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Software Engineer

BAE Systems
Christchurch, UK
Closing date
10 Dec 2020

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Software Engineer

Would you like to gain exposure to leading edge technologies? We currently have a vacancy for a Software Engineer at our site in Christchurch.

As a Software Engineer, you will be working with the foundation engineers, producing the software build that has no applications (blank desktop). This long term appointment is a complement to the existing 25 strong team that provides support to a fully integrated command and control system to Royal Navy operations staff.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your career within BAE Systems. This exciting systems & software programme covers many disciplines including design, development, installation, implementation, integration, acceptance, training and logistics support.

Your main responsibilities as a Software Engineer will involve:

Providing the support for the existing system

Providing development and design for the current/future programs

Providing systems design and systems interfacing

Providing serial communications including communication standards, serial and bespoke cabling techniques

Providing network communications including networking equipment, WAN techniques, Ethernet categories and associated techniques

Your skills and qualifications as a Software Engineer:

Experience and/or knowledge of:


Windows Security and Group Policies

Network security

Active directory

Diploma or degree level in Computer Science or Software Engineering or related discipline would be desirable

What we're looking for in you:

You should have strong attention to detail with a can do attitude. You will need to be able to work autonomously and be able to communicate with and influence a broad range of stakeholders.

Location: Christchurch

Salary: £36 000+

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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