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Software Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Bristol

Help us grow
We’re looking for a driven, results oriented and solution focussed Software Engineer to join us in Babcock Mission Systems.
The difference you will make
As the Software Engineer you will work as part of a team to develop software capabilities. The role will encompass software and hardware interfacing. Your responsibilities will include;
•    Requirements gathering through Stakeholder engagement;
•    Software/ system analysis
•    Full-stack software architecture and design - desirable
•    Development environment management
•    Technical authoring for bids and other documentation
•    Prototyping and hardware configuration
•    Performing software releases, updates and deployment activities
•    Use of various SW development tools for Issue Tracking, Configuration control and software unit testing.
Who we’re looking for
You will have an understanding of various development methodologies (Agile\Waterfall) and have a good working knowledge with Visual Studio IDE.
•    An understanding of both agile and more traditional development methodologies such as waterfall;
•    A minimum of experience in using: Visual Studio IDE and associated tools for development of Desktop or Web Applications
•    Experience of a Software development in C# desirable, however experience with other languages will be considered, e.g. Java\VB.
•    Experience of UX design desirable, including graphical tooling.
•    Hardware and Software Interfacing Skills.
•    Operating System Configuration, customisation and lockdown experience with Windows 10, Server 2016\2019.


Skills and attributes
•    Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
•    Ability to work autonomously and use initiative.
•    Willingness to learn new skills.


Education and Qualifications
Ideally you will have 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.


In return for your skill and passion, you’ll get:
•    Flexible working (full or part time considered, minimum 30 hours per week)
•    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 Scheme
•    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:
Mission Systems forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation.  As a trusted provider for global defence & security, we have a wide portfolio of best in class technical solutions that enable our customers to carry out their missions. It’s a really exciting and fast paced business carrying out a diverse range of activities. Mission Systems employs over 1,200 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth and Ashchurch.
The Critical Communications Business Unit is over 200 personnel strong with in excess of 70% skilled Engineering staff. We have an ever increasing portfolio of opportunities and an ambition for success and to grow. We also embrace the multitude of internal employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within our Babcock team, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.

Other need to knows:
•    You 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.


Application Guidance
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Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.
All applications should be made online. Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account, then you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties, please click here. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.
We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

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.

Babcock International Group
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 four market sectors; Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear. We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.
This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group, which delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services to defence and civil customers across the globe. These range from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training.  




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