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Job Description

Job Title: GCAP Software Engineer

Location: Warton

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £41,316+ depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • GCAP activities – to support the collaborative working activities such as technical proposals, studies and reviewing technical developments (e.g. processes and tools) from partners
  • Working within a team to develop processes including evaluation of Software Engineering Tools
  • Development of DO-178C compliant Software Engineering Processes and Standards including the specification of tools (e.g. meta-models, profiles and code generation)
  • Working within a team to develop tools compliant with DO-330 (requirements, design, coding, verification and documentation)

Your skills and experiences:


  • A degree in a STEM subject or equivalent relevant experience; preferably in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • The ability to work collaboratively within a large scale programme
  • Experience of software development lifecycle and processes
  • Software Development of applications (code, debugging and test)
  • Software languages (e.g. C, C++, Java) and Object Oriented Programming
  • Software Development Tools (e.g. Requirements, IDEs, Test and Configuration Management)


Preferably one or more of the following ;

  • Knowledge of Formal Software Development Lifecycle (such as DO178C)
  • Developing real-time or embedded applications
  • Agile Software Development


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 GCAP Software team:

This is an exciting opportunity for a Software Engineer to join GCAP Software Enterprise as part of a major national and international collaborative programme which is critical to the future UK defence. The GCAP Software Enterprise is developing a set of Processes, Tools and Infrastructure to support rapid software development and delivery across Airborne (Mission Systems, Vehicle Systems) and Ground Based (Training, Mission Planning, Engineering Support etc.) systems.

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

Closing Date: 21st June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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