Software Team Lead

Babcock Australasia

Location: Adelaide

Job Type: Full time


Software Engineer Lead

  • Developing our software capability from the ground up!
  • Open to applicants from across Australia
  • Flexible working arrangements — we’re agile!

About the role

Forming a key part of the JP9101 Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications System, your expertise will be integral in the design, development, integration, and verification of the software required to deliver this major communications system. You’ll have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the Software Engineering Lifecycle, from the derivation of software requirements, software development, integration, testing, and deployment.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide technical expertise for specifications, design, code, and testing.
  • Participating in the development and maintenance of software components and associated simulators using Agile development methods
  • Developing an understanding of the operational use of the associated system under development
  • Participating in the specification and maintenance of software requirements
  • Designing, implementing, and testing software components to meet the specified requirements in accordance with approved software engineering processes, design rules and guidelines
  • Producing all artefacts required for deliverables and internal reviews
  • Participating in reviews of software and documentation as required

About you

  • Hold a relevant degree in Engineering or related discipline
  • Have at least 5 years' relevant experience in relatable roles
  • Proven experience of C/C++ and .Net
  • Understanding and experience of Object-Oriented Programming
  • An understanding of Agile Software Engineering best practices
  • An understanding of three-tier web application software architecture and REST+JSON
  • Experience with managing legacy software development products
  • Database Development.
  • Experience with a modern IDE
  • Understanding of DevOps and Automated Testing.
  • Understanding of both Agile and Waterfall development methodologies
  • Well established verbal and written communication skills, with ability to engage with all business stakeholders.
  • An understanding of the Defence Capability Life Cycle is desirable.

Your future at Babcock – what we offer you

  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility.
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more.
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave.
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan.
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days.
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver.

Who we are

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.

Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,300 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.

Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand are proud to be a part of involve:

  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.

So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

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We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, due to the defence orientation of this role, the successful candidate must be eligible to obtain NV1 Security Clearance, as defined in the AGSVA guidelines.

Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks. These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, police check, security check, qualifications and right to work.

The health and safety of our people, customers and communities is our number one priority. To comply with public health orders or our customer requirements, some roles within the business will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to gain access to sites. Please speak to us if you have any questions about this based on your individual circumstances.

Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

Job req # SF47481

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