Software Engineer

BAE Systems
England, Kent, Rochester
18 Jan 2019
01 Feb 2019
Natalie Humphrey
Job Type

Software Engineer

Would you like to work for one of the world's largest and innovative defence companies? We currently have a vacancy for a Software Engineer at our site in Rochester.

As a Software Engineer, you will be working as part of a team of highly experienced, passionate and innovative engineers creating world-leading, safety critical airborne control systems.

This role will provide you with a rare chance to work on and develop a series of projects and products that will be utilised on board our military aircraft. Such systems as, Head up displays, Helmet mounted displays, Flight control systems, Active inceptors and Mission computers.

Your main responsibilities as a Software Engineer will involve:

Generating requirements from customers and being able to successfully manage and deliver customer requirements

Developing software architecture

Designing, implementing and integrating this technology

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree or equivalent qualification in a Scientific/Engineering (electronics-engineering, software-engineering, physics, maths) environment that has included significant programming experience

Excellent Software Engineering skills, with significant experience in C/C++

Practical experience of developing embedded software (e.g. for embedded Linux platforms)

Experience of interfacing software with hardware


Experience in UML for software design and a familiarity with software modelling tools (e.g. Simulink or Scade)

Awareness of scripting languages such as MATLAB, Python or Bash

Knowledge of Scrum / Agile development

Working knowledge of Git/Subversion or other configuration management

Understanding of TCP/IP networking, experience of socket programming

Experience of Linux and Windows application development, with an awareness of software verification

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a strong team player with evident leadership skills and a strong passion for technology. As well as adopting an analytical approach to problem solving you will exercise your solid communication skills in order to work effectively with your team.

The final assessment of this process will provide you with the opportunity to visit our site at Rochester. This visit is designed to ensure that you are the right person for BAE Systems but also to ensure that BAE Systems is the company that you want to work for. It will involve an overview of the products we develop, a tour of our simulation area where you can use our products first-hand, some problem solving exercises, real life design and coding and an opportunity to meet and chat freely with recent graduates who have joined us in the past couple of years.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Rochester

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, childcare vouchers, 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.

Electronic Systems

We support a range of commercial and military platforms, including fixed and rotary wing aircraft, ground vehicles, human-machine interfaces and power management. Our systems operate in more than 100 countries with 25 air forces, 30 manufacturers and 280 airlines. Around 1,500 professionals work here, all focused on delivering innovation and outstanding customer responsiveness. We are a rapidly growing and successful part of one of the world's leading defence, security and aerospace companies.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. You'll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. 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.

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