C++ Software Engineer
Do you want to write software to support the Naval Ships of the UK’s Navy? Our naval Ships Combat Systems business is looking to recruit a number of experienced C++ dedicated engineers to support ongoing project work.
Your role will be to undertake a range of complex software development activities in line with relevant processes, under the direction of the Software Manager, writing software used on our Combat Management Systems products and creating C++ code.
As a C++ software engineer you will use your existing experience to design, test and develop solutions which contribute to the success of a range of large and small scale projects including the combat systems on new Type 26 frigates and also upgrades to some of the Royal Navy’s existing fleets.
Naval Ships Combat Systems design, develop, integrate and support combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. We provide a range of combat system products and services that support ships throughout their lives, working with our customers to ensure they can respond to ever-evolving maritime threats.
Your main responsibilities as a C++ Software Engineer will involve:
To lead software design to ensure that the overall system will behave according to its requirements in large & complex components.
Write high quality software according to coding standards and maintain existing software by investigating issues and identifying solutions.
Write software test schedules and use them to test the system.
Clearly document appropriate information so that others, including the customer, can understand the software and the system.
Fully contribute to process improvement within the team to ensure that the team always looks to improve how it works.
As 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 as a C++ Software Engineer:
Software development lifecycle and processes (e.g. design, coding, unit testing)
Experience of software development including desktop-based applications in an appropriate language: C++
Windows Active Directory and domain knowledge
Configuration management experience
Degree qualified in related STEM subject or equivalent working experience
What we’re looking for in you:
You should be able to demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude, be organised and have good time management skills to support delivery within agreed budgets and timescales.
Location: New Malden or Portsmouth Broad Oak
Salary range – Up to £57,750 depending on skills & 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.
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
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.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.
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