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C++ Software Engineer

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Guildford, Surrey
Closing date
19 Feb 2022
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Job Details

What will you be doing?

  • Working within a medium sized multi-disciplinary team in a working environment that covers:
    • Customer / project based software development work;
    • Rapid proto-typing and development of demonstration systems;
    • Technical contribution to bids including estimation;
    • Customer support, fault investigation.

What are we looking for?

  • A broad technical background: someone who can investigate, design, develop and test software and platforms;
  • A highly motivated problem-solver with a strong desire to approach a problem in a hands-on, practical manner;
  • Excellent team working abilities;
  • Quickly learn and apply new technologies;
  • Someone who can think on their feet.


  • Core skills that we require are C++ and Python, however we may consider other applications if the candidate can demonstrate solid experience and strong skills in software development, accompanied by an ability to rapidly learn and develop C++/Python skills.

  • Experience programming for, and working with, a Linux operating system, this should include such functionality as systemd, init.d, yums/ rpms, and basic service management and creation;
  • An understanding of the principles of version control and release management. Ideally with experience of a version control tool such as Git or Perforce.
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organised in a dynamic work environment;
  • Excellent team working abilities including an understanding of other roles in the team and how to help each other.


  • An understanding of network protocols, including practical implementation and applications, and telecommunications networking;
  • Additional programming/scripting languages: C++11 (primarily, C++17 ok), C, Python, Java, TypeScript, JavaScript, React, SQL, mySQL;
  • Understanding of software test approaches, frameworks, tools and test automation techniques; ideally at a range of levels: unit, integration and system test;
  • Virtualisation: standing up Virtual Machines, networking etc;

  • Deployment technologies: Ansible (or Docker/Puppet)
  • An understanding of Agile practices and frameworks

Life at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence 

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day. By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance wellbeing.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. 

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.


Division overview: Government

At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Government contracts are an area we have many decades of experience in. Our Government business unit houses four of our critical client groups: UK National Security, Global National Security, defence and central government. Government and key infrastructure networks are critical targets to defend as the effects of these networks being breached can be devastating.

As a member of the Government business unit, you will defend the connected world and ensure the protection of nations. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Launched in 2022, Digital Intelligence is part of BAE Systems, and has a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses around the world from advanced threats.

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