Navy training, integration and test of future Royal Naval sub-surface capabilities. Working in a large software engineering team you will have a high degree of technical freedom and will have excellent opportunities to apply your knowledge to resolve issues and faults associated with installation, commissioning, operation and performance in the software disciplines.

This role is open to Software Engineers of all levels, it could give you the opportunity to keep developing your career into Senior or Principal Positions or give you the opportunity to jump in and push yourself with new technologies in a skilled, dedicated engineering team developing the latest technologies on high profile projects.

Your main responsibilities as a Software Engineer will involve:

Designing, reviewing, developing, testing, documenting, configuring and delivering software products to the agreed standards and procedures using the specified tools, within schedule and estimates.

Resolve complex issues and faults associated with installation, commissioning, operation and performance of systems.

Provide specialist technical advice and guidance to other professionals, technician engineers and/or customers, and works with a high degree of technical autonomy.

Testing software products sufficiently to ensure software product quality is maintained and minimal or no re-work is required.

Investigating and resolving obsolescence issues and problems raised during any stage of the development lifecycle, including software and system integration, qualification, and in-service trials.

Production of appropriate technical documentation.

Communicating effectively, identifying early potential risks, seeking clarification and providing feedback to team members and leadership.

Ensuring that a good working knowledge of, and adherence to, Training Services software related processes, software development practices and product deliverables.

Supporting team members and leadership with relevant estimation of development activities.

Your skills and qualifications:


We are looking for strong software engineers from any background with either knowledge of C#, C or Ada or understanding and willingness to learn these languages

Experience with all phases of the software development lifecycle

Experience of UML or similar high-level design methodology

Excellent software coding, integration and testing skills

Experience of configuration control systems

Knowledge and experience with COTS hardware, and interface standards, including networks, switch and router configuration, and WAN protocols


Experience of virtualization infrastructure and technologies

Knowledge of management of deployed systems, security, account management and automated software deployment

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a creative and analytical problem solver that is keen to overcome challenges in both design and development as well as software performance assessment. You will also be able to utilise your previous experience, knowledge from lessons learned and analyse factual information to make judgements and assessment on the viability of solutions and evaluate alternatives. The ability to work as part of a team whilst ensuring the quality of your individual work will also be key to this position.

Location: Portsmouth - Broad Oak

Salary: Up to £57,000

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.

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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