Senior Software Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Isle of Wight

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Senior Software Engineer

Location: Cowes

Salary: Up to £57,810 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

    Analyse software requirements, create software design updates to support software implementation, ensuring that the overall system will behave according to its requirements

      Write software according to coding standards and maintain existing software by investigating issues and identifying pragmatic solutions

        Write software test schedules and run them to test the system, demonstrating compliance with the requirements

          Document appropriate information, so that others can understand the software and the system.

            Contribute to process improvement within the team to ensure that the team always looks to improve how it works

              Liaise with other team members, teams and customers to ensure key information is understood

              Your skills and experiences:


                Degree in Computer Science or other relevant subject, or equivalent experience

                  Structured Software Design experience, using formal methods

                    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, ideally with a real time, multi-processor focus

                          Experience of configuration control systems


                            Extensive knowledge of programming languages C and/or Ada

                              Good knowledge and experience with COTS hardware, device drivers and interface standards, including Ethernet, VME


                              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 Software team:

                              Our dynamic team of software engineers support the development and maintenance of software that is part of Naval and land based radar products that are fitted to several of the Royal Navy fleet and ground based solutions in the UK and other countries. These engineers work at solutions in the office and those who occasionally visit sites and ships as well as those taking part in trials.

                              We have a range of exciting projects coming up from extending the current capability of the Sampson MFR radar, equipment obsolescence with associated software changes and support to existing systems and platforms. This really is a thrilling time to be part of the software team involved in these opportunities.

                              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.



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