Junior Software Engineer
£24000 - £27000
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Junior Software Engineer
Are you a recent graduate with computing experience?
Perhaps you are in your final year at university and considering your career options?
Either way, have you thought about a role that would give you the chance to make 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 vacancies for Junior Software Engineer's at our site in New Malden, Surrey.
As a Junior Software Engineer, you will design, develop and support Naval Command Systems that provide the nerve centre for ships. You will combine information from the equipment on the ship (like Radar, Sonar etc.) to form a picture of what is going on around the vessel, helping the crew make decisions and take action if required.
You could be developing the Systems that end up deployed in the Royal Navy's fleet of Ships and Submarines, which will be used to support the crew, as they police the world's oceans, whether delivering humanitarian aid or in combat.
What's in it for you?
If you are starting your career, we understand that things can be a bit daunting and there are a lot of benefits that we can offer:
Friendly teams and a sociable workplace, our offices are based on the high street of New Malden with numerous social and sports venues nearby.
Structured training plan's, flexible working hours, career progression and longevity with opportunities including developing complex systems for Warships and Submarines, making for a varied and fascinating life at work.
Looking to the future there are a wide range of career opportunities for technical jobs, managerial positions and everything in-between. Most of the work we do is Software focussed, but many of our senior staff had virtually no experience with software before they joined the business, so we are not just looking for people with a technical background.
Your main responsibilities as a Junior Software Engineer could involve:
Software Engineering: designing, writing, testing and maintaining the software that instructs the system how to behave
Integrating: putting the components of the system together, carrying out tests and working closely with the software people to resolve issues
Contributing to process improvement within the team to ensure that the team always looks to improve how it works
Working to the professional standards expected of the role
Documenting appropriate information, so that others can understand the software and the system
Liaising with other team members, teams and customers to ensure key information is understood
Your skills and qualifications as a Junior Software Engineer:
Ideally looking for a 2:2 degree or above in a software/computing related subject, other areas with significant computing elements will be considered as will the equivalent qualification or experience
Programming languages: C++, C#, .net framework, Ada would be an advantage but this is not essential. Any programming language would be acceptable
Previous working experience with computers would be an advantage but not essential
What we're looking for in you:
You will be a bright, enthusiastic individual who is looking for your first job, or a fresh new one. You would need to be a logical thinker and a well-organised person.
If you are interested in what we do, we will give you the tools to build a career with us!
Salary: Circa £27,000
Location: New Malden, Surrey
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, childcare vouchers, 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.
Maritime Naval Ships
We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE Systems.
You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you'll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. 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. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's, 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. Talk to us about Smart Working.
BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. 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.