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Software Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Software Engineer

Location: Portsmouth - Broad Oak

Salary: Up to £57,000 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Designing, reviewing, developing, testing, documenting, configuring and delivering software products to the agreed standards and procedures using the specified tools, within schedule and estimates
  • Resolve complex issues and faults associated with installation, commissioning, operation and performance of systems
  • Provide specialist technical advice and guidance to other professionals, technician engineers and/or customers, and works with a high degree of technical autonomy
  • Testing software products sufficiently to ensure software product quality is maintained and minimal or no re-work is required
  • Investigating and resolving obsolescence issues and problems raised during any stage of the development lifecycle, including software and system integration, qualification, and in-service trials
  • Production of appropriate technical documentation

Your skills and experiences:

  • We are looking for strong software engineers from any background with either knowledge of C#, C or Ada or understanding and willingness to learn these languages
  • Experience with all phases of the software development lifecycle
  • Experience of UML or similar high-level design methodology
  • Excellent software coding, integration and testing skills
  • Experience of configuration control systems
  • Knowledge and experience with COTS hardware, and interface standards, including networks, switch and router configuration, and WAN protocols


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Training Services Group (TSG) team:

As a Software Engineer for the Training Services Group (TSG), you will be supporting the subsurface trainer projects, which encompass the provision of simulation systems for both Royal Navy training, integration and test of future Royal Naval sub-surface capabilities. Working in a large software engineering team you will have a high degree of technical freedom and will have excellent opportunities to apply your knowledge to resolve issues and faults associated with installation, commissioning, operation and performance in the software disciplines.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.