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Java Developer

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Guildford, Surrey
Closing date
13 Oct 2022

Job Details


This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing telecommunications business unit as a Java developer. We deliver next generation communications and intelligence solutions for law enforcement. Our work helps law enforcement fight organised crime, counter terrorism and affects many “life at risk” situations daily – your role will have real impact.

At the forefront of our vision is BAE Systems’ latest release for data retention – DataRetain Cloud Edition. DataRetain Cloud Edition combines the flexibility of the public cloud environment with the security, control and separation of a traditional physical data retention solution. DataRetain cloud Edition supports both AWS and Azure cloud platforms.

Working within small focussed teams, you will work on some of the latest technologies to ingest millions of records per second into massively scalable data stores – these are true Big Data systems. You'll be involved with contributing to systems design and development decisions affecting the integration of existing and future systems.

You will join a set of strong agile development teams, working at our Guildford office in a relaxed, friendly but technically challenging area of the business – we also regularly work from home. You will work within strongly customer focused teams where “DevOps culture” is an absolutely core part of the how we do engineering.

You will join teams which  have a strong history of promoting from within, and therefore offer the opportunity to take your career to the next level - in an internationally recognised business.

What you could be doing for us:

  • Full lifecycle software development in Java.
  • Successful delivery of high quality incremental software releases directly into the Cloud.
  • Participation in  large scale system integrations, regular demos, training and business development activities.
  • Support continuous improvement by researching alternative technologies, tools and methods.

What background are we looking for?

Essential Skills and Experience

  • You will have at least 2 years of professional software development using Java.
  • You will have experience writing tests for existing and new code to ensure compatibility and stability
  • You will be experienced in using different types of source control (preferably Git), be familiar with continuous integration, test-driven development and be prepared to use Agile development techniques to incrementally deliver working software.
  • You will work well within small teams, taking ownership of and delivering high quality software – you should take pride in the software you produce.

Desirable Skills and Experience

Industry experience of any of the following technologies/skills would be beneficial, but are not required  - we focus on attitude and potential:

  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Elasticsearch
  • Docker
  • Microservice Architecture
  • Spring
  • Apache Maven
  • Apache Hadoop, Kafka or Camel.
  • Javascript/JQuery/HTML
  • Prometheus
  • Ansible
  • Big Data Platforms

How we will support you:

  • Work-life balance is important; you’ll get 25 days holiday a year and, via our flexible benefits package the option to buy/sell and carry over from the year before
  • Our flexible benefits package includes; private medical and dental insurance, a competitive pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, taste cards and more
  • You’ll have a dedicated Career Manager to help you develop your career and guide you on your journey through BAE
  • Don’t know a particular technology? Your learning and development is key to your future career
  • You’ll be part of our bonus scheme
  • You are welcome to join any/all of our Diversity and Support groups.  These groups cover everything from gender diversity to mental health and well being.

About BAE Systems Digital Intelligence:

We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber-crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.  We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes. 

Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we’re constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we’ll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you’ll have client contact, variety and support from day one.

 We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.

 Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. Staying competitive in today’s global marketplace requires 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. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.

Security Clearance

Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be considered for a position within BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. Due to the nature of our work, successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government SC clearance prior to starting with us.

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 more than 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. With a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses from advanced threats, we work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data. We use the latest technologies, best practices and processes – combined with expertise gained from over forty years of application – to empower customers to detect and defend against the latest threats, transform their organisations, and secure their communications across multiple domains.

Everything we do creates a safer future. In a new age of cyber threats, our people have a shared vision to protect the connected world, to create and deliver intelligent global solutions across a dynamic technological landscape.  

The nature of our business means that we’re constantly looking for the very best people to fulfil our ambitions, and help you realise yours.

We’ve built a place that supports the changing needs of our multi-cultural, diverse, global workforce and we believe everyone can make a difference.

Careers webpage: Careers | BAE Systems






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