If you’re looking to develop in an interesting and challenging Software Engineering role, this opportunity in New Malden could be for you.
As a Software Engineer, you will be working with the Combat Management Systems (CMS) and Shared Infrastructure (SI) teams to develop these exciting products. We produce software in house and combine this with commercial products and hardware. Our CMS products provide situational awareness and weapon control to meet multiple emergent threats in blue water and littoral operations. SI, our new state of the art computing equipment, has the capability to access all software, such as the CMS, navigation, communications and sonar, needed to operate the ship's combat systems through a single console.
This role offers the opportunity to work with complex systems for Warships, Aircraft Carriers and Submarines, making it a varied, fascinating life at work. Our contracts can span decades, so if you’re talented and committed, we will have work for you for many years to come.
Your main responsibilities as a Software Engineer will involve:
As this is a junior role, we understand that the most critical thing you need to do is learn: learn how we do things, learn how our systems fit together, learn new skills and learn how to make the best software you can. We will try to help you as much as possible to achieve your goals.
The exact nature of your role will depend upon matching your experience, skills and aspirations to the work required but could include:
• Designing new software components to form part of our Combat Management Systems
• Writing new code and maintaining existing software by investigating issues and identifying solutions
• Potentially supporting integration trials at dedicated sites or on ship
• Suggesting innovative ways to improve the products and the way we work
• Ensuring the software you produce is tested effectively
• Identifying strategies to reduce re-work and mitigate risk
• Recording designs and other important information, so that other engineers can understand the software and the systems
You’ll be working under the direction of the a Software team leader and other senior team members. We pride ourselves on our culture; we work collaboratively and support each other when someone needs help. We have some hugely talented, experienced engineers who are available to help the teams and guide their development.
Your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
You will need to demonstrate knowledge in at least some of the following disciplines:
• Software Design
• Configuration Management
• Coding standards
• Software Integration & testing • Windows Active Directory and Domain knowledge
• Scripting: VB Script, PowerShell, Batch Job
• Programming: ADA, C++, C#, .net framework
Ideally, you will have experience working with complex systems in an IT, Engineering or defence industry
What we are looking for:
You will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well as part of a team.
You must be willing to occasionally work off-site at land-based combat system integration sites, supplier sites and on-board Royal Navy platforms as part of this role.
Location: New Malden
At BAE Systems, we serve the needs of our customers by delivering a wide range of advanced defence, aerospace and security solutions that provide a performance edge. We work together with local partners to develop, engineer, manufacture and support the innovations that increase defence sovereignty, sustain economies and safeguard commercial interests. With some 84,600 employees in six continents, we are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That’s work that inspires us. That’s BAE Systems.
We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That’s work that inspires us. That’s BAE Systems.
You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you’ll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. 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. We offer the flexibility you need to do what’s important to you, whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.