Software Engineer - HCI Modernisation Team
Software Engineer - HCI Modernisation Team
Would you like an exciting opportunity to join the newly established HCI Modernisation team? We currently have a vacancy for a Software Engineer at our site in New Malden.
As a Software Engineer on the HCI Modernisation team, you will be exploring new technologies, undertaking evaluations, identify operational benefits and developing proof of concept demonstrations to guide the future Human Computer Interface (HCI) across the Combat Systems products.
The HCI modernisation programme is a high profile company funded research and development activity, which affords unique opportunities to explore new technologies, engage with a wide range of stakeholders across the business and customer community and to influence the future of the Combat Systems product range.
The vision for the programme is to give the combat systems products a world-leading HCI, produced from solid engineering principles and incorporating modern techniques, that is valued and respected by our existing customer and that attracts new customers.
Your main responsibilities as a Software Engineer will involve:
Undertaking assessments of software architectures and user interface development frameworks to allow generation of modern, feature-rich displays
Collaborating with product teams to help establish a common architecture and HCI development principles across the Combat Systems products
Conducting concept and technology evaluations to guide future HCI development and identify opportunities for technology insertion which will improve situational awareness or reduce workload
Engaging with end users, customers and our engineering community to generate ideas and gain feedback
Investigating current product HCI shortcomings determining priority areas for improvement
Developing proof of concept demonstrations / mock-ups of the use of new HCI technologies
Your skills and qualifications:
Software development skills
A broad understanding of the Combat Systems Product Portfolio
Experience of software development in a Microsoft Windows environment
Experience of graphical user interface design and presentation frameworks
Knowledge of Visual Studio software development (incl. C#, C++)
What we're looking for in you:
You will have enthusiasm for the development of new technology and the application of it, technology evaluation, and problem analysis and solution identification. You should have the ability to operate in a high profile, multi-stakeholder, environment
Location: New Malden
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.
We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.
We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that's why we offer the flexibility for you 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.
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.
This advert will run for a full month meaning provisional closing date will be 27/12/18. 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.