Software Engineer/Developer

Last updated 1 hours ago
Job Type:Full Time

  • Apply your talent where it counts
  • Interesting and challenging software engineering work on Nulka, Australia's most successful defence export
  • Enjoy flexibility, innovation focus and interesting work within a strong team culture

Apply your talent where it counts as a Software Engineer/Developer in our team in Richmond, Victoria and working on the Nulka program.

Despite COVID-19, we have a strong pipeline of job opportunities and we are still hiring. We're continuing to provide the Australian Defence Force with what they need to help protect the nation. Many of our people are now safely working from home. Of course some roles can't be done from home and in those cases, we're operating with an increased focus on health and safety on-site. We're finding new ways of working in response to COVID-19 and our workforce is still delivering the best capability for Australia.

About the Opportunity
An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen for a seasoned Software Engineer/Developer to be an integral member within the Nulka anti-ship missile defence system program. You will be part of an inclusive and supportive team, performing interesting work and will be employed on a permanent and full time basis. Our Richmond office is easily accessible by public transport and close to other facilities.

This opportunity will see you:

  • Deliver software engineering work packages and artefacts using the complete software development lifecycle
  • Perform software requirements analysis and write specifications
  • Undertake architectural and detailed designs of software components
  • Develop software components
  • Perform software verification and validation
  • Manage the Nulka project infrastructure and tooling
  • Support the integration of software and hardware components
  • Seek and share good practice and knowledge to continuously improve software engineering practices
  • Collaborate with the wider engineering team and independently review peer's work

About you
As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you'll have:

  • A University degree level qualification in an appropriate discipline
  • Extensive software engineering/development experience across the complete Software Development Lifecycle
  • Previous experience with software verification and validation, as well as interfacing software and hardware
  • Experience in developing software in a variety of technologies such as C++, C, MATLAB, Ada languages or object orientated design
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to mentor other team members

Whilst not essential, recent Defence industry experience or experience working with embedded software will be highly regarded.

Don't meet every criteria listed above? Don't worry. Providing you have the right foundational experience and qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Whether it be for this role or another, your skills and competencies are of interest to us.

About us
BAE Systems' advanced defence technology solutions protect people and national security, keeping critical information and infrastructure secure. For more than 65 years we have searched for new ways to provide our customers in Australia with a competitive edge across air, land, sea, cyber, space and electronic domains.

In terms of our culture, it's safety focused and inclusive. For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of our more than 4,100 employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. It also means providing a safe, family friendly, flexible and supportive place to work. Join us.

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

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Applications should be addressed to: Kon Yiannikopoulos, Talent Acquisition Specialist – Engineering, and made online here.

Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are very welcome via email:

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Veterans for these opportunities. An inclusive culture and an exciting, supportive career opportunity awaits. We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:

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