2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer

Location: Rochester, Kent-(Hybrid Model) -We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to £80,000 – Depending on experience and skills

What you’ll be doing:

  • Development and implementation of embedded software, peripheral drivers, protocols, human-machine interfaces and associated supporting certification documentation
  • Requirements analysis and definition, System/Software Architecture/Design, Modelling and Simulation, Systems/Software Integration, Verification and Validation, Safety Critical Development techniques
  • Peer review and technically guide the work of others, produce size / re-use estimates, reliably estimate your own work
  • Liaise with customers on technical issues, define processes/procedures, perform design review assessments, and make sound strategic technical decisions within your area of responsibility/expertise

Your skills and experiences:


  • Proven relevant industry experience
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in a Scientific/Engineering (electronics-engineering, software-engineering, physics, math’s) environment
  • Excellent Software Engineering skills, with significant experience in C/C++
  • Extensive experience of Software Architecture Design using UML or other recognised model-based design techniques
  • Extensive experience of developing embedded software for bare metal systems or with Real-Time Operating Systems
  • Extensive experience of interfacing software with hardware in a real-time environment
  • Be able to join a team and hit the ground running, working with minimal guidance


  • Experience in UML for software design in EA, Rhapsody, or integrity Modeler
  • Experienced with software modelling tools such as Simulink or SCADE
  • Experience of scripting languages such as MATLAB or Python
  • Knowledge of Scrum / Agile development
  • Working knowledge of Git/Subversion or other configuration management
  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking, experience of socket programming
  • Experience of Real-Time Operating Systems – such as Wind River’s VxWorks/GHS Integrity
  • Experience of Linux or Windows application development
  • Expert/Skilled in software verification
  • Development experience to DO178C Standards


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 Electronic Systems team:

We support a range of commercial and military platforms, including fixed and rotary wing aircraft, ground vehicles, human-machine interfaces, and power management. Our systems operate in more than 100 countries with 25 air forces, 30 manufacturers and 280 airlines. Around 1,500 professionals work here, all focused on delivering innovation and outstanding customer responsiveness. We are a rapidly growing and successful part of one of the world’s leading defence, security, and aerospace companies.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you’ll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

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: 12th 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
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

Company employees


Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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