Software Engineer - Hypersonic Weapon Defence

BAE Systems

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


  • All Systems GO! Be part of the next generation of Defence technology

  • Opportunity to join Australia's largest Defence company

  • Enjoy flexibility, engaging work and a culture that embraces diversity and open-mindedness

At BAE Systems we are all systems go as we continue to drive innovation and seek passionate and talented people to join our business. We currently have an exciting opportunity as a Software Engineer within our Red Ochre LABS Hypersonic Weapon Defence Software team. Flexible location – Melbourne CBD or Adelaide CBD / Edinburgh Parks.
What this opportunity will mean for you:

  • Purposeful work where your efforts are recognised in an environment where you can thrive
  • Joining an organisation that is passionate about developing some of the most impressive careers in the world
  • Industry-leading flexibility options to unlock the talent and diversity of every individual
  • Unique opportunities to contribute to programs of national significance whilst growing your skills
  • A strong safety culture, inclusive teams and work to be proud of, underpinned by a compelling set of values

Your new role:
As a result of the growth within our business, we are seeking experienced Software Engineers to join our team.
As a Software Engineer, you will bring with you demonstrated previous skills and experience in the development of specialised software systems.
Within our Hypersonic Weapon Defence software team, you'll have an opportunity to work in areas such as cloud computing architectures, data fusion, data analytics (including AI and Machine Learning) and tactical decision aid development and UX design and development. You will join a high performing software team applying agile software development practices and DevSecOps processes and tools, with the opportunity to constantly learn and carve out your niche in an area that interests you.
About you:

  • Working knowledge of C/C++, JAVA and Python programming languages
  • Hands on experience in working in Windows and Linux development environments
  • Familiarity with object orientated design and programming concepts
  • Experience working in Agile development environments (e.g. Scrum)
  • Familiarity with DevSecOps continuous build and test processes and technologies is advantageous
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.
Further information regarding clearances is available at:
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.
Applications should be addressed to: Ben Woodrow Talent Acquisition Specialist and made online here. Confidential enquiries are welcome via email:
Please be aware that pursuant to different State government health directions, vaccination mandates regarding your ability to attend our Company sites may be applicable. Please be prepared to discuss your vaccination status with our recruiters as part of the recruitment process.
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Our culture
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment where our people can thrive. For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of our employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. We do not tolerate discrimination because of differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation.
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