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Software Engineer (Bristol or London)

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

Job Details

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.

Software Engineer - National Security (UK Law Enforcement)

We are looking to expand our Software Engineering team with individuals who are passionate about helping our customers keep the UK safe from serious and organised crime, and who are seeking a varied Software Engineering career in a customer facing environment.

Our teams work closely to deliver mission critical applications and data services to help our customer achieve their mission. We are known for our strong

work ethic and doing the right thing for the customer.

S kills required

We are looking for individuals with a minimum of 1 year experience in a hands on Software Development or Engineering role, with a positive attitude and passion for technology. As our teams work closely with operational users, good communication skills are essential.

Below is an overview of the specific technologies and behaviours best suited to a career as a Software Engineer within the National Security UK Law Enforcement area of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence:

Technical Skills:
  • Proven commercial experience in Javascript and/or Typescript
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Elastic or Opensearch
  • MongoDB
  • SQL
  • Docker
  • Git
  • Jenkins
  • Linux

  • Proactive and reliable
  • Excellent customer facing skills and commercial acumen
  • Excellent team working skills and a willingness to mentor others
  • Focus on delivering well rounded applications, including testing and supportability
  • Resilience and adaptability to changing priorities


Due to the projects you’ll work on, and the clearance required, you will primarily work from a secure site (office) location - either Bristol or Vauxhall. Due to the vital nature of what we do, we do require you to be willing to achieve SC Claearance at various levels. BAE will support you in this and the clearance vetting process will take place over the course of the onboarding programme and will be managed by BAE Systems Digital Intelligence.

About BAE Systems Digital Intelligence National Security

This role is part of our National Security business, where we develop operational solutions and deliver mission-critical services to Law Enforcement Agencies and Government departments. Our dedicated engineers and business consultants form multi-disciplinary teams, working together to provide a variety of solutions that help to prevent, protect and pursue criminals involved in serious and organised crime, enhance operational capabilities and deliver digital transformation programmes.

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 well-being.

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.

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. 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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