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Lead Software Engineer


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Lead Software Engineer 
Location:              Bristol, UK – Hybrid – working from home options available 
Compensation:    Competitive salary + benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF 49174


Help us grow

At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Software Engineer at our Babcock Technology Centre and Ashton House sites.
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.


Mission Systems 


The Senior Software Engineer role is based within our Mission Systems business area.


Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers’ needs.


The role


The difference our new Senior Software Engineer will make

As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll work as part of a team to develop software capabilities and work on a range of exciting projects from proof of concept through to customer delivered products and throughout the software lifecycle.


Day to day, you will lead a small developing team, leading them through the delivery process and contribute to requirements capture, design, development, test and delivery of software applications and products. You’ll also troubleshoot, analyse and fix issues on existing systems and present products and solutions externally to customers and internally to senior management.


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides an agile working arrangment. 


Essential experience


•    A solid background of object-oriented software development using C++ and C#
•    Development of systems utilising technologies such as JSON and databases such as SQLite. Familiar with using and creating APIs.
•    Working knowledge of TCP/IP networking including development for data exchange and transmission
•    Hardware integration and configuration – for example integration of communications hardware (e.g. modems, radio receivers, cryptographic equipment) 
•    An understanding of software engineering lifecycles and best practices


What we offer


Generous benefits including:

•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
•    Employee Share Plan
•    Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
•    STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
•    Working from home and flexible work patterns 
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance


All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive.  We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date:06/06/2023


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