Software Engineer- Java- Defence Systems

Posting Date: 09 November 2019

Location: Bristol, Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Company: Babcock

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Software Engineer

Enterprise Java, Spring MVC, Hibernate, Relational databases, RESTful web-services, Web-development frameworks- Defence Systems
Location: Bristol- with Remote working
Permanent, Full Time


About the role


We are recruiting for a Software Engineer to work within the Marine Unit of Babcock International on Defence Systems projects. This role is Bristol based, however this can be based working remotely with travel to the office as and when required.

As the Software Engineer you will work as part of a team to develop software capabilities. You will have an understanding of Agile methodologies and have a good working knowledge with Enterprise Java.


Your responsibilities will include;


  • Requirements gathering through Stakeholder engagement;
  • Software/ system analysis
  • Full-stack software architecture and design
  • Test driven development
  • Build and release management
  • Development environment management
  • Technical authoring for bids and other documentation
  • Prototyping
  • Performing software releases, updates and deployment activities
  • Identifying/triaging/tracking defects and proposing solutions



What do I need to do the role?


Skills and Experience:


  • An understanding of both agile and more traditional development methodologies such as waterfall;
  • A minimum of experience in using: Enterprise Java, Spring MVC, Hibernate, Relational databases, RESTful web-services, Web-development frameworks
  • Experience of a UI framework such as Angular, React or Vue.js
  • Experience of UX design desirable.
  • 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 Computer Science (or similar relevant qualification)
  • Candidates without this qualification will be considered, if they can demonstrate considerable relevant experience within an equivalent role


What else do I need to know about the 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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