Software Engineer - National Security - Gloucester

BAE Systems.
10 Jan 2019
06 Mar 2019
Job Type

The Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems delivers solutions which protect and enhance the connected world. Everything we do creates a safer future.
We want to solve problems for our customers and by bringing together great minds, we can work together to make the world a safer place.
Are you passionate about working with cutting edge technology, and self-motivated to deliver exciting new capabilities? Are you an experienced Java developer who likes a challenge and is keen to keep your skills current and even cross train into new technologies?

As an experienced Java Developer in BAE Systems AI, you'll be working with one of our National Security customers to enhance and maintain existing products, and will be involved in building exciting new capabilities. The work will be fast paced and at times challenging, but the benefits of the work will be tangible and real. You will be exposed to new approaches, new technology, and new ideas, so a willingness to step out of your comfort zone is a must.

In BAE Systems AI we believe in high performing agile teams. An ability to be a team player, be self-motivated, happy taking on responsibility, and a desire for team/self improvement are key attributes for success. Not only will you and your team be directly making a huge impact upon the systems you work on, you'll be doing it for an organisation that makes a huge impact on the security of the UK.

You will have experience in one or more of the following (or a desire to learn it):

  • Software development in languages like C++, C#, Java, Python or JavaScript
  • Familiarisation with database technologies such as SQL, Elastic or Mongo
  • Familiarisation with automation test frameworks such as Selenium
  • Know your way around Linux
  • Use of deployment tools such as Ansible, chef or Puppet
  • Experience of working in an Agile scrum team, and the tooling that supports it, e.g. Jira
  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting issues with systems in development
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills across different levels of the stack

It would be great if you also had experience in some of these, but if not we'll help you with them:

  • Experience with container management and micro-services architectures such as Docker
  • Experience extending and improving Open Source Software
  • Experience leading teams of engineers
  • Awareness and insight into technology trends to adopt new cutting edge tools

About our team
You'll be part of a big company, but we try to create a culture that feels more like a small one. The work will stretch you and be challenging, but we encourage a healthy work-life balance and welcome a discussion on flexible working. Most of all, we know teams who work well together also perform well. We'll do everything we can to ensure you have fun at work, and in social activities outside of it.

We are specifically recruiting for our National Security business which is the largest area within our Government business. Our mission is to be the most trusted partner for our National Security clients in delivery of their core mission. At the end of 2017 we had over 600 employees working across our intelligence, law enforcement and defence clients. This year, we are looking to build on our success and grow even further by recruiting over 100 new members to our team.

We have a rich history of working within National Security. In fact, we have over 40 years' experience of delivering advice and solutions to our customers in this sector, supporting them in carrying out their vital missions. We are currently at the forefront of introducing new technology and approaches, and would like you to be part of this exciting phase in our history.

Security Clearance is preferred for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.
Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:
We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.  We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes.
Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we're constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we'll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you'll have client contact, variety and support from day one.
We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today's global marketplace requires 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. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.

Help us secure a connected world by being an unseen hero. Apply now and be inspired.

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