Software Developer

BAE Systems
+ depending on experience and skills
23 Nov 2021
07 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Software Developer

Would you like to play a key role in a growing team delivering systems to assist the Royal Navy with real time preventative ship maintenance? We currently have a vacancy for Software Developer at our site in Portsmouth - Naval Base. (Flexible working options available)

As a Software Developer, you will be working as part of the Systems Information Exploitation (SIE) team to deliver the systems sending real-time alerts to BAE Systems analysts and staff on board Royal Navy ships notifying them of immediate and potential maintenance issues that could lead to future problems. You will be leading the design, development, and maintenance of software artefacts and integrations to tools and libraries. You will also be working closely with internal BAE systems stakeholders, third parties and suppliers to elicit requirements and develop or adapt appropriate solutions whilst ensuring the software meets users, business and security requirements.

The SIE Project is in a period of growth with additional types of ships and customer in scope so this role will provide you with the opportunity to work in a growing sector of BAE that is expanding the team to meet new demand, this role could therefore lead to future opportunities for leadership or senior positions within the team. This role could also lead to opportunities within the wider BAE Systems business.

To find out more about the SIE Programme please follow this link:

Your main responsibilities as a Software Developer will involve:

  • Creating appropriate design documents to explain how systems should behave, interact and interface with the ecosystem
  • Designing software with extensibility and reusability at the forefront.
  • Designing Complex Event Processing logic to manipulate, enrich and enhance the data for further processing on the platform
  • Engaging suppliers/third parties for the purpose of integrate the solution and problem solving
  • Engaging end-users to understand requirements discuss proposals and demonstrate concepts
  • Defining and leading software development activities to interface with supplier and third party systems
  • Extending and maintaining core software platform to fix bugs, improve performance, add additional functionality and adhere to process, updates or security requirements
  • Ensuring software is fit for purpose using unit and integration testing where appropriate.

Your skills and qualifications:

Degree in Software Engineering, strongly related subject or relevant work experience

Experience of how to solve problems and quickly resolve root causes of issues and identify opportunities for improvement.

Good knowledge of software languages and approach to software testing:

  • Java 8, including functional programming, Apache Camel, Enterprise Integration Patterns, JavaScript, Maven.
  • Complex Event Processing / Stream processing (Esper or similar).
  • junit, Mockito.
  • SQL, NoSQL.
  • Shell scripting, Linux, git, NetCat/WireShark.
  • Previous experience of working in a Software Development Environment.

    Experience of integrating with other systems.

    Have experience of working within Engineering and Operations environments would be desirable

    Experience of using continuous integration system (e.g. Jenkins) would be advantageous

    What we're looking for in you:

    You should be capable of communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with colleagues, management, and external stakeholders. You must be able to effectively articulate possible solutions to non-technical staff, being responsible for quality and timely delivery of own work. You will be able to articulate challenges with process, software or system at a level that stakeholders understand and can action.

    Location: Portsmouth Naval Bae

    Salary: Competitive


    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.

    Flexible Working

    At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

    Maritime Services

    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.

    From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

    With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

    Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

    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.

    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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