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Software Developer

Yeovil, Somerset
Job Type
9 Jun 2022
Defence Information (DI)

We serve and protect those who serve and protect us. Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK Defence Information Business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent. At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance. Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working.

Our Defence Information (DI) Business

Customers around the world increasingly demand information and technology solutions that deliver advantage, communications, planning, operations and cyber protection. Defence Information is where BAE Systems designs and builds the solutions, adopting cutting edge IT for incorporation into products and services for our customers.

DI have a wide range of opportunities that will allow development and growth within one of the UK's largest employers. We welcome applications from talented individuals from any background who are willing to grow with us. We can be flexible on what that means to you, depending on where you are within your career and personal circumstances. You will find friends here, so why not bring your friends too.

We welcome applicants who have never considered a career in the Defence Industry; join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work

Software Developer

Would you like to write software for the UK's latest frontline fighter, 3D mission planning systems for Typhoon and Hawk jets, or exploit tactical data links to enhance and optimise Command, Control and Situational Awareness across the whole battlespace? We currently have a vacancy for a Software Developer at our site in Yeovil.

Are you interested in using machine learning on big data to maximise availability for aircraft, ships and land vehicles or developing web-based solutions to keep airspace safe?

If any of those grab your attention, how would you like to work for a business that is committed to making the workplace agile and flexible to meet the diverse needs of our customers and where high standards of work are expected and encouraged?

Where people are understood and valued? Where you can develop and enhance your skills and knowledge, with potential to become a leader in a global business?

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on a range of exciting and futuristic projects within BAE Systems and develop and grow your skillset.

Your main responsibilities as a Software Developer will involve:

Taking ownership of requirements, design and implementation, and test to a high standard, within schedule and estimates
Developing software solutions
Testing of completed functionality
Adhering to project processes and software development practices
Reporting on progress and providing feedback to team members and leadership
Supporting system test and integration Activities
Production of appropriate technical documentation
Diagnosing and solving identified issuesAs part of the software team, you will be expected to work closely with team members and support the team and or project leadership in daily activities.

Your skills and qualifications:

Must have an honours degree or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant STEM subject, or the equivalent knowledge and experience
A good level of experience in one of the following programming languages (Java, C++, C# or Python)
Knowledge of the Software Development lifecycle (e.g. design, coding, unit testing) and associated tools (e.g. UML design tools, code IDEs)
An understanding of version control with experience of a version control tool such as Git

What we are looking for in you:

You should have good communication skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively within a remote environment. You should be organised, and have good time management, as well as being able to demonstrate a 'can do' attitude when delivering within agreed budgets and timescales

Location: Yeovil, hybrid working arrangements can be offered

Salary: Competitive


Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation
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  • Job Reference: 619964413-2
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2022
  • Recruiter: BAE Systems
    BAE Systems
  • Location: Yeovil, Somerset
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent