Software Architect

Full Time Yeovil Somerset IT Job Pro UK

Defence Information (DI)

We serve and protect those who serve and protect us. Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK Defence Information Business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent. At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance. Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include; hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working.

Our Defence Information (DI) Business

Customers around the world increasingly demand information and technology solutions that deliver advantage, communications, planning, operations and cyber protection. Defence Information is where BAE Systems designs and builds the solutions, adopting cutting edge IT for incorporation into products and services for our customers.

DI have a wide range of opportunities that will allow development and growth within one of the UK's largest employers. We welcome applications from talented individuals from any background who are willing to grow with us. We can be flexible on what that means to you, depending on where you are within your career and personal circumstances. You will find friends here, so why not bring your friends too.

We welcome applicants who have never considered a career in the Defence Industry; join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work

Software Architect

Would you like to write software for the UK's latest frontline fighter, 3D mission planning systems for Typhoon and Hawk jets or exploit tactical data links to enhance and optimise Command, Control and Situational Awareness across the whole battlespace? We currently have a vacancy for a Software Architect at our site in Yeovil.

As a Software Architect, you will be you will be working closely with our Technical Managers to translate customer requirements into compelling designs and solutions which can be delivered on time and on budget.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills and knowledge, with potential to become a leader in a global business?

Your main responsibilities as a Software Architect will involve:

Ownership of architecture and design

Adhering to project processes and software development practices

Software development of solutions

Reporting on progress and providing feedback to team members and leadership

Supporting System Test and Integration Activities

Producing appropriate technical documentation

Diagnosing and solving identified issues

Your skills and qualifications:

Software development lifecycle and processes (e.g. design, coding, unit testing) and tools (e.g. UML design tools, code IDEs)

Experience of software development including desktop-based applications in an appropriate language: C++, Java, C#

Knowledge of Windows or Linux target environments

Object-oriented design/development including UML

Experience with project specific tools and processes such as DOORS, Enterprise Architect, JIRA, Git

Aerospace / Defence / military industry knowledge

What we are looking for in you:

* A 'can do' attitude; deliver within agreed budgets and timescales

* Self-organisation and good time management

* Occasional travel may be required

Location: Yeovil

Salary: £47,000+ depending on skills and experience


Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation

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