Software Engineer

Job Type:Full Time

  • Apply your talent where it counts
  • Use your Software Engineering expertise to support Wide Area Surveillance defence projects
  • Enjoy flexibility, an innovation focus and interesting work within a strong team culture

At BAE Systems, our advanced technology protects people and national security and has kept critical Australian information and infrastructure secure for more than 65 years.
We employ a skilled workforce of more than 3,500 people at over 25 locations across the country. Our work helps keep Australia safe and contributes to creating a more prosperous and innovative nation.
As a member of the BAE Systems team, you'll enjoy a strong safety culture - employee safety and well-being is our top priority. We also maintain a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion and to training and development. We offer competitive benefits and enjoy a family friendly work place with flexible work practices coupled with a strong focus on innovation. Join us and apply your talent where it counts.
About the opportunity
An opportunity has arisen for a Software Engineer to join our Wide Area Surveillance engineering team. This challenging and rewarding position will be based at our office in Edinburgh Parks, South Australia and will be offered on a permanent and full time basis. You will be part of an inclusive and friendly multi discipline team along with a company that values innovative ideas and flexible work practices.
In more specific terms, you will:

  • Be accountable for the delivery of allocated Software Engineering work packages and artefacts
  • Undertake all assigned Software Engineering activities in accordance with the identified project directives and standards.
  • Develop Software Engineering related documentation in accordance with appropriate standards.
  • Undertake the integration and validation of the design including contributing to the validation plans and reports
  • Provide regular status information to the relevant supervisors as required.
  • Work effectively as part of a Software Engineering team and provide assistance to other team members as required.
  • Assist in the development of project infrastructure such as tools deployment, metrics collection and process development.

About you
As the ideal applicant, you will have:

  • A sound understanding of the Software Development lifecycle.
  • Exposure to more than one of the Software Development lifecycle phases
  • Software Engineering or Technology degree
  • Experience in developing software in a selection of the following technologies:
  • C++, Ada software development languages
  • Scripting Languages
  • Software development under the Windows and/or UNIX environments
  • Object Oriented Design principles
  • UML Modelling
  • Structured (Functional) Design principles
  • Experience in the use of Configuration and Change Management principles and tools.
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Defence security clearance (Negative Vetting Level 1)

Although not essential previous experience in a Defence organisation will be highly regarded
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.
Further information regarding clearances is available at:

Applications should be addressed to: Chris Girling, Talent Acquisition Specialist
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for these opportunities. An inclusive culture and an exciting, supportive career opportunity awaits.
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