Software Engineer

Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Location: Fortitude Valley, Redbank Plains

Job Type: Full time


Your next opportunity

To succeed in this role you must be able to demonstrate soft skills including a high level of independence, the ability to communicate complex ideas to a diverse audience, and conflict management and resolution. The ideal candidate must be experienced in multiple software development methodologies, software configuration management, and coding languages:

As a Software Engineer, you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Conceive of and recommend solutions in response to requirements
  • Realise selected concepts into documented prototype designs using a variety of languages and design tools including C, C++, Python, JavaScript, Linux
  • Support development and verification of prototypes and to-be-delivered components and systems
  • Develop, release and maintain production documentation
  • Fulfil other duties that may be required as agreed with manager or lead from time to time

About your new team

Joining the Australian Rheinmetall Multi Ammunition Softkill Software team as a Software Engineer is an exciting opportunity to lead a cutting-edge Defence project in Australia. The team is focused on developing advanced counter-measure systems for Royal Australian Navy ships, with a goal of improving the survivability and protection of Navy personnel. As a Software Engineer, you will work with a talented and experienced team of engineers, production and assembly teams, and military professionals to deliver a world-class product that meets the needs of the Navy. This is an opportunity to play a key role in advancing Australia's Defence capabilities and contribute to the security of the nation.

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:

  • Tertiary qualification in Software Engineering, Computer Science, IT, Mechatronics, Aerospace or equivalent
  • Hold or be eligible to obtain NV1 Australian Security Clearance
  • Willingness and ability to travel interstate and internationally when required
  • Excellent written English skills
  • At least 5 years’ experience in software development
  • Experience with C++, Python, QT, JavaScript languages
  • Experience with DDS, IP, Linux, CAN technologies
  • Experience with cyber security requirements
  • Experience working in ASDEFCON programs
  • Experience in interpreting engineering function and performance specifications, and identifying technical solutions to meet these specifications

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;
  • Access to exclusive employee discounts with over 400 retailers in Australia to help reduce cost of living;
  • On-site subsidised café with themed days and multiple dietary options;
  • Long weekends every second week with a 9 day working fortnight;
  • Flexible working practices;
  • Opportunity to work on major projects within our Vehicle Systems (Logistic, Tactical Wheeled, Tactical Tracked), Electronic Solutions, Weapon & Ammunition Divisions;
  • Generous internal incentive and referral program;
  • Genuine career development and progression opportunities;
  • Extensive Employee Assistance Program to support overall health and wellbeing; and
  • We are proud to be recognised as an Endorsed Employer for All 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 via our Work180 profile at

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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: 15th of April 2023

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


For further information about this opportunity, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team at and quote REF#AU01342.

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