Senior Software Developer / Database Engineer, Plymouth
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Senior Software Developer / Database Engineer Object Orientated languages e.g. C# / SQL or Oracle Devonport, Plymouth SF27400 Overall Department Direction
Here at Babcock International, we're seeking a Senior Software Developer / Database Engineer to join us to work as an integral part of our Defence Systems Technology (DST) division. DST forms a critical part of Babcock's Marine organisation. Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, our 1,500 strong team operate from a number of sites across the UK and internationally ensuring our global customer portfolio is always supported.
This exciting opportunity works with the Weapons Technical Team based at Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth. The Technical Team forms part of Mission Systems division of the Defence Systems Technology (DST) business unit within Babcock International. DST is a rapidly growing business unit which operates out from the Combined Weapons Electrical Workshop (CWEW) situated in the Granby Yard enclave at Devonport.
About the Role
We are aiming at growing the team with the addition of a Senior Software Developer / Database Engineer to utilise innovative solutions to ensure effective management of complex asset data. If you enjoy working with engineers of various disciplines, providing software solutions to enhance the use of technical information in a design and production environment then this would be a perfect opportunity for you.
Through the design, implementation and maintenance of a relational database you will be vital in managing the flow of information from a range of sources such as real time data in the form of network packets, technical manuals and configuration data predominantly for the Phalanx CIWS.
The work you do will greatly improve the way we manage complex assets, you will be provided with the resources and support required to achieve this role.
You shall perform a lead role for the software output of the Technical Department projects including technical information and documentation. Where required, you shall also provide mentorship of junior members of the team and graduates on development placements.
Is this you?
A self-motivator with good communication and organisational skills
Able to supervise, co-ordinate or work within a team providing guidance where appropriate
Monitor, control and update stakeholders of multiple task progression
Manage and plan resources for sub-contractor delivery
A flexible approach and able to adapt quickly to work flow change in order to meet equipment availability targets
Excellent interpersonal, communication skills
Highly motivated with key interpersonal skills
Experienced in an object oriented programming language (for example C#) building GUI and database (SQL or Oracle) access tools
Demonstrable evidence of software development projects
Demonstrable evidence of relational database development projects
Experience of developing, implementing and administrating relational databases
Demonstrable evidence of administrating relational databases
Experience using off the shelf tools for organising data into relational databases
Familiarity with methods for capture and processing of serial data
Experience of managing and developing software projects to safety standards, cost, programme and quality.
Comprehensive working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of tools including SharePoint, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Bachelor/Master's Degree in computer science or related discipline (Beneficial, not essential)
Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements and will be required to complete a medical assessment.
The role will be in an environment regulated by Trade Control legislation and involve working with controlled goods, technology and/or services. This may require you to meet enhanced security and regular screening checks.
UK passport required.
At Babcock we're committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You'll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential at Babcock.
Babcock is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and offers a range of family friendly policies which support work / life balance.
About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.
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