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JavaScript Developer - Hybrid Working

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Closing date
7 Oct 2022

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Job Profile

We are looking for experienced Software Engineers to join our team following continuous growth and success in the National and International Government and Defence sectors.  Behind great solutions there are great people: our employees. We pride ourselves on being able to solve some of our customers’ most complex problems.  We work hard and often go the extra mile, but we recognise people’s efforts and that everyone has a life outside of work. We encourage people to speak up if they want to rotate to a new project in support of career development, or even just to face a new challenge.

Our breadth across several sectors provides using a variety of technology, creates diverse opportunities for our people to develop their careers in new areas or with new clients.

We have opportunities for JavaScript and TypeScript software engineers at a variety of experience levels. These engineers need to have experience using various frameworks and libraries such as React, Angular and NodeJS.  Our developers are responsible for delivering cutting-edge, optimised, high quality solutions that look and perform superbly across all platforms. This position will involve using the latest frameworks and libraries to deliver exceptional solution.  You will work in Agile teams and have a voice in the direction of software engineering and design.  You will work on projects that have a genuine impact on the security and prosperity of the UK.

We want you to be more than a developer.  All our team members are challenged to use their expertise, experience, insight and desire to collaborate in order to clearly communicate technical information, functionality, and limitations to non-technical audiences, whilst influencing the overall implementation.

This role will require you to have Security Clearance, or be willing to go through it.


  • Strong experience in JavaScript/TypeScript Development using a variety of tools, frameworks, and libraries.  Technology moves quickly and we want people who do to.

  • Good understanding of source control and continuous delivery/integration pipelines

  • familiarity with unit testing and mocking libraries


  • Software development and optimisation
  • Conducting reviews of supplied requirements and specifications.
  • Providing accurate estimates.
  • Reviewing design and code outputs from colleagues
  • Shared responsibilityfor engineering best practice within the team

How we will support you:

  • Coaching and supportive environment
  • Opportunities to lead teams for those who want to, but it’s not mandatory.  If you are happy with your headphones on and head down that’s fine too 
  • Work-life balance is important; you’ll get up to 30 days holiday a year via our flexible benefits package
  • You can work around core hours with flexible and part-time working
  • Don’t know a particular technology? Your learning and development is key to your future career. You’ll have a career manager and all our developers have access to the PluralSight online learning platform
  • You’ll be part of a bonus scheme
  • Private medical and dental insurance for when you need it
  • You are welcome to join any/all of our Diversity and Support groups.  These groups cover everything from gender diversity to mental health and wellbeing

What you will learn

  • We will help you keep up to date with the latest cutting-edge tools and new technologies, although in some cases you’ll be the one helping us!
  • Software Development in Javascript and Web technologies, infact if you're inclined to do so, we also use Java, C++, Scala, SQL and NOSQL Databases, NodeJS, React, Angular, Azure, AWS....  Really the list of technologies that we use is endless.
  • Some of you will get involved with extending and improving Open Source Software, for others Database technologies; ultimately you’ll learn how to flex your skillset to a variety of projects
  • Want to try a new field or technology? You will have access to hundreds of projects that are on-going within UK Government. We actively support role rotations, so you can continue to learn and develop your career on new projects

If this sounds like you, it’s time to get in touch.

Life at BAE Systems Digital 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 Digital 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 Digital 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 Digital 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.

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we believe that digital technology is the key to unlocking our customers’ advantage. By advancing digital technologies, we open doors to worlds of opportunities, together. We work across 6 main areas, Cyber, Defence, Delivery & Advisory, FinCrime, Intelligence and Space. Come visit us at the expo, or our website, to learn more about our opportunities.

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