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Graduate Software Engineer - 2024

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Guildford, United Kingdom
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

Job Details


Graduate Software Engineering

Start Date: 2024 (July or September)

Base location: Gloucester

Here at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we are committed to helping governments, organisations and society navigate digital threats and opportunities. Whether it’s leveraging data to digitally transform operations or securing organisations and nations from cyber threats, we combine our unrivalled security and engineering heritage to help our clients navigate the data-reliant digital landscape.

As the cyber and intelligence arm of BAE Systems, we employ over 4,500 people across 16 countries in North America, APAC, Europe and the Middle East. With our distinguished heritage, we relish the opportunity to transform digital and data practices, defence, intelligence, security and society for government agencies, law enforcement, financial services, and critical infrastructure.

The graduate programme is designed to give you ownership of your career aspirations, supported by training and practical experience to help you succeed. You will be part of our Future Talent Community and be assigned a Career Manager, who will support and guide you throughout your career with us. All of this is designed to complement your career development, fuel your ambition, and give depth to your training and career.

Role Profile

As a Graduate Engineer, you will work as a part of a project team, alongside skilled and experienced individuals who are motivated to train and coach you on the day-to-day skills required to work closely with our customers, both internal and external. You will learn the tools, techniques and approaches used by engineering professionals and apply them in a controlled environment to ensure projects are delivered on time, to quality and to budget. Graduate Engineers will support their team to ensure that engineering practices are followed on all aspects of project definition and delivery.

As a Software Engineer, we expect you to be ready to tackle (and enjoy!) programming tasks from the outset, but we will take the time to mentor you through smaller packages of work and enhancements to our product range. You will work primarily in java, however we always look for the best framework for the job; some of our developments use C# .NET, C++ and HTML5 technologies.

Day to day tasks could include:

•Assisting in the design, test and implementation of software which forms part of a properly engineered system

•Overcoming development obstacles to deliver quality code on time

•Helping to specify user/system interfaces

•Assisting in producing detailed designs and documents using required standards, methods and tools

•Understanding and translating business design into a logical design, for a simple software application

• Producing physical designs that describe the required structure and behaviour of a simple software application characterised by low-risk non-functional requirements

Who are we looking for?

The ideal graduate will have excellent analytical and numerical skills and be able to demonstrate objective and logical thinking. You will have a desire to learn along with having a creative mind. Having clear and effective communication skills will stand you in good stead along with being articulate both verbally and in writing. In the role you will be expected to work well as part of a team, so interpersonal skills are key. You will also need to show resilience under pressure. As expected being competent in Microsoft Office packages is essential along with being IT literate.

Desired Technical Ability

Aptitude in one or more of the following:

• Java - Java JEE, JSP, JSF, EJB, Spring, JDBC

• Microsoft - C#, C++, .NET, SharePoint, ODBC


• O/S - Linux, Windows

• Mobile - iOS, Android

What’s in it for 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

•You are welcome to join any/all of our Diversity and Support groups. These groups cover everything from gender diversity to mental health and wellbeing.

•£34,000 starting salary, rising over the course of the programme

•£2,000 welcome payment

Entry Requirements

• You will need to have obtained or be studying towards a 2:2 or above, in a STEM degree

•You will need to have graduated within the last 3 years

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.

What are the next steps?

• CV submission & review

• Digital assessment

• Live Interview


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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