Middleware Software Developer
6th September 2019
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Middleware Software Developer
Opportunities like this don't come along every day...Would you like the new challenge of making an impact on some of the biggest projects in the UK defence market right now? Join our highly-skilled Combat Systems team and you'll be part of something you can be proud of; equipping the Royal Navy with another world class capability. We currently have a vacancy for a Software Developer at our site in New Malden.
As a Software Developer, you will be responsible for the upgrade and maintenance of the key Middleware Software that underpins the performance, availability, and integrity of our Combat Management Systems.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to learn about and develop the Middleware Software that provides the mechanisms for managing and distributing the data within our Combat Management Systems and therefore forms a critical part of our systems that are fitted to most of the RN fleet of surface and sub-surface platforms.
Your main responsibilities as a Software Developer will involve:
Design software to ensure that the overall system will behave according to its requirements.
Write software according to coding standards and maintain existing software by investigating issues and identifying solutions.
Write software test schedules and use them to test the system.
Document appropriate information, so that others can understand the software and the system.
Contribute to process improvement within the team to ensure that the team always looks to improve how it works.
Liaise with other team members, teams and customers to ensure key information is understood.
Your skills and qualifications:
Learning new skills will be key to this role and training will be provided, but experience of at least some of the following disciplines is essential:
Programming: High level languages such as Ada, C++, C
Software Integration & testing
Middleware experience would is essential.
What we're looking for in you:
You will be able to communicate both verbally and in writing to management and peers.
A good team player
A motivated person able to rise to challenges and work independently and within a wider team.
Able to learn new skills and apply them
Location: New Malden
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 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.
We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life threatening situations.
In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy's surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.
We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.
We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that's why we offer the flexibility for you to do what's important to you, whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process
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.