Software Engineering | BAE Systems | International

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Graduate and Undergraduate Opportunities

Software Engineering

Software Engineering
As a Software Engineer, you’ll create cutting edge software for our hardware. You’ll be involved in the entire lifecycle of a product, from design and development to integration.

From head up displays and flight controls to missile targeting systems, the quality of our software is every bit as important as our hardware. In this key role, you’ll be responsible for the code that underpins these products. It’s a challenge that will see you getting involved in the entire development lifecycle of a product, from requirements capture to design, development, testing and integration.

As well as writing code, you’ll find yourself carrying out a whole range of important tasks – from communicating with clients and creating UML diagrams to assisting with final system integration.

Work closely with both Electronic and Systems engineers, you'll enable the development of complex real-world systems that have to perform perfectly every time, as the consequences of failure could be catastrophic.

Welcome to Software Engineering in the real world.

 

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Roles Available

 
Our graduate and undergraduate roles open for applications from 1st September each year. These include the Graduate Development Framework (GDF)Applied Intelligence Early CareersIndustrial Placements and Summer Internships.
 
We ask you that you select and apply to one of our business units and if successful, you will be employed by that area of the business throughout the duration of your scheme.
 
The following roles are currently available:-
 
Graduate Development Framework
 
 
Industrial Placements
 
 
Summer Internships
 
 

Enrty Requirements

 

To apply, you’ll need to have a minimum 2:1 Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject for our graduate scheme or on course for achieving a 2:1 for our undergraduate schemes.

Specific business unit requirements include:-

  •  Electronic Systems: Software Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, Physics, Electronics, Computing, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics degree disciplines preferred.
  •  Naval Ships: Software Engineering, Computer Science, Maths or Physics degree disciplines preferred.
  •  Maritime Services: Engineering, Scientific, Computing or  Numerate degree disciplines preferred.

 

In terms of personal qualities, you’ll need strong analytical skills and creativity to devise methods of producing optimum performance in the software you create. It is also essential for Software Engineers to be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, so excellent communication skills are a must.

In addition, you need to be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.

 

Learning and Development

 

We recognise that development is key to you fulfilling your professional potential and us delivering our business commitments. That’s why we’ve created schemes where you take ownership of your career aspirations and we give you support, training and practical experience to help you succeed.

First things first: your career with us starts with an induction to welcome you to your chosen UK business. Here, you’ll meet fellow graduates/ undergraduates and find out more about what your future holds. Then, shortly after joining, you’ll be assigned a mentor who can act as a source of advice and insight when you need it.

Whichever scheme you join, we’ll encourage and support you to reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about us, receive world-class training and support and perhaps most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in our projects – gaining the insights that can only come from real world experience.

 

Rewards: the complete package

 
  • Graduate starting salary of £28,000
  • £2,000 welcome payment (GDF)
  • Regular development reviews
  • Mentoring
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Car lease and share schemes
  • 20% of salary available up front as an optional advance
  • 25 days holiday per year
 
 
Closing dates: Industrial Placements / Summer Internships will close on 31st October 2017; the Graduate Development Framework will close on 30th November 2017 and Applied Intelligence Early Careers operate a first-come, first-served policy – early application advised across all vacancies. Only in exceptional circumstances will roles be available beyond these dates.
 
We are an inclusive employer and recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is imperative to deliver our strategy. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.