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Graduate Software Developer

Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Location: Adelaide

Job Type: Full time


Your next opportunity

Working as part of the Electronic Solutions team, and under the supervision of the Technical Lead, the Graduate Software Engineer will undertake software design and development activities as an integral member of engineering project teams.

As Graduate Software Developer, you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Undertake software system design and development activities and software unit integration testing;
  • Undertake tasks within allocated timeframes;
  • Facilitate collaboration with RDA staff and clients;
  • Identify and pursue ongoing personal development opportunities;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Comply with RDA policies and improvements
  • Contribute to business improvement/quality programs and enterprise risk management activities
  • Ensure your conduct is at all times professional, reputable and in accordance with the philosophy and direction of RDA

About your new team

This position will be a key member of the close knit Electronic Solutions team, with exposure to programs such as Land 400, and DSTG R&D activities working in the areas of Machine Learning, Deep Learning and imagery analysis.

Find Your Why at Rheinmetall

Our values of Safety, Partnership, Openness, Respect and Trust (SPORT) supports our team members to create a workplace environment where our employees value each other, live up to their promises, communicate openly and work safely every day.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role includes:

  • Edibility and willingness to meet Australian Department of Defence security clearance requirements;
  • Understanding of the secure software development lifecycle;
  • Experience using programming languages and technologies such as Python, C++, Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, or PHP;
  • Exposure to object oriented design methodologies;
  • Exposure to SQL;
  • Experience working with multiple operating systems e.g. Windows, Linux;
  • Ability to travel internationally and interstate, when required; and
  • Must hold or be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance (must hold Australian Citizenship).

What we offer you

  • Work as part of a team with real purpose in what we do
  • Attractive remuneration packages with salary sacrificing and novated leases
  • Long weekends every second week with a 9 day working fortnight
  • Flexible working practices
  • Generous internal incentive and referral program
  • Genuine career development and progression opportunities
  • Extensive Employee Assistance Program to support overall health and wellbeing
  • We are proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180

Our inclusive culture

Rheinmetall fosters a culture of equality, fairness, diversity and inclusion for all our employees and provides a safe and secure work environment where everyone can feel comfortable and supported to bring their unique self to work every day.

If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:

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Next steps

Apply now!

Preferred candidates will be required to complete background checks including pre-employment verifications and national police checks.

Applications close: 28th of December 2022

Please note that we will not be accepting any recruitment agency applications for this role.


For further information about this opportunity, please contact RDA Talent Acquisition Team at and quote REF#AU01208.