Software Engineer

Last updated 23 minutes ago
Job Type:Full Time

We've come a long way in 65 years of operation in Australia. On top of a strong underlying business, having been selected to deliver the next generation of advanced anti-submarine warships, the JORN Phase 6 radar upgrade and sustainment program and as the tier 1 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program partner, the future is bright for our more than 3,500 employees.
In terms of our culture, it's inclusive and safety focused. We call it an ‘everyone culture'. For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of every employee are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. It also means providing a family friendly, flexible and supportive place to work.
Apply your talent where it counts as a Software Engineer with our team based at our office in Richmond, Victoria. Please note we are moving this office to the CBD later on this year.
About the Opportunity
Red Ochre Labs is a hub for collaboration with industry, Defence and academia, pioneering advanced technology and future-altering solutions.
At the heart of Red Ochre Labs are Australian world leading air, land and sea and cyber technologies focused on autonomous systems, hypersonics, space, advanced sustainment technologies and ISREW capabilities. Find out more about Red Ochre Labs here.
We are looking for Software Engineers to join our growing team.

This opportunity will see you

  • Participate in the designing, implementing, reviewing and testing of software components and products
  • Manage software component delivery throughout the engineering lifecycle using modern software development tools and practices
  • Adhere to software development practices including Scrum and Continuous integration
  • Provide technical support to software engineering activities
  • Provide software development estimating and ensure delivery against milestones to meet Customer commitments
  • Understand, consider and influence security requirements relating to the software products
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and recommend outcomes
  • Ensure software development meets company and business processes and standards
  • Utilise software development tools include Atlassian tool suite and GIT

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

  • Interest and experience with development and programming in C/C++& Python languages
  • Experience in Object Oriented Design
  • Experience or interest in embedded software design and development
  • Some knowledge and exposure software development lifecycle
  • experience or interest in working within a Scrum / Agile software development framework [desirable]
  • Demonstrate sound communication skills
  • Demonstrated Initiative and Problem Solving Skills
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain a defence security clearance [essential]

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.

Further information regarding clearances is available at:

Applications should be addressed to: Simeon Whitelake, 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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