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National Security Cyber Accelerator: Software Engineering & Cyber Research - Manchester

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Manchester, United Kingdom
Closing date
30 Jun 2023

Job Details

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 10 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.

BAE Systems - National Security Cyber Accelerator: Software Engineering & Cyber Research

At BAE Systems, our Cyber teams do the most interesting work you’ve never heard of! We’re an industry-leading company and investing heavily in growing our Cyber team. Our Cyber Accelerator aims to take promising software engineers, reverse engineers and vulnerability researchers and give them the training and experience needed to become exceptional, in order to make a meaningful contribution to UK National Security.

If you have experience developing software, are driven by learning new things, love playing around with technology or are excited by finding out how things work - then our National Security Cyber Accelerator could be just the challenge for you.

You’ll start your first year with specialised training, including tailored work experience and coaching under the close guidance of our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). This training will cover research and development skills that will directly support your work during the programme and throughout your career. You will spend time on project work in your base location - Gloucester, London or Manchester - and complete training both virtually and in various locations.

On completion of the Accelerator you will move into a permanent role in Gloucester, London or Manchester Cyber and National Security teams, where you will help to solve some of our customer’s hardest problems; and trust us - these are not the kinds of problems you’ll get at a hedge fund, a Shoreditch start-up, nor even a Silicon Valley tech giant.

We don’t just make software, we make a difference.

Key programme features

  • A training programme delivering learning that supports a strong sense of progression, continuity and collaboration.
  • Work in small teams using Agile methodologies to deliver projects across platforms including Android, Windows, Linux, iOS and MacOS.
  • World class technical training in Software Development of Python, C++, and C#.
  • SMEs imparting experience and knowledge to ensure you have the skills to succeed.
  • Practical experience of hands-on learning to solve real life challenges.

Team values

We believe that our experience and approach makes us unique. We always strive to be the best we can be, yet our team fosters a supportive, inclusive andfriendly environment for everyone to work, learn and succeed.

Who we are looking for

We're looking for people with the right attitude and aptitude, not specific languages, tools or qualifications. We want people who love to code, with reasonable proficiency in at least one language, and ideally some experience across a few different platforms and languages. We don’t mind which platforms/languages - it’s the versatility that we’re after. You might be self-taught or have learned in an existing job, and you don’t need to have a degree or any formal qualification.

To be selected for the Accelerator, you will need

  • Some coding experience
  • Versatility
  • A love of technology and the desire to learn more about it
  • Some experience which demonstrates a familiarity with working with computer technologies. This could be one or more of the following:

- A higher education degree in a STEM subject

- Technical apprenticeship

- Previous work experience in the tech sector o Contributions to open source development projects

- Personal technical projects undertaken in your free time

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic people, and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Applicants will be expected to be medically fit as deemed necessary to perform the role, be eligible to work in the UK, be able to successfully achieve SC security clearance and be eligible to apply for DV security clearance.

Please complete the online application form for immediate consideration.

Assessment Process:

  • Formal CV review
  • Telephone conversation with recruiter
  • Online Assessment
  • Interview

To be successful in this role you must be able to successfully achieve SC security clearance and be eligible to apply for UK DV Clearance, which will allow you to work on our most sensitive, and exciting, projects. If you have any concerns over any aspects of this interview process or would like further support, please speak to our recruitment team in complete confidence.

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.


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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