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Software Engineer (Android / Java / Kotlin)

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
30 Sep 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.

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we believe that digital technology is the key to unlocking our customers’ advantage. We are a highly respected engineering organisation providing services to governments around the world. At Digital Intelligence we are proud of the mission critical systems that we build for our customers, in areas that truly make a difference to society. We work in a number of sectors including Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Security, Defence, Space, Telecommunications and National and International Government to name a few.

We are looking to expand our team working on the development of secure android systems. To be successful in this role, you will :
  • have professional experience in developing in both Kotlin and Java within an Android environment
  • be used to working an Agile software delivery environment and utilising modern OO programming concepts
  • have a good understand of security within Android
  • be comfortable working in a dynamic customer-facing environment

It would also be fantastic if you had exposure any of the following:
  • developing Android applications with Jetpack Compose and/or the "Modern App Architecture" with Kotlin Coroutines
  • Android file synchronisation and file transfer protocols
  • automated testing (UI Automator and Espresso) and Kotlin test frameworks
  • the Android Open Source Project or working with custom ROMs

Whilst the team which you will join operates in a Hybrid working arrangement, some travel to BAE Systems offices and the client site will be required.

At BAE you will find an environment that supports your personal development. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects and technologies. Our clients are constantly moving forwards with the technology that they use, and you will move forwards with them.

These roles require security clearance; if you are not security cleared already, you must be eligible to obtain UKSC clearance.

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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