Software Engineer

Location: Bedfordshire, England Salary: £49000 - £66000 per annum
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: James Giblin

Software Engineer




Software Engineer needed for a leading Defence organisation based in Bedfordshire who are looking to employ an experienced Software Engineer with an in-depth knowledge of UML, Rhapsody and DOORs

What the role entails:

As a Software Engineer you will have worked on programmes through the full Software Engineering lifecycle, with focus on the Software Design, Implementation and Unit Testing aspects of software development. Any Systems Engineering experience would also be highly beneficial.

Successful candidates will be responsible for performing a range of software engineering tasks across the development lifecycle, including but limited to; assisting with requirements analysis, software design, implementation, and software testing and will be required to support integration and test activities. They will be expected to apply their knowledge of computer systems and software engineering best practice in the performance of their duties and be responsible for ensuring software compliance standards are met by the application of appropriate processes, procedures and tools throughout the software development lifecycle.

Successful candidates will be expected to be knowledgeable and proficient in the application of a wide range of software engineering practices and will display a proactive and innovative approach to developing complex technical solutions to difficult customer problems under general direction from their project lead. They will be responsible for assisting with accurate estimating/planning and will be expected to manage their own workload effectively to ensure that project milestones are met. The position will be full-time within the existing team developing cutting edge Ground Based Air Defence and Automated Sense & Warn software solution. The position requires solid software development knowledge and an understanding of the software development lifecycle

Some of the main duties of the Software Engineer will include:

What you need to be the successful Software Engineer:

In order to be the successful Software Engineer and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Experience of the following procedures relating to software architecture and design, software integration and test, and requirements verification.
  • Experience and demonstrated competence with the Java programming languages
  • Strong understanding of threading and concurrent programming in Java
  • Strong understanding of unit testing and unit test/mocking frameworks, i.e. NUnit/Junit and Moq/Mockito
  • Demonstrable knowledge and application of software configuration management tools and procedures
  • Typically may have used UML modelling tools (e.g. Rhapsody) and be familiar with requirements capture tools (e.g. DOORS). Will also be proficient in the use of software source control tools (e.g. Mercurial) and issue tracking tools (e.g. JIRA).


  • JavaFX
  • HMI/GUI design and development
  • GIS frameworks (e.g. Luciad)
  • Understanding of entity framework for .NET and the Java persistence API for Java
  • Experience of Continuous Integration
  • Confident in use of IntelliJ (or Eclipse) and Visual Studio 2013
  • Experience with the Agile software development methodology and Scrum
  • Experience of relational database design and SQL

Other useful skills/experience: Jenkins, Artifactory, Nexus, Bamboo, Jira, Fisheye/Crucible, Maven, Gradle, Ant, NuGet, Groovy, SVN, Mercurial, Git

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Software Engineer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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