£27000 - £31000
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Would you like to work for one of the world's largest and innovative defence companies, where you will be offered excellent development prospects?
We currently have a vacancy for a Software Engineer at our site in Rochester.
As a Software Engineer, you will be part of a highly innovative team of experienced and passionate engineers creating world-leading, safety critical airborne control systems.
This role will provide you with a rare chance to work on and develop a series of projects and products that will be utilised on board military aircrafts. Such systems as, Head up displays, Helmet mounted displays, Flight control systems, Active inceptors and Mission computers.
Your main responsibilities as a Software Engineer will involve:
Generating requirements from customers, successfully managing and delivering customer requirements
Developing software architecture
Designing, implementing and integrating this technology
Hours: 37hrs per week Monday to Friday (Early finish available on Friday from 1pm)
Your skills and qualifications:
Degree qualified or Equivalent in a relevant discipline Engineering / Scientific; Software, Electronics, Electrical, Physics, Math's or Computer Science or equivalent relevant experience
Excellent Software Engineering skills, with experience in C / C++
Practical experience of developing embedded software (e.g. for embedded Linux platforms)
Experience of interfacing software with hardware
Experience in UML for software design and a familiarity with software modelling tools (e.g. Simulink or Scade)
Awareness of scripting languages such as MATLAB, Python or Bash
Knowledge of Scrum / Agile development
Working knowledge of Git/Subversion or other configuration management
Understanding of TCP/IP networking, experience of socket programming
Experience of Linux and Windows application development, with an awareness of software verification
What we're looking for in you:
You will be an excellent team player, with a strong passion for technology. You will have an analytical approach to problem solving and solid communication skills.
(Please note due to the nature of the projects worked on applicants must be eligible and able to pass Security Clearance)
Location: Rochester, Kent UK
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.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.
We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. You'll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.
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.