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: Software Engineer

Location: Across all our UK Naval sites including New Malden, Broad Oak – Portsmouth, Frimley, Dorchester or Filton.

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 £55,000 dependent on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Utilise an Agile/DevSecOps approach for the creation of new and modified software code/test modules as part of a wider product solution
  • Contribute to a continuous learning and feedback process in relation to the DevSecOps methodology
  • Lead and/or participate in technical discussions and meetings on an as-required basis
  • Assist in planning for and communicating future work, in liaison with other stakeholders
  • Provide estimates, status updates and other pertinent information related to current and future work
  • Review/provide comments on work items carried out by peers and other team members

Your skills and experiences:


  • Software development skills in a language such as Java, Python, C++ or Rust
  • Practical experience of developing software using a cloud-based development environment following an agile methodology
  • Familiarity with common software development concepts including virtualisation, automated testing, CI/CD techniques, and configuration control


  • Experience in using the Rust programming language and associated toolchain
  • A degree in a mathematical, scientific, engineering or computer science discipline


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 Naval Ships Combat Systems Product Realisation team:

The BAE Systems Naval Ships Combat Systems Product Realisation team use cutting edge technologies to design, develop, integrate and support naval combat system products that enable navies to protect nations. Our core product, the Combat Management System, is the ‘brains’ of the ship, allowing crews to understand the tactical situation and to rapidly respond to potentially life-threatening situations.

This role will help to ensure that naval crews around the world can continue to receive and utilise the most modern capabilities possible in a challenging and ever-changing environment. We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us.

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: 18th June 2024 – Interviews for this position will take place W/C 24th 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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