Software Engineer

Posting Date: 06 August 2020

Location: Bristol, Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Company: Babcock

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Java Software Engineer
JDK8 / Spring / DevOps / Maven / Agile
Bristol (North or South)



Working as part of our Defence Systems Technology (DST) business we’re looking for a Java Software Engineer to join us. DST forms a critical part of Babcock’s Marine organisation. Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, our 1,500 strong team operate from a number of sites across the UK and internationally ensuring our global customer portfolio is always supported.

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 Agile methods delivering complex and interesting solutions.


The difference new 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.


Who we’re looking for

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

As a Software Engineer you will work as part of an Agile 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 Enterprise application development and Automated Test Environments and experience with JavaScript Web frameworks, Java and Relational Databases.


Your responsibilities will include:
• Producing and maintaining web applications to meet customer requirements
• Active involvement and collaboration within the Agile team
• Documenting technical design and code
• Full-stack software design and implementation
• Use of various software development tools for Issue Tracking, Configuration control and software development and unit testing.


What do I need to do the role?
Specialised experience in one or more of the 3 specialist areas :

 Developing web applications with:
 JavaScript using the Vue framework (or similar)
 Proven application of DevOps practices, techniques and technologies to improve delivery and development in an Agile environment
 Experience developing server side applications using:
o Java
o Spring
o Hibernate/Relational Databases
o Maven

• An understanding of both Agile and more traditional development methodologies
• Exhibit excellent communication skills both oral and written.
• Ability to work autonomously and use initiative.
• Willingness to learn new skills.


• Experience with an Automated test framework, such as Cypress or similar
• Experience of working in the defence or public sectors
• As would experience of Radio Communication systems.
• 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.

Defence Systems Technology

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, Leicester, Portsmouth and Ashchurch.


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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