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BAE Systems
Salary: Up to £57,500 dependent on skills and experience
Location: New Malden
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Software Engineering
Category: Software Jobs
Software Engineer

Join our highly-skilled Combat Systems team and you'll be part of something you can be proud of; equipping the Royal Navy with another world class capability. We currently have vacancies for Principal Software Engineers, Senior Software Engineers and Software Engineers at our sites in New Malden, Frimley, Portsmouth and Dorchester.

As a Software Engineer, you will design, develop and support Naval Command Systems that provide the nerve centre for ships. You will combine information from the equipment on the ship (like Radar, Sonar etc.) to form a picture of what is going on around the vessel, helping the crew make decisions and take action if required.

You will be involved in creating a Windows-based Naval Combat Management System on a networked virtualised shared infrastructure or black-box PC based system architecture. You will be working on representative combat system equipment for a variety of RN ships including the new Type 26 frigate, the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier, the Type 45 Destroyer and other in-service ships.

You could be developing the Systems that end up deployed in the Royal Navy’s fleet of Ships and Submarines, which will be used to support the crew, as they police the world’s oceans, whether delivering humanitarian aid or in combat.

In addition, this role will provide you with the opportunity to further develop your skills within a supportive team environment. It could also lead to further opportunities progressing within the team or the wider BAE Systems Business.

Your main responsibilities as a Software Engineer will involve:

Designing software to ensure that the overall system will behave according to its requirements.

Writing software according to coding standards and maintain existing software by investigating issues and identifying solutions.

Writing software test schedules and using them to test the system.

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

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

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

Your skills & qualifications

Developing your understanding and skills will be key in this role and relevant training will be provided.

However, your understanding of one or more of the following is essential:


Working knowledge of software design


Awareness and understanding of coding standards


Programming: Ada, C++, C# and .net framework


Scripting: VB Script and PowerShell


Understanding the principles of Software Integration and testing


Knowledge and use of Configuration Management tools


Windows Active Directory and Domain knowledge


Virtualisation technology toolsets – e.g VMWare




Knowledge of Naval Combat Systems and/or Large Software Systems


Qualified to degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent working experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will have a positive attitude and good communication skills to foster a productive and collaborative team dynamic both with your peers and managers.

Location: New Malden, Dorchester, Portsmouth - Broadoak or Frimley.

Salary: Up to £57,500 dependent on skills and experience

Benefits: 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.

We embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries

Combat Systems

We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life-threatening situations.

In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy’s surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.

We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.

We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that’s why we offer the flexibility for you to do what’s important to you, whether that’s job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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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