Shared Infrastructure Senior Software Engineer

BAE Systems
Surrey, New Malden, England
15 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
Grainne Henderson
Job Type

Shared Infrastructure Senior Software Engineer

BAE Systems, one of the world's leading technology companies, is looking for a senior software engineer to develop mission-critical hardware for the Royal Navy's new Type 26 Global Combat ships.

As a Shared Infrastructure Senior Software Engineer based at our New Malden office you will work in a multi-disciplined engineering environment with a team of highly talented software engineers. You will primarily be responsible for capturing customer requirements and designing, testing and implementing our Shared Infrastructure system.

Shared Infrastructure is an innovative, high-tech computing environment used to host our naval combat systems, which keeps Royal Navy ships and crews safe at sea. We supply these systems across the Royal Navy's surface fleet - from Offshore Patrol Vessels carrying out anti-piracy and security operations, to Type 45 destroyers, patrolling the world's oceans and leading NATO task forces.

This role is key to the development of Shared Infrastructure and our Type 26 programme. We are looking for an experienced software engineer who can carry out complex technical analyses and investigations; prepare specifications; develop designs in line with all quality and technical standards and be a key point of contact for customers and suppliers.

Your main responsibilities as a Shared Infrastructure Principal Software Engineer will involve:

Offering guidance and taking a lead role within the team

Producing software applications with associated design material

Carrying out investigations into operational problems or developments and develop and prepare solutions, individually or as a member of a project team

Your skills and qualifications:

A strong software engineering background with experience in the following:

C# experience

WPF(Windows Presentation Foundation) experience

Python experience

Agile development process

Serial Communication CLI

What we're looking for in you: You will be able to hit the ground running, with experience working in a multi-disciplined engineering environment, displaying flexibility in response to changes in tasking and priorities. Location: New Malden

Salary: Competitive

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.

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.

Combat Systems

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.

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.

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