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Lead Software Developer Wireless Products

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Manchester, United Kingdom
Closing date
8 Jul 2023

Job Details

Location(s): UK, Europe & Africa : UK : Manchester

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.

The role is with the Wireless Products team which is part of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, a leading supplier of cyber, intelligence and security solutions to the UK Government and its trusted partners.

As a hands-on Technical Lead within the Wireless Products group, you will lead the development of cutting-edge wireless products and solutions (eg communication devices, sensors) in support of key customer missions. You will use your experience to take responsibility for the technical/engineering aspects of the project, the solution design and the implementation. Each project will be different, but as part of your role, you may need to oversee and mentor one or more junior engineers. This is a hands-on role so you will undertake a lot of the development tasks yourself.

In summary the role will involve:

• Working with operational customers to understand use cases and define requirements.

• Lead development of solutions comprising some or all of the following elements: C/C++ software, FPGAs, Linux, Digital Signal Processing (eg for Wireless comms), Web UIs.

• Use the company standard software tools and processes to deliver the work (eg Bitbucket, Confluence, Jira, Jenkins, Docker).

• Happy working with hardware (ie PCBs) when debugging system issues (role does not require the development of electronics).

• Develop some or all of the technical components.

• May need to task and oversee the work of junior developers.

If you join us you will get the chance to deepen and broaden your skills further as you progress your career. You will work in a dynamic environment based on in multi-disciplinary project teams.

We offer a comprehensive package including annual pay review and bonus, as well as an extensive range of benefits.

Due to the nature of our work, successful candidates for this role need to be eligible to apply for a UK Government security clearance (SC)

Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

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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