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Senior Software Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Bristol

Make a real impact, immediately
We’re looking for someone dynamic, ambitious and eager to make an impact to become our next Senior Software Engineer.
Help us grow and make a difference
We are a quickly expanding, friendly team looking for enthusiastic people to bring new ideas, grow and improve with us. Join us as we pioneer delivering complex and interesting solutions.


The difference new Senior Software Engineers will make
As our team grows, we want to help and learn from each other in a supportive and relaxed environment with the main aim of delivering high quality software products. Everyone’s opinion counts and you’ll have the opportunity to really make your mark on this ground-breaking project.  You will be working with a team of 8 software engineers to develop and deliver a flagship product which will help shape the future of Defence Systems Technologies.


Who we’re looking for
We are recruiting for a Senior Software Engineer to work within Babcock International on Defence Systems Technology projects.
As a Senior Software Engineer you will work as part of a dynamic team developing software solutions. You will have an understanding of various development methodologies (Agile\Waterfall) and Design Patterns. You will have a good working knowledge with application development and Automated Test Environments and experience with C# and .NET.


In this role you will be expected to develop modular software functionality to meet customer requirements and be actively involved and collaborate with the software team and external stakeholders

You will produce architecture and software designs, document technical design and code and use various software development tools for Issue Tracking, Configuration control and software development and unit testing

You will also:
• Undertake requirements gathering exercises with existing and potential customers.
• Present products and solutions externally to customers and internally to senior management.
• Work closely with project teams including Project Management, Systems Engineering,
• Integrated Logistics Support, Engineering, Commercial and Business Development to develop costed proposals for new solutions that fully meet customer requirements
• Provide technical assistance and domain expertise into bidding and tendering activities.
• Make technical decisions and be accountable for all aspects of their work scope within the boundaries of their own expertise

The successful candidate will have:
A positive “can-do” attitude – this role is about timely delivery of solutions, not just about identifying problems. You will also have a willingness to think outside of the box and propose innovative solutions based on new technologies.

We would like you to have a confident ability to lead small delivery teams in addressing and presenting to customers and colleagues, but also the self-motivation to work independently where required and a drive to deliver results on time, meeting cost and quality targets, taking ownership of problems / issues whilst working diligently towards a resolution.

You will require an HNC/HND or Degree in a suitable engineering discipline (or similar relevant qualification) - Candidates without this qualification will be considered, if they can demonstrate considerable relevant experience within an equivalent role
You should also have Chartered or Incorporated status with a Professional Body such as The IET or British Computing Society. Alternatively, Membership and evidence of working towards Chartered or Incorporated status.
Finally, the successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.

In return for your skill and passion, you’ll get:

• Flexible working
• Autonomy to perform the role.
• The opportunity to make a real impact, partnering on an ambitious culture transformation programme within Babcock’s’ fastest growing business unit.

As well as:
• Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays;
• Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance;
• Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts
• Employee Share Plan;
• Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year;
• Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities;
• If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Where it all fits in:
Defence Systems Technology (DST) forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation. Our dynamic and motivated leadership team is committed to an exciting transformation agenda that will help DST to innovate, modernise and create a more people-focussed business that can support our customers’ mission.  Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, DST employs approximately 1,500 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Ashchurch.
A number of employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within Babcock, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.

Other need to knows:
• Location: Bristol
• The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

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Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here..





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