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Software Engineering Specialist

BT Security
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Job Title: Software Engineering Specialist

Location: London Whitehall (5 days on site)

DV Clearance required

Due to the sensitive nature of this role you will be required to have SC Clearance, and be willing to go through DV (Developed Vetting) level Security Clearance ( An allowance of £5k per annum will be payable monthly once you hold DV Clearance.

Security isn't always the first thing that comes to mind when you think of BT, but when it comes to keeping everyone safely connected, We Are The Protectors. We deal with thousands of cyber-attacks every day, so that millions of people can safely go about their daily lives and run their businesses. We deliver vital work at scale, with real breadth and impact. We connect for good.

You'll be joining a specialist security team that is a trusted partner to governments worldwide, protecting critical national infrastructure and committed to the safety and security of our nation and global communities. Our mission focused work is innovative, inspiring and technologically challenging in a way that makes every day different and stimulating. We provide the opportunity to work on rare projects, with exciting tools and brilliant people. Everyone has access to unparalleled professional and personal development opportunities and your contribution is always valued.

Why this job matters:

The team maintain and develop bespoke capabilities working very closely with our customers. We work across a wide variety of platforms and technology stacks and we utilise a wide range of programming languages. The team is based across our main four sites as well as working on customer sites.

What you'll do:
  • Creatively apply a wide range of technical and/management principles.
  • Perform highly complex work activities covering technical, financial and quality aspects.
  • Influence a significant part of own organisation and influences customers/suppliers and industry at a senior management level (e.g. around resourcing of delivery teams and technical direction of work).
  • Perform technical coaching and mentoring.
What you'll bring:
  • Experience in coding, ideally with at least one of Python, C++, Objective-C, Java, C#, JavaScript or C. If you're not proficient, we'll help with a comprehensive suite of training and provide support from our inclusive teams to help you develop.
  • Ability to take substantial personal responsibility, autonomy and ownership.
  • DV (Develeped Vetting)
You may also have:
  • Experience in a Leadership capacity.
Diversity and Inclusion:

Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences, and encourage applications from all sections of the community. Our ambition focuses on recruiting and retaining people who are under-represented in our workforce. Including those from ethnic minority groups, disabled and neurodiverse people and women. However, diversity does not end there and anyone with different backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, ages or stages of life, disabilities and those from low socio-economic backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Find out more about BT's D&I manifesto by searching on our website.

What's in it for you:
  • Discounted BT Broadband, TV & mobile packages and BT products
  • On target Bonus
  • 10% pension contribution
  • Professional development and paid for industry certifications/qualifications
  • Flexible benefits/rewards including dental insurance, healthcare, gym memberships etc.
  • Well-being support for you and your family
  • 3 days paid volunteering a year
  • Flexible and smart working (subject to business needs)
Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. So, if you're excited about this role but your past-experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement, don't worry - we'd still love you to apply!


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