Software Developer- Back End- Java- Defence

Posting Date: 08 February 2020

Location: Bristol, 0, GB, BS3 2HQ

Company: Babcock

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Software Engineer

Back End Developer

Enterprise Java, Spring MVC, Hibernate, Relational databases, RESTful web-services, Web-development frameworks- Defence Systems

Location: Bristol

Permanent, Full Time

About the role

We are recruiting for a Software Developer to work within Babcock International on Defence Systems Technology projects.


As a Software Developer you will work as part of a team to develop software solutions. You will have an understanding of various development methodologies (Agile\Waterfall) and Design Patterns. You will have a good working knowledge with Enterprise application development and Automated Test Environments and experience with Java, Relational Databases and interface transactions.


 Your responsibilities will include:


  • Producing and maintaining back end applications to meet customer requirements
  • Documenting the design and code
  • An understanding of Full-stack software architecture and design – desirable
  • Use of various software development tools for Issue Tracking, Configuration control and software unit testing.


What do I need to do the role?


  • Skills and Experience:
  • An understanding of both agile and more traditional development methodologies such as waterfall.
  • Experience in using tools for development of Desktop or Web Applications.
  • Experience with an Automated test framework.
  • Experience of Back End Software development including:
    • Java 8 (+);
    • Spring;
    • Hibernate;
    • SQL;
    • Restful;
    • TDD;
    • Rabbit MQ;
    • Continuous Integration;
    • GIT;
    • Maven;
    • Eclipse (desirable);
    • Groovy (desirable).
  • Experience of working in the defence or public sectors would also be desirable,
  • As would experience of Radio Communication systems.
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to work autonomously and use initiative.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.





  • 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


About Babcock International
For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.


We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential. 


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